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.
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