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Sex and Zen opens strongly in HK, Taiwan


Sex and Zen opens strongly in HK, Taiwan

By Patrick Frater

Mon, 18 April 2011, 13:02 PM (HKT)


Box Office News

3D Sex And Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (3D肉蒲團之極樂寶鑑) topped the Hong Kong and Taipei box office charts this weekend with a sizzling HK$13 million ($1.7 million) and NT$7.2 million ($248,000) respectively.

The Cantonese-language, 3-D, sex comedy grossed HK$2.78 million on its opening Thursday in Hong Kong and filled cinemas over a summery weekend, with many shows selling out. In Taipei, it made NT$2.2 million ($77,000) on its opening Friday.

While no accurate nationwide figures are available for Taiwan, it was estimated to have made NT$16 million ($550,000) across the whole island where it is being distributed with a restricted rating by Long Shong (龍祥育樂多媒體股份有限公司).

Shiu said that he expects the film to resist competition over the coming Easter weekend, with animation Hop the biggest new release threat in Hong Kong. In Taiwan it is set to compete with The Lincoln Lawyer from Friday.

Shiu said that Ecstasy has not set a release date in Singapore as censors, who have asked for 18 minutes of cuts, have still not yet passed the film as fit for release. However Korean censors have passed the film and its release is confirmed for 12 May.


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