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Chinese box office tops 12 billion RMB

By Bai Ying (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

15:11, December 19, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China has produced over 500 feature films since the beginning of 2011, generating gross box office receipts of more than 12 billion yuan, Cai Fuchao, head of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, said in Beijing on Dec. 15.

Addressing at a film reception to celebrate the New Year, Cai said that China's film industry has maintained the momentum of strong growth in 2011, with a daily average increase of eight new film screens. The number of film screens nationwide has exceeded 9,000, marking considerable progress in the Chinese film industry infrastructure.

China produced 526 feature films in 2010, an increase of 15 percent from 456 in 2009. Meanwhile, the country's gross box office earnings reached nearly 10.2 billion yuan, up nearly 64 percent from over 6.2 billion yuan in 2009.

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