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Mar 02, 2018 06:25 PM
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China Smashes Worldwide Monthly Box Office Record

The crime movie “Chinatown Detective 2” is one of the blockbusters that helped break China’s monthly box office record during the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: VCG
The crime movie “Chinatown Detective 2” is one of the blockbusters that helped break China’s monthly box office record during the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: VCG

China’s movie theaters have smashed the monthly box office record for a single market, taking in 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in February, thanks to the success of domestic blockbusters during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday last month.

The data, released by the country’s top film authority on Thursday, has beat the record of nearly $1.4 billion set in the North American market in July 2011, according to U.S. film tracking site Box Office Mojo.

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