Monday, August 31, 2015

INSIDE OUT debuts at no. 1!

31 Aug 2015

Singapore - Pixar's newest animated film INSIDE OUT debuts at no. 1 spot (with limited sessions in 3D).

Other debuts include thriller NO ESCAPE (NC16), horror THE GALLOWS (NC16), documentary AMY (NC16), drama WOMAN IN GOLD (PG13) and Japanese anime NEW INITIAL D THE MOVIE: LEGEND 2 - RACER (PG).

Thursday, August 27, 2015

INSIDE OUT in position for no. 1 debut

27 Aug 2015

Singapore - INSIDE OUT (PG), the latest from Pixar looks set for a no. 1 opening this weekend.

Other debuts include the thriller NO ESCAPE (NC16), horror flick THE GALLOWS (NC16), drama WOMAN IN GOLD (PG13), documentary AMY (NC16) and Japanese anime NEW INITIAL D THE MOVIE: LEGEND 2 - RACER (PG).

Monday, August 24, 2015

HITMAN right on target at no. 1!

24 Aug 2015

Singapore - With scarcely any strong competition, the video-games based HITMAN: AGENT 47 easily captured the no. 1 spot.

Other debuts include horror sequel SINISTER 2 (NC16), local omnibus 7 LETTERS (PG), Ringo Lam's WILD CITY 迷城 (NC16), revenge thriller RETURN TO SENDER (M18) and Japanese anime ANATA WO ZUTTO AISHITERU (PG).

Thursday, August 20, 2015

HITMAN: AGENT 47 comes to town

20 Aug 2015

Singapore - HITMAN: AGENT 47 (NC16), which was partially shot in the garden city will be the widest release this weekend, and a likely candidate for the top spot as there's hardly any strong competitors, holdovers or otherwise.

Last week's reigning champ, PIXELS is likely to slip into the runner-up spot.

After a few limited full house sessions at the Capitol Theater and the National Museum, the omnibus feature 7 LETTERS (PG) gets a theatrical release and is already performing strongly despite opening only on 9 screens. Advance sales have been nothing short of amazing.

Other debuts include horror sequel SINISTER 2 (NC16), Ringo Lam's thriller WILD CITY 迷城 (NC16), revenge thriller RETURN TO SENDER (M18) and Japanese anime ANATA WO ZUTTO AISHITERU (PG).


Monday, August 17, 2015

PIXELS chomp its way to no. 1

17 Aug 2015

Singapore - PIXELS (PG) chomp its way to the top of the box office with US$735,734 from 49 screens (including IMAX 3D) and previews. It scores a so-so screen average of US$11,949.

ATTACK ON TITAN launches on 15 screens with two versions - an edited NC16-rated cut and a M18-rated uncut version. It's the first film to be released with dual ratings simultaneously. Its gross including previews from last weekend stands at US$367,539. Its weekend screen average is a mighty US$19,159 - the highest amongst all releases. Breakdowns according to ratings is not available. The M18-rated version is playing on 6 screens while the other 9 screens are playing the edited NC16 cut.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Will PIXELS eat its way to no. 1?

13 Aug 2015

Singapore - PIXELS (PG) will be the widest new release this weekend with premium formats that include IMAX 3D, 3D and D-Box. Look for it to debut at no. 1 despite negative reviews and challenges from holdovers MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROUGUE NATION and FANTASTIC FOUR.

Also new will be ATTACK ON TITAN - PART 1, the first ever movie to be released with dual ratings. The uncut M18 version, which is apparently about a minute longer, will screen alongside the edited NC16 version. The Japanese fantasy action flick will also be the first Asian film to be screened in the D-Box format at GV Bishan.

Other new releases include John Woo's conclusion to his epic period romance THE CROSSING II 太平轮:惊涛挚爱 (PG13), Hong Kong romance PARIS HOLIDAY 巴黎假期 (PG) and sci-fi horror HARBINGER DOWN (NC16).

Monday, August 10, 2015


10 Aug 2015

Singapore - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION claims the no. 1 spot for a second weekend in a row, keeping FANTASTIC FOUR (PG) from scoring a home run during the National Day weekend.

The rebooted FANTASTIC FOUR is reported to have grossed US$1.36m from 62 screens from Thursday to Sunday. That's within range of last August's top debuts - TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES with US$1,449,438 from 77 screens (including sneaks), and the Scarlett Johansson sci-fi thriller LUCY with US$1,455,514 from 66 screens.

Due to a stronger American currency, FANTASTIC FOUR (S$1,882,893) actually performed marginally better than both those films despite playing on slightly less screens (S$1,814,247 for TURTLES and S$1,817,733 for LUCY).

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FANTASTIC FOUR ready for no. 1 debut

6 Aug 2015

Singapore - Josh Trank's FANTASTIC FOUR (PG) reboot is poised to take the no. 1 spot over the National Day weekend.

Other releases include Dante Lam's TO THE FORE 破风 (PG13), the reboot/sequel comedy VACATION (M18), thriller THE GIFT (NC16) and British crime mystery MR. HOLMES (PG) starring Ian McKellen.

In addition, PIXELS (PG) and both an edited NC16 and a M18 uncut version of ATTACK ON TITAN will also sneak.


Monday, August 3, 2015

MI5 debuts at no. 1 with US$1.88m!

3 Aug 2015

Singapore - The latest instalment of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION (PG13) kicks off at no. 1 with premium sessions that include IMAX. It's reported by Deadline that the IMAX per screen average is U$48K.

Total gross is US$1,889,110 (S$2,593,370) from 100 screens - which places it as the fourth biggest July opening of all time in domestic dollars behind HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (S$3,681,280), THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (S$3,327,514) and DESPICABLE ME 2 (S$3,234,215 including sneaks). *

The previous MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL invaded cinemas in December 2011 and grossed US$1,677,761 (S$2,189,679) from 64 screens. While the latest IMF flick had a bigger opening, the last instalment actually had a higher screen average (US$26,215 / S$34,214 vs. US$18,891 / S$25,934).

Local historical drama 1965 (PG13) opens in third place while the only other new release MADAME BOVARY (M18) starts outside the Top 10. Figures are not available.