Magazine article Screen International

'Monster Hunt 2' Drives China Box Office to World Record-Breaking Day

Magazine article Screen International

'Monster Hunt 2' Drives China Box Office to World Record-Breaking Day

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First day of the Chinese New Year holidays breaks record for a single day box office in a single market.

‘Monster Hunt 2’

China’s total box office on the first day of the Chinese New Year holidays (Feb 16) hit an estimated $205m (RMB1.3bn) powered by Monster Hunt 2, a world record for a single day box office in a single market, according to local trade press.

The Chinese result climbed 62% compared to the first day of the holiday in 2017. It beat the previous world record of $137m set in the US on December 18, 2015, driven by the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, at current exchange rates. …

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