Thursday, December 29, 2016

THE GREAT WALL begins

by Lau Chee Nien / 29 Dec 2016

Singapore - THE GREAT WALL (PG13) opens with premium options that include 3D. RAILROAD TIGER 铁道飞虎 (PG), WHY HIM? (NC16) and JULIETA (M18) are the other new releases.

Monday, December 26, 2016

ROGUE ONE remains on top

by Lau Chee Nien / 26 Dec 2016

Singapore - ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (PG13) continues its hold on no. 1. ASSASSIN'S CREED (PG13) and PASSENGERS (PG13) are the highest debuts at no. 2 and no. 3 respectively.

Other debuts include SEE YOU TOMORROW 摆渡人 (PG13 Edited) and BALLERINA (PG).










Thursday, December 22, 2016

ASASSIN'S CREED and PASSENGERS vie for #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 22 Dec 2016

Singapore - ASSASSIN'S CREED (PG13) and PASSENGERS (PG13) open over the Christmas weekend. Both blockbusters are also available in 3D. Also new is SEE YOU TOMORROW 摆渡人 (PG13 Edited) and BALLERINA (PG).

RAILROAD TIGERS 铁道飞虎 (PG) and THE GREAT WALL (PG13) sneak.

Monday, December 19, 2016

ROGUE ONE lands at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 19 Dec 2016

Singapore - ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (PG) lands in the no. 1 spot with an estimated US$1,758,800 (S$2.54m). Premium options include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Last week's top film SING (PG) drops to second place. Its cume now stands at an estimated US$969,400 (S$1.4m).

The only other new releases are SWORD MASTER 三少爷的剑 (PG13) and PACKAGES FROM DADDY 心灵时钟 (PG). 10,000 MILES 一万公里的约定 (PG) opens on Friday.

Documentary ZERO DAYS (PG13) opens with limited screeings.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

ROGUE ONE aims for #1 conquest

by Lau Chee Nien / 15 Dec 2016

Singapore - ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (PG) aims to claim the no.1 spot with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other new releases include SWORD MASTER 三少爷的剑(PG13), PACKAGES FROM DADDY 心灵时钟 (PG)and  ZERO DAYS (PG13).

10,000 MILES 一万公里的约定 (PG) opens on Friday.

Monday, December 12, 2016

SING is no. 1 champion

by Lau Chee Nien / 12 Dec 2016

Singapore - SING snatches the no. 1 crown with an estimated US$509,819 (S$730,000). Premium options include 3D.

LA LA LAND (PG13) is the next highest debut at no. 6 with an estimated US$118,725 (S$170,000).

Other newcomers include OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (M18), WARRIOR'S GATE (PG), SUDDENLY SEVENTEEN 28岁未成年 (PG), MUSEUM (NC16), BLEED FOR THIS (NC16 Edited) and A YELLOW BIRD (M18), the 13th local release of the year.

DETECTIVE CONAN EPISODE "ONE": THE GREAT DETECTIVE WHO SHRANK (PG13) screens exclusively on 10 Dec.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

SING debuts this weekend

by Lau Chee Nien / 8 Dec 2016

Singapore - SING (PG), in both 2D and 3D versions lead the list of new releases that include LA LA LAND (PG13), SUDDENLY SEVENTEEN 28岁未成年 (PG), OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (M18), MUSEUM (NC16), WARRIOR'S GATE (PG), BLEED FOR THIS (NC16 Edited) and A YELLOW BIRD (M18), the 13th local release of the year.

DETECTIVE CONAN EPISODE "ONE": THE GREAT DETECTIVE WHO SHRANK (PG13) screens exclusively on 10 Dec.

Monday, December 5, 2016

BLOOD WARS break out at #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 5 Dec 2016

Singapore - UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (M18) dominate the box office this weekend, with premium offerings that include 3D.

Other debuts include NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (M18), INCARNATE (PG13), SKY ON FIRE 冲天火 (PG13), A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (PG13), HIDE AND NEVER SEEK (PG13), ANTS ON A SHRIMP (PG13), YUGIOH! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS (PG) and the 12th local release of the year, 4LOVE 爱在小红点 (PG).







Thursday, December 1, 2016

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS erupt in cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 1 Dec 2016

Singapore - UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (M18) open wide this week with premium offerings that include 3D.

Other releases include SKY ON FIRE 冲天火 (PG13), INCARNATE (PG13), A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (PG13), NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (M18), HIDE AND NEVER SEEK (PG13), ANTS ON A SHRIMP (PG13), YUGIOH! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS (PG) and the 12th local release of the year, 4LOVE 爱在小红点 (PG).



