2017 Spring Festival sees record holiday box office


Poster of the film “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back.”

Chinese cinemas took 3.347 billion yuan (US$487 million) in ticket sales during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, setting a record high, according to the film administration Friday.

Box office from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 exceeded the 2016 Lunar New Year holiday figures, which stood at 3.08 billion yuan, according to the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

“Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back,” produced by renowned Hong Kong comedian Stephen Chow and directed by Hark Tsui grossed the most, taking 1.153 billion yuan over the holiday.

China’s box office set a single-day record high on Jan. 28, the first day of the Chinese New Year, reaching 805 million yuan (US$117.1 million).

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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