facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Chinese box offices earn $3.6B in 2013

Jan. 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM   |   Comments

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Movies took in nearly $3.6 billion in box-office sales in China last year, a 28 percent increase in sales from 2012, official figures indicate.

Zhang Hongsen -- head of the film bureau under the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio Film and Television -- said domestic films in China earned about $2.12 billion, accounting for 58.7 percent of box office revenues in 2013.

That represented a 54.3 percent increase in domestic film intake from 2012, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

Chinese box offices took in $2.81 billion in 2012, 48.5 percent from domestic films.

China produced 638 films in 2013, down from 745 in 2012, Xinhua reported. The country added 5,077 film screens, bringing the total number of screens in the country to nearly 18,200, Zhang said.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M
2
Jamie Foxx sued for allegedly stealing new song Jamie Foxx sued for allegedly stealing new song
3
Randy Travis makes rare public appearance after stroke Randy Travis makes rare public appearance after stroke
4
Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies
5
'Maze Runner' tops the North American box office 'Maze Runner' tops the North American box office
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback