GMM Tai Hub (GTH)'s psychologicalhorror Dorm opened in the top spot atthe Thai box office last weekend, beating the opening of Fun With Dick And Jane and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain which was already on release.

The film, directed bySongyos Sukmakanan, racked up more than $762,082 (30 million baht) on 75 printsin Bangkok over four days, making it the second biggest openingof the year behind Underworld: Evolution.

On the back of its openingweekend gross, the film has also become the highest grossing Thai film so farthis year. The five local films released prior to Dorm - Poj Arnon's DangerousFlower, Siwaporn Pongsuwan's A Bite OfLove, Chanon Somrit's Ocean Butterfly,Weerapong Kajananji's Just Friend andYuthlert Sippapak's Ghost Of Valentine- each failed to top 30 million baht.

The film, which has alreadybeen sold to France's Wild Side Films and Singapore's Golden Village, is the first of eight titles that GTH aims to roll out this year. Nextup are Adisorn Tresirikasem's sports comedy LuckyLoser and Rerkchai Paungpetch's ghost comedy See How They Run, both of which are in post-production for secondquarter release.

Meanwhile, Thai director YongyootThongkongtoon, whose credits include TheIron Ladies and who also serves as GTH's head of international affairs, hasstarted production on Metrosexual in Bangkok. The comedy about sexual orientation is scheduledfor release in the second half of the year.