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Chinese box office surges 36% in first half of year
Chinese box office surges 36% in first half of year

BEIJING -- Strong showings by domestic films drove China's box office in the first half of 2013 to $1.79 billion, up 36% year on year, official statistics released Wednesday showed. Domestic films accounted for 62% of ticket sales, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television said. Imports accounted for 38% of sales, or about $690 million, representing a drop of 21% compared with the first half of 2012. At this pace, China's box office could top $4 billion for the year, since second half revenues typically exceed the first half. China's box office revenues reached $2.7 billion in 2012, making the market the world's second largest, passing Japan. ...

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