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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Doris Pfardrescher
The surprise hit in Chinese theaters last year was a low-budget, wacky road-trip comedy that even beat out global blockbuster "Avatar" to become the country's highest-grossing film ever. But "Lost in Thailand" found just a paltry $57,000 during its U.S. theatrical release.
The surprise hit in Chinese theaters last year was a low-budget, wacky road-trip comedy that even beat out global blockbuster "Avatar" to become the country's highest-grossing film ever. But "Lost in Thailand" disappeared overseas.
"For the U.S. market, what primarily does well are your martial arts action films. ... Usually they have simplified stories. It's all about visual effect. They're just easier to consume as far as with the fanboys," she said, adding that China is making fewer and fewer such movies.
Pfardrescher added that for "a lot of Chinese films that I see there is this assumption that Americans know maybe the history or the political humor or something, but unfortunately we don't.