How 2012 movie The Expendables 2 short-changed Chinese viewers and everyone else, too – but still made US$315 million

//How 2012 movie The Expendables 2 short-changed Chinese viewers and everyone else, too – but still made US$315 million

How 2012 movie The Expendables 2 short-changed Chinese viewers and everyone else, too – but still made US$315 million

The Expendables 2, the second outing for Sylvester Stallone’s steroidal mercenaries, was meant to be a Sino-US co-production co-starring Donnie Yen Ji-dan, and a significant portion of the 2012 film was to be shot in China. Things didn’t quite work out that way. Instead, Chinese studio Le Vision Pictures stumped up a more modest percentage of the budget, superstar martial arts actor Jet Li appears for all of 10 minutes, and it was Bulgaria – not China – that provided the locations. For most of…

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