Monday, November 28, 2016

BEASTS maintain no. 1 position against MOANA and LULU

by Lau Chee Nien / 28 Nov 2016

Singapore - FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (PG) maintains its no. 1 peak for a third consecutive weekend. It has now grossed an estimated US$3,163,869 (S$4,510,000).

MOANA (PG) is the highest debut at no. 2 with an estimated US$547,188 (S$780,000), including 3D takings from selected screens.

LULU THE MOVIE 璐璐的电影 (PG), the 11th local release of the year is reported to have grossed an estimated US$455,990 (S$650,000) from 29 screens. Add in sneaks from the previous weekend and its cume is an estimated US$491,066 (S$700,000).

Thursday, November 24, 2016

MOANA and LULU THE MOVIE opens

by Lau Chee Nien / 24 Nov 2016

Singapore - MOANA (PG) opens with premium options that include 3D. Also starting wide is LULU THE MOVIE 璐璐的电影 (PG), the 11th local release of the year.

Other newcomers include LION (PG), THE WHOLE TRUTH (NC16), BAD SANTA 2 (R21) and POKEMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL (PG).

KIZUMONOGATARI PART 2: NEKKETSU (NC16) has a limited run from 25 through 27 Nov at GV Suntec.

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (M18) sneaks.

Monday, November 21, 2016

FANTASTIC BEASTS arrive at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 21 Nov 2016

Singapore - FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (PG) kicks off a new franchise as it debuts at no. 1 with premium offerings that include 3D and IMAX 3D.

SHUT IN (NC16) is the only other debut that cracks the top ten. The other releases include DENIAL (PG13), HAPPY DORM 极乐宿舍 (NC16), ARMY OF ONE (NC16 Edited)  and I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY 我不是潘金莲 (PG13).








Thursday, November 17, 2016

Likely to find FANTASTIC BEASTS at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 17 Nov 2016

Singapore - FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (PG) aims to find itself at no. 1 over the weekend, with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other debuts include DENIAL (PG13), HAPPY DORM 极乐宿舍 (NC16), ARMY OF ONE (NC16 Edited), SHUT IN (NC16) and I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY 我不是潘金莲 (PG13).

LULU THE MOVIE 璐璐的电影 (PG) sneaks.

Monday, November 14, 2016

DOCTOR STRANGE no. 1 for 3rd Weekend!

by Lau Chee Nien / 14 Nov 2016

Singapore - DOCTOR STRANGE locks down the no. 1 spot for a third weekend while DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD (PG) debuts in the runner-up spot.

BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK (M18) comes in at no. 6 while the other newcomers are FALLEN (PG13), SOUL MATE 七月与安生 (PG), THE MONSTER (PG13) and THE MENU 导火新闻线 (M18).








Thursday, November 10, 2016

BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK begins

by Lau Chee Nien / 10 Nov 2016

Singapore - BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK (M18), DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD (PG), SOUL MATE 七月与安生 (PG), THE MONSTER (PG13), FALLEN (PG13) and THE MENU 导火新闻线 (M18) are the new releases this week.

Monday, November 7, 2016

DOCTOR STRANGE no. 1 for 2nd week

by Lau Chee Nien / 7 Nov 2016

Singapore - DOCTOR STRANGE remains at no. 1 for a second week. It's grossed an estimated US$3.81m (S$5.28m) to date.

TROLLS (PG) is the highest debut at no. 2 with an estimated US$426K (S$590K). It's also available in 3D. Scaring it's way into the no. 3 spot is OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (PG13) with an estimated US$361K (S$500K).

The other new releases are YOUR NAME (PG), MASTERMINDS (PG13), NESSUN DORMA 凶手还未睡 (NC16) and THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS (PG13).




Thursday, November 3, 2016

TROLLS enter theatres this week

by Lau Chee Nien / 3 Nov 2016

Singapore - TROLLS (PG) opens with 3D premium options. Also opening this week - OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (PG13), MASTERMINDS (PG13), NESSUN DORMA 凶手还未睡 (NC16), YOUR NAME (PG) and THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS (PG13).

Monday, October 31, 2016

DOCTOR STRANGE enters at #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 31 Oct 2016

Singapore - Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE (PG13) enters the top spot with a US$2.2m haul and premium offerings that include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other debuts include HEARTFALL ARISES 惊心破 (PG13) and ONE DAY (PG).

