The cinema at the Tongzhou Wanda Plaza shopping mall, operated by Dalian Wanda Group in Beijing, EntGroup calculates China’s 2016 box-office income hit 45.5 billion yuan, up 4 per cent year on year. But that compared with a mighty 48 per cent rise in 2015.Photo: Bloomberg
Xie Yu
Opinion

Opinion

Across The Border by Xie Yu

Why China’s box-office growth plunged in 2016, after a three-fold expansion since 2010

Wanda’s chairman and CEO Wang Jianlin says the apparent boom of China’s movie market in recent years created a ‘false impression’ of its true performance

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The cinema at the Tongzhou Wanda Plaza shopping mall, operated by Dalian Wanda Group in Beijing, EntGroup calculates China’s 2016 box-office income hit 45.5 billion yuan, up 4 per cent year on year. But that compared with a mighty 48 per cent rise in 2015.Photo: Bloomberg
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