The Hollywood Reporter: Hollywood Cheated of Millions at China Box Office, MPAA Audit Finds (Report)

Chinese cinemas have been skimming millions in ticket revenue from the Hollywood studios, an MPAA audit of the country’s massive theatrical film market has found.

According to a Wall Street Journal report published early Tuesday, PricewaterhouseCoopers, investigating on behalf of the MPAA, has discovered that ticket sales in China were underreported by as much as 9 percent in 2016, which amounts to at least $40 million in missing revenue for the six major U.S. studios.