Lionsgate Re-Releasing Oscar-Winner ‘La La Land’ in Chinese Theaters For Christmas

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Lionsgate’s Oscar-winning La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will be re-released in Chinese theaters by movie financier/distributor JL Film on Dec. 22.


Since its first release in 2016, La La Land has become a classic, regarded as one of the best movies of the 21st century, and one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. The six-time Academy Award-winning film was also honored with a clean sweep at the Golden Globes – seven nominations and seven wins.


The movie holds the box office record for original live-action movie musicals with a global box office of $470 million and Chinese box office of $35 million.


The theatrical re-release comes as “La La Land in Concert” marks its sixth year of touring worldwide and Lionsgate continues to expand the intellectual property, with a Broadway musical adaptation in the works from Emmy and Tony Award-winning producer Marc Platt.


For Chinese moviegoers, re-releasing La La Land for its seventh anniversary holds a special significance because seven years symbolizes a lifetime bond. The movie continues JL Film’s track record of investing in overseas theatrical hits. Earlier this year, the company released Lionsgate’s The Expendables 4 in China.


“La La Land has so many fans across the world, and that’s especially true of China, where audiences have embraced its timeless love story and song-and-dance magic,” Wendy Reeds, EVP International Sales at Lionsgate, said in a statement.


La La Land is part of the inaugural slate of theatrical re-releases from China Film Group.


“We look forward to bringing La La Land to a large number of Chinese fans,” said Ricky Qi, president of JL Film.