A Warner cinema in Guangzhou is expected to pocket the highest box office income ever as the "StarWars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" is drawing a large audience in the south China metropolis.
"It is expected that box office receipts will total 2 million yuan (240,000 US dollars), a record high since the cinema was opened early this year," Monday's China Daily quoted Ye Xueying, deputy general manager of Guangzhou-based Warner Jinyi International Cinema, as saying.
At Shiyigong Cinema, one of the city's oldest, an audience of nearly 1,500 watched the premiere, and tickets were selling for 20yuan (2.4 US dollars) each.
By Sunday, tickets valued at 1.6 million yuan (181,000 US dollars) had been sold, China Daily quoted sources with the Guangzhou Zhujiang Cinema Circuits.
An industry insider told Xinhua last week the movie was predicted to take in between 80 million and 100 million yuan in China (9.6 million to 12 million dollars).
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