Monster Hunt breaks Chinese box office record
Updated: 2015-07-27 09:04
[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Domestic animated features are also strong at the box office.
"Monkey King: The Hero is Back" had raked in 620 million yuan (US 99.8 million) as of 4 pm Saturday, snatching the throne of the highest grossing animated film in Chinese cinemas formerly held by "Kung Fu Panda 2."
"Monkey King," a 3D animated adaption of the classical epic "A Journey to the West," opened in the Chinese mainland on July 10. Its latest box office figure was announced on Saturday by Liu Zhijiang, general manager of HG Entertainment, the film's production company.
Previously, "Kung Fu Panda 2" had maintained the box office record for animated features for four years with 617 million yuan earned in Chinese cinemas.
China is the world's second-largest film market. The box office totaled 20.4 billion yuan in the first half of 2015, according to SARFT. Domestic films raked in a very respectable 9.5 billion yuan, compared to foreign movies which grossed a total of 10.8 billion yuan.
- Journey to Mogadishu: A 'special' place
- Turkey keen on upgrading strategic ties with China: Erdogan
- Nippon Paint adds color to Singapore's 50th Anniversary
- Chinese top political advisor calls for further improvement of Sino-Indonesian ties
- Chinese student detained in Iraq freed
- Skydivers soar through the edge of the world