New Year blockbusters flag revival for China’ cinema

From the China Daily:

Blockbuster movies for Lunar New Year audiences are a tradition in China, but the box office success of this season’s home-made hits over foreign imports is a sign that the country’s struggling industry may finally be ready for take-off in its centenary year.

Two festive big-budget comedies — Steven Chow’s “Kung Fu Hustle” and Feng Xiaogang’s crime caper “A World Without Thieves” — have already raked in estimated takings of more than 100 million yuan (12 million dollars) each.

February 9, 2005, 7:19 AM
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