Monday, July 30, 2012

The Dark Knight remains at #1!

30 July, 2012

SINGAPORE - THE DARK KNIGHT RISES holds at #1 for a second week and is now the third highest grossing film of the year (US$4.94m) behind THE AVENGERS (US$10.82m) and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (US$6.84m).

Seven new films debut - the highest is THE FOUR (四大名捕) at no. 3 (US$207K), but the most impressive showing comes from the thriller/single print release HEADHUNTERS which holds the highest screen average amongst the debuts (US$9,696) and second overall behind THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI also fared well with a gross of US$14,250 and a screen average of US$7,125 (2 screens).

Other debuts include THE THREE STOOGES (US$155K), RED LIGHTS (US$46K) and HYSTERIA (US$14K). The Thai horror romance I MISS YOU was omitted from Box Office Mojo's rankings, but probably grossed between US$46,685 and US$70,271 based on its ranking by CFEA published in The Straits Times Life!

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Dark Knight debuts on top!

23 July 2012

SINGAPORE - THE DARK KNIGHT RISES leads the box office to cross US$3m for the 3rd time this year. It's also the 3rd film to debut with over US$2m.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (US$2.65m/110 screens) ranks behind THE AVENGERS (US$3.44m/124 screens) and is marginally ahead of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (US$2.63m/128 screens) for biggest debut of the year to date. It achieved this feat with no 3D surcharges and slightly less screens.

ONE NIGHT STAND from South Korea was the only other debut this week. It was not listed by Box Office Mojo, but probably grossed less than US$4,358 from a single print. It failed to chart in the Top 10 compiled by the CFEA published in The Straits Times Life!

Monday, July 16, 2012

ICE AGE 4 leads box office!

July 16 2012

SINGAPORE - ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT leads the box office and is the 9th film this year to gross over US$1m in its debut weekend (US$1.01m/70 screens). 

The previous installment ICE AGE 3 started with US$962K from 61 screens in 2009 for a final tally of US$2.73m. The screen average differs only marginally with ICE AGE 3 collecting US$15,785 against US$14,504 for the latest inst

In comparison, that other toon sequel MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED opened with a US$1.48m weekend from 69 screens earlier last month and has grossed US$4.76m to date.

Other films to debut this week include THE CHERNOBYL DIARIES (US$74,296/11 screens), MOTORWAY (車手) (US$45,125/6 screens) and BERNIE (US$35,125/7 screens).

Monday, July 9, 2012

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN now #2 of 2012!

July 9 2012 

SINGAPORE - THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is now the #2 film of the year after just 2 weeks. With US$5.24m and counting from 128 screens, it's also only the 9th film to cross US$5m and has overtaken SPIDER-MAN 3 (US$5.14m) to become the top film of this lucrative franchise. 

Opening to moderate success are ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE KILLER (US$490K from 46 screens), PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION (画皮Ⅱ) (US$227K from 23 screens) and the single print release STRICKEN (US$4,674).

Monday, July 2, 2012

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN gross more than US$2m in opening weekend!

2 July 2012

SINGAPORE - THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN opens at #1 and is the 2nd film this year to gross above US$2m in its opening weekend. With US$2.63m from 128 screens, it's the year's second biggest opening film, behind THE AVENGERS which grossed US$3.44m from 126 screens during its opening weekend 8 weeks ago.

In terms of screen average performance, ASM comes in 8th for the year with US$20,624, behind THE HUNGER GAMES (US$24,543), BATTLESHIP (US$24,207), WRATH OF THE TITANS (US$21,395), MADAGASCAR 3 (US$21,548) and MIB3 (US$21,011). SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (US$28,132) and THE AVENGERS (US$27,756) are the top screen average performers of 2012 to date.

Only one other film opened against ASM - Tyler Perry's GOOD DEEDS grossed US$4,578 from a single screen.