Low-Budget Chinese Film Sets Record

BEIJING (January 2, 2013)--The low-budget, domestically produced comedy “Lost in Thailand” unexpectedly became the highest-grossing Chinese film to date.

Chinese state media say the wacky road movie has grossed more than $160 million since its Dec. 12 debut.

The official Xinhua News Agency, citing an independent monitor of box office figures, says it also beat James Cameron's "Titanic" in 3D, the most popular foreign film in 2012, in Chinese theaters.

Set in Thailand, the film tells the story of two businessmen who go searching for their boss in the north, and then link up with a tourist eager to explore the country. It is filled with slapstick humor and action scenes.

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