Unfortunately I don’t have an answer to the above headline, it is more of a plea to the studios than a question anyway as Tom Yum Goong has reportedly opened big over in Thailand according to Variety.
Part of the 18.4 million baht ($450,000) opening weekend for the Tony Jaa follow-up to his last hit Ong-Bak was credited to anti-piracy measures taken, which were able to catch two sets of would-be pirates in the first two days of its release. Variety brings us the following:
Another factored that is said to have played a big role is that the studio kept the number of prints sub-titled in both English and Chinese to just eight. The film only opened on 38 screens if that says anything about the numbers in comparison to films like The Dukes of Hazzard, which opened on 3785 screens last weekend.
The only question that now remains is when the hell this film will make its way over here, and if you are wondering why I am so excited take a minute to visit our trailer gallery for the film and you will see why. Then head over here to preorder Ong-Bak on DVD and get even more proof that Tony Jaa is something to marvel.