The Chinese box office during the 2022 Dragon Boat Festival (June 3-5) reached 178 million yuan (about $26.8 million) as of 9 p.m. Sunday, according to Maoyan, the largest movie ticketing platform. from China.
Chinese teen romance “My Blue Summer” grossed 47.87 million yuan in the just-concluded three-day holiday. Anime comedy “The Bad Guys” earned 41.55 million yuan, ranked second, followed by Japanese classic franchise “Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars” with 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 increased significantly, and compared to the grim situation of the May Day holiday, the cinema market is recovering rapidly. .
The Dragon Boat Festival holiday movie slot plays an important role – it’s the start of the summer holiday season. Now, the revival of the festival has given the industry more confidence for the summer holiday season.
There are 27 films hitting the big screen in June and July, including Hollywood blockbuster “Jurassic World: Dominion” (June 10), domestic action crime film “Wolf Hiding” (July 8) and comedy stars fantastic “Mozart from space”.
(Cover image designed by Zhu Shangfan)