Although Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania got a release in China, the audience was not impressed.
In recent weeks, it was announced that after three years of illegal bans, Chinese cinemas are ready to host Marvel Studios’ recent films, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Ant-Man and the Wasp. : Quantumania on the screen from the country. While the movies have gotten fans in other parts of the world excited, Chinese viewers aren’t as enthusiastic, judging by the number of viewers. not long ago. Figures shared by Maoyan, one of the country’s largest ticketing services, show that 158,532 people, at the time of writing, have expressed their desire to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and 115,543 people for Quantumania. Although these numbers are not indicators of success in a company, they are a way to measure interest. For comparison, Avatar: The Way of Water saw 1.4 million pre-release numbers, although the film ended up grossing disappointingly.
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The Black Panther and Ant-Man series will be released in February in a sudden change from the ban on Hollywood titles. They are the first Marvel Studios movies since Spider-Man: Far From Home to be released in Chinese theaters. Films such as Venom: Let There Be Arnage, No Time to Die and many others have been released in recent years as the country undergoes what appears to be a major cultural shift in the Communist Party’s government efforts to -directed to improve national quality.
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These efforts have recently been echoed by film industry leaders such as Bona Film Group CEO Yu Dong, who said that Hollywood films such as James Cameron’s Avatar: The Last Airbender are not good for those who listen. country. like the series of Wandering Earth. It is worth noting that Maoyan’s “want to see” number for the upcoming film Born to Fly, China’s answer to Top Gun: Maverick, stands at 389,359. RELATED: Shazam beats Black Adam in China as Wrath of God sets release date
Just like there is no reason to ban Hollywood movies, there is no reason to release Wakanda Forever or Quantumania. However, Chinese cinemas will face huge financial challenges, especially due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the government’s “zero-COVID” policy and various other factors. Although the COVID policy was canceled following nationwide protests, the impact of the new outbreak is rapidly spreading and continues to prevent people from returning to theaters.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently playing in the United States. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to be released on February 17.