BEIJING, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically integrated film company in China, today announced that its most recent blockbuster film, " The Taking of Tiger Mountain," has generated over RMB800 million (US$130 million) in domestic box office receipts, as of January 12, 2015, becoming Bona's highest grossing film to date, ranking as one of the top 10 highest box office films released in Mainland China including imported films. The film was released nationwide in China on December 24, 2014, and has led the China box office for the last three weeks. Furthermore, the box office of the film is continuing its momentum throughout the remainder of its theatrical run.

Bona Founder, Chairman and CEO Mr. Yu Dong commented, "I am extremely thrilled with the great success of The Taking of Tiger Mountain, and couldn't be happier to start the year on such a positive note. The film has surpassed The Continent as the highest grossing film in Bona's history. Furthermore, entering the fourth week of its release, The Taking of Tiger Mountain is still going strong and we are very pleased to continue receiving positive audience feedback and critical acclaim. This is a testament to the strong capabilities of our film production and distribution segments, which are critical in successfully reaching the China film market, the second largest film market in the world."

"For the full year 2014, Bona's films generated a total of RMB2.6 billion in box office receipts, representing an over 100% growth year on year. I have great confidence in our upcoming film slate for the Chinese New Year festivities, and look forward to achieving another great year in 2015," Mr. Yu concluded.

The Taking of Tiger Mountain was directed by Tsui Hark, and stars Hanyu Zhang, Tony Leung, Gengxin Lin, Nan Yu and Liya Tong. The film is based on an extremely well known Chinese folk tale called " Tracks in the Snowy Forrest" and incorporates the most advanced 3D and computer graphics technology.

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Bona Film Group Limited (Nasdaq:BONA) is a leading film distributor in China, with an integrated business model encompassing film distribution, film production, film exhibition and talent representation. Bona distributes films to Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, the United States and Europe, invests and produces movies in a variety of genres, owns and operates twenty-two movie theaters and manages a range of talented and popular Chinese artists.

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