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Ewan McGregor's disaster movie set to break box office records in Spain

Ewan Mcgregor and Naomi Watts' new disaster movie The Impossible is on course to break box office records in Spain.

Juan Antonio Bayona's drama, which chronicles a real-life family's struggles during the tsunami which lashed the coast of Thailand over Christmas in 2004, is set become the highest-grossing release for a Spanish film.

The feat will topple 2001 movie The Others, which grossed $35.5 million domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Impossible opened in Spain on 11 October (12) and has already racked up $35.4 million at the box office.

Although The Impossible, like The Others, is an English-language film, it qualifies as a Spanish movie because the director and producers are Spanish.

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