|Film distributor, production company|
|Traded as||NASDAQ: BONA|
|Yu Dong (founder and CEO), Xu Liang (CFO)|
|Parent||China Poly Group Corporation|
Beijing Polybona Film Distribution Co. Ltd. (simplified Chinese: 保利博纳电影发行有限公司; traditional Chinese: 保利博納電影發行公司), also known as Polybona Films or the Bona Film Group, is a Chinese production company and distributor of films from mainland China and Hong Kong. It is run as a subsidiary of the China Poly Group, and is one of China's largest share-holding film distribution companies.
It was named "the Chinese Miramax" by Screen International in 2005, and its CEO, Yu Dong, was described as one of "the future’s most influential filmmakers" by The Hollywood Reporter in November 2006.
Founded in 1999, Polybona was the first domestic private firm to receive a film distribution license from the SARFT. In November 2003, it merged with the China Poly Group, a wealthy business conglomerate wing of the Chinese military, the People's Liberation Army, to form PolyBona Film Distribution.
The company has distributed over 120 domestic and foreign films, including Confession of Pain, Protégé, The Myth, Initial D, and Dragon Tiger Gate, generating over RMB 1 billion (approximately US$130 million) in box office revenue, capturing over 20% of the overall market share for five years running.
In 2014 the company had a 10% share of the Chinese box office, earning CN¥3 billion from 12 films released.
In 2014, the company was the fourth-largest film distributor in China, with 5.99% of the market.
As of April 2015, the company was worth US$542 million.
In Q1 of 2015 it had a gross profit of US$45 million, a revenue of US$117.6 million and a box office gross of US$257 million.
In 2016 the company had a market share of 9%, with a gross of CN¥3.7 billion (US$532.2 million).
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