Monday, July 29, 2013

THE WOLVERINE Claws Its Way to #1

29 Jul 2013

SINGAPORE - THE WOLVERINE debuts at the top of the box office with a monstrous US$2,036,815 in both 2D and 3D versions. Opening on 98 screens, it's the 6th biggest debut and the 6th film to start above US$2m this year. It bests the debuts of fellow mutant flicks WOLVERINE (2009) and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (2011), which started with US$1,462,183 and US$1,724,673 respectively.

However, those films opened on less screens; screen average wise, THE WOLVERINE's US$20,784 is marginally lower than WOLVERINE (2009)'s US$21,040 and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS's US$24,638. Nonetheless, the monetary results are spectacular as all the super hero flicks released this year have proven to be box office gold.

Monday, July 22, 2013

PACIFIC RIM spends 2nd Week at No. 1

22 Jul 2013

SINGAPORE - The battle between monsters and robots continue as PACIFIC RIM holds on to the top spot. The blockbuster pic has now grossed US$3,058,893 after just two weekends. It's the eighth film to cross US$3m at the box office this year.

Meanwhile, DESPICABLE ME 2  has overtaken MAN OF STEEL to become the year's third highest grosser to date with US$5,054,364 in the bank. What's spectacular is the US$21,983 screen average during its third weekend, a feat that shows the hit toon pic is not showing any signs of slowing down just yet.

Monday, July 15, 2013

PACIFIC RIM Commands Top Spot!

15 Jul 2013

SINGAPORE - PACIFIC RIM opens with a monstrous US$1,674,706 on 72 screens (including 3D and IMAX 3D) for a hefty US$23,260 screen average. It's the 13th film to debut above US$1m this year.

Meanwhile, DESPICABLE ME 2, the top animated film of the year reached new heights with a US$4,237,753 tally after just 2 weekends. It's the 6th film to cross US$4m this year.

Other debuts include THE ROOFTOP 天台 (US$142,531), MAN OF TAI CHI (US$40,287), ARTHUR NEWMAN ($7,211) and LESSON OF THE EVIL (U$6,860).

For the fifth consecutive weekend in a row, over US$3m worth of tickets were sold as the top ten films grossed US$3,355,914; a miniscule dip of 0.3% from the last weekend. It's up 43.01% over the same frame a year ago when ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT commanded the no. 1 spot.

Source: Box Office Mojo

Monday, July 8, 2013

It's DESPICABLE at No. 1!

8 Jul 2013

SINGAPORE - DESPICABLE ME 2 opens at the top of the box office with a massive US$2,524,600 haul from 72 screens, including 3D and IMAX 3D options and sneak previews from last weekend. This is the 3rd biggest opening this year; and already the top animated film and 7th highest grossing film of the year to date!

The much loved animated sequel opened significantly higher than the original film from 2010 which started with US$868,279 on its way to a US$2,917,270 final.

Opening to less excitement in second place is THE LONE RANGER from the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN team of star Johnny Depp, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski. Its S$572,509 gross from 49 screens for a screen average of US$11,684 is lower than last year's Johnny Depp vehicle DARK SHADOWS which started with US$613,223 from 34 screens for a higher US$18,036 screen average.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Zombies Keep WHITE HOUSE DOWN from #1

1 Jul 2013

SINGAPORE - WORLD WAR Z holds the top spot at the box office for a second weekend, grossing US$782,630 for a US$2,838,066 total to date. The action buddy pic WHITE HOUSE DOWN debuts in second place with US$762,651 and scores the top screen average of the week (US$16,227).

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY collects another US$690,518 for a US$2,269,065 total so far. It's already passed THE CROODS to become the top animated film of the year.

Meanwhile, MAN OF STEEL overtakes FAST & FURIOUS 6 to become the 3rd highest grosser of the year. The super hero action pic has already flown to the bank with a total tally of US$4,811,165. Rounding out the Top 5 is the surprise hit NOW YOU SEE ME which has taken US$2,301,161 to date.