China's box office hits record over Lunar New Year holiday week with $230M takings

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BEIJING (AP) — China's box office hit a new record over the seven-day Chinese New Year holiday.

The official microblog of China Film News said Monday that there were more than 38 million visits to the cinema between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6 with a record box office of $230 million. That was an increase of about 85 percent over last year's take of $125 million, according to figures in state media.

The top two-grossing films during this year's holiday were both domestic ones: "The Monkey King" and a reality TV show-turned-movie "Dad, Where Are We Going?"

China Film News is overseen by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

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