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China Box Office Flatlines in 2016

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fter surging 48 percent last year, China’s 2016 box office is projected to grow by just 4.5 percent. Patrick Brzeski reports that industry analysts cite a number of factors for the decline, including "weaker local films, a crackdown on box-office fraud, cutbacks in last year’s generous ticket subsidies from online platforms trying to build market share, overall weakness in the Chinese economy and increased consumer discernment among China’s new moviegoers."
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Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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