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2017 Spring Festival sees record holiday box office

Updated: Feb 3,2017 8:58 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese cinemas took 3.347 billion yuan ($487 million) in ticket sales during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, setting a record high, according to the film administration on Feb 3.

Box office from Jan 27 to Feb 2 exceeded the 2016 Lunar New Year holiday figures, which stood at 3.08 billion yuan, according to the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

“Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back,” produced by renowned Hong Kong comedian Stephen Chow and directed by Hark Tsui grossed the most, taking 1.153 billion yuan over the holiday.

China’s box office set a single-day record high on Jan 28, the first day of the Chinese New Year, reaching 805 million yuan ($117.1 million).