24 Jun 2013
SINGAPORE - WAR WORLD Z and MONSTERS UNIVERSITY lead the box office and become the 10th and 11th films to cross the US$1m mark in their debut weekends. This is the only instance this year where a pair of debut films achieve this feat concurrently. Both films are also released with 3D options though the days when the number of 3D prints outnumber the 2D version is over.
WORLD WAR Z's tally now stands at US$1,558,091 while MONSTERS UNIVERSITY has grossed US$1,113,200. Last week's top film MAN OF STEEL, which has banked US$4,245,605 to date drops to third place at the box office.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
SINGAPORE - MAN OF STEEL flies to the top of the box office as it collects US$2,557,868 from 97 screens (including 3D and IMAX 3D) with a monstrous US$26,370 screen average. It's now the 5th highest grosser of the year to date.
Other debuts include Thai horror PEE MAK, which scares up US$248,455 (including sneaks from last weekend) on 15 screens and a strong screen average of US$13,086.
The Andy Lau thriller SWITCH 天机：富春山居图 opens on 10 screens with US$72,022 and a US$7,202 screen average.
Animated adventure TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (which includes a single 3D screen) starts off on 8 screens for a weak US$3,925 screen average and a US$31,396 first weekend total.
Monday, June 10, 2013
SINGAPORE - Will Smith and son conquer the box office with AFTER EARTH while crime thriller NOW YOU SEE ME debuts in the runner-up spot. Only a mere US$19,290 separate the two titles, making this the tightest race for the top spot this year.
AFTER EARTH opens on 55 screens for a US$847,858 total; while NOW YOU SEE ME which opens on 30 screens grossed US$828,568 for a sizzling US$27,619 screen average - the 5th highest of the year to date behind IRON MAN 3 (US$37,995), FAST & FURIOUS 6 (US$35,363), G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (US$30,241) and AH BOYS TO MEN 2 新兵正传 II (US$28,132).
Both AFTER EARTH and NOW YOU SEE ME may end their runs in the region of US$1.7m each; although NOW YOU SEE ME may reach as high as US$1.9m if it holds up well in the coming weeks.
Monday, June 3, 2013
SINGAPORE - FAST & FURIOUS 6 maintains its lead over new arrivals, including THE HANGOVER PART III which scores one of the biggest openings for a M18 rated film.
FURIOUS 6 dips an understandable 59.7% and adds another US$927,441 which totals up to US$3,933,147 so far. It's already outgrossed FAST & FURIOUS 5 (US$3,514,117) to become the top film in the lucrative franchise and is currently the 4th highest grossing film of 2013.
FURIOUS 6 is now on course to finish with US$4.6m-US$5.5m - much lower than the US$6m projected last week but still fantastic numbers overall for a film released without any 3D or IMAX screens.