“Pee Mak Phra Khanong” taking Thailand by Storm, Breaking Records
Thailand is going crazy for “Pee Mak Phra Khanong “ starring “Mario Maurer” and “Mai Davika”. The film was release on March 28, setting a record of 21.2 million baht on opening day. With opening weekend numbers setting all time record high of 102 million baht. Not only are the opening numbers impressive, it continues to break box office record. On April 05 (day nine) it passed the 200 million dollar mark with 205.2 million. Now in the second week from running, it has now passed 300 million baht. “Pee Mak…” is the second highest grossing film in Thailand behind, “”The Legend of Suriyothai” in 2001, grossed 550 million baht. Only in its second week, the film is probably on its way to become the highest grossing film in Thailand. The huge success of the movie have movie goers booking tickets in advance, but many are still unable to get tickets for the wildly popular movie.
Why do you guys think it came out with such a boom? Was it the storyline, the stars, or everything combined? I think Mario is paving his way to superstar stardom and leaving his peers left in the dust behind him. In Thailand, lakorn stars are more popular and more “respected” than the movie stars. Mario has lakorns filming right now for “The Rising Sun” series and “Madam Dun” with “Ploy Chermarn”.
I think many are eagerly anticipating his debut back to the lakorn world. If his lakorns becomes a big hit, you better believe that Mario, is true shining star of this generation of newcomers. He would basically have both worlds in his hands, lakorn and movie, which is a rarity. Mario has a huge fan base outside of Thailand, combining the international fans and Thai fans, he would be unstoppable. Mario is the whole package with his good looks, down to earth personality, bags of acting skills and he has that charismatic charm many stars find hard to attain.