MAX STEEL (PG) and AMERICAN PASTORAL (NC16) open on limited locations while HELL OR HIGH WATER (M18) plays only at Lido with limited sessions.






Thursday, October 27, 2016

STRANGE invades cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 27 Oct 2016

Singapore - DOCTOR STRANGE (PG13) opens wide with premium offerings including 3D and IMAX 3D. Also new are ONE DAY (PG) and HEARTFALL ARISES 惊心破 (PG13).

MAX STEEL (PG) and AMERICAN PASTORAL (NC16) open on limited locations while HELL OR HIGH WATER (M18) plays only at Lido with limited sessions.

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (PG13) sneaks over the weekend.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cruise slides into #1 with JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

by Lau Chee Nien / 24 Oct 2016

Singapore - JACK REACHER: NEVER GOES BACK (NC16) debuts at the top with premium offerings including IMAX.

Other debuts include A MONSTER CALLS (PG) and I AM A HERO (M18).

Opening 3 screens is USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE (NC16) while THE NEON DEMON (M18 Edited) opens at a single location.








Thursday, October 20, 2016

JACK REACHER returns to cinemas!

by Lau Chee Nien / 20 Oct

Singapore - JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (NC16) arrives in theatres with premium options including IMAX.

Other debuts include A MONSTER CALLS (PG) and I AM A HERO (M18). USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE (NC16) opens on three screens while THE NEON DEMON (M18 Edited) begins at one location.

Monday, October 17, 2016

INFERNO burns at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 17 Oct 2017

Singapore - INFERNO (PG13), with IMAX options debuts at no. 1 while THE ACCOUNTANT (NC16) checks in at no. 2

Other debuts include THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS 楼下的房客 (R21 - Version 2) [Note: The original version is rated R21 Passed with Cuts), I.T. (NC16) and THE DISAPPOINTMENT ROOMS (NC16).

Opening on limited screens are L.O.R.D: LEGEND OF RAVAGING DYNASTIES 爵迹 (PG13) and A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS (PG) on a single screen.




Thursday, October 13, 2016

INFERNO blasts into theatres

by Lau Chee Nien / 13 Oct 2016

Singapore - INFERNO (PG13), with IMAX options leads a string of new releases that include THE ACCOUNTANT (NC16), I.T. (NC16), THE DISAPPOINTMENT ROOMS (NC16) and THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS 楼下的房客 (R21 - Version 2) [Note: The original version is rated R21 Passed with Cuts).

Opening on limited screens are L.O.R.D: LEGEND OF RAVAGING DYNASTIES 爵迹 (PG13) and A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS (PG) on a single screen.

Monday, October 10, 2016

MISS PEREGRINE #1 for 2nd week

by Lau Chee Nien / 10 Oct 2016

Singapore - MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (PG13) and DEEPWATER HORIZON (PG13) maintain their grips one the top two spots. Both films have grossed an estimated US$1.24m (S$1.7m) and US$903K (S$1.24m) to date respectively.

The highest debut is Dante Lam's NC16 edited cut of OPERATION MEKONG 湄公河行动 with an estimated US$182K (S$250K) followed by THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (M18) with US$169,034.

Other new films include MISSION MILANO 偷天特务 (PG13) (estimated US$102K/S$140K), SAUSAGE PARTY (R21 Edited) (US$93,047) and MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG).

Opening on limited screens is GOOD KIDS (M18) and the documentary TSUKIJI WONDERLAND (G).

Thursday, October 6, 2016

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN leads new releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 6 Oct 2016

Singapore - THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (M18) leads a bunch of new releases that include OPERATION MEKONG 湄公河行动 (NC16 Edited), MISSION MILANO 偷天特务 (PG13), MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG) and SAUSAGE PARTY (R21 Edited). 

Opening on limited screens is GOOD KIDS (M18) and the documentary TSUKIJI WONDERLAND (G).

Monday, October 3, 2016

MISS PEREGRINE debuts at #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 3 Oct 2016

Singapore - MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (PG13) claims the box office crown with an estimated US$622,994 (S$850K). DEEPWATER HORIZON (PG13) opens at no. 2 with an estimated US$505,724 (S$690K, including IMAX).

Last week's top film THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (PG13) drops to third place. It has grossed an estimated US$586,347 (S$800K) * to date.

SEOUL STATION (NC16), the prequel to TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16), the highest grossing Asian film of all time managed only a US$27,102 (S$36,978) debut at no. 9 below fellow new films THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (NC16 Edited) and I BELONGED TO YOU 从你的全世界路过 (PG) at no. 7 and 8 respectively.

