The Global movie box office hit a record in 2017 of $39.92 billion according to Comscore. That is 3% higher than 2016. 2017 is the highest-grossing year ever in global box office history.
North America had $11.12 billion in 2017. This was down 2.3% from 2016’s record $11.4 billion, the international box office helped propel the global estimated final to its own record.
China had a record total ticket sales of $8.59 billion in 2017.
In 2010 China had $1.51 billion. In 2015, China had $6.8 billion and in 2016 China had $6.58 billion.
International films in China had 46% of revenue in 2017, up from a 42% in 2016 and 38% in 2015. Most International films in China were made in Hollywood.
China’s domestically made Wolf Warrior 2 was its top-grossing film with over $854 million in just that market.
The Fate Of The Furious became China’s biggest import in 2017 with $392.8 million.
Top worldwide movies in 2017 are
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast ($1.264B);
Universal’s Fate Of The Furious ($1.236B);
Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ($1.13B);
Despicable Me 3 at ($1.033B)
Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming at ($880.2M).
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 ($864M);
Thor: Ragnarok ($848M);
Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman ($822M);
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($795M)
Midway through 2017, China overtook the U.S. to become the most-screened country in the world. Over 26 new movie screens, on average, were erected in China every day of 2017. The country now has 50,776 movie screens.
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