Thursday, November 6, 2008

Coming Soon scares up audiences


A thriller about a haunted movie was the No. 1 film last weekend at Major Cineplex, Thailand's biggest movie chain.

Released by GMM Tai Hub, Coming Soon (Program Na Winyarn Arkhad) is the directorial debut by Sophon Sakdaphisit, the co-writer of the GTH horror hits Shutter and Alone.

Dirctor Nonzee Nimibutr's epic historical fantasy Queens of Langkasuka, the previous week's top film, was No. 2 at Major Cineplex.

The top five is filled out by Hollywood titles: Tropic Thunder rising from No. 4 to No. 3, Max Payne, dropped from second place to fourth, and City of Ember was hanging in at fifth.

Dropping out of the top five was the Phranakorn comedy Luang Phee Teng 2 (The Holy Man 2), which is one of the top-grossing Thai films of the year.

This weekend, the local films will likely be displaced by the new James Bond thriller, Quantum of Solace, which opened in cinemas on Wednesday, a day ahead of the usual Thursday release.

Major Cineplex lists its top five films on its website, but does not state box-office revenues or the number of screens.

Update: Box Office Mojo's Thailand Box Office Index is back! With updated revenue figures! (Thanks Thomat.)

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