24 Jul '13, 1am

Exclusive: 'Despicable Me 2' denied release in China - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Exclusive: 'Despicable Me 2' denied release in China - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Despicable Me 2" has been denied a theatrical release in China, TheWrap has learned. It is not clear why the country rejected the film and whether it had to do with censorship issues, but the Universal film - a juggernaut at the global box office - will not get a chance to crack the second largest film market in the world, according to a Chinese film executive. The rejection potentially denies the film tens of millions of dollars of box-office revenue. Universal declined to comment. The decision continues what is shaping up to be a summer of frustration for Hollywood when it comes to China, where authorities turn down high-profile films like "World War Z" and send promotional activities into a nosedive. Earlier this month, Disney was forced to cancel a visit by star Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to China to promote "The Lone Ranger...

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