Monday, June 30, 2014
SINGAPORE - TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION opens on 150 screens (including 3D and IMAX 3D) for a gargantuan US$4,171,943. That makes it the widest release to date, as well as the highest grossing film from Thursday through Sunday during its opening weekend. It also helps to set a new record for the highest grossing weekend haul by the Top 10 films (with AGE OF EXTINCTION contributing 86.38% to the total).
The previous widest release was THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 on 134 screens just two months ago, while the biggest 4-day opening weekend gross was previously set by IRON MAN 3 with US$3,761,476 last year. The Top 10 films also sold US$4,829,695 worth of tickets - a new peak that exceeds the summer blockbuster weekend of June 2, 2011 when X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and KUNG FU PANDA 2 led the box office to a total cume of US$4,236,701.
Monday, June 23, 2014
SINGAPORE - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 reigns at no. 1 for a 2nd weekend. It has now grossed US$2,875,443, which places it as this year's 7th highest grossing film and highest grossing animated film to date.
New in the runner-up spot is the youth romance drama THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, with a fantastic US$540,489 from 28 screens for a mighty US$19,303 screen average. Throw in sneak previews from the past two weekends and its total gross stands at US$698,006. STARS is now also the top grossing romance drama of the year in a field where there is virtually little competition. ENDLESS LOVE, which opened in February started with US$103,528 from 22 screens for a US$148,497 final.
Monday, June 16, 2014
SINGAPORE - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 stakes its claim to the top of the box office with US$1,742,924 from 65 screens (including sneaks) and a splendid weekend screen average of US$18,350. The animated sequel (also screening in 3D and IMAX 3D) is the 10th film to start above US$1m this year.
Four years ago, the first DRAGON debut with US$1,455,044 (including sneaks) and a US$16,004 screen average from 51 screens and ended its run with US$2,968,823.
Monday, June 9, 2014
SINGAPORE - Tom Cruise's new sci-fi flick EDGE OF TOMORROW becomes the 9th film to debut above US$1m this year. It tops the box office with US$1,032,445 from 62 screens (including 3D and IMAX 3D) and a US$16,652 screen average. Throw in last weekend's sneak previews and the total comes up to US$1,236,033.
Last April, Tom Cruise's other sci-fi flick, OBLIVION opened with US$1,152,146 from 52 screens (including IMAX but no 3D) for a stronger US$22,157 screen average.
Monday, June 2, 2014
SINGAPORE - X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST maintains its grip on the top spot as MALEFICIENT debuts at no. 2.
The new Bryan Singer flick collects another US$1,669,611 and brings the total for the mutant super hero pic to an astounding US$5,819,768 in just 11 days of release. That's slightly ahead of what THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, this year's top film to date grossed after its second weekend (US$5,600,043).
Meanwhile, MALEFICENT starts with US$1,244,814 from 63 screens (including 3D) for the week's highest screen average of US$19,759. It's the 7th biggest debut of the year and the 8th film to start above US$1m this year.