Hong Kong Box Office Down by 2% in Year of Protests
Hong Kong’s box office decreased by just 1.74% to $247.4m (HK$1.92bn) in 2019, despite the impact of political protests that have rocked the city since the middle of last year.
According to data from Hong Kong Box Office, the total was achieved despite a decline in the total number of films released to 326 titles compared to 353 the previous year. Overall box office was up by around 6% in the first half of 2019, but started to dip when the protests became more regular in the second half of the year.
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