The manipulation of cinema has been an explicit part of Beijing's "media warfare" strategy for years.
A movie in Japan just had the biggest opening in the world this weekend, while China overtook North America as the year's highest-grossing box office.
"The Eight Hundred" just surpassed the worldwide $424 million haul that "Bad Boys for Life" brought in earlier this year.
Although the company has not disclosed the figures, company officials have suggested a positive result at the box office following its September 4 debut.
The movie's $34 million earnings across the U.S. on Friday further added to its projected earnings for the five-day Thanksgiving stretch.
"#CrazyRichAsians is the number 1 movie in America. Yes we are. Read that again," Jon M. Chu, the film's director, tweeted.
Rom-coms from the 1990s and 2000s triumph.
Grab some popcorn and settle down for our list of the top 50 movies which cashed in during their summer opening weekend.
No matter your age or where you're from, there will be one animated movie that defined your childhood.
"Young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen," the former first lady tweeted.
The rerelease of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' may be the lone bright spot after Hollywood's worst box office weekend in 16 years.
The revenue from the world's second-largest movie market accounted for 13 percent of the $13.5 billion generated by the top 20 movies from U.S. studios.
The Warner Bros. movie set a new August opening weekend record, taking $135 million.
All those Marvel blockbusters have helped make her Hollywood's biggest female draw.
The Danish company sold 25 percent more toys in 2015 than in the year before.
"Daddy's Home" takes second place at box office, followed by "The Hateful Eight."
Cinemas can thank a rise in ticket prices for the increased takings.
It took 'Jurassic World' 13 days to set the same record.
It earned less than $2 million in its opening weekend.