Saturday, October 28, 2006

Khan Kluay No. 1 at Thai box office in 2006

More news about the Thai animated feature, Khan Kluay, comes recently from Twitch, which has engaged a new writer named Toffy to post about Thai film. I welcome Toffy and congratulate Twitch for finding him and look forward to his postings. More information about and expressions of interest in Thai film is a good thing for everyone.

In two recent posts, Toffy covers the Top 10 Thai films of 2006, in two parts (part 2 is here). Head on over to Twitch to view the other films on the list.

What's interesting about Khan Kluay is that despite its estimated take of 110 million baht, it hasn't yet made back what was put into it, since it cost 150 million baht (about US$4 million) to make. So while it's taken the most at the box office - so far - it's not the most profitable. Running at a very close No. 2 is Noo Hin: The Movie, a live-action comedy that cost a fraction of its box-office takings to make.

Yet to come this year are a few big films, including King Naresuan, that could still take that top spot.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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