Monday, December 29, 2014

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 debuts at no. 1!

29 Dec 2014

Singapore - NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB debuts at the top of the box office in the final weekend of 2014. It grossed US$1,611,017 from 66 screens for a muscular US$24,409 screen average. Throw in sneaks and the cume soars up to US$1,720,796.

Last weekend's champ, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES retreats into the runner-up spot with a not too shabby takings of US$904,358 for a US$3,586,279 total to date.

The only other debut in the top 10 is horror sequel THE PACT 2 which comes in at no. 10 with US$23,401 from 3 screens.

Two films debut outside the top 10: China romance comedy LOVE ON THE CLOUD 微爱汁渐入佳境 (US$13,373 / 5 screens) and the French biopic SAINT LAUREN (US$6,243 / 2 screens).

Source: Box Office Mojo

Monday, December 22, 2014

THE FIVE ARMIES conquer no. 1!

22 Dec 2014

Singapore - THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES tops the box office (with the following premium options available: 3D, HFR 3D, IMAX 3D, IMAX HFR 3D, D-Box, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos 3D). The fantasy finale grossed US$1,859,194 from 105 screens for a good US$17,707 screen average. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY started with US$1,729,846 from 107 screens while THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG began with US$1,750,602 from 102 screens.

Other debuts include the remake of ANNIE (US$81,608 / 21 screens) and the sci-fi thriller PREDESTINATION (US$48,422 / 8 screens).

Indian films only get mentioned periodically on this blog due to lack of figures, but PK, the new Hindi film from Rajkumar Hirani is noteworthy as it has been doing brisk business over the weekend at Jade Theatre and nine GV cinemas.

Source: Box Office Mojo

Monday, December 15, 2014

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS makes way to no. 1!

15 Dec 2014

Singapore - Three new film dominate the top spot this weekend with EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS leading the batch. The Ridley Scott epic grossed  US$973,694 from 87 screens (including 3D and IMAX 3D) for a so-so US$11,192 screen average.

Family films PADDINGTON and STAND BY ME DORAEMON take the next two spots with respective debuts US$207,278 from 26 screens and US$183,742 (including sneaks) from 20 screens. Everyone's favorite Japanese robot cat also has a 3D option, along with several screens offering a Mandarin dubbed variation.

Other debuts include Thai horror O.T. GHOST OVERTIME (US$19,399 / 7 screens), French comedy SERIAL (BAD) WEDDINGS (US$13,019 incl. sneaks / 2 screens) and a re-release of FROZEN in a brand new sing along version on limited screens.

Source: Box Office Mojo

Monday, December 8, 2014

PENGUINS make it 2 weeks at the top!

8 Dec 2014

Singapore - PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR score a second weekend at no. 1 as the top three films remain unchanged. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 and BIG HERO 6 maintain their positions at no. 2 and 3 respectively.

The Penguins have amassed US$1,481,222 to date, while the Katniss pic and Disney's latest hit animation have accumulated US$3,359,419 and US$3,296,119 respectively.

The highest debut is horror flick THE PYRAMID at no. 4 with US$249,761 from 19 screens. Other debuts include Disney's family friendly ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (US$132,843 / 27 screens), John Woo's epic romance THE CROSSING 太平轮:乱世浮生 (also in IMAX 3D) (US$87,567 / 27 screens), indie thriller NIGHTCRAWLER starring Jake Gyllenhaal (US$59,005 / 9 screens) and Japanese anime NEW INITIAL D THE MOVIE (US$7,345 / 3 screens).

Source: Box Office Mojo

Monday, December 1, 2014

PENGUINS grab hold of no. 1!

1 Dec 2014

Singapore - PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR debut at no. 1 with US$730,669 from 65 screens for a US$889,088 total (including sneaks and 3D options). The spin-off opened 43.94% weaker than the last outing from parent film MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED, which started with US$1,585,819 (including sneaks) from 69 screens back in June 2012.

Other debuts include the latest cinematic version of Wong Fei-hung with Eddie Peng as the lead in RISE OF THE LEGEND 黄飞鸿 (US$329,194 incl. sneaks / 33 screens), comedy HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (edited for M18 as '"language that denigrates religion or is religiously profane" is not allowed for all ratings') (US$294,177 incl. sneaks / 34 screens), Thai romance horror THE EYES DIARY (US$25,129 / 4 screens), Pang Ho-Cheung's WOMEN WHO FLIRT 撒娇女人最好命 (US$24,511 / 9 screens) and the drama VERY GOOD GIRLS (US$2,058 / 1 screen).

Source: Box Office Mojo