Kao-Mo-Now-Alex-MD-Saipan at the premier of their film
Over the weekend, the Thai teen flick ‘Love Julinsee (Ruk Man Yai Mak)’ did good, snagging the top position at the Thai Box Office with ease from big studio produced American films such as Rapunzel (Tangled), Unknown, and The Adjustment Bureau that premiered the same day. The difference in earnings is massive in the double digit range. According to sources at Pantip, ‘Love Julinsee (Ruk Man Yai Mak)’ made more on its first day than last year’s top grossing Thai film “Hello, Stranger” did. Love Julinsee made roughly 8 million baht something on it’s first day, where as Hello, Stranger made 7 million baht something. Sorry, I don’t remember the exact numbers. Either way, they should all be happy, there are decent numbers.
THAI 3 – 6 March (million baht)
1. Love Julinsee (Ruk Man Yai Mak) –>25.5
2. Rapunzel –>9.5
3. Unknown –>5.0
4. The Adjustment Bureau –> 4.1
5. I am Number Four –> 3.2
‘Love Julinsee (Ruk Man Yai Mak)’ is a teen comedy comprised of 4 stories of teen love.
The 4 themes are:
1.”Lampang is very cold” about love across an age group with ‘MD’ Nuttapong Pibultanakiet and ‘Saipan’ Apinya Sakuljaroensuk. She is a senior in high school and he is a much younger sophomore underclassmen who has a crush on her.
2.”Wait” to wait for love or to wait to break up with ‘Mouse’ Natcha Jantapan and ‘Ida’ Irada Siriwut. They like each other at the beginning, they start to date, then he goes aboard to study and he asked her to wait for him. She does but while aboard he finds another girl and never breaks up with her causing her to be wait aimlessly.
3.”Beloved friend”, it does get complicated when a close friendship turns into a romantic one. ‘Mo’ Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen and ‘Kao’ Jirayu La-ongmanee portray this story. I heard they did a really good job, one of the best part in the film. Then there were some who thought it had too much arom (mood) and they talked too much. It was TOO dramatic for some.
4. “Love is not something to be played with” with Alex Rendell and ‘Now’ Tisanart Sornseuk about two college students majoring in the traditional Thai dancing arts. They like each other but they just don’t have the guts to be upfront about it. I guess you can say she is unsure about his feelings for her so she pretends to have fake boyfriends, fake phone calls from other guys to get him jealous to make him profess his love first. It was very funny I heard, one of the most relatable stories.
By their performance and overall story, Kao and Alex’s themes seem to be the most popular among Thai audiences.
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