Tuesday, July 10, 2012

China Box Office Summary for the First Half of 2012

China's box office saw record-breaking numbers again in the first half of the year, but it was also completely dominated by Hollywood releases. Overall, 141 films were released in theaters and grossed 7.74 billion yuan in total; however, the 38 imports accounted for a whopping 65% of the gross. In fact, the top 12 Hollywood releases alone combined for 4.43 billion yuan, or 57% of the overall total. With the release of Painted Skin 2, which had grossed 527.3m yuan ($83m) in 11 days, the domestic films are looking for a big comeback in the second half, but for the first half, the stage had certainly belonged to the imports.


Top 12 Hollywood releases during the first half of 2012

1. Titanic - 975m yuan ($154.6m)
2. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - 648m yuan ($102.7m)
3. The Avengers - 572m yuan ($90.5m)
4. MIB 3 - 506m yuan ($79.5m)
5. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - 364m yuan ($57.8m)
6. Battleship - 316m yuan ($50.1m)
7. John Carter - 261m yuan ($41.3m)
8. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 184m yuan ($29.2m)
9. Wrath of the Titans - 165m yuan ($26.2m)
10. The Hunger Games - 164m yuan ($25.8m)
11. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 161m yuan ($25.3m)
12. War Horse - 117m yuan ($18.5m)

Source: http://www.suancaomei.com/news/2083.html


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