Monday, November 24, 2014

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 takes box office crown

24 Nov 2014

Singapore - THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 takes the box office crown with US$1,690,008 from 94 screens for a US$17,979 screen average.  That's 15.45% behind THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE which opened on 91 screens; but 22.96% more than THE HUNGER GAMES which opened with US$1,374,433 from 56 screens.

A FANTASTIC GHOST WEDDING 非常婚事, the 9th local release of the year is the only other debut that makes the top ten. It grossed US$109,678 from 15 screens for a decent US$7,312 screen average.

Monday, November 17, 2014

BIG HERO 6 clinches box office crown!

17 Nov 2014

Singapore - Disney's animated adaptation of an obscure Marvel property, BIG HERO 6 takes the top spot this weekend with US$1,180,173 from 66 screens (including 3D and sneaks). It's the 20th film to debut above US$1m this year.

INTERSTELLAR falls to no. 2, but has now grossed US$2,343,785 and is currently the 19th highest grossing film of the year.

Other debuts include the comedy sequel DUMB AND DUMBER TO (US$150,747 / 18 screens), which arrives twenty years after the original; horror JESSABELLE (US$90,766 / 9 screens); WAYANG BOY 戏曲小子, the eighth local release of the year (figures unavailable, but probably between US$34K-US$52K); Johnnie To's DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 单身男女 2 (US$29,254 / 5 screens) and the conspiracy thriller KILL THE MESSENGER (US$16,018 / 3 screens).

Monday, November 10, 2014

INTERSTELLAR reaches no. 1 station

10 Nov 2014

Singapore - INTERSTELLAR reaches no. 1 with US$1,176,064 from 87 screens (including IMAX). It's the 19th film to debut above US$1m in 2014; but scores the lowest screen average (US$13,518) amongst the million dollar debut club.

Other debuts include mystery thriller BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (US$90,175 / 13 screens), comedy drama THE BEST OF ME (US$81,725 / 20 screens) and Taiwanese drama PARADISE IN SERVICE 军中乐园 (US$32,758 including sneaks / 9 screens).

Figures for these new releases are not available: Malaysian horror SEVENTH 守夜, Irish horror THE CANAL (edited for M18 rating), THE SCRIBBLER and French animation JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART.

Monday, November 3, 2014

KUNGFU JUNGLE rocks no. 1 spot!

3 Nov 2014

Singapore - KUNGFU JUNGLE 一个人的武林 kicks its way to no. 1, becoming the first Asian film to dominate the top spot this year with US$632,800 from 44 screens for a hefty US$14,382 screen average. However, it's only the 4th highest grossing debut for an Asian title this year, behind THE LION MEN 狮神决战 (US$935,042), THE MONKEY KING 西游记之大闹天空 (US$746,318 including sneaks) and FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 赌城风云 (US$695,072).

This is action star Donnie Yen's third blockbuster release in 2014 following THE MONKEY KING (US$1,198,233 total) in January and ICEMAN 冰封侠:重生之门 (US$887,171 total) in April.