Huayi Brothers

Huayi Brothers Media Corp. (Chinese: 华谊兄弟传媒股份有限公司; pinyin: Huáyì Xiōngdì Chuánméi Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a Chinese multinational entertainment company that owns a film studio, a television production company, a talent agency, a record label, and a movie theater chain founded in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, & Taipei by Dennis Wang Zhongjun and James Wang Zhonglei in 1994. The company made world news on October 30, 2009, when the Shenzhen Stock Exchange ChiNext Board was halted, after HBMC's stock price reached 122.74 percent above its IPO price, to open at 63.66 yuan per share.[1] Patrick Frater of Variety called it "China’s largest private sector film conglomerate".[2] In 2014, the company was the seventh-largest film distributor in China, with 2.26% of the market.[3]

Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
SZSE: 300027
Founded1994; 28 years ago (1994)
FounderDennis Wang
James Wang
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Wang Zhongjun (Chairman & CEO)
Wang Zhonglei (President)
ProductsMovies, television shows, music, movie theaters
ServicesTalent representation for musicians and actors/actresses
RevenueIncrease CNY 892,000,000 (2011)
OwnerWang Zhongjun
Wang Zhonglei
SubsidiariesHuayi Brothers Film Investment Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers TV Service Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers Contemporary Culture Broker Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers Music Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers Animation
Huayi Brothers Advertising Co., Ltd.
Huayi Brothers International Distribution Ltd.
HB Wink Animation
Huayi Brothers
FounderWang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei
Country of originChina
LocationBeijing, China
HB International Sp. z o.o.
FounderMichał Czwarek
GenreAnimated film
LocationWarsaw, Poland


The company was founded in 1994 as a film production company. It underwent a comprehensive expansion into the media industry through investing and now produces movies, TV shows, & music and operates a film studio, TV production company, a talent agency, a record label, and movie theaters.[4] In February 2011, Huayi Brothers revealed their plans to create the largest TV and film studio complex in East Asia.[5] Also, they announced that they aim to earn 10 billion yuan in the box office by 2016.[6] As of April 2015, the company was worth US$7.9 billion.[7]

In 2014 the company announced that it had agreed to invest as much as $150 million in Studio, the production company launched by former Warner Bros. executive Jeff Robinov, but Shanghai-based conglomerate Fosun International later signed a deal to invest in Robinov's company instead.[8] The same year the company acquired 79% stake[9][10][11][12] in GDC Technology Limited, a Digital Cinema solutions provider, which was held by private equity funds Carlyle Group and Yunfeng Capital.[13][14][15]

Around 2019, after the delay of The Eight Hundred due to censorship, the company created a novel Chinese Communist Party committee so that “correct political orientation ... [would] mix the core socialist values of the party deeper into the company’s blood”.[16]



TV seriesEdit

Year English Title Alternative Title Episodes
2006 Soldiers Sortie 士兵突击 28
2009 My Chief and My Regiment 我的团长我的团 43
2009 Dwelling Narrowness 蜗居 35
2010 Legends of the message 风声传奇 30
2011 Pursuit 追逃 30
2011 Armor Hero 铠甲勇士 52
2011 Armor Hero XT 铠甲勇士XT 60
2012 Husband and Wife 夫妻那些事 34
2012 Vary Peri 幻变精灵之蛋糕甜心 40
2013 The Heart Without Thieves 无贼 48
2015 Jing-ju Cats 京剧猫 200
2018 Long time no see 好久不见 42


