Top 10 Box-Office Films of 2013 in China

China’s domestic box office hit all-time high consecutively in 2013. The film market of China raked in more than 21.6 billion yuan (more than 3 billion U.S. dollars) in box-office revenue in 2013, an impressive jump of 26.8% compared to the 2012 figure. Domestic films retook the lead at the box office in 2013, accounting for roughly 58% of the total box-office figure. In 2013, 60 films passed the 100 million mark at the box office, including 32 domestic films and 28 imported features.

Despite suffering a critical backlash and being dubbed "a gaudy, incoherent and largely unfunny comedy" and "a sad example of an once eagle-eyed director losing touch with his audience" (The Hollywood Reporter), Personal Tailor by FENG Xiaogang, the once unchallenged master of Chinese festive-season gag-laden blockbusters, was able to join the Top 10 rank of China's local hits of 2013.

Despite suffering a critical backlash and being dubbed “a gaudy, incoherent and largely unfunny comedy” and “a sad example of an once eagle-eyed director losing touch with his audience” (The Hollywood Reporter), Personal Tailor by FENG Xiaogang, the once unchallenged master of Chinese festive-season gag-laden blockbusters, was able to join the Top 10 rank of China’s local hits of 2013.

Top 10 Chinese Films of 2013 at the Box Office (in Chinese yuan):

1. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (西游降魔篇;d. Stephen Chow & Derek Kok); box: 1.246 billion yuan;
2. So Young (致我们终将逝去的青春;d. ZHAO Wei); box: 0.719 billion yuan;
3. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (狄仁杰之神都龙王;d. Tsui Hark); box: 0.6 billion yuan;
4. Personal Tailor (私人订制;d. FENG Xiaogang); box: 0.582 billion yuan (still playing);
5. American Dreams in China (中国合伙人;d. Peter Chan); box: 0.539 billion yuan;
6. Finding Mr. Right (北京遇上西雅图;d. XUE Xiaolu); box: 0.52 billion yuan;
7. Tiny Times (小时代;d. GUO Jingming); box: 0.488 billion yuan;
8. Police Story 2013 (警察故事2013;d. DING Sheng); box: 0.34 billion yuan;
9. Firestorm (风暴;d. Alan Yuen); box: 0.306 billion yuan;
10. Switch (天机:富春山居图;d. Jay Sun); box: 0.3 billion yuan.

Top 10 Imported Films of 2013 at the Box Office (in Chinese yuan):

1. Iron Man III (d. Shane Black); box: 0.755 billion yuan;
2. Pacific Rim (d. Guillermo del Toro Gómez); box: 0.694 billion yuan;
3. Gravity (d. Alfonso Cuarón); box: 0.435 billion yuan;
4. Fast & Furious 6 (d. Justin Lin); box: 0.413 billion yuan;
5. The Croods (d. Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders); box: 0.395 billion yuan;
6. Man of Steel (d. Zack Snyder); box: 0.395 billion yuan;
7. Skyfall (d. Sam Mendes); box: 0.376 billion yuan;
8. Star Trek Into Darkness (d. J. J. Abrams); box: 0.354 billion yuan;
9. Jurassic Park 3D (d. Steven Spielberg); box: 0.349 billion yuan;
10. Thor: The Dark World (d. Alan Taylor); box: 0.342 billion yuan.

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