For the first time, the Chinese have more money spent on the bioscoopkassa’s than all the inhabitants of North America. That it appears from the figures that enterainmentmagazine Variety has collected.
The total turnover of Chinese cinema’s came in the last quarter at 20.2 billion yuan, converted 2,61 billion euros. North Americans bought a total of 2,89 billion, or eur 2.35 billion on movie tickets. China is thus for the first time in the history of the Americans from the throne as the largest cinema market in the world.
Previously was predicted that the film industry in China, North America would surpass. But that ‘change of power’ was delayed when a decade of uninterrupted Chinese growth crashed between mid 2016 and mid-2017.
Not only did the Chinese in the first quarter of this year again more on cinemabezoekjes, in North America decreased the numbers at the box office even with 3.7 percent compared to the first quarter of last year. The recent weakening of the dollar against the Chinese renminbi made the contrast even greater.
The patriotic war film ‘Operation Red Sea,’ it was in march, the top-grossing film in China, with a revenue of 1.1 billion yuan, or 142 million euros in one month’s time.