Thursday, December 28, 2017

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN begins

by Lau Chee Nien / 28 Dec 2017

Singapore - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) and TAKE ME TO THE MOON 带我去月球 (PG13) open wide.

Other new releases include 24 HOURS TO LIVE (NC16) (6 Shaw screens), NOVEMBER CRIMINALS (NC16) (4 Cathay screens) and SEVENTY-SEVEN DAYS 七十七天 (PG) (2 FilmGarde screens).

JUST GETTING STARTED (PG13) and MARRY ME, DUDE (M18) open exclusively at Lido. MAGICAL GIRL LYRICAL NANOHA REFLECTION (PG13) starts on one screen at GV Plaza.

Monday, December 25, 2017

JUMANJI displaces LAST JEDI from No. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 25 Dec 2017

Singapore - JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (PG) dislodges STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (PG) from the top spot to become the No. 1 film over the Christmas weekend. Premium formats include 3D.

PITCH PERFECT 3 (PG13), BLEEDING STEEL (PG13) and FERDINAND (PG) round up the rest of the top 5.









Thursday, December 21, 2017

4 new releases vie for X'mas Box Office

by Lau Chee Nien / 21 Dec 2017

Singapore - JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (PG), PITCH PERFECT 3 (PG13), BLEEDING STEEL (PG13) and
FERDINAND (PG) open wide this week. JUMANJI is also available in 3D.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) sneaks.

GOOD TIME (M18) opens exclusively at the Arts House from Friday (22 Dec).

Monday, December 18, 2017

THE LAST JEDI opens at No. 1 with US$2.06m

by Lau Chee Nien / 18 Dec 2017

Singapore - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (PG) blasts into the no. 1 spot with US$2,060,113. Premium formats include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other top ten debuts include WONDER (PG) (US$70,218 / 15 screens) and THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA 奇门遁甲 (PG), which open on Thursday and Friday respectively.

NARRATAGE (PG13 Edited) starts on 4 GV screens, and is the 22nd edited release of the year, and the 12th in which an edited version is released in lieu of a "passed clean" version with a higher age restriction.




Thursday, December 14, 2017

THE LAST JEDI blasts into cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 14 Dec 2017

Singapore - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (PG) blasts onto screens this weekend. Premium formats include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other debuts include WONDER (PG) and NARRATAGE (PG13 Edited) (4 GV screens). NARRATAGE is the 22nd edited release of the year, and the 12th in which an edited version is released in lieu of a "passed clean" version with a higher age restriction.

THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA 奇门遁甲 (PG) opens on Friday.

JUMANJI (PG) sneaks over the weekend and from Monday through Wednesday. PITCH PERFECT 3 (PG13) sneaks on Wednesday (20 Dec).

Monday, December 11, 2017

MURDER reigns for second week

by Lau Chee Nien / 11 Dec 2017

Singapore - The detective continues his investigation as MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (PG) spends a second week at no. 1. Meanwhile, COCO (PG) climbs a notch up to no. 2. As reported in Deadline, the Pixar hit has been performing strongly in many territories, including Singapore where it only dips 7% in its third weekend. Its cume currently stands at US$1,210,432.

PADDINGTON 2 (PG) is the highest debut in fourth place (with premium options that include IMAX).

Also squeezing into the top ten are new releases A TAXI DRIVER (PG13) (9 screens) and BIRTH OF THE DRAGON (PG) (8 Cathay screens) and no. 9 and no. 10 respectively.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

PADDINGTON 2 is widest new release

by Lau Chee Nien / 7 Dec 2017

Singapore - PADDINGTON 2 (PG) opens wide, including IMAX screens.

Other new releases include A TAXI DRIVER (PG13) (9 screens) and BIRTH OF THE DRAGON (PG) (8 Cathay screens). SERPENT (NC16) and MADAME (M18) open exclusively at Lido.

Indian-Singapore co-production CHENNAI 2 SINGAPORE (PG13), which starts on 2 Cathay screens is the 10th local release of the year.

Monday, December 4, 2017

MURDER arrives at no. 1 station

by Lau Chee Nien / 4 Dec 2017

Singapore - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (PG) debuts at no. 1 with an estimated US$602,999 from 41 screens. Former champ JUSTIC LEAGUE (PG) dips down to the runner-up spot. The DC super friends have collected an estimated US$5,035,651 to date.