IMPERIUM (M18 Edited) and SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (PG13) open on limited screens.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MISS PEREGRINE and DEEPWATER HORIZON debut

by Lau Chee Nien / 29 Sep 2016

Singapore - MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (PG13) and DEEPWATER HORIZON (PG13) will battle to be the top debut. DEEPWATER is also opening in IMAX.

Other new releases include THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (NC16 Edited), I BELONGED TO YOU 从你的全世界路过 (PG) and SEOUL STATION (NC16)

IMPERIUM (M18 Edited) and SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (PG13) open on limited screens.

Monday, September 26, 2016

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN rides up to #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 26 Sep 2016

Singapore - THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (PG13) debut atop with an estimated US$368,705 (S$500K, including IMAX). STORKS (PG) lands in the runner-up spot with an estimated US$221K (S$300k).

Last week's top film SULLY (PG13) drops to third place. It's cume currently stands at US$846K (S$1.15m). 

Other debuts include A CHINESE ODYSSEY PART THREE 大话西游 3 (PG13), FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG) and THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX (PG13).

THE HOLLARS (PG13) opens on a single screen.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN stomps into theatres

by Lau Chee Nien / 22 Sep 2016

Singapore - THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (PG13) rides into cinemas after sneaks on Wednesday (including IMAX). Other wide releases include STORKS (PG), FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG), A CHINESE ODYSSEY 3 大话西游 3 (PG13) and THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX (PG13).

THE HOLLARS (PG) opens on a single screen.




Monday, September 19, 2016

SULLY ascends and lands at #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 19 Sep 2016

Singapore - SULLY (PG13) ascends and lands in the no. 1 spot in its second weekend, while highest debut BRIDGET JONES'S BABY (NC16) lands in the runner-up spot.

Other debuts include MORGAN (NC16), BLAIR WITCH (NC16), S STORM S 风暴 (NC16), OPERATION CHROMITE (NC16) and CRAYON SHINCHAN THE MOVIE: FAST ASLEEP! THE GREAT ASSAULT ON THE DREAMING WORLD (PG).

Films opening on limited screens include MARAUDERS (NC16) and WILD OATS (PG13).




Thursday, September 15, 2016

BRIDGET JONES returns to cinemas with baby

by Lau Chee Nien / 15 Sep 2016

Singapore - BRIDGET JONES'S BABY (NC16) leads a bunch of new releases that include MORGAN (NC16), BLAIR WITCH (NC16), S STORM S 风暴 (NC16), OPERATION CHROMITE (NC16) and CRAYON SHINCHAN THE MOVIE: FAST ASLEEP! THE GREAT ASSAULT ON THE DREAMING WORLD (PG).

Films opening on limited screens include MARAUDERS (NC16) and WILD OATS (PG13).

Monday, September 12, 2016

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS #1 for a 2nd Weekend

by Lau Chee Nien / 12 Sep 2016

Singapore - THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG) holds onto no. 1 for a second weekend, grossing an additional US$490K for a US$2.1m cume. *

SULLY (PG13) is the highest debut with an estimated US$355K (S$480K), followed by KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (PG) with US$203K. **

MY LOVE, SINEMA 放映爱 (PG), the 10th local release of the year picks up an estimated US$49,192 (S$66,424).

Other debuts include MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (M18) and CAFE SOCIETY (PG).

Thursday, September 8, 2016

SULLY leads new releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 8 Sep 2016

Singapore - SULLY (PG13) arrives in cinemas in both 2D and IMAX versions over the long Selamat Hari Haji holiday weekend.

Other new releases include KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (PG), MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (M18) and MY LOVE, SINEMA 放映爱(PG13), the 10th local release of the year.

Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY (PG) opens on limited screens.

Monday, September 5, 2016

PETS dominate while TRAIN TO BUSAN continues to soar

by Lau Chee Nien / 8 Sep 2016

Singapore - THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG) opens at no. 1 with premium offerings including 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other debuts include PETE'S DRAGON (PG) (also in 3D), MECHANIC: RESURRECTION (NC16), WAR DOGS (M18) and LIFE ON THE LINE (PG13).

Meanwhile, there's no stopping TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16). Despite dropping into second place, the zombie thriller grossed a further US$338,554 (S$460,258) and reached a new peak of US$3.24m (S$4.41m). It's now the highest grossing Asian film of the year ahead of MERMAID 美人鱼 (PG) (US$3,110,642) and LONG LONG TIME AGO 我们的故事 (PG13) (US$2,951,207).


