Thursday, December 31, 2015

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is top film of 2015

by Lau Chee Nien / 31 Dec 2015

Singapore - AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is the top earning film of 2015 with US$9,904,467 in the bank. Its S$13,844,860 gross in domestic dollars also slips the Marvel sequel into the no. 1 spot for highest grossing film of all time ahead of its predecessor, THE AVENGERS (S$13,635,176).

JURASSIC WORLD and FAST & FURIOUS 7, the year's second and third highest grossers with US$8,766,526 / S$12,489,845 and US$6,814,286 / S$9,179,593 respectively also crack the all-time list finding places at no. 4 and no. 9.

DADDY'S HOME leads new releases

31 Dec 2015

Singapore - DADDY'S HOME (PG13) leads the list of new releases that includes SUFFRAGETTE (PG13) and LIFE (M18).

Weekend sneaks include FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS (NC16), Thai horror GHOST SHIP (PG13) and Korean horror THE PRIESTS (NC16).


Monday, December 28, 2015

IP MAN 3 beats THE FORCE for no. 1

28 Dec 2015

Singapore - IP MAN 3 叶问 3 (PG13) beats STARS WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS to claim the no. 1 spot over the final weekend of 2015.

Other debuts include ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP (PG) and CAROL (R21).

Once again, Box Office Mojo's ranking and numbers do not tally with those that cite Cinematograph Film Exhibitors Association as a source.

Here's what we know...

Thursday, December 24, 2015

IP MAN 3 leads trio of new releases

24 Dec 2015

Singapore - IP MAN 3 叶问 3 (PG13) is likely to be the highest debut this week but STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will probably retain the no. 1 spot for a second weekend.

Other debuts include ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP (PG) and CAROL (R21).

Monday, December 21, 2015


21 Dec 2015

Singapore - This week's Box Office Mojo looks highly suspect but this is what we know...

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG) conquer the no. 1 spot with premium formats that include 3D and IMAX 3D. The total gross is a reported US$2,579,893 from an unusually low number of screens (53) and an unusually high screen average (US$48,677).

A discrepancy appears likely as these numbers differ vastly from top openers like AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (US$3,561,440 /148 screens / US$24,064 screen average) and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (US$4,171,943 / 150 screens / US$27,813 screen average).

Thursday, December 17, 2015


17 Dec 2015

Singapore - How big will STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG) open this week?

Will it beat this year's top opener AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, which started with US$3,561,440 from 148 screens?

Or set a new record by crushing the biggest opening film of all time TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, which kicked off with US$4,171,943 from 150 screens last year?

Also opening this week is Chris Evans' directorial debut BEFORE WE GO (PG13) and Korean romance comedy THE BEAUTY INSIDE (PG13).

Monday, December 14, 2015

PEANUTS rule the box office with weakest no. 1 debut of 2015

14 Dec 2015

Singapore - SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE (G) rules the box office but it's the weakest no. 1 debut of the year with just US$338,674 from 55 screens (including 3D).

Local flick MR. UNBELIEVABLE is the top screen average performer with US$6,669. The Ong Kuo Sin helmed comedy starring Golden Horse nominated actor Chan Tian Wen playing on 17 screens has taken in US$236,767 as of its second weekend.

Last week's reigning champ THE LAST DINOSAUR retreats one spot to no. 2. Total cume now stands at US$1,859,093.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Snoopy and Charlie Brown lead list of new releases

10 Dec 2015

Singapore - Good grief! They're using the elongated title SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE (G) for the local release opening this week in 2D and 3D.

Other debuts included family comedy LOVE THE COOPERS (PG13), crime thriller THE VANISHED MURDERER 消失的凶手 (PG13), horror comedy COOTIES (NC16), Hideo Nakata's GHOST THEATER (PG13) and Western cannibal horror BONE TOMAHAWK (R21).

Monday, December 7, 2015

THE GOOD DINOSAUR No. 1 for 2nd Week!

7 Dec 2015

THE GOOD DINOSAUR holds onto the no. 1 spot for a second weekend while Ron Howard's IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (PG13) is the highest debut at no. 2.

The Pixar animation grossed a further US$444,790 for a US$1,449,219 to date, while IN THE HEART OF THE SEA grossed US$283,350 from 48 screens (including IMAX and IMAX 3D) for a weak US$5,903 screen average.

MR. UNBELIEVABLE (PG), the latest domestic release makes a healthy debut at no. 5 with an estimated US$123,847 from 16 screens.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

IN THE HEART OF SEA aims for no. 1 opening

3 Dec 2015

Singapore - Ron Howard's IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (PG13) opens this weekend with various premium formats including 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other new releases encompass the remake of POINT BREAK (NC16), dark Christmas-theme comedy KRAMPUS (PG13), thriller REGRESSION (NC16 Edited) and the latest local film MR. UNBELIEVABLE (PG) also opening on Thursday while Chinese romance comedy GO LALA GO 2 追婚日记 II (PG13) opens Friday.