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China’s movie box office just smashed the world’s seven-day sales record for a single territory, racking up an astonishing $548 million in ticket sales over the Chinese New Year’s holiday period, plus Valentine’s Day on Sunday.
The record gross crushes the prior record set by North America six weeks ago, whenStar Wars: The Force Awakens lifted the territory to $529.6 million from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.
The record one-week haul also is considerably more than the Chinese box office generated for the entire year just one decade ago. In 2006, China’s total box office was approximately $327.5 million.