“Batman” will be released in regular cinemas and Imax cinemas in China on Friday, March 18, 2022. “Uncharted” will be released four days earlier, on Monday, March 14.
Evidence means that after the drought in 2021, China is experiencing a resumption of the flow of Hollywood films, when the amount of revenue sharing from imports does not meet the bilaterally agreed annual quota of 34 films.
There was also a complete lack of Marvel movies (both from the Disney and Sony stables).
Hollywood releases in China in 2022 included “Encanto”, “The Matrix: Resurrections” and “Paw Patrol”. None of them have made a significant impression on the chart since the beginning of the year, where Chinese New Year’s names of local production dominated.
Earlier this week, in a video posted to Warner’s social media accounts in China, Batman stars Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz announced “good news […] our new film, Batman, will be released in China. ” However, they did not disclose the release date in China. Sources close to the studio have now confirmed the date of March 18, and localized images of the posters are now being distributed in China.
The studio will likely welcome confirmation of the date about four weeks before its theatrical debut. The previous message from the Chinese authorities was often much shorter and caused difficulties in studios supporting their titles.
“Batman” first hits South Korea on March 1 and Taiwan, its first Chinese-language market on March 2. The global release comes out in the UK and US on March 4th.
Previous Batman films have had fairly high scores in China: “The Dark Knight: Uprising” earned $ 53 million in 2012; “Batman vs. Superman: At Dawn of Justice” earned $ 97 million in 2016; and the Justice League, when China was the first country to premiere the film, earned $ 106 million in 2017.
The treasure hunt adventure “Uncharted” is based on the video game PlayStation from Naughty Dog. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, written by Rafe Lee Judkins and Art Markum and Matt Holloway, and starring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabriel and Antonio Banderas.
The film began its overseas expedition last weekend with $ 22 million in its top 15 markets, ahead of wider global distribution this week under US leadership.