Monday, November 26, 2012
26 Nov 2012
SINGAPORE - THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 becomes the 16th film this year to debut above US$1m, with a tally of US$1,533,449. It claims the no. 1 spot on the exact same weekend as PART 1 did last year. With higher ticket prices, more screens (62 vs. 46), and PART 2 being sold as the epic conclusion to a blockbuster franchise, PART 2 starts off 40.86% stronger than PART 1. Its screen average of US$24,733 is also slightly higher than PART 1's US$23,667. PART 1 ended its run with US$2,181,325 and PART 2 looks like it's on track to gross above US$3m, which would also make it the highest grossing film in the franchise.
Monday, November 19, 2012
19 Nov 2012
SINGAPORE - AH BOYS TO MEN (新兵正传) displays strong staying power as it holds on to No. 1. The film grosses another US$977,287 and scores a screen average of US$25,718 - numbers that any Hollywood blockbuster film would be envious of in their second week of release. AH BOYS has now grossed US$3,112,058 - making it the 10th biggest film of 2012.
Monday, November 12, 2012
12 Nov 2012
SINGAPORE -- Looks like Box Office Mojo missed out on figures from AH BOYS TO MEN (新兵正传). So for the purpose of getting a clearer picture, I'll include the figures as published in the Straits Times.
AH BOYS TO MEN grossed US$1,232,895 (S$1,509,422) against SKYFALL, which falls to no. 2 with US$1,174,514. AH BOYS is reported to have been released on 37 screens, which means that it scored a screen average of US$33,321 (S$40,795) - the highest so far this year.
It is also the 15th title to debut with over US$1m in 2012, and is the first local film to do so since 2008 when AH LONG PTE LTD (老师嫁老大) opened with an estimated US$1.04m (S$1.484m). AH BOYS also set a new record for biggest opening for a domestic film.
Monday, November 5, 2012
5 Nov 2012
SINGAPORE - In just 4 days, SKYFALL has already grossed US$2,243,757 - more than what CASINO ROYALE did during its entire run in 2006 (US$2,034,804), and almost what QUANTUM OF SOLACE made during its entire run in 2008 (US$2,477,339).
It's also the 4th biggest debut weekend earner of the year behind THE AVENGERS (US$3,441,766), THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (US$2,650,244) and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (US$2,639,859). It's also the 3rd highest screen average of the year (US$26,711), behind SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (US$28,132) and THE AVENGERS (US$27,756). 84.46% of all tickets sold this past weekend were for SKYFALL.