TV Drama with over 30 billion views, how well will it fare at the Box Office?

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    Personally, I don't think it's too fun for anything in real life unless there is some sort of comparison. So treat this as one of those "VS" threads, more specifically:


    Beauty and the Beast (2017) V Once Upon a Time (2017) [also called Three Lives, Three Worlds]


    It seems BatB fares better than Rogue One in China, but not by a lot.

    Anyways, since there is not a lot of English info on the latter I'll list them in point form below:

    1. Three Lives Three Worlds (the TV drama) has garnered over 30 billion views since it aired in China this Feb. At 58 episodes total that's a mind-boggling 500 million views/episode, or more than the total population of the USA!

    2. Alibaba Pictures is attached to the movie adaptation that screens this coming July. Will it fare better/worse than BatB?

    3. 3L3W deals with the theme of reincarnation, hence the "three lives" in its alternate title, and also a girl dressing up as a boy. There is rumor circulating that Rey will be revealed to be the reincarnation of Anakin Skywalker in Episode 8, and Disney is looking to go live action Mulan. So theoretically, China could claim to be first in both categories (a movie dealing with reincarnation, a movie about a girl appearing as boy)

    4. The 3L3W movie has a very much "Disney's Princess" tone to it. With Alibaba Pictures attached to its production, it's possible it could be dubbed in English and released in the West.

    5. Once again, 3L3W (OUaT) movie releases in July 2017. We shall see then the audience's reactions to BatB vs OUaT.

    Anyways, the teaser trailer (some scenes in the trailer like standing on clouds/floating platforms only make sense because the characters are immortals):

     
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    Btw, the last scene in the above trailer with Chinese lanterns, this video below is much better (1,000 drones controlled by a single computer):

     
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    And here's the TV drama version of 3L3W that has garnered over 30 billions views to date:


     
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    The showdown begins this July, 2017...

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    Anyone wants to know what Beauty and The Beast looks like in China?

     
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    http://m.chinadaily.com.cn/en/2017-04/05/content_28798027.htm

    Get set for movie version of book which inspired popular TV series (aka the Chinese "Beauty & The Beast")

    After the popular TV series Eternal Love, adapted from the online novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Blossoms, a movie adaptation of the same book will hit Chinese theaters in the summer.

    The novel is about the bitter-sweet romance between a fox princess (Beauty) and a dragon prince (The Beast).

    The TV series, which was broadcast earlier this year, topped the ratings on TV channels across the country, and saw a record 31 billion online views on five video-streaming sites, including v.qq.com and iqiyi.com.

    On Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, the TV drama was discussed in more than 10.3 billion posts.

    The TV series saw mainland actress Yang Mi and Taiwan actor Mark Chao, respectively, as the fox and the dragon, but their roles will be played by actress Liu Yifei and Yang Yang in the movie.

    The movie is jointly directed by the photographer-turned director, Zhao Xiaoding, and Anthony LaMolinara, who won the Oscar best visual effects award for Spider-Man 2 in 2005.

    Financed by Alibaba Pictures, the film division of internet giant Alibaba, the movie has up to 2,345 special-effect scenes. The scenes took 50 visual effects animators 15 months of work.

    Liu, hailed by fans as a screen "goddess", showcased some of her dialogues with Yang at a Beijing event on Thursday.

    The movie will open across the Chinese mainland on July 21.


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    IMO, when Disney anounced they were making live action BatB, the execs at Ali Pic probably got around and said what movie can we make that is a essentially a Chinese BatB to ride the BatB-like hype wave from the Disney movie...
     
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    I am on episode 25/58 of the drama. 500 million viewers can't be wrong when they made it the most popular recent drama in China by choosing to watch it.

    Now, this is surprising, the company has officially released the full episodes on YouTube (not the version I am watching) but this is the official TV drama from the official company AND SUBBED IN ENGLISH!! Difference between East and West, East gives away for free, West often forces you to buy them on DVD/Blu-Ray.

    Official Trailer:



    Official (Full) Episode 1 and playlist on YT subbed in English:



    (BTW, it's the Chinese equivalent of Beauty & the Beast, as previously mentioned... Probably the reason why the company is giving away the drama for FREE on YT has to be to promote the movie adaptation coming out this July...)
     
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    BTW, the reason why I like Chinese entertainment so much is b/c most shows contain some kind of advance military weapon or technology. Like for example, even your classic Tolkien-type elf has her own homing projectile with multiple warheads when appearing in a Chinese work, such as DragonNest: Warrior's Dawn:

     
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    Just as I suspected, Once Upon a Time is from Alibaba Pictures, so they're aiming to have a North American 3D release concurrent with the Chinese one.
     
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