China's film market sees a rebound during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday

China's box office during the 2022 Dragon Boat Festival (June 3 to 5) reached 178 million yuan (about $26.8 million) as of 9 p.m on Sunday, according to Maoyan, China's biggest movie-ticketing platform.  

Chinese teen romance "My Blue Summer" has grossed 47.87 million yuan during the just-concluded three-day holiday. Animated comedy "The Bad Guys" raked in 41.55 million yuan, ranked second, followed by Japanese classic franchise "Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars" with a revenue of 24.67 million yuan. 

With the effective control of the epidemic and the gradual resumption of work, the opening rate of cinemas across the country has significantly increased, and compared with the bleak situation of the May Day holiday, the movie market is rapidly recovering. 

The film slot of Dragon Boat Festival holiday plays an important role - it is the beginning of the summer holiday season. Now, the revival of the festival has given the industry more confidence in the summer holiday season.  

There are 27 films set to hit the big screen in June and July, including the high-profile Hollywood blockbuster "Jurassic World: Dominion" (June 10), domestic action crime movie "Wolf Hiding" (July 8), and star-studded fantasy comedy "Mozart From Space."

(Cover image designed by Zhu Shangfan)

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