Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Baan Phee Pob 2008 munches her way to No. 1
Baan Phee Pob 2008, the new installment of a long-running 1980s and '90s horror-comedy series, was the No. 1 movie over the weekend at Major Cineplex, Thailand's biggest multiplex chain.
Released by Golden A Entertainment, Baan Phee Pob 2008 is about a woman named Pob Yib who is possessed by the spirit of a gut-munching ghost. It's one of Thailand's most enduring ghost stories. Pob Yib is portrayed Nattanee Sitthisaman, who is reprising her role from the original series.
Also premiering was Cyborg She, a Japanese romantic comedy by Kwak Jae Young, the director of the hit Korean rom-com My Sassy Girl. It was No. 3 at Major Cineplex. A Thai-dubbed version of Cyborg She is playing in wide release in Thailand, but the original soundtrack with English and Thai subtitles is playing at the tiny Bangkok arthouse, House.
Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess With the Zohan, the previous week's top film, was at No. 2 in its second week.
The Top 5 was rounded out by Nicolas Cage's Bangkok Dangerous, holding steady at No. 4. The Pang brothers' remake of their own 1999 debut, it's been been in cinemas for three weeks.
Dropping from No. 3 to fifth place was the wildly popular teen comedy Boonchu 9, which has been in cinemas for four weeks.
Major Cineplex lists its top five box-office films on its website but does not provide revenue figures or the number of screens for each film.