Box office in China over the busy Chinese New Year period exceeded last year's figures by more than 80%.
At Chinese New year, free-market HK turned to local films first, Chinese pictures next.
"The Monkey King," dominated the Chinese New Year box office, took top spot globally, and gave IMAX its best ever day.
The WWII kamikaze pilot epic "The Eternal Zero" won its fifth weekend in a row at the B.O., cruising past the JPY5 billion ($49 million) milestone, the mark of a Japanese megahit.
Annual box office in Australia dipped by 2% in 2013. But in US dollar terms that was a double digit tumble.
Chinese cinema operators added an astonishing 5,077 new cinema screens last year, as they opened a massive 903 new complexes.
ROME — Bucking most of Europe's downward box office trend, Italy's box office in 2013 saw a 6 percent year-on-year rise in admissions to 97 million, and a 1.5 percent increase in grosses to $840…
Japanese pics again delivered a solid beating to the Hollywood competition at the local box office in 2013.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%