HCMC – Vietnamese-made films tallied more than VND350 billion in ticket sales in the first nine days of the Lunar New Year, between January 22 and January 30, according to the independent analytical website Box Office Vietnam.
“Nha Ba Nu” (The House of No Man) by Tran Thanh pulled in VND251 billion, whereas Vu Ngoc Dang’s “Chi Chi Em Em 2” (Sister Sister 2) saw ticket sales totaling VND58 billion.
Tran Thanh’s directorial debut earned VND31 billion on a single day, January 25, with 313,000 tickets sold.
According to a representative of Lotte Cinema, a worldwide network of movie theaters, the Vietnamese film industry has recovered 90% this year compared to 2019.
Local multiplex operator Galaxy Cinema also reported an increase in moviegoers during the holiday weekend between January 27 and 29, the sixth day to the eighth day of Tet, notably in Hanoi and HCMC.
Moreover, several HCMC theaters saw a rise in sales thanks to pre-order Tet tickets.
A representative from the Youth World Theater-HCMC Academy of Theater and Cinema said all of the shows were pre-sold online in the VIP area.
About two-thirds of all Tet tickets at the Truong Hung Minh Drama Troupe in HCMC’s District 10 were sold between January 27 and 29.