Domestic movies hit record box-office take
The national film market grossed more than 10.7 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) in revenue by the end of May, surpassing the 10.2 billion yuan generated in all of 2010, according to an entertainment industry consultant.
Domestic productions took up the biggest share, with ticket sales of 5.7 billion yuan, leaving the rest to imported counterparts, Beijing-based EntGroup Consulting said.
The highest-grossing film so far this year was the domestic movie The Monkey King, which raked in 1.04 billion yuan in box office receipts, followed by the Hollywood blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which took in 720 million yuan.
A total of 131 movies were released during the January-May period, with 25 of them earning more than 100 million yuan in ticket sales. (Photo 4)