Other top ten releases include DADDY'S HOME 2 (PG) with a US$126,636 cume from 29 screens (including previews) at no. 5, THE BRINK 狂兽 (NC16) (19 screens) at no. 8 and FIREWORKS, SHOULD WE SEE IT FROM THE SIDE OR THE BOTTOM? (PG) (7 screens) at no. 10.

Also new are THE STAR (PG) (US$8,562 / 6 GV screens), THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS (PG) (6 Shaw screens), FATE/STAY NIGHT: HEAVEN'S FEEL - I. PRESAGE FLOWER (NC16) (6 GV screens) and ALONE (NC16) (Lido only).

Thursday, November 30, 2017

MURDER and DH2 open wide

by Lau Chee Nien / 30 Nov 2017

Singapore - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (PG) and DADDY'S HOME 2 (PG) open wide this weekend.

Other new releases include THE BRINK 狂兽 (NC16) (19 screens), FIREWORKS, SHOULD WE SEE IT FROM THE SIDE OR THE BOTTOM? (PG) (7 screens), THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS (PG) (6 Shaw screens), THE STAR (PG) (6 GV screens), FATE/STAY NIGHT: HEAVEN'S FEEL - I. PRESAGE FLOWER (NC16) (6 GV screens) and ALONE (NC16) (Lido only)

PADDINGTON 2 (PG) sneaks over the weekend (including IMAX).

Monday, November 27, 2017

COCO is top debut; JL and ABTM 4 still tops

by Lau Chee Nien / 27 Nov 2017

Singapore - JUSTICE LEAGUE (PG) and AH BOYS TO MEN 4 新兵正传 IV (PG13) hold on to the top two spots at the box office. The highest debut is COCO (PG).

JUSTICE LEAGUE has grossed an estimated US$4,280,618 while ABTM4's cume is an estimated US$3,128,716. The Jack Neo directed pic is now the highest grossing Asian film of the year, surpassing KUNG FU YOGA 功夫瑜伽 (PG13) 's US$2,682,592 total.

COCO is the highest debut with US$338,981 (including previews). Other new releases include POKEMON THE MOVIE: I CHOOSE YOU (PG) and MANHUNT (NC16). A Japanese language version of POKEMON also screens exclusively at GV Plaza.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

COCO leads bunch of new releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 23 Nov 2017

Singapore - COCO (PG), MANHUNT (NC16) and POKEMON THE MOVIE: I CHOOSE YOU (PG) open wide this weekend. A Japanese language version of POKEMON also screens exclusively at GV Plaza.

Opening on limited screens are THE GOLDEN MONK 降魔传(PG13) (11 screens), BATTLE OF THE SEXES (M18) (8 screens), WIND RIVER (M18 Edited) (6 Shaw screens) and BACK TO BURGUNDY (M18) (Lido and The Projector). WIND RIVER is the 21st edited release of the year.

Monday, November 20, 2017

JUSTICE LEAGUE tops box office with US$2.5m

by Lau Chee Nien / 20 Nov 2017

Singapore - JUSTICE LEAGUE (PG) tops the box office with an estimated US$2,507,190 (including 3D and IMAX 3D).

Amongst holdovers, AH BOYS TO MEN 4 新兵正传 IV (PG13) has accumulated an estimated US$2,551,434, while THOR: RAGNORAK (PG13)'s cume is now US$5,530,167.

Other debuts include THE PROMISE (PG13) with an estimated US$101,874, and ALL I SEE IS YOU (R21), a Lido exclusive.

Malaysian drama BEFORE WE FORGET 当我们在一起 (PG) opens on Friday (17 Nov) on 6 GV screens, but only has limited sessions for that date and 22 Nov (Wed).

Thursday, November 16, 2017

JUSTICE LEAGUE unites in cinemas!

by Lau Chee Nien / 16 Nov 2017

Singapore - JUSTICE LEAGUE (PG) unites in cinemas with screenings beginning at 12am with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D. Also opening wide is Thai horror THE PROMISE (PG13). ALL I SEE IS YOU (R21) opens exclusively at Lido.

Malaysian drama BEFORE WE FORGET 当我们在一起 (PG) opens on 6 selected GV screens from 17 Nov (Friday) with limited sessions on selected dates.

