China: weekly box office revenue November 2019, by movie

The graph shows the weekly revenues of the top 10 movies in China. From November 25 to December 1, 2019, Disney's Frozen 2 ranked first after 10 screening days, earning about 37.3 million U.S. dollars.

Cinema industry in China – additional information

With an annual box office revenue of about 9.15 billion U.S. dollars, China remained as the second in terms of global cinema market size in 2018, second only to the United States with box office revenues of then 11.08 billion U.S. dollars. The proliferation of China’s cinema market coincided with an extensive increase in per capita income. Going to the movies has become a regular part of Chinese leisure activities and consumption, especially among young people.

To cope with the demands of an increasingly wealthy population, the number of cinema screens expanded more than ten times from 2009 to 2018. 3D movie screens also enjoyed an explosive growth during this period. As of 2018, the number of 3D movie screens operated in China accounting for one third of the global total.

China’s film industry is under direct supervision of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). To protect the local movie industry, only a limited number of foreign movies are allowed to screen in China each year. The quota was set at 34 movies in 2013.Owing to the restriction on foreign films, Hollywood movies are facing more intensive competition against the domestic films. As of November 2019, only one western film remained at the ten highest-grossing movies of all time in China. In 2018, foreign movies accounted for less than 40 percent of overall ticket sales in China, showing a gradual decreasing trend.

Weekly box office revenue of the top 10 movies in China from November 25 to December 1, 2019

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

November 25 to December 1, 2019

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