3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy Breaks Hong Kong Box Office Records
Earlier this month we reported on 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, the big-budget titty flick that producers were touting as the world’s first 3D IMAX porno film. Well, it turns out that it is not the first 3D porno- check out the 1977 John Holmes/Uschi Digard vehicle Hot Skin, aka Disco Dolls in 3D. It’s not even the first porno to use the brand spanking new 3D IMAX technology- that honor goes to South Korea’s Natali, released last year. (The producer of 3D Sex and Zen has no love lost for the makers of Natali, publicly accusing them of rushing the film to theaters in order to steal his thunder.)
But now 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy has a record of its very own- highest grossing 3D opening in Hong Kong ever! The film grossed HK$2.79 million ($360,000) in its opening weekend, blowing (among other things) the previous record holder, Avatar, out of the water. The film also set a new record for highest-grossing Category III (that’s Cantonese for “X”) opening ever, a record that was previously head by Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution (2007).
Skinterestingly, the ladies of Hong Kong have been a major factor in the success of 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, packing theaters for girls-only “lady’s house” screenings. The ancient Chinese secret’s out- porno is for everybody!