Southeast Asian viewers from nine countries can finally watch Chinese animated blockbuster Nezha. Video streaming company iQiYi has released the film in hopes to increase its viewers in regions outside mainland China.
Chinese streaming platform iQiYi is finally making 2019 blockbuster movie Ne Zha available in nine countries in Southeast Asia. The exclusive access is limited to VIP subscribers from Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and Brunei.
The successful film grossed $726 million worldwide and is the biggest animated film ever made from China. It is also the second-highest-grossing local film of all time, next to Wolf Warrior II.
iQiYi’s decision to make Ne Zha public comes amid the closure of cinemas due to the pandemic. The streaming giant hopes to expand its reach to more subscribers with over 2,700 titles, including premium originals and new releases, in its overseas version.