Emperor Motion Pictures

Emperor Motion Pictures was established in 2000 with a focus on the production, sales and distribution of quality motion pictures. We have since grown into a leading player in the production and distribution arena with one of the most attractive film slates in the Greater China region.

EMP’s films have earned countless accolades. In 2009, “The Beast Stalker” earned an incredible seven Best Actor awards. In 2010, “Let the Bullets Fly” was a surprise box office hit in mainland China, becoming the first film at the time to break the RMB700 million mark at the box office.

In 2018, “Operation Red Sea” box office exceeded RMB 3.6 billion in Mainland China. It also won multiple awards at numerous film awards and festivals, including Best Action Choreography, Best Sound Design and Best Visual Effects at the Hong Kong Film Awards. In the same year, “Project Gutenberg” - directed by Felix Chong, and starring Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok - won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction and Best Costume & Makeup Design for a total of seven Hong Kong Film Awards. “A Cool Fish” by director Rao Xiaozhi earned both critical and commercial success, becoming the top-grossing mainland China comedy in 2018.

In 2021, “Raging Fire” - directed by Benny Chan, and starring Donnie Yen and Nicholas Tse - earned RMB 1.33 billion during the hugely competitive summer period, becoming the top-grossing Hong Kong film in mainland China. Among the top ten grossing 2021 films in mainland China, EMP’s films took up four slots: “The Battle at Lake Changjin,” the epic blockbuster that is smashing box office records with over RMB5 billion at the box office, “My Country, My Parents,” “Raging Fire” and “Cliff Walkers.” EMP’s momentum is unstoppable!

From 1990s onwards, Emperor Group gradually expanded its business into cultural and creative industry with the setup of Emperor Entertainment Group, Emperor Motion Pictures Group and Emperor Cinemas Group. In addition to Emperor Motion Pictures mentioned above, the major businesses of Emperor Entertainment Group include production and distribution of music publishing, talent management and concert production , etc. Emperor Cinemas Group includes two major cinema brands, namely Hong Kong label Emperor Cinemas, Emperor Cinemas. In 2017, Emperor Culture Group Limited (Stock code: 491) was established and listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Emperor Motion Pictures and Emperor Cinemas Group complement each other to play a synergistic effect. In recent years, Emperor Cinemas Group continues to expand its business and is committed to the comprehensive development of the film industry. In December 2015, the first wholly-owned "Emperor Cinemas" was officially put into service in Mixc Mall in Hefei , and successively stationed in Shin Kong Place in Chongqing , EPMall in Shenzhen, Emperor Group Center in Beijing, ShanShan Outlet Plaza in Ganzhou, Shin Kong Place in Chengdu, PAFC Mall in Shenzhen, Shengjing Longcheng in Shenyang, etc. The Emperor Group Centre located in Changan Avenue, Beijing since 2015 has already become a premier arts venue, allowing the movie fans to get the opportunity to watch the movie at the first time, and feel the most primitive visual and auditory impact and the collision of story emotions brought by the movie in advance. Our Hong Kong label Emperor Cinema has opened since 2017 at the iconic Entertainment Building in Central, New Town Mansion in Tuen Mun, MOSTown in Ma On Shan, Citywalk in Tsuen Wan, iSQUARE in Tsim Sha Tsui, The LOHAS in Tseung Kwan O and Time Square in Causeway Bay respectively. In 2019, the business has expanded into Malaysia. In 2021, "Emperor Cinemas" entered Lisboeta Macau, aiming to provide a best movie-going experience to audiences.

"Emperor Cinemas Plus+" and "MCL Cinemas Plus+" are the new brand established in 2022 under the Group and "Multiplex Cinema Limited of Lai Sun Group" the two leading cinema circuits in Hong Kong, respectively. Through this strategic joint venture, "Emperor Cinemas Group" and "Multiplex Cinema Limited of Lai Sun Group" aim to leverage on our corporate synergies and develop new cinemas in Hong Kong together. The first ever MCL Cinemas Plus+ Hollywood Plaza was opened in July 2022.

At present, Emperor Cinemas Group has successively opened a total of 17 cinemas in 10 major cities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas regions, with a total of 136 theaters providing nearly 18,000 seats.