Thursday, January 28, 2016

THE BOY and DIRTY GRANDPA opens

by Lau Chee Nien / 28 Jan 2016

Singapore - THE BOY (PG13), DIRTY GRANDPA (M18) and THE DRESSMAKER (PG13) open this week with THE REVENANT (M18) sneaking over the weekend (including IMAX).




Monday, January 25, 2016

THE 5TH WAVE maintains invasion at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 25 Jan 2016

Singapore - THE 5TH WAVE (PG13) maintains its grip on no. 1 for a second week. Tally for the space invasion pic now stands at US$895,130 after an additional gross of US$271,350.

Edited for NC16 rating THE BIG SHORT is the highest debut at no. 2 with US$150,001 while fellow new films THE TAG-ALONG 红衣小女孩 (NC16 Edited) and SPOTLIGHT (NC16) start at no. 3 and 5 with U$117,025 (including sneaks) and US$85,854 respectively.

IP MAN 3 叶问 3 (PG13) slips down to no. 4, adding US$113,254 to bring its record smashing cume to US$5,237,004.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

3 edited films amongst new releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 21 Jan 2016

Singapore - Half of the new movies this week are also the first edited films to be released this year.

Taiwanese horror THE TAG-ALONG 红衣小女孩 (NC16 Edited) has been released with a lower rating in lieu of an uncut version with a more restrictive rating.

Oscar contender THE BIG SHORT (NC16 Edited) is likely to have been edited to comply with a ruling that states that "language that denigrates religion or is religiously profane is not allowed for all ratings." However, this is not mentioned in the classification information for the film (the film classification database used to identify "language that denigrates religion", but this no longer appears to be the case).

Monday, January 18, 2016

THE 5TH WAVE lands at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 18 Jan 2016

Singapore - THE 5TH WAVE (PG13) lands at the no. 1 spot with US$528,618. IP MAN 3 叶问 3 (PG13) falls into the runner-up spot while holdovers STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG), THE FOREST (PG13) and THE DANISH GIRL (R21) fill up the rest of the top five.

Other new releases include DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 唐人街探案 (NC16), ROOM (PG13), CONCUSSION (PG13), OUR BRAND IS CRISIS (NC16), FRANNY (NC16), the Mandarin dubbed version of PORT OF CALL 踏血寻梅 (R21) and Malay film MAT MOTO (PG13).

IP MAN 3 is reported to have grossed S$7.2m (US$5m) to date, which would place it as the third highest grossing Asian film of all time behind AH BOYS TO MEN 3: FROGMEN 新兵正传 III: 蛙人传  (S$7,454,722 / US$5,607,373 or S$7.8m - whichever is more accurate) and AH BOYS TO MEN 2 新兵正传 II (S$7,872,712 / US$6,366,469) in domestic dollars.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

THE 5TH WAVE leads pack of new releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 14 Jan 2016

Singapore - The aliens invade in the youth sci-fi thriller THE 5TH WAVE (PG13) this weekend.

Other new releases include ROOM (PG13), CONCUSSION (PG13), OUR BRAND IS CRISIS (NC16), FRANNY (NC16), DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 唐人街探案 (NC16), the Mandarin dubbed version of PORT OF CALL 踏血寻梅 (R21) and Malay film MAT MOTO (PG13).



Monday, January 11, 2016

IP MAN 3 spends third week at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 11 Jan 2015

Singapore - IP MAN 3 叶问 3 (PG13) and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG) spend a third week at no. 1 and no. 2 respectively. TFA is now the eight highest grossing film of all time in domestic dollars (S$9,375,296 / US$6,771,856).

Leading the pack of new releases are China blockbuster MOJIN - THE LOST LEGEND 鬼吹灯之寻龙诀 (PG13) at no. 3 and horror flick THE FOREST (PG13) at no. 4. Second week holdover DADDY'S HOME (PG13) rounds up the top five.

Other debuts include horror films JOY (PG13), THE DANISH GIRL (R21), GHOST SHIP (PG13), THE PRIESTS (NC16) and FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS (NC16).


Thursday, January 7, 2016

MOJIN, JOY and THE FOREST lead new releases


by Lau Chee Nien / 7 Jan 2015

Singapore - MOJIN - THE LOST LEGEND 鬼吹灯之寻龙诀 (PG13), JOY (PG13) and THE FOREST (PG13) lead the pack of new releases that also include THE DANISH GIRL (R21), GHOST SHIP (PG13), THE PRIESTS (NC16) and FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS (NC16).

Monday, January 4, 2016

Local films grossed S$13m in 2015


by Lau Chee Nien / 4 Jan 2016

Singapore - 15 local films were released theatrically in 2015, with AH BOYS TO MEN 3: FROGMEN 新兵正传:蛙人专 leading the pack to an estimated S$13,063,236 (US$9,578,648).

FROGMEN alone grossed S$7,454,722, more than all the other films combined. The Jack Neo hit is now sitting behind AH BOYS TO MEN 2 新兵正传 II as the second highest grossing local film of all time.

HITMAN: AGENT 47 is one of two co-productions that made the list; the other being KING OF MAHJONG 麻雀王.

IP MAN 3 kicks off new year at no. 1


by Lau Chee Nien / 4 Jan 2016

Singapore - IP MAN 3 叶问 3 spends the New Year weekend at no. 1 for a second week. It grossed US$1,493,036 from 55 screens for an amazing US$27,146 screen average and a US$3,877,498 (S$5,491,856) total to date. It's now the fastest Chinese film to cross S$5m (a feat achieved in 11 days), and the highest grossing non-domestic Chinese language film to date.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS amassed another US$803,729 for a US$6,327,188 cume. The Jedi pic is now the 10th highest grossing film of all time in Singapore in terms of domestic dollars (S$8,961,449).

DADDY'S HOME (PG13) is the highest debut in fourth place with US$314,437 from 28 screens. Other entrants include SUFFRAGETTE (PG13) (US$15,363 / 5 screens) and LIFE (M18) (US$2,883 / 1 screen).