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.
Ticket sales in Japan edged up fractionally in 2013, but total box office edged down by a whisker.
China is to crack down on fraud at the box office.
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.
South Korea's box office started 2014 much as it finished 2013 -- with local films firmly on top and giving Hollywood cause for reflection. In 2013 the only Hollywood film in the top ten was "Iron…
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$3.7M Sony / TriStar 0.00%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2Daily:$3.5M Cumulative:$170.6M Disney -25.44%
Rio 23Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$49.3M Fox -28.83%