China's box office, for the first time, tops North America

Updated 2018-05-10 15:39:04

Chinese movies have achieved huge success in box office in the first quarter of 2018. (Photo/Mtime)

For the first time ever, China's quarterly box office performance outshone its North American counterpart, topping the global film market.

According toPeople's Daily, China boasted over 20.22 billion yuan (.76 billion) in box office receipts in the first quarter of this year, with a box office figure of only .9 billion in the North American film market.

Among the chart of 10 highest-grossing films during this period, seven domestic films made the list, with only two Hollywood blockbusters —Black PantherandJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle— ranking eighth and tenth respectively.

Chinese anti-terrorism action filmOperation Red Seatopped the chart, raking in over 36.1 billion yuan at the box office. It has become the second-highest-grossing Chinese film ever, according to Maoyan, a major Chinese film database and ticketing platform.

In addition toOperation Red Sea,Detective Chinatown 2,Monster Hunt 2,The Ex-File: The Return of the ExesandForever Youngall contributed a great deal to this season's Chinese box office power.

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