Vietnamese movie Em Chưa 18 (Jailbait) earned record revenue of VNĐ150 billion (US$6.6 million) following 16 days of nationwide screening, making it the highest-grossing Vietnamese movie to date.
Until May 13, more than two million cinema tickets of Jailbait were sold. Jailbait is also among the top three movies in Vietnamese cinema box office history to date, besides Kong: Skull Island and Fast & Furious 8.
With revenue of VNĐ150 billion, Jailbait surpassed Em Là Bà Nội Của Anh (Sweet 20), the most watched Vietnamese movie that set the Vietnamese box office record in 2015 by earning VNĐ101 billion ($4.8 million) in revenue.
Besides this, the music video of Yêu Là Tha Thứ (Love is Forgiving), a song from Jailbait, also got 24 million views on YouTube.
The movie has been directed by Lê Thanh Sơn of Bẫy Rồng (Clash) fame and Để Mai Tính’s (Feel For Love) filmmaker Charlie Nguyễn.
Nguyễn will next remake Japanese movie Key of Life with the participation of Kaity Nguyễn, the lead actress in Jailbait and Thái Hòa, Kathy Uyên and Huy Me.
“The audience will see a different Kaity Nguyễn in the role of a hacker in this movie. I have confidence in Kaity Nguyễn’s capability,” Nguyễn said.
Kiều Minh Tuấn and Kaity Nguyễn, lead actors in Jailbait, will also feature in a movie named Em trên 18 (Above 18 years old), which is expected to hit cinema by April 27 next year to celebrate the one year anniversary of Jailbait.