Year English Title Alternative Title Notes
2004 A World Without Thieves 天下无贼
2004 Kung Fu Hustle 功夫
2005 Cell Phone 手机
2006 The Banquet
2006 Rob-B-Hood 宝贝计划
2007 Assembly 集结号
2007 The Matrimony 心中有鬼
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom 功夫之王
2008 If You Are the One 非诚勿扰
2009 The Message 风声
2009 Look for a Star 游龙戏凤
2009 The Equation of Love and Death 李米的猜想
2009 The Spring in The Winter
2010 Aftershock 唐山大地震
2010 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame 狄仁杰之通天帝国
2012 LOVE
2012 CZ12 十二生肖
2012 Taichi 0 太極:從零開始
2012 Painted Skin: The Resurrection 画皮II
2013 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 西遊·降魔篇
2013 Mr. Go 大明猩
2013 Personal Tailor 私人订制
2013 Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 狄仁傑之神都龍王
2014 Women Who Flirt 撒娇女人最好命
2015 Lost and Love 失孤
2015 Only You 命中注定
2015 Mojin: The Lost Legend 鬼吹灯之寻龙诀
2015 Dragon Blade 天将雄师
2015 Mr. Six 老炮儿
2016 The Boy 灵偶契约
2016 Warcraft 魔兽世界
2016 Free State of Jones 烈火邊境
2016 The Wasted Times 罗曼蒂克消亡史
2016 Hardcore Henry 硬核大战
2016 The Edge of Seventeen 成长边缘
2016 Rock Dog 摇滚藏獒
2016 Bad Moms 坏妈妈
2017 The Space Between Us 回到火星
2017 Revenge for Love 瘋岳撬佳人 Distribution[17]
2017 The Foreigner 英伦对决
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas 阿姐響叮噹
2017 Molly's Game 茉莉牌局
2018 Mile 22 22 英里
2018 Peppermint 薄荷
2018 The Happytime Murders 快乐时光谋杀案
2018 Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings 狄仁傑之四大天王
2018 Ash Is Purest White 江湖儿女
2018 Mojin: The Worm Valley 云南虫谷
2019 Radioactive 放射性 Uncredited
2019 21 Bridges 21座桥梁
2020 The Eight Hundred 八佰
2021 Rock Dog: Rock Around the World Direct-to-Video
2022 The 355
2022 Moonfall 月落
2022 Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank 炽热的武士 Distributed by Paramount Pictures in the United States and select countries (under Nickelodeon Movies)
2022 Rock Dog: Battle The Beat Direct-to-Video
Thunder Agents[2]
untitled Horror film (co-production with Silver Pictures)[18]

Talent agencyEdit

HBMC manages over 100 Chinese A-list celebrities of movie, music and TV. Xun Zhou, Angelababy, Kun Chen, Zhao Wei and Shu Qi have appeared in Huayi productions.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "All stocks trigger suspensions on China's Nasdaq-style board under price-rise rules on first day". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Patrick Frater (October 12, 2015). "China's Huayi Brothers Sets Superhero Franchise Pact With Michael Uslan". Variety. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "China Film Industry Report 2014-2015 (In Brief)" (PDF). EntGroup Inc. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "About". Archived from the original on 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  5. ^ "Huayi Brothers to build East Asia's largest film and TV studio complex". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-02-24. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  6. ^ "Huayi Brothers unveils their moneymaking plan". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-03-16. Archived from the original on 2017-08-26. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  7. ^ Patrick Frater (April 9, 2015). "Chinese Media Stocks Stage Major Rally in U.S. and Asian Markets". Variety. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Verrier, Richard For Hollywood, the road to China is littered with broken deals Los Angeles Times. September 7, 2015
  9. ^ "Huayi Brothers to acquire leading stake in GDC Technology". Informa.
  10. ^ Frater, Patrick (September 17, 2014). "China's Huayi to Pay $125 Million for D-Cinema Group GDC Technology".
  11. ^ Coonan, Clifford. "China's Huayi Brothers Buys Controlling Stake in Digital Cinema Tech Group GDC". The Hollywood Reporter.
  12. ^ "Huayi Brothers eyes 79% stake in GDC".
  13. ^ "GDC Technology Limited". The Carlyle Group.
  14. ^ "Carlyle-led consortium acquires 80% stake in GDC Technology". The Carlyle Group.
  15. ^ "Carlyle, Jack Ma-backed fund invests in China cinemas". October 17, 2011 – via Reuters.
  16. ^ "Wang Zhongjun, an accidental film-maker with new-found patriotism". Financial Times. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  17. ^ 疯岳撬佳人. (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  18. ^ Lang, Brent (December 7, 2017). "Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.

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