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Sony Sci-Fi ’65’ Adam Driver Joins Hollywood’s Return to China Cinemas – The Hollywood Reporter


Sci-fi adventure thriller Adam Driver 65 Join a string of upcoming Hollywood blockbusters in securing release dates in China. The film, which opens in North America on Friday, will be released after three weeks in the massive Chinese theatrical market on March 31.

The release of American films in China slowed considerably last year amid the country’s harsh policies to control the COVID Zero pandemic and rising nationalist sentiment surrounding the Chinese Communist Party’s high-profile political events. But the regulatory tide began to turn in late 2022, starting with the release of James Cameron Avatar: Water Road in December (it went on to earn $250 million domestically). Since then, although diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing are at an all-time low, the flow of American film productions into China has begun to resume a level of normality that prevailed before the pandemic. After recent versions of black panther 2And Ant-Man 3 and Florian Zeller Sonincludes other upcoming imports on the Chinese calendar M3gan (March 17); Shazam! 2 (March 17); A man called Otto (March 24); Dungeons and Dragons (31 March); Super Mario (5 April) and The King’s Woman (14 April).

So far, regardless Avatar 2Hollywood imports were earning a fraction of previous Chinese box office glories. Ant-Man 3which is starting to slump, has made just $38 million as of Wednesday, compared to $105.4 million for the original Ant-Man in 2015 and $121.2 million for its sequel. Ant-Man and the Waspin 2018.

Sony 65which was jointly funded by TSG and Bron, is estimated at an estimated cost of $45 million and will face stiff competition on Friday when it opens domestically against Paramount/Spyglass Media’s Sixth scream. Scott Beck and Brian Woods co-wrote and directed the film. It follows Mills (Driver) as an astronaut who crashes into a mysterious planet, only to realize it has been stranded on Earth 65 million years ago. With only one chance of salvation, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must traverse an uncharted landscape full of dinosaurs and other dangerous prehistoric beasts in a struggle for survival.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.