Sunday, September 4, 2016

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS aims for no. 1 debut

by Lau Chee Nien / 1 Sep 2016

Singapore - THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG) lead the list of new releases that include PETE'S DRAGON (PG), MECHANIC: RESURRECTION (NC16), WAR DOGS (M18) and LIFE ON THE LINE (PG13).

Both PETS and PETE'S DRAGON are also screening in 3D, with PETS also available in IMAX 3D.


Monday, August 29, 2016

No stopping the TRAIN TO BUSAN at #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 29 Aug 2016

Singapore - There's no stopping TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16), which spends its fourth weekend at no. 1. It only reached the pinnacle position last weekend. It's cume now stands at US$2.79m (S$3.8m).

From available data published by Box Office Mojo, only two other films have spent their fourth weekend at no. 1: AVATAR (PG) dominated the final two weekends of 2009 and the first two weekends of 2010; while AH BOYS TO MEN 2 新兵正传 II (PG13) did the same back in early 2013. Both films spent a total of 4 weekends at no. 1.

TRAIN TO BUSAN's feat is also remarkable considering it's a rating restricted movie.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

SHIN GODZILLA stomps into theatres!

by Lau Chee Nien / 25 Aug 2016

Singapore - SHIN GODZILLA (PG) stomps into cinemas aiming for the no. 1 spot. It'll be the first Japanese film to be screened in IMAX.

Also crashing into theatres this weekend: DON'T BREATH (NC16), ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE (NC16), TIME RAIDERS 盗墓笔记 (PG13) and ONE PIECE FILM GOLD (PG).

New releases on limited screens include HANDS OF STONE (R21), THE INFILTRATOR (M18) and GENIUS (PG). Local independent film 1400 (M18) plays for 3 sessions at Filmgarde Bugis+ from 26 through 28 Aug.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG) will also sneak with 3D options available over the weekend.

Monday, August 22, 2016

TRAIN TO BUSAN calls in at no. 1 stop in 3rd Week!

by Lau Chee Nien / 22 Aug 2016

Singapore - In a rare move, TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16) ascends to the top spot in its third weekend. It grossed a further US$495,127 (S$668,000). The zombie flick has now grossed an estimated US$2.18m (S$2.94m).

Former champion SUICIDE SQUAD (PG13) slides down to second place. Harley Quinn and gang has amassed a loot of US$4.11m (S$5.54m) to date.

BEN-HUR (PG13) is the highest debut at no. 3 with an estimated US$274,247 (S$370,000) from a probable 43 screens. The big budget remake is also playing in IMAX 3D.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

BEN-HUR aims to win box office race

by Lau Chee Nien / 18 Aug 2016

Singapore - SUICIDE SQUAD (PG13) and TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16) will try to prevent a takeover from newcomers BEN-HUR (PG13) (also available in IMAX 3D), THE BFG (PG), CALL OF HEROES 危城 (NC16) and LIGHTS OUT (NC16).

Other debuts include INDIGNATION (NC16) and KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE (PG).

Monday, August 15, 2016

SQUAD and TRAIN fend off newcomers

by Lau Chee Nien / 15 Aug 2016

Singapore - SUICIDE SQUAD (PG13) and TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16) command the top two spots for a second weekend.

TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16) is notable for achieving the rare feat of making more money in its second weekend. Its estimated US$622,214 ($836,000) collection is about 36% more than the previous weekend's takings of US$453,000 (S$611,000).

Hong Kong flick LINE WALKER 使徒行者 (PG13) is the top debut while other new releases include THE SHALLOWS (PG13), NERVE (PG13), KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV (PG13) and THOMAS & FRIENDS: THE GREAT RACE (G).


Thursday, August 11, 2016

New films unlikely to dethrone SUICIDE SQUAD and TRAIN TO BUSAN

by Lau Chee Nien / 11 Aug 2016

Singapore - THE SHALLOWS (PG13) and NERVE (PG13) are the two widest new releases this week, followed by LINE WALKER 使徒行者 (PG13), KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV (PG13) and THOMAS & FRIENDS: THE GREAT RACE (G).

Last weekend's box office champions SUICIDE SQUAD (PG13) and TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16) are likely to continue to their command of the box office.

Monday, August 8, 2016

SUICIDE SQUAD steals box office crown

by Lau Chee Nien / 8 Aug 2016

Singapore - SUICIDE SQUAD (PG13) commands the no. 1 spot with premium options including 3D and IMAX 3D. First weekend sales add up to US$1.9m.

