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  • China sets a new national box-office record
  • China sets a new national box-office record
    Jonathan Kos-Read (2013) ©

China sets a new national box-office record

It's action time for Chinese cinema, as the second homegrown movie in a year sets a national box office record. Even as Hollywood movies tempt Chinese audiences, the domestic box office revenues are growing so fast, that China’s movie market is set to outdo Hollywood by 2017.



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