Monday, November 13, 2017

ABTM4 kicks off with US$1.47m

by Lau Chee Nien / 13 Nov 2017

Singapore - AH BOYS TO MEN 4 新兵正传 IV (PG13), the 9th local release of the year opens at no. 1 with an estimated US$1.47m. It's the highest debut for an Asian title this year, outpacing KUNG FU YOGA功夫瑜伽 (PG13)'s US$964,400 start in January.

Last week's top film, THOR: RAGNAROK (PG13) drops to second place. It has grossed US$5,187,193 to date.

Other debuts include VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG) and SUBURBICON (NC16).

A GHOST STORY (PG13) opens exclusively at The Projector on Friday (10 Nov).


Thursday, November 9, 2017

ABTM4 invades theatres

by Lau Chee Nien / 9 Nov 2017

Singapore - AH BOYS TO MEN 4 新兵正传 IV (PG13), the 9th local release of the year opens wide this weekend.

Other debuts include VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG) and SUBURBICON (NC16).

A GHOST STORY (PG13) opens exclusively at The Projector on Friday (10 Nov).

Monday, November 6, 2017

RAGNAROK continues to rule No. 1


by Lau Chee Nien / 6 Nov 2017

Singapore - THOR: RAGNAROK (PG13) spends a second weekend at no. 1. It grossed another US$1,394,685 (a small dip of 36.9%) for a US$4,157,444 cume.

The highest debut comes from MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE (G) (US$160,148 / 23 screens), followed by JIGSAW (M18) (US$135,124 / 16 screens), ALWAYS BE WITH YOU 常在你左右 (NC16 Edited), A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (NC16 Edited) and THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (M18).

ALWAYS BE WITH YOU and A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS are the 19th and 20th edited releases of the year. ABWY is also the 11th film in which the edited version is released in lieu of a "passed clean" version with a more restrictive rating.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

MY LITTLE PONY, BAD MOMS and ALWAYS lead new releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 2 Nov 2017

Singapore - MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE (G), A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (NC16 Edited) and ALWAYS BE WITH YOU 常在你左右 (NC16 Edited) lead a pack of 8 new releases. None are expected to dethrone THOR: RAGNAROK (PG13), which will continue to command more screens than any other release this weekend.

ALWAYS BE WITH YOU and A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS are the 19th and 20th edited releases of the year. ABWY is also the 11th film in which the edited version is released in lieu of a "passed clean" version with a more restrictive rating.

Monday, October 30, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK rules at no. 1 with US$2.2m

by Lau Chee Nien / 30 Oct 2017

Singapore - THOR: RAGNAROK (PG13) smashes into theatres at no. 1 with US$2,210,498. Premium options include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Opening on limited screens are TORNADO GIRL (PG13) (6 GV screens) and GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG) (3 GV screens).

Amongst holdovers, GEOSTORM (PG13) has grossed an estimated U$1,421,454 while CHASING THE DRAGON 追龙  (NC16), the second highest grossing Asian film of the year now has an estimated US$1,414,127 in its coffers.




Thursday, October 26, 2017

KUNG FU YOGA leads Asian releases in 2017 with US$2.68m

by Lau Chee Nien / 26 Oct 2017



















The Top 10 Asian releases in Singapore as of 23 Oct are:

1. KUNG FU YOGA 《功夫瑜伽》 (PG13)
US$2,682,592 / S$3,651,812

2. CHASING THE DRAGON 《追龙》* (NC16)
US$1,320,894 / S$1,798,133

3. JOURNEY TO THE WEST 2: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK 《西游2:伏妖篇》(PG)
US$1,200,257 / S$1,633,911

4. SHOCK WAVE 《拆弹专家》(PG13)
US$1,146,063 / S$1,560,136

5. THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND (NC16)
US$1,070,936 / S$1,457,865

6. TAKE 2 《遇见贵人》(PG13)
US$1,027,282 / S$1,398,439

7. WOLF WARRIOR II 《战狼II》(NC16)
US$979,323 / S$1,333,152

8. THE FORTUNE HUNTER 《财神爷》(PG)
US$797,643 / S$1,085,832

9. THE ADVENTURERS 《侠盗联盟》(PG)
US$673,628 / S$917,010

10. BAD GENIUS (PG)
US$355,354 / S$483,744

* still in release

Source: Lianhe Zaobao

THOR: RAGNAROK arrives!

by Lau Chee Nien / 26 Oct 2017

Singapore - THOR: RAGNAROK (PG13) will easily claim the box office crown this weekend with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D. The film sneaked on Wednesday.

