Do­mes­tic movies hit record box-of­fice take

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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)

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