Avatar was the highest grossing film on its opening day in Hong Kong but the record has been broken by 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy. The porn film took in £219,852 on its first day.
Hong Kong-produced Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy was released on April 14 in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. The $3.2 million production had people of all ages lining up in Hong Kong to get a ticket. The film stars Japanese stars Hara Saori and Suo Yukiko and Hong Kong actress Vonnie Liu.
Based on the novel The Carnal Prayer Mat the film tells the erotic story of an ancient Chinese scholar who enjoys the harem of a befriended duke has made HK$4.55 million.
Those totals do not include the take ins from Australian cities.
Wikipedia reports Zoe Li of CNNGo gave the film a positive review, "I walked out of the first private screening of the softcore 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy never wanting to have sex again, not because the sex scenes were gross... but because its message of 'true love doesn't need sex' was so convincing", she confessed.
Many of the earliest viewers were from mainland China. While the film is a Chinese classic story it is doubtful the film will be on any native big screens with China's laws against erotic content.
Porn has always had the money rolling in but it looks like the way of the future is in 3D.