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First 3-D sex film screened

A Hong Kong film billed as the world's first 3-D soft porn movie outsold the blockbuster Avatar on its opening day in the city. Photo: AFP

A Hong Kong film billed as the world's first 3-D soft porn movie outsold the blockbuster Avatar on its opening day in the city. Photo: AFP

Published Apr 17, 2011

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A Hong Kong film billed as the world's first 3-D soft porn movie outsold the blockbuster Avatar on its opening day in the city, a news report said Saturday.

The movie titled Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy drew 30,000 viewers and took 2.78 million Hong Kong dollars (357,000 US dollars) on its first day, according to the South China Morning Post.

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The opening day total compares to 2.5 million Hong Kong dollars for opening day of the 2009 3-D sensation Avatar, according to figures from Hong Kong's Motion Pictures Industry Association.

The 3-D movie, which opened Thursday, is a sequel to 1991 Asian erotic movie Sex and Zen which took a total of 18 million Hong Kong dollars.

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. - Sapa-dpa

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