China Daily – In China, blockbuster films still a big draw

Former MPAA Chairman Senator Chris Dodd had previously commented on the rising importance of the Chinese market to Hollywood.

May 3, 2017

‘Despite sluggish growth at the Chinese box office so far this year, the success of The Fate of the Furious shows that the appetite for Hollywood blockbusters is still there and won’t be going away for a long time, industry experts said.

The eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has made more than $360 million since opening on April 14, and had the biggest opening weekend in China. The previous movie in the series made $390 million in 2015 and was the highest-grossing film in China that year.’

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