China’s Surging Film Box Office Leads Global Rise in Movie Sales

Scene from Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons Photograph by Magnet Releasing via Everett Collection

China’s movie box office sales rose 27 percent, to $3.6 billion, in 2013. That steep rise in the world’s second-largest film market anchored a 4 percent global rise in box office sales, to $35.9 billion, according to data released by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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