Thursday, July 30, 2015
Singapore - Tom Cruise's latest outing as Agent Ethan Hunt in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION (PG13) is expected to take the no. 1 spot this weekend.
Other releases include Singapore historical drama 1965 (PG13) and drama MADAME BOVARY (M18).
New Indian films include Hindi thriller DRISHYAM (PG).
Monday, July 27, 2015
Singapore - Marvel's ANT-MAN holds onto the top spot for a second weekend. It grossed another US$928,613 for a US$3,425,037 cume.
Meanwhile, newcomers fill up the rest of the top five with young adult drama PAPER TOWNS (PG13) debuting in the runner-up spot, followed by the China box office blockbuster hit MONSTER HUNT 捉妖记 (PG), boxing drama SOUTHPAW (NC16) starring Jake Gyllenhaal and horror thriller THE VATICAN TAPES (NC16).
MONSTER HUNT is also probably the top screen average performer with US$13,490. Its total cume from 14 screens is US$188,857.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Singapore - Marvel's ANT-MAN is likely to spend a second weekend at no. 1 as none of the new comers appear to be strong contenders. A 50% drop would mean additional takings in the range of US$1m for Scott Lang and company.
Releases this week include action drama SOUTHPAW (NC16), youth flick PAPER TOWNS (PG13), Chinese box office sensation MONSTER HUNT 捉妖记 (PG), horror thriller THE VATICAN TAPES (NC16), Japanese anime DETECTIVE CONAN: THE SUNFLOWERS OF INFERNO (PG), Woody Allen's IRRATIONAL MAN (NC16), sci-fi horror EXTRATERRESTRIAL (M18) and the China remake of ONLY YOU 命中注定 (PG13) by Feng Xiaogang.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Singapore - Marvel's ANT-MAN (PG) debuts at the top of the box office with an astounding US$2,013,433 from 101 screens. Premium sessions include 3D and IMAX 3D. That's mightier than last year's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, which kicked off with US$1,785,046, and 2011's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (US$1,691,249), but close to THE WOLVERINE which had first weekend sales of US$2,036,815 two year back.
ANT-MAN is also the 3rd highest July debut of all-time behind HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (US$3,020,290/S$3,681,280) and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (US$2,650,244/S$3,327,514) in domestic dollars (S$2,756,027).
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Singapore - Marvel's ANT-MAN (PG) is likely to trounce all competition and take the no.1 spot this weekend. Going by numbers from a year ago, a debut in the range of US$1.2m-US$1.7m looks likely.
Other debuts this week include OUR SISTER MAMBO (PG) - the 2nd local title to be released this month; family drama MAX (PG); Abel Ferrara's WELCOME TO NEW YORK (rated R21 and edited); Derek Yee's I AM SOMEBODY 我是路人甲 (PG) and the documentary FOODIES (PG13).
Monday, July 13, 2015
Singapore - TED 2 becomes the first film to ascend to no. 1 this year. It grossed US$292,293 for a US$1,008,904 total to date. This is slightly behind the original which had grossed US$1.4m by the same time three years ago.
Close behind is former champion TERMINATOR GENISYS in the runner-up spot. It grossed a further US$288,725 for a US$2,761,738 total to date (far ahead of TERMINATOR SALVATION which only grossed US$1.9k by the same time six years ago).
JURASSIC WORLD picked up another US$208,832 in its 5th weekend and overtakes AVATAR to become the 4th highest grossing film of all time in domestic dollars with a total of S$11,584,079 to date.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Singapore - MAGIC MIKE XXL (M18) looks set to challenge TERMINATOR GENISYS for the top spot this coming weekend.
GENISYS held onto the top spot last week with US$653,814. A 50% drop will give it US$326,907 for its third weekend.
The first MAGIC MIKE started with US$175,655 three years back. The sequel is likely to open bigger, but may not challenge fellow M18-rated Hollywood flick, TED 2's US$580,357 opening from last week.
If Channing Tatum and the boys make it to the top, it'll be the third M18-rated film to do so this year after AMERICAN SNIPER and KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE.
Other new releases include Chen Kaige's edited for PG13 version of MONK COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN 道士下山; HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURES 横冲直撞好莱坞 (NC16); SURVIVOR (PG13); BURYING THE EX (NC16) and JU-ON 4: THE FINAL CURSE (PG13).
Speciality releases include Japanese anime CRAYON SHINCHAN: MY MOVING STORY! CACTUS ATTACK! (PG13) at selected Golden Village screens and British sci-fi thriller EX MACHINA (M18) at the Projector. BAAHUBALI (NC16), touted as the most expensive Indian film ever also opens this week.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Singapore - TERMINATOR GENISYS is locked into the no. 1 spot for a 2nd week as TED 2, the highest debut starts in the runner up spot.
Other new releases this week include SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES 杀破狼 2 (NC16), DARK PLACES (NC16), FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (PG), ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (PG), MISS J CONTEMPLATES HER CHOICE 石头，剪刀，布 (NC16) and PARADISE LOST (PG13).
Meanwhile, JURASSIC WORLD gained another US$347,186 for a US$8,278,144 total. With that, the top grossing film of 2015 leapt pass two Transformers movies to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time in Singapore.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Singapore - TERMINATOR GENISYS looks set to maintain its hold at no. 1. Last week, it debut with an estimated US$1.4K. A 50% drop would mean a gross of US$700K, which may be enough to hold off TED 2 from stealing the no. 1 spot. The original TED grossed US$707K back in 2012 during its opening weekend, which means that if the sequel performs just as well, it may just unseat the T-3000 from its throne.
Other debuts this week include SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES 杀破狼 2 (NC16), DARK PLACES (NC16), FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (PG), ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (PG), MISS J CONTEMPLATES HER CHOICE 石头，剪刀，布 (NC16) and PARADISE LOST (PG13).
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Singapore - In what appeared to be a tight race, TERMINATOR GENISYS claimed the no.1 spot from former champ MINIONS this past weekend. The John Connor pic grossed US$1,379,042 from 84 screens (including 3D and IMAX 3D) while Stuart, Kevin and Bob dropped 50.28% in their second weekend to steal US$1,111,392 from 76 screens. This is one of those rare weekends where both the top two films grossed more than US$1m each.
GENISYS' debut was an improvement over TERMINATOR SALVATION which started with US$982k from 62 screens for a US$2.06m finale 6 years ago.