Slouching dragon, hidden camcorder – Anastasia Liu

From Asia Times:

Global audiences Chinese films. House of Flying Daggers, Zhang Yimou‘s latest epic drama, grossed US$11 million at the US box office alone. But the films could fare better at home. Given the country’s of 1.3 billion and per capita of about 70,000 (US$5,600), ’s 2004 box-office figure of 1.5 billion yuan looks meager.

This estimate from the Chinese authority breaks down to an average of less than 1 yuan per person spent on movie tickets.

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