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North America Set to Beat China as the Global Box Office’s Biggest Market

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau ChiefCinema box office this year in North America is poised to overtake theatrical revenues in China, the country that has been the world’s largest movie market for the past two years.Before the latest weekend, gross revenues in the year to date stood at $2.38 billion for the North American compared with $2.43 billion for China, according to data from ComScore.U.K.-based research firm Gower Street Analytics forecast that the North American figure would overtake China’s revenues over the weekend or early this week. That reflects business growth in North America and the current reversal in China, where anti-COVID measures are causing renewed cinema closures.Gower Street says that some 85% of global cinemas are now open for business, compared with pre-pandemic levels.

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dog manor with amusement park rides and a television for his pet dogs.The man, known just by his surname Zhou, has spent three years building the luxury dog home for his collection of over 10 pups in Xuyi county, Jiangsu province, eastern China, news site reports.Zhou, a 33-year-old crayfish industry businessman, said the reason he spent so much on the elaborate kennel is that he loves dogs and giving them a luxury doghouse had been his dream since childhood.Called China’s doghouse ceiling — the facility not only has a traditional kennel, but also has air conditioners, a TV set, a water dispenser, a drier, an elevator and a toilet room.To entertain his dogs, Zhou also added a film projector, slides, swings, swimming pools, a disco room, a mini Ferris wheel, toy cars and even a small retail booth inside the estate.He said: “I don’t buy expensive bags or clothes. I just spend my money on my dogs.”Zhou, who has 8.5 million followers on the short video platform Douyin, said the original design was on a far more modest scale, but after pressure from his followers, he made over 200 changes to the project.In 2019, Zhou built a modest brick kennel for his dogs and released a picture on Douyin, hoping to receive a thumbs-up from the internet.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters hereHowever, one web user wrote: “There is an absence of couplets on both door frames of the doghouse.
China , officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.428 billion in 2017. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.