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First Day of Chinese New Year Is a Box-Office Winner

Movie-ticket sales on Friday — the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year — jumped by nearly two-thirds to 1.32 billion yuan ($208 million) compared to the same day of the holiday a year ago. Above, moviegoers in China in an undated photo. Photo: VCG
Movie-ticket sales on Friday — the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year — jumped by nearly two-thirds to 1.32 billion yuan ($208 million) compared to the same day of the holiday a year ago. Above, moviegoers in China in an undated photo. Photo: VCG

The Year of the Dog may turn out to be a howling success for China’s movie industry.

Movie-ticket sales on Friday -- the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year — jumped by nearly two-thirds to 1.32 billion yuan ($208 million) compared to the same day of the holiday a year ago. Analysts say that signals another robust year ahead for the Chinese film industry.

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