China’s domestic box office once again hit all-time high in 2015. Chinese theatres raked in more than 44 billion yuan (close to 7 billion U.S. dollars) in box-office revenue in 2015, a jump of about 48.7% compared to the 2014 figure. China may be able to take over the United States to become the largest film market in the world in a few years. In addition, domestic films made more money at the box office in 2015, reaching 61.58%.
A total of 686 Chinese films were produced in 2015, and 8,035 new screens were added in 2015, mostly in the so-called second-tier or third-tier cities. Mainland China now has 31,627 professional screens in total.
The following is the list of the Top 10 Box Office Films of 2015 in China (in Chinese yuan/RMB; exchange rate: 1 US$=6.5 RMB):
1. Fast and Furious 7 (d. James Wan); box office: 2.43 billion yuan;
2. Monster Hunt (捉妖記；d. Raman Hui); box office: 2.38 billion yuan;
3. Lost in Hong Kong (港囧；d. Zheng XU); box office: 1.61 billion yuan;
4. Mojin: The Lost Legend (尋龍訣；d. Ershan WU); box office: 1.57 billion yuan;
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron (d. Joss Whedon); box office: 1.47 billion yuan;
6. Goodbye Mr. Loser (夏洛特煩惱；d. Fei YAN, Da-Mo PENG); box office: 1.44 billion yuan;
7. Jurassic World (d. Colin Trevorrow, Steven Spielberg); box office: 1.42 billion yuan;
8. Jian Bing Man (煎餅俠；d. Da Peng); box office: 1.16 billion yuan;
9. From Vegas to Macau II (澳門風雲 II；d. WONG Jing, Aman CHANG); box office: 974 million yuan;
10. Monkey King: Hero is Back (西遊記之大聖歸來；d. TIAN Xiao Peng); box office: 954 million yuan.