People queue to enter a cinema in Beijing on February 17, 2021. Photo: Xinhua People queue to enter a cinema in Beijing on February 17, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
People queue to enter a cinema in Beijing on February 17, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
Cinema

China’s Lunar New Year box office revenues soar by a third to record US$1.21 billion as cinemas fill up amid travel restrictions

  • Strict measures to avoid a return of Covid-19 meant more people stayed put during the festival season instead of returning to their hometowns for family reunions
  • Ticket sales were dominated by the comedies Hi, Mom and Detective Chinatown 3, which became the fifth and sixth top-grossing movies of all time in the Chinese film market

Topic |   Cinema
People queue to enter a cinema in Beijing on February 17, 2021. Photo: Xinhua People queue to enter a cinema in Beijing on February 17, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
People queue to enter a cinema in Beijing on February 17, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
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