“Pee Mak” now the 2nd most popular Thai movie

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The new Thai movie “Pee Mak Phra Khanong” has been doing really well at the box office. In just ten days it has made 231 Million Baht, making it the second most successful Thai movie. It’s doubtful though it will grab the crown as this firmly belongs to Suriyothai which has made 550 Million Baht.

RT @EarthCDBD: พี่มาก..พระโขนง 10 วัน ทำรายได้ไปประมาณ 231 ล้าน แซง ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวร 1 ไปขึ้นแท่นหนังไทยรายได้สูงสุดตลอดกาล เป็นรอง สุริโยไท

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1. Suriyothai – ฿550 Million
2. Pee Mak Phra Khanong – ฿231 Million (so far)
3. Legend of King Naresuan Part 1 – ฿219 Million
4. Legend of King Naresuan Part 2 – ฿216 Million
5. Legend of King Naresuan Part 3 – ฿203 Million
6. Tom Yum Goong – ฿183 Million
7. ATM Errak Error – ฿152 Million
8. Bang Rajan – ฿151 Million
9. Nang Nak – ฿149 Million
10. Rot Faifa Ma Ha Na Ther – ฿145 Million

UPDATE: According to The Nation, only cinemas in Bangkok and Chiang Mai are being counted for the industry’s box-office totals, even though in recent years more multiplex cinemas have opened upcountry. So, once they add national box office receipts, the totals could surpass Suriyothai.

7 thoughts on ““Pee Mak” now the 2nd most popular Thai movie

  • April 8, 2013 at 11:48 am
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    Watched it yesterday. Had no idea it was so popular. What is it about this particular movie that has sold so many tickets?

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    • April 8, 2013 at 11:53 am
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      Combination of a reboot of the popular Mae Nak story and the fact that it stars Mario. Of course, their social media campaign helped a lot.

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  • April 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm
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    Are Thai movies shown in Paragon/CentralWorld subtitled in English usually? I really want to watch some of these films (including this one and the one starring Nadech).

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    • April 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm
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      You shouldn’t have a problem in Bangkok. The code is often written TH/EN for Thai movies with English subtitles.

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  • April 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm
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    Went to see it subtitled and frankly I think you miss most of it if you cannot speak Thai fluently, may be the subtitles were bad but I found myself wondering why people were laughing so hard on many occasions. I think most of the humour is in the language and without it you’re just left with silly acting.

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  • April 18, 2013 at 3:19 am
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    Where can I watch this movie?

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