The world’s seven-day revenue for a single territory record was smashed this Sunday, with the ticket sales in China during the Chinese New Year’s holiday period plus Valentine’s Day (February 8 – February 14) netting an overwhelming $548 million, surpassing the previous record set in North America from Dec 26 to Jan 1, that amounted to $529.6 million.

The three local blockbusters simultaneosly screened during this period played a major role in the record-breaking, wtih Stephen Chow’s “Mermaid” grossing $275.1 million, Wong Jing  and Andrew Lau’s “From Vegas to Macau III” $119.6 million and “The Monkey King 2″ starring Aaron Kwok and Gong Li, $116.2 million.

The record-breaking revenue is considerably more than what the Chinese box office generated in a whole year one decade ago, with the 2006 box office reaching approximately $327.5 million.

sources:chinafilminsider.com, hollywoodreporter.com