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Coronavirus deals another blow to troubled China film industry

Lackluster Bangkok debut of Better Days signals tough times in 2020

BANGKOK -- The Chinese blockbuster movie "Better Days" reached Thai cinemas on Jan. 30, but it seems unlikely that one of China's top-grossing movies in 2019 will manage to sweep Thai audiences off their feet.

According to one website that monitors box office takes, "Better Days" pulled in just 75,000 baht ($2,400) in its opening days. Hollywood films "Dr Dolittle" and "Bad Boys for Life" both vastly outperformed it.

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