Local click breaks lizard’s B.O. mark

Queen-financed 'Suriyothai' breaks 'Godzilla' record

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Living up to the hype that has surrounded it, “Suriyothai,” Thailand’s most lavish film production, took in 110 million baht ($2.5 million) on 353 screens nationwide its first 10 days of release (Aug. 17-26). The $10 million production drew soldout crowds as people flocked to see the movie financed by Thailand’s Queen Sirikit.

The film has broken Bangkok’s previous record of $968,000 for “Godzilla.”

Meanwhile, UIP has moved the opening of “Jurassic Park III” to Aug. 31, allowing “Suriyothai” an uninterrupted two-week run.

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