(Yicai Global) Nov. 3 -- China's total box office takings in October hit CNY5.12 billion (USD774 million), an increase of 50 percent from a year earlier, China Box Office data show.>
The top three movies on the box office lt in October included two Chinese films, "Never Say Die," a martial arts comedy, "Chasing the Dragon," and China-US joint production, "The Foreigner." Box office taking of "Never Say Die" in October was about CNY2 billion (USD301 million), taking up almost 40 percent of total box office of the month. "Chasing the Dragon" pulled in CNY528 million and "The Foreigner" bagged CNY459 million in box office takings last month.
China's home-made films made up half of the top 10 movies on the box office lt.
The big increase in October box office takings was mostly down to National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays. The number of cinema audiences reached 151 million in October, up 60 percent compared to September.