‘Fate of the Furious’ drives China box office to fastest growth in over a year

May 1, 2017 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s box office sales grew at their fastest pace in over a year in April, driven by the U.S. action movie “The Fate of the Furious”, the eighth instalment of the high-octane fast car franchise. Monthly ticket sales jumped nearly 57 percent from the same period a year ago to 4.9 billion yuan ($707.5 million), data from box office tracker EntGroup showed, the largest monthly growth since February last year. China’s box office, a magnet for Hollywood producers, saw growth stall last year amid…

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