In February, for the first time ever, the monthly box office in China was higher than the US box office.
$650 million - China
$640 million - US
It was mostly thanks to the Lunar New Year week that started on Feb 19th. The top film was Man from Macau II starring Chow Yun-Fat. The second highest grossing movie was Dragon Blade with Jackie Chan, John Cusack, and Adrien Brody.
Expect to see more content from Hollywood geared to attract the Chinese audience like Transformers 4’s inclusion of the Hong Kong storyline.