Thursday, March 31, 2016

BVS expected to remain at #1, LONG LONG TIME AGO 2 opens

by Lau Chee Nien / 31 Mar 3016

Singapore - LONG LONG TIME AGO 2 我们的故事 2 (PG13), EDDIE THE EAGLE (PG13) and A BIGGER SPLASH (M18) open this week. Reigning box office champ, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is expected to spend a second weekend at no. 1.

Concert film LOVELIVE! μ'S FINAL LOVELIVE!〜μ’SIC FOREVER♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪〜 (G) will be screened live on 31 Mar and 1 Apr exclusively at GV Grand.


Monday, March 28, 2016

BvS makes #1 its battlefield

by Lau Chee Nien / 28 Mar 2016

Singapore - As expected, the super hero bout stomps the no. 1 spot. It's already reported that BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (PG13) has scored the highest single day opening for a Warner Bros. release (US$855K).

Total cume over four days is US$3,350,574 from 138 screens for a muscular US$24,280 screen average, including 3D and IMAX 3D. This accounts for 78.14% of all tickets sold for the top ten films over the weekend.

From a historical perspective, this is the biggest debut for a March release, and the eight biggest overall.   

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Batman and Superman to fight at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 24 Mar 2016

Singapore - BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (PG13) invades theatres this Good Friday weekend and will likely obliterate its closest competitor to take the no. 1 spot.

Other debuts include THE YOUNG MESSIAH (PG) and the fourth local release of the year, Eva Tang's documentary THE SONGS WE SANG 我们唱着的歌 (PG).

LONG LONG TIME AGO 2 我们的故事 2 (PG13) will sneak over the weekend as well.

Monday, March 21, 2016

KFP3 and ZOOTOPIA keep newcomers from no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 21 Mar 2016

Singapore - KUNG FU PANDA 3 (G) and ZOOTOPIA (PG) continue their dominance of the box office. While KFP3 grossed US$774,565 for a US$3,265,669 cume, ZOOTOPIA continues to impress with its holding power. As it concludes it fourth weekend, it collects a further US$712,808 - the highest in all its four weekends and a total of US$3,358,896 to date.

The majority of releases sees their highest takings in their first weekend. For a film to perform strongest in its fourth weekend is nothing short of amazing.

The week's widest new release THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (PG13) debuts in third place with US$649,146 from 50 screens. It's the lowest start for the franchise whose first film started with US$962,731 from 58 screens, and the second, INSURGENT with US$881,352 from 56 screens.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

ALLEGIANT aims for debut at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 17 Mar 2016

Singapore - THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (PG13) aims for box office gold this week.

Other debuts include SISTERS (NC16), RISEN (PG13), TRIPLE 9 (M18 Edited), TRUTH (M18), THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ALADDIN (PG13) and iGIRL 梦情人 (PG13).

Monday, March 14, 2016

KUNG FU PANDA 3 commands no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 14 Mar 2016

Singapore - KUNG FU PANDA 3 (G) debuts at no. 1 with US$1,244,744 from 138 screens for a US$9,020 screen average. Premium formats include 3D and IMAX 3D. The total with sneaks add up to US$1,880,189.

Considering how big a hit the second film was (first weekend tally of US$2,627,425 and a US$32,843 screen average, with a US$7,416,602 finish making it the highest grossing animated film of all time in Singapore), the starting figure of part 3 doesn't look that promising.

On the up side, it is the highest opening animated film of all time in March, and the third biggest start for a March release behind G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (US$2,428,150) and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (US$2,399,271) (The figures include sneaks and are converted into that period's American currency).

Thursday, March 10, 2016

KUNG FU PANDA 3 aims for top of the charts

By Lau Chee Nien / 10 Mar 2016

Singapore - KUNG FU PANDA 3 (G) opens wide this weekend. Premium formats include IMAX 3D and 3D.

Other new releases include THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY (R21 Edited), HAIL, CAESAR! (PG), THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE 我来之纽约 (PG) and JERUZALEM (M18).

Monday, March 7, 2016

LONDON takes no. 1 with slim lead

by Lau Chee Nien / 7 Mar 2016

Singapore - LONDON HAS FALLEN (NC16) grabs the top spot over the weekend with US$577,590 from 42 screens for a US$13,752 average. ZOOTOPIA (PG) loses the top spot by a hair's breath as it dips into the runner-up spot. It grossed another US$561,155, pushing its cume to US$1,423,434.

Holdovers GODS OF EGYPT (PG13) and DEADPOOL (M18), along with another debut ZOOLANDER 2 (NC16) round up the top five. The Ben Stiller comedy kicks off with US$143,134 from 31 screens for a so-so average.

Also new this week: RACE (PG) and MY LOVE STORY!! (PG).

Thursday, March 3, 2016

LONDON HAS FALLEN aiming for no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 3 Mar 2016

Singapore - LONDON HAS FALLEN (NC16) leads a short list of new releases that include ZOOLANDER 2 (NC16), RACE (PG) and MY LOVE STORY!! (PG).

KUNG FU PANDA 3 (G) sneaks over the weekend, with premium formats including 3D and IMAX 3D.