China Box Office Hits $3.6 Billion in 2013 – Biggest Foreign Haul Ever

March 25, 2014 11:44 PM

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China Box Office Hits $3.6 Billion in 2013 – Biggest Foreign Haul Ever

A record-breaking $3.6 billion year in China drove the global box office to a record $35.9 billion in 2013. It's the first time that grosses from any country other than the U.S. have topped $3 billion. Despite the surge there however, the growth of the worldwide movie market actually slowed last year.

Global box-office revenue was up 4 percent over 2012, compared to a 6 percent jump from 2011 to 2012 ($34.7 billion), according to a state of the movie industry report delivered Tuesday by Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Chris Dodd at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

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