Sizzling growth for China's box office

|By:, SA News Editor

Analysts project China's box office haul for this year will reach $4.49B to mark a 24.7% increase from last year's level.

U.S. films have performed extraordinarily well in China this year, led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier with a $116M gross. Godzilla opens in two weeks with expectations for a smashing run.

What to watch: The sizzling growth of China's box office will provide a significant boost to movie studios (DIS, LGF, SNE, VIAB, TWX, FOXA, VIA, CMCSA) this year, while IMAX (IMAX) continues to become entrenched in the nation.