Hollywood is said to be shortchanged by Chinese exhibitors

Chinese theatres under-reported ticket sales of US movies by 9 per cent last year, according to an audit that found the operators in the world’s second-largest film market are shortchanging Hollywood studios, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

The Motion Picture Association of America, representing the large US movie studios, including Walt Disney and Comcast’s Universal Pictures, hired PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct an audit as part of a US agreement with China setting the terms for imports of Hollywood.

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