China Box Office: Japanese Anime Dominates, ‘Lord of the Rings’ Derailed by Logistical Issues

China Box Office: Japanese Anime Dominates, ‘Lord of the Rings’ Derailed by Logistical Issues
It was another bizarro weekend at the Chinese box office.

The long-anticipated return of Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring finally arrived Friday in vividly remastered 4K. But official permission for the rerelease from China’s regulators came so late — just one full day in advance — that marketing for the movie was mostly nonexistent and scores of digital prints failed to reach cinemas on time, forcing a wave of cancelations and refunds to angry customers throughout Friday and into Saturday.

Japanese anime sequel Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet took immediate advantage of the logistical debacle, opening with a ...
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