Monday, September 24, 2012

RETRIBUTION holds on to No.1 while TO ROME WITH LOVE scores highest screen average

24 Sep 2012

SINGAPORE - Most of the new films make respectable debuts but fail to dislodge RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION from the throne.

For the fifth straight week, the total box office gross is down compared to a year ago. The F1 Singapore weekend is also the fourth lowest weekend gross of 2012 to date.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

RETRIBUTION tops box office!

17 Sep 2012

SINGAPORE - RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION is the 12th film to cross US$1m in its opening weekend. Its gross of US$1,199,246 is a marginal improvement over the last instalment, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE which grossed US$1,034,050 exactly two years ago to a final tally of US$1,956,457. Its screen average of US$16,891 from 71 screens is a marginal dip from AFTERLIFE's US$17,526 screen average from 59 screens. Factoring in the higher ticket prices this year (plus the availability of 2 IMAX prints), the Resident Evil franchise is actually witnessing a marginal dip in interest, but not by too much.

Monday, September 10, 2012

TED scores big and claims top spot!

10 Sep 2012

SINGAPORE - Adult comedy TED debuts on top with US$707,468 and a muscular screen average of US$20,808. It's the biggest debut for a M18 movie so far this year, the 3rd to debut at no. 1 and the 12th film to score a screen average above US$20K this year. The version screening in Singapore is an edited version. All other debuts fared meekly or terribly.

Monday, September 3, 2012

STEP UP leads a pack of lacklustre debuts

3 Sep 2012

SINGAPORE - STEP UP: REVOLUTION takes the top spot with US$717K in what is once again a week of modest and disappointing debuts. PARANORMAN (US$149K) and DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (US$136K) start at no. 3 and 5 respectively while THE CAMPAIGN trails behind at no. 6 with a weak US$99K.