The success at the Chinese box office of the low-budget Dutch horror film Prey has shown the opportunities now available to international independent films in the Chinese market.
Prey, retitled Violent Fierce Lion for China, was released by Star Alliance Movies on 4,000 screens on Friday (March 22). It grossed an impressive $5m to become the sixth biggest film at the Chinese box office in the week March 18-24. It This far-outpaced the €231,548 it took at the Dutch box office in 2016.
Directed by Dutch horror director Dick Maas, Prey is about a