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China's box office revenues surge 36% in 2014
China's box office revenues surge 36% in 2014

Mainland China’s box office revenues jumped more than 36% in 2014 to $4.8 billion, the fastest pace of growth in four years, propelled by Hollywood action, fantasy and sci-fi films like “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “Interstellar,” and homegrown comedies, romances and dramas. The country added 1,015 cinemas and 5,397 screens last year, bringing the total number of screens to 23,600, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television reported. The U.S., by comparison, has about 39,600 screens. China in recent years has become the second-largest movie-going market in the world, though revenues are still less than half of those...

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