CHINA AT A GLANCE
Total box office 2008: $616.3m (RMB4.215bn)
Total box office for Chinese films 2008: $374.8m (RMB2.563bn)
Total box office for international films 2008: $241.6m (RMB1.652bn)
Import quotas: 20 Hollywood blockbusters per year, plus 20-25 further films. All films must be released by one of China's two state-backed distributors on either a revenue-sharing (usually Hollywood films) or a flat-fee basis.