New releases with limited screens include TORNADO GIRL (PG13) (6 GV screens) and GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG) (3 GV screens).

JIGSAW (M18) sneaks over the weekend on 14 screens.

Monday, October 23, 2017

GEOSTORM continues raging at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 23 Oct 2017

Singapore - GEOSTORM (PG13) rages at no. 1 for a second weekend. It has now grossed an estimated US$1,256,152.

The highest debut is HAPPY DEATH DAY (PG13) at no. 2. Its collection of US$321,556 from 27 screens includes Wednesday and Tuesday midnight sneaks.

Amongst holdovers, CHASING DRAGON 追龙 (NC16) has accumulated an estimated US$1,320,894, placing it as the second highest grossing Asian title this year.

Other debuts include AMERICAN ASSASSIN (NC16) (US$103,288 / 25 screens), FLATLINERS (PG13 Edited) (US$91,471 / 23 screens), ONLY THE BRAVE (PG13) (US$58,904 / 14 screens) and SKY HUNTER 天空猎 (PG13).

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HAPPY DEATH DAY leads new releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 18 Oct 2017

Singapore - Films opening on the Deepavali public holiday on Wednesday include HAPPY DEATH DAY (PG13) (estimated 31 screens), AMERICAN ASSASSIN (NC16) (28), FLATLINERS (PG13 Edited) (22) and ONLY THE BRAVE (PG13) (17).

DEATH and ASSASSIN also sneak on Tuesday midnight. FLATLINERS is the 18th edited release of the year and the 10th edited version released in lieu of a "passed clean" version with a more restrictive rating.

SKY HUNTER 天空猎 (PG13) opens on Thursday on 9 screens.



Monday, October 16, 2017

GEOSTORM rages at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 16 Oct 2017

Singapore - GEOSTORM rules the box office with an estimated US$607,768. Premium options include 3D and IMAX 3D.

CHASING THE DRAGON 追龙 (NC16), which became only the third non-Hollywood title to top the box office this year drops to no. 2 with an estimated cume of US$985,769 after two weekends.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (NC16 Edited) which opened simultaneously has accumulated US$765,797.

International box office champ NEVER SAY DIE 羞羞的铁拳 (PG13) opens on 9 screens with an estimated US$55,672. The Chinese comedy led the latest international box office with US$30m for a total cume of US$281m.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

GEOSTORM hits cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 12 Oct 2017

Singapore - GEOSTORM (PG13) rages in cinemas this weekend with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D. Also new are HOME AGAIN (PG) (estimated 20 screens), AJIN: DEMI-HUMAN (NC16) (14), THE CRUXIFIXION (M18) (11), NEVER SAY DIE 羞羞的铁拳 (PG13) (9) and MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER (PG) (8).

Monday, October 9, 2017

DRAGON beats Edited RUNNER

by Lau Chee Nien / 9 Oct 2017

Singapore - Wong Jing's CHASING THE DRAGON 追龙 (NC16) starring Andy Lau and Donnie Yen clinches the no. 1 spot with an estimated US$515,018. It's the third non-Hollywood title to reach no. 1 this year after KUNG FU YOGA 功夫瑜伽 功夫瑜伽 (PG13) and THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND (NC16).

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (NC16 Edited), which opens on more screens (including 3D and IMAX3) debuts in the runner-up spot with US$474,991.

Other entrants in the Top Ten include MONSTER FAMILY (PG) (7 Shaw screens) (estimated US$48,272), THE MIRACLES OF THE NAMIYA GENERAL STORE (PG) (7 screens) and MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE (PG13) (10 screens).

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Edited BLADE RUNNER 2049 opens wide

by Lau Chee Nien / 5 Oct 2017

Singapore - BLADE RUNNER 2049 (NC16 Edited) opens wide with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D. It's the 17th edited release of the year, and the 9th edited film in lieu of an uncut version with a more restrictive rating.

Also opening wide is CHASING THE DRAGON 追龙 (NC16).

