World’s First 3D Sex Film Beats Out ‘Avatar’ for One-Day Hong Kong Record

The soft-porn movie “3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” has topped the weekend box office in Hong Kong.

A scene from Hong Kong's most-hyped movie of the moment, "3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy." Photo: Chilli Promotions

A Hong Kong film touted as the world’s first 3D soft porn movie outsold the James Cameron’s blockbuster hit Avatar on its opening day according to several Hong Kong and international media outlets. But the real question is are films pushing the boundaries such as this one, getting under the Chinese Government’s skin?

The movie, Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy brought in 30,000 viewers bringing in 2.78 million Hong Kong dollars (357,000 US dollars) just on the first day.

A couple from mainland China were arrested trying to record the new movie using their mobile phones and were fined 2,000 Hong Kong dollars each at a court hearing Friday, the Post reported.

Seven premiere screenings of the film took place in central Hong Kong during the Easter holiday week. Director Christopher Sun said that the strategic opening day was meant to attract-Mainland Chinese tourists.

The Chinese government has engaged in a long-term crackdown on porn and movies with sexual content are generally banned.

“We have already drawn a lot of tourists and also I say they are actually ordinary Chinese people. Of course they are adults,” Sun said.

“There’s no way to show this film there in China so they just come by and try to watch it.”

Taiwanese newspapers reported that at least five tour groups from mainland China had already made reservations to see the film during the May holiday. [via CNN Go and Hollywood Reporter]

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