A standoff between movie studios (SNE, VIAB, CMCSA, LGF, TWX) and China's government over the...

|By:, SA News Editor

A standoff between movie studios (SNE, VIAB, CMCSA, LGF, TWX) and China's government over the percentage of the box office take studios can keep could have big implications on revenue totals down the road. Moving to a 25% cut from 13%-17% seemed like a big win, until China starting toying around with some extra taxes to levy on the group. The development is also something to watch for IMAX if it sees its pipeline cut down a bit. The tricky part: Playing hardball with China means studios risk getting banned from the country entirely to see that cut go all the way to 0%.