The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television said this week first-half box office sales totaled totaled 8.07 billion yuan ($1.28 billion) due in large part to brisk sales for foreign films such as the 3D version of "Titanic."
Other Hollywood blockbusters making a splash in China were "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," and "The Avengers."
Chinese productions, however, slumped 4.3 percent compared to the first six months of 2011. China's Xinhua news service said "Painted Skin: The Resurrection" was the highest grossing made-in-China release in the first half with 216 million yuan ($33.8 million) in ticket sales.
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