2020 China Golden Week box office gross hits 3.92 billion yuan, selling nearly 100 million tickets
Updated 16:34, 09-Oct-2020

Gross revenue for China's Golden Week box office (October 1 – October 8) hit 3.92 billion yuan ($580 million), with nearly 100 million tickets, making it the second-highest box office during the National Day holiday in Chinese film history, according to data from "China's box office" app.  

The data reveals that from 2016 to 2019, the box office of the Chinese mainland during the National Day holiday was 1.58 billion yuan, 2.629 billion yuan, 1.904 billion yuan and 4.386 billion yuan respectively, and the number of moviegoers during the holiday period from 2017 to 2019 was 77.2036 million, 53.9546 million and 110 million respectively. As of 8:00 p.m. on October 8, the number of moviegoers in this year's National Day holiday had exceeded 99 million.  

Moviegoers at the SFC cinema in Shanghai. /VCG

Moviegoers at the SFC cinema in Shanghai. /VCG

As for a single-day box office, on the first day of the National Day holiday from 2016 to 2019 revenue hit 283 million yuan, 385 million yuan, 363 million yuan and 815 million yuan respectively. This year's box office on National Day bagged 740 million yuan ($110.2 million). 

It is worth mentioning that anthology drama film "My People, My Homeland" beat animated film "Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification" (both premiered on October 1) after three days of release, and topped the golden week's box office by grossing 1.85 billion yuan ($280 million).  

(Cover: Moviegoers at the SFC cinema in Shanghai. /VCG)