How The Rock conquered the China box office and proved he’s the biggest movie star on the planet (TWX)

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  • With its $ 55 million opening weekend take in China, Dwayne Johnson’s latest movie, “Rampage,” proved that the star is one of the few actors who can bring in major coin across the world.
  • But his dominance in China, the second-largest movie market in the world, has been years in the making.

For many studio heads these days, glancing at how their latest movie did in China is in some ways more important than how it did in North America. That’s because things are changing drastically for an industry where the domestic box office has been considered the true indicator of a movie’s worth for over a century.

Since the early 2000s, the movie industry in China has gone from almost non-existent to the second-largest market in the world. And by 2020 it could surpass the US to become number one, as movie theaters continue to be built at a hurried pace to feed the interest of not just the Hollywood titles, but the country’s burgeoning homegrown production industry.

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