Monday, September 29, 2014

THE EQUALIZER makes a soft debut at no.1

29 Sep 2014

Singapore - Action thriller THE EQUALIZER debuts at no. 1 with US$436,823 from 45 screens (including IMAX) for a US$9,707 screen average. It's the 3rd lowest grossing no.1 debut of the year and and has the lowest screen average amongst no. 1 debuts. Only THE LEGEND OF HERCULES (US$394,887) and BRICK MANSIONS (US$369,517) started with less but both films racked up a higher screen average counts.

THE EQUALIZER's gross is comparable to last weekend's A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES. The thriller which is also anchored by an established action star started with US$356,339 from 40 screens for a US$8,909 screen average.

Monday, September 22, 2014

THE MAZE RUNNER maintains lead tab no. 1

22 Sep 2014

Singapore - THE MAZE RUNNER holds the lead at no. 1 as its grosses another US$758,758 for a US$2,490,166 total to date. The Liam Neeson headlined

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES debuts at no. 2 with US$356,339 from 40 screens for a so-so US$8,908 screen average. Neeson's last outing, NON-STOP burst onto the scene with US$952,515 from 48 screens for a muscular US$19,844 screen average earlier this year.

Other debuts include THE PURGE: ANARCHY (US$236,306 including sneaks / 23 screens), THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU (US$59,776 including sneaks / 22 screens), THE DAMNED (US$11,181 / 3 screens), THE ROVER (US$2,867 / 2 screens) and THE LONGEST WEEK (figures unavailable).

Monday, September 15, 2014

THE MAZE RUNNER reaches no. 1!

15 Sep 1204

Singapore - THE MAZE RUNNER clinches the top spot over the weekend with US$1,395,892 from 57 screens (including IMAX) for a mighty US$24,489 screen average. That's the 4th highest amongst films released this year, and the highest for a film that's released on less than 100 screens. MAZE is the 17th film to debut above US$1m this year. Throw in sneaks and it has grossed US$1,397,238 to date.

Box office figures for AFTERIMAGES, the 6th local release of the year is not available. The horror omnibus, which is released on 11 screens probably grossed between US$47,752 and US$75,192.

Monday, September 8, 2014

STEP UP: ALL IN debuts at the top

8 Sep 2014

Singapore - STEP UP: ALL IN continues the winning streak of the dance franchise by making a debut at the top (also screening in 3D). The version screened in local theatres has been edited for a PG rating. It grossed US$650,931 from 35 screens for a mighty US$18,598 screen average.

Other newcomers include the animated sequel PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE (also in 3D) (US$302,094 including sneaks / 39 screens); teen drama IF I STAY (edited for PG13) (US$188,226 / 20 screens); Taiwan box office sensation CAFE.WAITING.LOVE 等一個人咖啡 (edited for PG13) (US$120,026 / 19 screens); horror thriller AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (US$84,647 / 12 screens); Japanese anime K: MISSING KINGS (US$29,604 including sneaks / 7 screens), animated flick EARTH TO ECHO (US$10,588 / 9 screens); the family film PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE (US$12,996 including sneaks / 7 screens) and Chinese romance BUT ALWAYS 一生一世 (figures unavailable / 4 screens).

Overall, the Top 10 films grossed US$2,016,985 - a 14.6% increase from last weekend; and a 0.02% increase from the same frame a year ago when PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS spent a 2nd weekend at no. 1.

Source: Box Office Mojo

Monday, September 1, 2014

New films fail to steal the no.1 crown from LUCY

1 Sep 2014

Singapore - LUCY maintains its hold at no.1, having grossed US$2,449,915 after two weekends.

The edited NC16 version of NOVEMBER MAN, starring the former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan opens in the runner-up spot with US$249,081 from 31 screens.

The highest screen average performer of the week comes from RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO (edited for PG13 rating). The Japanese period action film collects US$218,017 from 17 screens for a strong US$12,825 screen average. KYOTO INFERNO will be followed by THE LEGEND ENDS, the second part of this sequel on 9 Oct. The first film opened on only two screens in 2012, but ran for more than two months and grossed S$353,641 (estimated US$286,511).