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Monday, April 02, 2018, 16:11
Chinese box office sales hit US$813b in March
By Xinhua
Monday, April 02, 2018, 16:11 By Xinhua

This undated photo shows a scene from the film OPERATION RED SEA. (PHOTO / MTIME via CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING - Chinese box office raked in more than 5.1 billion yuan (about US$813 million) in March, up 51.7 percent from a year ago, with a total of 140 million tickets sold, according to Maoyan, a major film database in China.

Domestic action film Operation Red Sea led all films in sales, with nearly 1.1 billion yuan earned in the month.

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Operation Red Sea was followed by Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther and American sci-fi action film Pacific Rim: Uprising, which took 659 and 547 million yuan respectively.

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