China’s single-day box office collections hit record high of $64.4 mn

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Published: July 20, 2015 2:40:02 AM

China's total box office sales surpassed 400 million yuan (about USD 64.4 million), a record for a single day, according to the data from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).

China’s total box office sales surpassed 400 million yuan (about USD 64.4 million), a record for a single day, according to the data from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).

The biggest contributor was domestic fantasy-comedy “Monster Hunt,” which brought in 180 million yuan on Saturday, state run Xinhua news agency reported.

Boxu00a0officeu00a0revenues hit 29.64 billion yuan (USD 4.94 billion) last year, up 36.15 per cent from the previous year. Domestic film productions grabbed 16.16 billion yuan, 54.51 per cent of the total market share.

Some of the Indian films that have done well include Aamir Khan’s “PK”, whose Chinese version has fetched 100 million yuan (about USD 16.6 million).u00a0

“Jian Bing Man,” a domestic comedy that tells the story of an actor’s experience in the film industry, came in second, grossing 149 million yuan.

“Monkey King: Hero is Back,” the 3D animated adaption of the classical epic “A Journey to the West,” took in 62 million yuan to be the third biggest contributor on the day. u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0 Total ticket sales on Saturday broke the 383-million-yuan record made on April 12, when “Fast and Furious 7” opened in Chinese theatres.

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