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The anti extradition legislation storm has endured for over half a year, and every business has been drastically affected. The Hong Kong Box Office Co. Ltd. yesterday announced the past 3 days Christmas (December 24th to 26th) film box office. Hong Kong film consumer market dropped by double digit from last year. This Christmas the total Hong Kong box office was HK$ 29,425,931, a decline of 28.13% from HK$ 40,945,494 last year.
The 2019 Christmas box office champion was STAR WARS THE RISE OF SKYWALKER with over HK$ 6.72 million, as of the 26th its cumulative box office was over HK$22.58 million. In second was IP MAN 4 THE FINALE with over HK$ 6.62 million and was only around 100,000 behind. As of the 26th its cumulative box office was HK$ 15.65 million. In third place was JUMANJI THE NEXT LEVEL with over HK$ 5.24 million.
In comparison to the 2018 Christmas box office, the first place AQUAMAN made over HK$ 17.88 million, HK$ 11 million more than this year's Christmas champion STAR WARS THE RISE OF SKYWALKER -- a reflection of how poor this year's Hong Kong film market has been.