“Capernaum” Takes $50M in China: A way forward for the Arab film industry

  • The Lebanese film “Capernaum” is showing the Arab film industry the opportunities that lie in China. So far, it has grossed USD 53M at the Chinese box office, 73% of its USD 72M global take, making it the most commercially successful Arab film in history. There are lessons to be learnt from this success.
  • The Chinese market should be a key target for Arab film makers, distributors and investors. As with any Arab business pivoting towards China, there are challenges as well as opportunities.

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