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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Lim Teck
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.
Lim Teck, managing director of Singaporean producer and distributor Clover Films, said China has become so lucrative that local studios don't need to think about other markets.
"China has become so big and so powerful. Basically a lot of movies nowadays are very China-centric," Lim said at a panel discussion at the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market, a major trade show.