In accordance with the China Film Knowledge Data Community, 95% of ticket gross sales got here from the seven top-grossing movies timed for launch across the Lunar New Yr pageant, which started this 12 months on Feb. 12.
“Hello, Mother,” a time-traveling comedy written and directed by and starring Jia Ling, was the highest earner with 4.36 billion yuan, adopted by motion comedy “Detective Chinatown 3,” with 4.13 billion yuan.
Wang Xiaoyu, 32, who works within the movie trade, was solely in a position to procure a ticket for “Hello, Mother” on Thursday and referred to as the viewing expertise “deeply shifting.”
“I do know there are some films which can be launched and streamed on-line. However I believe the expertise of watching films on-line is inferior to that of watching in a cinema,” Wang mentioned.
A scarcity of leisure choices helped pump up ticket gross sales in the course of the pandemic, foretelling a vibrant future for the Chinese language movie trade, Wang mentioned.
Latest field workplace figures present the “nice resiliency and highly effective basis of China’s movie trade,” mentioned Fu Yalong, deputy basic supervisor of the Answer Middle at ENDATA, an evaluation agency specializing in the leisure trade.
“In the course of the Lunar New Yr, there have been movies with quite a lot of genres and subjects and the audiences had been glad,” Fu mentioned. “Even with the affect of the pandemic and the rise in ticket costs, we had been nonetheless in a position to rating such achievements.”