China, Hollywood and Split Screens

Ying Qian

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    Abstract

    The Film Market in China is flourishing. Whereas in 2002, Chinese cinemas sold US$133 million worth of tickets, total box office revenues in 2013 amounted to US$3.6 billion. In 2014, China's box office had reached US$1.6 billion by 21 May, just 141 days into the year. Both imported and Chinese films were doing well. Among the twenty-four films that had made over US$16 million, half were categorized as 'domestic' films, generating a total revenue of US$670 million. The other half were foreign, mainly Hollywood films, earning US$630 million. Protectionist policies might have contributed to the box office success of domestic films: the government only allows thirty-four foreign films to be imported annually, and the authorities have reportedly pulled successful imported films from cinemas from time to time to create breathing space for new domestic features.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationShared Destiny
    Editors G R Barme, L Jaivin and J Goldkorn
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages187-192
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781925022933
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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