Opening strong in second place and on track to become the highest grossing Korean film in Singapore of all time, is TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16), with runaway sales totalling US$453,000.

Last weekend's box office champ JASON BOURNE drops to third place and has grossed US$1,666,531 to date.  LEAGUE OF GODS 封神传奇 (PG)'s two week tally comes in at an estimated US$445K (S$600K).

Thursday, August 4, 2016

SUICIDE SQUAD launches this week

by Lau Chee Nien / 4 Aug 2016

Singapore - SUICIDE SQUAD (PG13) launches this week with premium options including 3D and IMAX 3D.

TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16), GIRL OF THE BIG HOUSE 宝贝当家 (PG), ROBINSON CRUSOE (PG), ERASED (PG) are the other new releases, and also NINE LIVES (PG) which opens on Friday (with sneaks on Thursday).

The National Day holiday falls on the upcoming Tuesday, with NERVE (PG13) and THE SHALLOWS (PG13) sneaking from Monday through Wednesday.

Monday, August 1, 2016

JASON BOURNE returns at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 1 Aug 2016

Singapore - JASON BOURNE (PG13) hits the no. 1 spot with US$1,050,134 from 65 screens. China's star-studded special effects extravaganza LEAGUE OF GODS 封神传奇 (PG) lands in the runner-up spot with an estimated US$290,568 (S$390K).

Last weekend's box office champion STAR TREK BEYOND drops to third place. with another US$257,389 in sales. Total gross to date stands at US$1,098,065.

Two other releases debut in the top ten - BAD MOMS (M18) and the premium priced concert film, BIG BANG MADE: THE MOVIE (PG13).

Thursday, July 28, 2016

JASON BOURNE is back!

by Lau Chee Nien / 28 July 2016

Singapore - JASON BOURNE (PG13) is back with Matt Damon in the title role. The big budget action flick leads a new pack of releases that include the star studded special effects laden LEAGUE OF GODS 封神传奇 (PG).

Also opening this week: BAD MOMS (M18), THE WAILING (NC16), ONE NIGHT ONLY 天亮之前 (PG13), SING STREET (PG13), HK FORBIDDEN HERO: THE ABNORMAL CRISIS (R21) and the premium priced concert film BIG BANG MADE: THE MOVIE (PG13).

Monday, July 25, 2016

STAR TREK BEYOND is no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 25 July 2016

Singapore - STAR TREK BEYOND (PG13) storms the box office with a  no. 1 debut that includes 3D and IMAX 3D sessions.

The Jackie Chan action comedy SKIPTRACE (PG) is the only other wide release while China export FOR A FEW BULLETS 快手枪手快枪手 (NC16) opens on limited screens.










Thursday, July 21, 2016

STAR TREK BEYOND storms theatres

by Lau Chee Nien / 21 July 2016

Singapore - STAR TREK BEYOND (PG13) arrives in theatres this weekend with premium formats including 3D and IMAX 3D.

The Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville action comedy SKIPTRACE (PG) also opens along with the China import FOR A FEW BULLETS 快手枪手快枪手 (NC16).

Monday, July 18, 2016

GHOSTBUSTERS debut at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 18 July 2016

Singapore - The all-new female reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS (PG) captures the no. 1 spot with premium options including 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other debuts include THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (NC16), AT CAFE 6 六弄咖啡馆 (PG13), BOUNTY HUNTERS 赏金猎人 (PG), TERRAFORMARS (PG13) and CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (M18 Edited).









Thursday, July 14, 2016

Who You Gonna Call This Weekend?

by Lau Chee Nien / 14 Jul 2016

Singapore - The all-new female-led reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS (PG) aim to catch the no. 1 spot this weekend with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other new films include THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (NC16), AT CAFE 6 六弄咖啡馆 (PG13), BOUNTY HUNTERS 赏金猎人 (PG), TERRAFORMARS (PG13) and CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (M18 Edited).

Monday, July 11, 2016

COLD WAR II beats ALICE to no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 11 July 2016

Singapore - COLD WAR II 寒战 II (PG13) takes hold of the no. 1 spot with an estimated US$588,768 (S$794,236) from 37 screens.

Other debuts include ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (PG) (also available 3D and IMAX 3D), CELL (NC16), OUR KIND OF TRAITOR (M18), THE HANDMAIDEN (R21 Edited), HAUNTING IN JAPAN (M18) and DETECTIVE CONAN: THE DARKEST NIGHTMARE (PG).