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After years of hype, Legendary’s would-be China-U.S. crossover epic “The Great Wall” crumbled at the box office, earning just $18.1 million during its opening weekend in North America on an estimated $150 million production budget.

The Great Wall Gives History The Middle Finger Two millennia ago, the Chinese began to build a big wall, a tremendous wall, though it’s now simply called Great. It took 17 centuries and cost as many as a million lives, mostly workmen who collapsed alongside the rubble. At one corpse for every 30 feet, the locals called it “the longest cemetery in the... The Great Wall Gives History The Middle Finger">Read more »

‘The Great Wall’ Builds Solid Thursday Box Office Total of $970K Legendary and Universal’s Chinese import “The Great Wall,” starring Matt Damon, made $970,000 in 2,470 locations at Thursday night previews. The film will expand to 3,326 locations on Friday for a Presidents’ Day Weekend that analysts expect will be dominated by last week’s releases, like “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Fifty Shades Darker.” Directed by Zhang Yimou, “The Great Wall” has grossed $171 million in China and an additional $53.5 million from 31 other international markets.

Jing Tian: The Great Wall’s Commander Lin Mae on Zhang Yimou's Fantasy Epic East will meet West in movie theaters this weekend as Legendary and Universal Pictures open The Great Wall nationwide this Friday.This will be the first major Hollywood movie directed by China’s top director, Zhang Yimou, whose Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 helped make him a lot more known to Western audiences.

The Force Was Strong With ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY At The Box Office This comes as no surprise to anyone as the force was strong with Disney and Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over the weekend banking in an estimated $155 million domestically making it the fourth largest December three-day weekend ever, delivering the third largest opening of 2016.

International Promos For THE GREAT WALL Legendary and Universal Pictures is gearing up to make its world premiere in China in a few weeks, and by doing so a couple of international previews have surfaced online for Zhang Yimou's upcoming film The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, and Eddie Peng.The promo videos gives viewers at better look at the Asian cast, have a look below.The film follows a mercenary warrior (Damon) who is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one o

9-Minute International Trailer For  Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL Starring Matt Damon Released This latest trailer for The Great Wall is actually made up of a few different promos for the film. It begins with the standard teaser, before spotlighting each of the main cast members in separate character profiles. This movie has courted a bit of controversy for playing the "white savior" card by casting Matt Damon in the lead, but however you may feel about that, there's no denying the incredible visuals and exciting action shots on display here. Have a watch, and let us know what you think in the usual place.

Matt Damon Explains Why Audiences Need to See 'The Great Wall' A few months back, the first teaser for The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, appeared online. Directed by the great Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, the teaser showcased gorgeous cinematography; as we noted at the time: "Just those shots of men disappearing into the monstrous fog has us ready to devour whatever comes next." By its very nature, the teaser was only meant to raise curiosity and awareness about the movie. Instead, it stirred instant controversy. Though The Great...Read MoreRead Comments

The Great Wall: Matt Damon Addresses Whitewashing Controversy It’s no secret that Hollywood has a problem with acknowledging diversity, but Matt Damon was shocked when his upcoming film, The Great Wall,was criticized for “whitewashing” the characters. The Great Wall is the first English-language film from legendary Chinese director Zhang Yimou and boasts a multinational cast. However, the film has been labeled as offensive for its “white savior” stereotyping. At a press conference during New York Comic-Con, Damon responded to the film’s critics.

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The Great Wall

An action-epic that tells how China's Great Wall came to be. Henry Cavill has signed on to star.
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