Milla Jovovich’s Monster Hunter pulled out of Chinese language cinemas due to a scene that’s thought-about insensitive to race

This is quite a big deal for the Monster Hunter box office business, which had certainly hoped the film would make a hit in China. Major markets around the world are still affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meaning every ticket sold counts right now, but there’s also a rationale that Paul WS Anderson films have expectations of doing well overseas. For example, the director’s last film, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 2016, made $ 312.2 million when it was all said and done, and $ 159.5 million of that came from China (that’s 51 percent ). Not being able to show in these theaters will seriously affect the bottom line.

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