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Low-cost Chinese comedy sets new box-office record



BEIJING (AP) — A low-budget, domestically produced comedy has unexpectedly become the highest-grossin Chinese film o date.

Chinese state media ay the wacky road movie "Lost i Thailand" has grossed more than 1 billion yuan ($160 million) since its Dec. 12 debut. The officia Xinhua News Agency, citing an independent monitor of box office figures, said Wednesday that it also bea James Cameron's "Titanic" in 3-D, the most popula foreign film n 2012, in Chinese theaters.

Set in Thailand, the film tells the story of two businessmen who go searching for their boss in the north, and then link up with a tourist eager to explore the country. It is filled with slapstick humor and action scenes.

The previous record for a domestic film was 726 million yuan set by "Painted Skin 2."

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