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Led by films such as "Lost in Thailand", comedy flicks have taken China by storm over the past few weeks. After a string of historical dramas, such as "Back to 1942" and "The Last Supper", what does the success of these light-hearted comedies predict for early 2013?
2012 seemed headed for a depressing finale, as even renowned commercial director Feng Xiaogang turned to historical dramas, and was subsequently outperformed by Ang Lee’s "The Life of Pi".
Then suddenly, out of nowhere, low-budget comedy "Lost in Thailand" became the hottest pick for the Christmas and new year slot. It has since broken several records, including biggest opening day box office in December, and the highest number of daily screenings with about 33-thousand screenings on December 15th.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, low-budget comedy "Lost in Thailand" became the hottest
pick for the Christmas and new year slot.

Yang Shucong, Dep. Manager, Capital Cinema, said, "We arrange more than 40 screenings a day on average, due to the high demand from film lovers. More than 90 percent of the tickets are sold, which is a very impressive result."
The movie -- which revolves around an elite businessman, his rival in hot pursuit and a happy-go-lucky travel companion -- has garnered massive praise. The film creators credit this to the chemistry between cast members.
Wang Baoqiang, Actor "Lost in Thailand", said, "Actually I’m not that surprised to see this great box office result. The three of us enjoy each others’ company. And of course, Huang Bo and Xu Zheng are outstanding actors and comedians."
Despite the absence of 3D or IMAX techniques, the success of "Lost in Thailand" remains an amazing achievement. With a popular cast, side-splitting one-liners, careful timing and prompts for self-reflection, people are wondering if it will surpass "Titanic 3D", to beat the one billion Yuan barrier.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, low-budget comedy "Lost in Thailand" became the hottest
pick for the Christmas and new year slot.



Suddenly, out of nowhere, low-budget comedy "Lost in Thailand" became the hottest
pick for the Christmas and new year slot.
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