Thailand's first3D animated feature Khan Kluay has emerged as thecountry's biggest animation of all time, grossing $1.96m (75m baht) on 60screens in Bangkok alone in less than three weeks of release.
The $5m surprisehit is about a young elephant who saves the
With its May 18opening, Khan Kluay was pitted against The Da Vinci Codewhich opened on the same day, then with X-Men:The Last Stand which opened on its second weekend.
Although USanimated hit Over The Hedge isscheduled to open this week, Lim further expects Khan Kluay to reach $3.14m (120m baht),which will make it one of the top films in Thailand this year. It is also setto travel outside
The picture isproduced by Kantana Animation, part of the Kantana Group which operates the country's biggestpost-production services, and directed by Kompin Kemgumnird who has worked in the
This also marksthe return of Kantana into film production after an eight-yearhiatus. Its last production was thriller Who'sRunning, directed by Oxide Pang.