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China's box office reaches over 52 bln yuan in 10 months

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-11-06 08:05
Dying To Survive, the latest noir comedy starring A-listing actor Xu Zheng, will open on Chinese mainland on July 6. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

China has seen a total box office revenue of more than 52.6 billion yuan ($7.62 billion) during the first 10 months of 2018, up 9.75 percent year-on-year, according to the State Film Administration.

Domestic films contributed to about 70 percent of the total box office in the period, up 37.56 percent on a yearly basis.

Among the 67 films that took in over 100 million yuan, 38 were domestic.

In Chinese film market this year, the audience were presented with domestic blockbusters such as black comedy Dying to Survive, comedy Detective Chinatown 2 and action film Operation Red Sea, which all grossed over 3 billion yuan in box office.

A scene from the film Detective Chinatown 2 [Photo/Mtime]

In November and December, more domestic productions, including The Human Comedy and The Rookies, are scheduled to hit the big screen alongside Hollywood blockbusters such as anti-hero action-thriller Venom and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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