There’s porn, there’s 3D, and now there’s both. “Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy” is the world’s first 3D erotic period drama broke box office records in Hong Kong (and outsold “Avatar” in its first day of release). Now, after a global release earlier this year in numerous territories, it has finally scored distribution in the United States.
China Lion Film Distribution confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, but says a release date for the Chinese erotic blockbuster had yet to be determined. Set during the Ming Dynasty, the story is adapted from the classical Chinese novel “The Carnal Prayer Mat”.
The film sold out its entire first week in Hong Kong, while in Australia it scored $122,000 per screen in six weeks of release – a better return than the $114,000 per screen earnings of “Fast Five” over the same period.