Other new releases include MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE (PG13) (10 screens), MONSTER FAMILY (PG) (7 Shaw screens), THE MIRACLES OF THE NAMIYA GENERAL STORE (PG) (7 screens) and YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME 海墘新路(NC16) (GV VivoCity). YOU ARE MY SUNDAY (PG13) opens on Friday on 2 GV screens.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Edited KINGSMAN keeps THE FOREIGNER away from #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 2 Oct 2017

Singapore - KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (NC16 Edited) hangs on to the no. 1 spot for a second weekend. It grossed US$700,157 from 103 screens for a US$2,471,048 cume.

THE FOREIGNER starring Jackie Chan debuts at no. 2 with an estimated US$611,373. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (PG), which features Jackie Chan's vocal talents debuts at no. 3 with an estimated US$198,880. NINJAGO is also available in IMAX 3D.

Other new releases include THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART (M18) (3 screens) and REVOLT (PG13) (2 Shaw screens).

Tan Pin Pin's documentary IN TIME TO COME (PG) opens exclusively at FilmGarde Bugis + with limited sessions. It's the 8th local cinematic release this year.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

THE FOREIGNER arrives in cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 28 Sep 2017

Singapore - THE FOREIGNER (NC16) arrives in theatres this weekend. And it's a double dose of Jackie Chan, as he can also be heard voicing a supporting role in THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (PG), which will be available in IMAX 3D.

Other new releases include THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART (M18) (3 screens) and REVOLT (PG13) (2 Shaw screens).

Tan Pin Pin's documentary IN TIME TO COME (PG) opens exclusively at FilmGarde Bugis + with limited sessions. It's the 8th local cinematic release this year.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Edited KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE snares #1 spot

by Lau Chee Nien / 25 Sep 2017

Singapore - KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (NC16 Edited) debuts at no. 1 with US$1,441,323 from 101 screens (including IMAX). It's the 16th edited release this year and takes over the top spot from the 15th edited film of the year, IT (NC16 Edited). Both films are the only edited films to reach no. 1 this year.

STRONGER (M18) is the second highest debut at no. 4 with US$31,648 from 20 screens.

Other new releases include NAILS (PG13) (7 screens), MRS. K (PG13) (4 screens) and THE GLASS CASTLE (PG) (3 screens).




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Edited KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE to follow Edited IT at #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 21 Sep 2017

Singapore - KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (NC16 Edited) open wide, including IMAX. Other new releases include STRONGER (M18), NAILS (PG13) (7 screens), MRS. K (PG13) (4 screens) and THE GLASS CASTLE (PG) (3 screens).

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE is the 16th edited release of the year.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Edited IT scares off MOTHER!

by Lau Chee Nien / 18 Sep 2017

Singapore - With more screens than any other films in release, the edited NC16 rated IT continues to scare at no. 1 for a second weekend. Its total gross now stands at an estimated US$1,248,885.

MOTHER! (NC16) is the highest debut at no. 2 on 35 screens.

Other new releases include INNOCENT CURSE (PG13) (13 screens), LET ME EAT YOUR PANCREAS (PG) (11 GV screens), THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK (NC16) (4 screens) (US$6,233) and MEMBERS ONLY 私人会所 (R21 Edited) (2 screens).

IT and MEMBERS ONLY are the 14th and 15th edited releases of the year.

Amongst holdovers, AMERICAN MADE (M18) has grossed US$651,743 and MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (PG13) has taken off with an estimated US$178,412.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Edited IT unlikely to cede #1 post to MOTHER!

by Lau Chee Nien / 14 Sep 2017

Singapore - IT (NC16 edited) is likely to retain the top spot by virtue of screen count, with MOTHER! (NC16) locked in for the highest debut.

Other new releases include INNOCENT CURSE (PG13) (13 screens), LET ME EAT YOUR PANCREAS (PG) (11 GV screens), THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK (NC16) (4 screens) and MEMBERS ONLY 私人会所 (R21 Edited) (2 screens).

MEMBERS ONLY is the 14th edited release of the year.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Edited IT tops box office with estimated US$618K

by Lau Chee Nien / 11 Sep 2017

Singapore - The edited NC16 cut of IT scares up the box office at no. 1 with an estimated US$618,572. Premium options include IMAX.

Other top ten debuts include MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (PG13) (12 screens) (estimated US$78,003), LOGAN LUCKY (PG13) (US$72,020) and THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE (PG) (US$37,082).

