7 July 2011
As expected, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON stomps into theatres on a record breaking 126 screens and has grossed US$4,120,240 (S$5,050,714) to date. Its weekend gross accounted for almost 88.98% of all the tickets sold and the film is now the 4th highest grossing film in Singapore this year.
Without a doubt, it will be no. 2 when the box office figures are tabulated next week, and stands a shot at trying to de-throne this year's top film KUNG FU PANDA 2 which has grossed an estimated US$7,292,761 (S$8,939,685).
The previous TRANSFORMERS movie REVENGE OF THE FALLEN grossed US$5,834,711 (S$8,399,767).
Meanwhile, showing amazing legs is JANE EYRE, a 1-print release that has grossed US$52,853 in its 7th week of screening. That puts it in 2nd place amongst highest grosses for a single print release this year behind only THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (US$53,320).
Two other single print releases did not fare quite as well:
BARNEY'S VERSION grossed US$8,587 while PINOY SUNDAY, the first film under The Picturehouse Exclusive Showcase banner (since the demise of the Picturehouse as a physical screening venue), grossed only US$9,894 after 3 weeks of screening. As of now, both films are amongst the lowest grossing films for a single print release this year.
Some of the films that were suppose to act as counter programming to the blockbusters this season have fared poorly. MIRAL - another new single print release grossed US$3,121 - one of the lowest for a single print release in its opening weekend.
The full list of films can be found here: