3D porn film beats Avatar's record in Hong Kong Hong

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

James Cameron's Avatar was a highlight for the 3D film industry, but it was missing something...

Sex. That's what Hong Kong's latest three-dimensional flick, 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, brings to the table. In its first day, it brought in 2.79 million Hong Kong dollars, or roughly around $360,000. Meanwhile, as the Hollywood Reporter pointed out, Avatar's opening day only grossed HK$2.5 million.

That makes 3D Sex and Zen - which is described as a "softcore" porn title - the highest-grossing film on opening day in its category.

As much as it sounds like a joke, many do see the entry of porn as the best way to legitimize a new film medium. It seems that is certainly the case in Hong Kong.

Stateside, 3D porn has yet to make a splash, perhaps because the idea of even a softcore title being theatrically released sounds crazy, and because the Blu-ray Disc Association's standards would make it difficult to release adult films on Blu-ray 3D.

But where there's a will, there's a way, and when it comes to the sense of being in the middle of the action in a 3D movie, well, need we say more?