New releases on limited screens include THE BEGUILED (M18) (11 screens) (US$23,114 including sneaks), COLOUR OF THE GAME 黑白迷宫 (NC16) (7 screens), DADDY YOU, DAUGHTER ME (PG) (2 FilmGarde screens) and LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA (M18) (2 GV screens and Carnival Cinemas).

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Edited IT opens wide

by Lau Chee Nien / 7 Sep 2017

Singapore - The local release of IT (NC16) is edited and opens wide with premium options that include IMAX. Also opening is THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE (PG) and LOGAN LUCKY (PG13).

New releases on limited screens include MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (PG13) (12 screens), THE BEGUILED (M18) (11 screens), COLOUR OF THE GAME 黑白迷宫 (NC16) (7 screens), DADDY YOU, DAUGHTER ME (PG) (2 FilmGarde screens) and LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA (M18) (2 GV screens and Carnival Cinemas).

IT is the 14th edited film to be released this year.

Monday, September 4, 2017

CARS 3 wins box office race

by Lau Chee Nien / 4 Sep 2017

Singapore - CARS 3 (PG) tops the box office with US$639,501 (including sneaks). Premium options include 3D.

Other debuts include THE ADVENTURERS 侠盗联盟 (PG) with an estimated US$331,614, AMERICAN MADE (M18) (also screening in IMAX) with US$378,711 (including sneaks) and THE TAG-ALONG 2 红衣小女孩 2 (NC16) (estimated 14 locations) with an estimated US$58,954. [Due to insufficient data, it is not possible to verify CFEA's ranking of THE ADVENTURERS at no. 2 and AMERICAN MADE at no. 3]

THE SON OF BIGFOOT (PG) (13 locations), TULIP FEVER (M18) (8 locations) (US$11,091) and THE MIMIC (PG13) (7 locations) also open.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

CARS 3 leads trio of wide releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 31 Aug 2017

Singapore - CARS 3 (PG), AMERICAN MADE (M18) and THE ADVENTURERS 侠盗联盟 (PG) open wide this week. CARS 3 is also available in 3D and AMERICAN MADE on IMAX.

Other new releases include THE TAG-ALONG 2 红衣小女孩 2 (NC16) (estimated 14 locations), THE SON OF BIGFOOT (PG) (13 locations), TULIP FEVER (M18) (8 locations) and THE MIMIC (PG13) (7 locations).

Specialty releases with limited sessions include Marvels' INHUMANS (PG) on 3 IMAX screens, THOMAS & FRIENDS: JOURNEY BEYOND SODOR (G) (7 GV screens), THE IRREGULAR AT MAGIC HIGH SCHOOL THE MOVIE: THE GIRL WHO SUMMONS THE STARS (NC16) (3 GV screens) and ONE HEART - THE AR RAHMAN CONCERT FILM (PG) at GV Suntec and Carnival Cinemas.

Monday, August 28, 2017

THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND steals no. 1 from newcomers

by Lau Chee Nien / 28 Aug 2017

Singapore - THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND (NC16) ascends to no. 1, becoming the first film to do so this year. The last non-debut new no. 1 film was SULLY (PG13), back in the weekend of 19 Sep 2016. And prior to that, TRAIN TO BUSAN (NC16) hit no. 1 in its third weekend during beginning 22 Aug last year. ISLAND's cumulative is an estimated US$744,948.

Cut for a lower rating PARADOX 杀破狼.贪狼 (NC16 Edited) is the highest debut in fourth place with an estimated US$132,763, followed by ONCE UPON A TIME 三生三世十里桃花 (PG) in fifth place, TOKYO GHOUL (NC16) in sixth place and ROUGH NIGHT (R21) in seventh (US$41,677).

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Edited PARADOX amongst Asian debuts

by Lau Chee Nien / 24 Aug 2017

Singapore - PARADOX 杀破狼.贪狼 (NC16 Edited) leads another trio of wide releases that include TOKYO GHOUL (NC16) and ONCE UPON A TIME 三生三世十里桃花 (PG). It's one of those rare weekends where the widest opening films are non-Hollywood titles.

Debuts on limited screens include ROUGH NIGHT (R21), KILL SWITCH (PG13) (3 Shaw screens) and BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: ADIOS (PG) at Lido only.

