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China's box office topped 10 billion yuan in 2010

(Guangming Daily)

14:06, August 17, 2011

Edited and Translated by Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

China's box office in 2010 topped 10 billion yuan, growing by 64 percent compared to 2009, and it ranked 10th among the world's film markets, according to the 2011 "Blue Book of China's Culture" issued by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on Aug. 16.

With 526 films produced so far in 2011, China currently ranks third in the world in terms of the total number of feature films produced, and there has been a 28.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year. In addition, China also produced 16 animated films, 16 documentaries, 54 science and educational films, 9 special type movies and 100 digital pictures.

The box office of domestically-produced films in 2010 reached more than 5.7 billion yuan, accounting for 56 percent of China's total box office, while the box office of imported films reached approximately 4.4 billion yuan.

The number of movies that had yearly box office returns topping 100 million yuan in 2010 reached 27. It is estimated that China's box office will maintain a growth rate of 30 percent in 2011, according to experts.

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