Date
17 October 2017

Holiday box office hits record 1.8 bln yuan, paper says

The mainland box office reaped a record 1.8 billion yuan (US$296.96 million) over the Lunar New Year break from Jan. 31 to Feb. 9, a year-on-year increase of more than 80 percent, the China Securities Journal reported Tuesday. The number of people buying movie tickets over the holiday doubled to about 38.9 million, it said. But ticket prices fell for the third consecutive year to an average of 36.25 yuan, the report said, without offering a comparison.

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