Hi, Mom; Battle At Lake Changjin among Chinese movies that have fended off Hollywood rivals

Hi, Mom starring Jia Ling (left) and Zhang Xiaofei.
Hi, Mom starring Jia Ling (left) and Zhang Xiaofei.PHOTO: ENCORE FILMS

SINGAPORE - China overtook the United States to become the world's largest movie market last year (2020) amid disruptions caused by the pandemic.

The Middle Kingdom has continued to perform strongly, with movie ticket sales in China already exceeding 40 billion yuan (S$8.38 billion) this year, or double last year's total sales in the country, Chinese ticketing platform Maoyan announced earlier this month (Oct).

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