‘Star Trek Beyond’ Hits Chinese Theaters Today2016-09-02 11:19:49Share:
“Star Trek Beyond” gets a theatrical release today in mainland Chinese cinemas, Sep.2nd, 2016.
“Star Trek Beyond” has investment backing from Alibaba Pictures Group, which also confirmed the date in an email to Variety.
The date appears to allow it to avoid a head-on clash with other Hollywood titles’ outings in China. Ten days earlier, “Jason Bourne” and Ice Age: Collision Course” collide with Aug. 23 releases.
Alibaba Pictures will also provide marketing, promotion and merchandising services to the picture. Releasing of revenue sharing import films is usually handled by state-owned enterprises China Film Group or Huaxia Distribution.
The picture is released in North American cinemas by Paramount from July 22.
A previous instalment in the franchise, “Into Darkness” was released in China in 2013. It grossed some $56.9 million.
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