Monday, December 31, 2012

CZ12 closes the year on a high note

31 Dec 2012

SINGAPORE - Jackie Chan's CZ12 (a.k.a. CHINESE ZODIAC) (十二生肖) holds the top spot for the final two weeks of 2012. It has collected US$2,810,093 to date and is the top grossing Hong Kong release this year, a feat which it achieved during the first four days of release. It's the highest grossing Hong Kong film since IP MAN 2 (叶问2: 宗师传奇) finished with US$3,291,610 in 2010.

CZ12 also the year's top Mandarin language film (not counting AH BOYS TO MEN (新兵正传), which is actually a mix of Mandarin, English and other languages). Released on 44 screens, the film's screen average for the 2 weeks stood at US$25,172 and US$20,270. Only one other film - AH BOYS TO MEN, managed to maintain a screen average above US$20K for two consecutive weeks for 2012.

Monday, December 17, 2012


17 Dec 2012

Singapore - THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY takes the no. 1 spot with US$1,729,846 - the 6th biggest opening weekend and 4th widest release of 2012. It arrives on 107 screens in up to 6 different formats - 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D, IMAX 3D HFR, 2D Dolby Atmos and 3D Dolby Atmos.

No other major films open, but THE HOBBIT's screen average of US$16,167 is far from promising. It's the second lowest amongst films that start out with US$1m and above this year. Its box office is likely to be affected the following week with the release of three major films - Jackie Chan's CZ12 (十二生肖),  JACK REACHER starring Tom Cruise and Disney's latest animated hit, WRECK-IT RALPH. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

LIFE OF PI maintains grip at no. 1

10 Dec 2012

SINGAPORE - Even as it's reported that LIFE OF PI's box office tally in China has now overshadowed its US gross, the film maintains a second week at no. 1 in Singapore. The film drops a slim 29.9% and collects a total of US$763,555. Its screen average of US$11,931 is also the highest of the week. Total gross for PI now stands at US$2,200,737.

Monday, December 3, 2012

LIFE OF PI knocks BREAKING DAWN off top spot!

3 Dec 2012

SINGAPORE - LIFE OF PI becomes the 17th film of 2012 to cross US$1m in its debut, grossing S$1,088,510 from 64 screens that includes 3D and IMAX for a mighty US$17,008 screen average.