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Give it up for the ghost

Capitalism trumps nationalism as Pee Mak Phra Khanong dethrones Suriyothai to become the highest-grossing film in Thai history

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The lovelorn banshee has finally vanquished the antediluvian queen, with a little help from inflation. Though the number isn't official (it never is), it's safe to announce that Pee Mak Phra Khanong has become the highest-grossing movie ever released in Thailand, dethroning the once-invincible historical epic Suriyothai. 

Payback time: Actress Davika Hoorne, from the film Pee Mak Phra Khanong, fulfills the pledge she’s made to the shrine of Mae Nak at Wat Mhabautr after the film surged past the 500-millionbaht mark and became the hightest grossing film ever.

Pee Mak, produced by GTH and directed by Banjong Pisanthanakul, has rocketed past the 500 million baht mark _ that's just the receipts from Bangkok and surrounds alone. The studio's publicist believes that the nationwide box-office revenue will be between 800 million and 1 billion baht once the nationwide numbers are concluded by mid-May.

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