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CHINA RELEASE SCHEDULE: Imports & Co-Productions March-Dec 2023

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Following the end of zero-Covid measures and a recent changing of the guard at the China Film Bureau, a string of imports and co-productions have been granted release dates in the mainland China market. Below is a list of films that have been dated, along with their nationality, as defined by the Chinese authorities. 

Universal Pictures’ Fast X, released on May 17, was the highest-grossing import in China in 2023, ranking at number 12 in the year-end chart with $135m (RMB984m).

March 17: Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (US)
March 17: M3GAN (US, New Zealand)
March 24: Suzume (Japan)
March 24: A Man Called Otto (Sweden, US)

March 25: Love Per Square Foot (India)
March 31: 65 (US)

March 31: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (US)
March 31: Mrs Harris Goes To Paris (UK, Canada)
March 31: Sui Dhaaga – Made In India (India, Hindi-language)

April 1: One For The Road (Thailand, China)

April 3: Titanic (US, Mexico)
April 4: Detective Conan: The Phantom Of Baker Street (Japan)
April 5: The Super Mario Bros Movie (US, Japan)
April 7: Raid On The Lethal Zone (Hong Kong, China)

April 7: INU-OH (Japan)

April 7: Notre-Dame On Fire (France, Italy)

April 8: Big Trip (Russia)
April 14: The Woman King (US, Canada)

April 14: Just Remembering (Japan)
April 15: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (US)
April 20: The First Slam Dunk (Japan)
April 29: Dragon Rider (Germany)

May 5: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 (US)

May 12: Velaikkaran (India, Tamil-language)

May 12: A Hundred Flowers (Japan)

May 12: Beast (US, Iceland)

May 13: 18 Presents (Italy)

May 17: Fast X (US)

May 20: The Last 10 Years (Japan)

May 26: The Little Mermaid (US)

June 1: Laputa: Castle In The Sky (Japan)

June 1: Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Sky Utopia (Japan)

June 2: Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (US)

June 9: Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts (US)

June 16: Elemental (US)

June 16: The Flash (US)

June 22: Memoria (Colombia, Thailand)

June 22: Chickenhare And The Hamster Of Darkness (Belgium, France)

June 30: Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny (US)

July 14: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (US)

July 21: Barbie (Canada, US)

July 28: To Catch A Killer (US)

August 4: Meg 2: The Trench (US, China)

August 11: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (US)

August 18: Fire Of Love (US, Canada)

August 18: Miraculous: Le Film (France)

August 22: Behemoth Of The Mekong (Thailand, China)

August 30: Oppenheimer (US, UK)

September 1: Gran Turismo (US)

September 15: A Haunting In Venice (US)

September 15: Expend4bles (US)

September 29: PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (US)

September 29: Pil’s Adventures (France)

October 17: Jane (US)

November 10: The Marvels (US)

November 17: The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes (US)

November 24: Wish (US)

December 1: Napoleon (US)

December 8: Wonka (US)

December 15: Dogman (France, US)

December 16: Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine (Japan)

December 8: Migration (US)

December 20: Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom (US)

December 22: La La Land (US) [Re-release]

December 31: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (US)