Monster Hunt, an animation comedy released last July, is a joint production by mainland and Hong Kong filmmakers. Photo: SCMP Pictures

‘Blockbuster’ Monster Hunt’s box-office takings more reel than real

Distributor reportedly spent 4 million yuan in conducting ‘charity screenings’ to boost collections as China’s movie industry is blamed for fudging sales figures

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Monster Hunt, an animation comedy released last July, is a joint production by mainland and Hong Kong filmmakers. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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