Monday, October 29, 2012


29 Oct 2012

SINGAPORE - PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 scores as it claims the no.1 spot. TAI CHI HERO (太极 2), the follow-up to TAI CHI ZERO (太极) settles for the runner-up position.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 opens with US$311,914 - the second best ever for the franchise. Only the original film opened bigger (US$315,115), but only marginally and with sneak previews added. The attraction for the Paranormal brand has been holding steady over the years, which is quite notable. The final grosses for the first films were US$583,875, US$576,707 and US$660,429 respectively. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 looks likely to finish with higher, if not similar numbers.

Monday, October 22, 2012

TAKEN 2 spends 3rd week at no. 1

22 Oct 2012

SINGAPORE - The top 3 films remain unchanged with TAKEN spending a 3rd week at no. 1 and LOOPER and SINISTER maintaining their positions at no. 2 and 3 respectively.

TAKEN 2 grossed another US$306,189 to push its total to US$2,845,122 for a still going strong screen average of US$8,275. It is now the 9th highest grossing film of 2012. LOOPER and SINISTER both enter their second week with gentle declines. LOOPER also has the week's 2nd highest screen average with a strong $12,691 from 17 screens. Its total gross now stands at US$625,795. Meanwhile, SINISTER has scared up a total of US$475,285.

Monday, October 15, 2012

New films make strong debuts as TAKEN 2 holds at no. 1

15 Oct 2012

SINGAPORE - TAKEN 2 holds at no.1 for a second week. With US$2,371,450 collected, it is now the highest grossing film for Fox and the 11th highest grosser of 2012 to date. It also easily eclipses the US$669,539 made by its predecessor, which was released by Cathay-Keris Films in 2009.

Monday, October 8, 2012

TAKEN 2 rejuvenates box office with huge opening

8 Oct 2012

SINGAPORE - TAKEN 2 - the action thriller headed by Liam Neeson opens big. How big? Apart from being the 13th film to debut above US$1m this year (US$1,309,675), it also scores the 2nd highest screen average of the year (US$27,865) behind only SNOW WHTE AND THE HUNTSMAN (US$28,132) and ahead of blockbusters like THE AVENGERS (US$27,756), THE EXPENDABLES 2 (US$25,847) and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (US$24,093). It also rejuvenates the overall box office, pushing it pass US$2m (the film's gross represents 65.30% of all tickets sold). And this feat was achieved with 47 prints in release (less than half of mega blockbuster releases like THE AVENGERS).

Monday, October 1, 2012

PREMIUM RUSH leads 2nd weakest box office weekend of the year

1 Oct 2012

SINGAPORE - PREMIUM RUSH leads the box office into the second lowest weekend of the year. It kicks off with US$309,179 on 31 screens for a decent screen average of US$9,974. Opening in second place is THE ASSASSINS (铜雀台) with US$221,553 from 25 screens. This is the third biggest debut for a Mandarin film this year behind WE NOT NAUGHTY (孩子不坏) (US$261,105) and PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION (画皮 II) (US$227,595).