China’s single-day box office hits record high

Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China’s total box office sales surpassed record-breaking 400 million yuan (about $64.4 million) on Saturday, data from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) shared on Sunday.

The biggest contributor was domestic fantasy-comedy “Monster Hunt,” which brought in 180 million yuan on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

“Jian Bing Man,” a domestic comedy that tells the story of an actor’s experience in the film industry, came in second, grossing 149 million yuan.

“Monkey King: Hero is Back,” the 3D animated adaption of the classical epic “A Journey to the West”, took in 62 million yuan to be the third biggest contributor on the day.

Total ticket sales on Saturday broke the 383-million-yuan record made on April 12, when “Fast and Furious 7” opened on Chinese screens.

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