Caixin
Feb 07, 2019 06:23 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Lunar New Year Box Office Sets New Record

A still from The Wandering Earth. Photo:VCG
A still from The Wandering Earth. Photo:VCG

China has once again broken its single-day box office record on the first day of the Lunar New Year, a lucrative time for the country’s film industry as Chinese people flock to cinemas during a week-long public holiday.

Chinese cinemas kicked off the Year of the Pig with record-setting box office receipts of nearly 1.44 billion yuan ($213 million) on Tuesday, the first day of the new year, beating last year’s one-day milestone of 1.27 billion yuan, which was also set on the first day of lunar new year, according to data from industry tracker and ticketing platform Maoyan.

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