Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trio of new releases open wide

by Lau Chee Nien / 17 Aug 2017

Singapore - THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (NC16 Edited), THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND (NC16) and 47 METERS DOWN (PG13) open wide.

Also new in theatres are ZOMBIE FIGHTERS (NC16) (9 screens), JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE (PG13) (4 GV screens) and the pair of documentaries AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (PG) (8 screens) and BORN IN CHINA (G) (3 Cathay screens).

Monday, August 14, 2017

ANNABELLE: CREATION conjures up #1 scares with US$1.09m

by Lau Chee Nien / 14 Aug 2017

Singapore - ANNABELLE: CREATION (NC16) tops the box office with an estimated US$1.09m. THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) starts with US$433,942. Both films open wide on National Day, a Wednesday along with GIRLS TRIP (M18), which grossed US$14,620 (including sneaks) from 3 Cathay screens.

Other  debuts starting on Thursday include A DAY (PG13) (6 GV screens), A FAMILY MAN (PG13) (3 Shaw screens) and THE SLEEP CURSE 失眠 (R21) (3 screens).

Specialty title BRIGSBY BEAR (NC16) opens exclusively at the Projector, grossing US$780.

Amongst holdovers, WOLF WARRIOR II 战狼 II (NC16) has collected an estimated US$748,239 to date.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

ANNABELLE: CREATION and THE EMOJI MOVIE start early

by Lau Chee Nien / 10 Aug 2017

Singapore - ANNABELLE: CREATION (NC16) and THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) have an early start opening wide on National Day (Wednesday).

GIRLS TRIP (M18) sneaked on Wednesday on 3 Cathay screens and opens on Thursday. Other titles starting on Thursday include A DAY (PG13) (6 GV screens), A FAMILY MAN (PG13) (3 Shaw screens) and THE SLEEP CURSE 失眠 (R21) (3 screens).

THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND (NC16) sneaks over the weekend.

Monday, August 7, 2017

DARK TOWER tops, WOLF WARRIOR II soars

by Lau Chee Nien / 7 Aug 2017

Singapore - THE DARK TOWER (PG13) tops the box office with only US$268,015.

WOLF WARRIOR II 战狼 II (NC16) soars to no. 2 in its second week of release. It has grossed an estimated US$426,126 to date.

WONDER BOY (NC16), the 7th local theatrical release of the year bombs by failing to crack the top ten despite being the week's second widest new release with an estimated 19 locations.

GINTAMA (NC16) is the second highest debut with an estimated 16 locations.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

THE DARK TOWER and WONDER BOY open

by Lau Chee Nien / 3 Aug 2017

Singapore - THE DARK TOWER (PG13) leads a pack of new films that include WONDER BOY (NC16) (19 locations), GINTAMA (NC16) (16 locations), SNATCHED (NC16 Edited) (14 locations), 2:22 (PG13) (12 locations), MEOW 猫星人 (PG) (12 locations) and HAMPSTEAD (PG) (only at Lido).

WONDER BOY is the 7th local theatrical release of the year.

SNATCHED (NC16 Edited) is the 10th edited release of the year, and the 6th edited film that would have been passed uncut if a more restrictive rating was applied.

Monday, July 31, 2017

DUNKIRK no. 1; MONSTER fails to scare

by Lau Chee Nien / 31 Jul 2017

Singapore - DUNKIRK (PG13) repeats at no. 1 with the rest of the top five containing holdovers. WOLF WARRIOR II 战狼 II (NC16) is the highest debut at no. 6.

MON MON MON MONSTERS 报告老师!怪怪怪怪物!(NC16 Edited) is the new film with the most locations (figures unavailable) but fails to scare. It starts at no. 8, just below ATOMIC BLONDE (R21).

THE BIG SICK (NC16) and ALL MY GODDESS 女人永远是对的 (PG13) open outside the top ten.

Amongst holdovers, BABY DRIVER (NC16) proved to be that rare film with second weekend grosses higher than the first. The Edgar Wright driven vehicle has collected US$472,598 to date.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Edited Mon Mon Mon MONSTERS is widest debut

by Lau Chee Nien / 27 Jul 2017

Singapore - Giddens' MON MON MON MONSTERS 报告老师!怪怪怪怪物!(NC16 Edited) leads the pack of new releases. WOLF WARRIOR II 战狼 II (NC16) also opens wide.

Other debuts include ATOMIC BLONDE (R21) (16 screens), THE BIG SICK (NC16) (10 screens, including the Projector) and ALL MY GODDESS 女人永远是对的 (PG13) (GV Vivocity only).

All three Mandarin language films open on a Friday while the other new films start on the typical Thursday.

MON MON MON MONSTERS is the 9th edited release of the year; and the 5th in which an uncut version was passed but held back in lieu of an edited version with a looser rating.