AMERICAN MADE (M18) (including IMAX) and CARS 3 (PG) sneaks over the weekend.

PARADOX is the 13th edited release this year, and the 8th in which an uncut version was held back in favor of the edited cut.

Monday, August 21, 2017

ANNABELLE: CREATION scares off trio of new releases

by Lau Chee Nien / 21 Aug 2017

Singapore - ANNABELLE: CREATION (NC16) continues to conjure up scares at no. 1 for a second weekend. It has grossed an estimated US$1.63m to date.

THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND (NC16) is the highest debut at no. 2, with a US$337,540 cume, while two other wide releases, THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (NC16 Edited) and 47 METERS DOWN (PG13) start at no. 3 and 6 respectively.

Debuts on limited screens include ZOMBIE FIGHTERS (NC16) (9 screens), JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE (PG13) (4 GV screens), AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (PG) (8 screens) and BORN IN CHINA (G) (3 Cathay screens) (US$2,340).

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trio of new releases open wide

by Lau Chee Nien / 17 Aug 2017

Singapore - THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (NC16 Edited), THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND (NC16) and 47 METERS DOWN (PG13) open wide.

Also new in theatres are ZOMBIE FIGHTERS (NC16) (9 screens), JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE (PG13) (4 GV screens) and the pair of documentaries AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (PG) (8 screens) and BORN IN CHINA (G) (3 Cathay screens).

Monday, August 14, 2017

ANNABELLE: CREATION conjures up #1 scares with US$1.09m

by Lau Chee Nien / 14 Aug 2017

Singapore - ANNABELLE: CREATION (NC16) tops the box office with an estimated US$1.09m. THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) starts with US$433,942. Both films open wide on National Day, a Wednesday along with GIRLS TRIP (M18), which grossed US$14,620 (including sneaks) from 3 Cathay screens.

Other  debuts starting on Thursday include A DAY (PG13) (6 GV screens), A FAMILY MAN (PG13) (3 Shaw screens) and THE SLEEP CURSE 失眠 (R21) (3 screens).

Specialty title BRIGSBY BEAR (NC16) opens exclusively at the Projector, grossing US$780.

Amongst holdovers, WOLF WARRIOR II 战狼 II (NC16) has collected an estimated US$748,239 to date.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

ANNABELLE: CREATION and THE EMOJI MOVIE start early

by Lau Chee Nien / 10 Aug 2017

Singapore - ANNABELLE: CREATION (NC16) and THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) have an early start opening wide on National Day (Wednesday).

GIRLS TRIP (M18) sneaked on Wednesday on 3 Cathay screens and opens on Thursday. Other titles starting on Thursday include A DAY (PG13) (6 GV screens), A FAMILY MAN (PG13) (3 Shaw screens) and THE SLEEP CURSE 失眠 (R21) (3 screens).

THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND (NC16) sneaks over the weekend.

Monday, August 7, 2017

DARK TOWER tops, WOLF WARRIOR II soars

by Lau Chee Nien / 7 Aug 2017

Singapore - THE DARK TOWER (PG13) tops the box office with only US$268,015.

WOLF WARRIOR II 战狼 II (NC16) soars to no. 2 in its second week of release. It has grossed an estimated US$426,126 to date.

WONDER BOY (NC16), the 7th local theatrical release of the year bombs by failing to crack the top ten despite being the week's second widest new release with an estimated 19 locations.

GINTAMA (NC16) is the second highest debut with an estimated 16 locations.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

THE DARK TOWER and WONDER BOY open

by Lau Chee Nien / 3 Aug 2017

Singapore - THE DARK TOWER (PG13) leads a pack of new films that include WONDER BOY (NC16) (19 locations), GINTAMA (NC16) (16 locations), SNATCHED (NC16 Edited) (14 locations), 2:22 (PG13) (12 locations), MEOW 猫星人 (PG) (12 locations) and HAMPSTEAD (PG) (only at Lido).

WONDER BOY is the 7th local theatrical release of the year.

SNATCHED (NC16 Edited) is the 11th edited release of the year, and the 7th edited film that would have been passed uncut if a more restrictive rating was applied.

Monday, July 31, 2017

DUNKIRK no. 1; MONSTER fails to scare

by Lau Chee Nien / 31 Jul 2017

Singapore - DUNKIRK (PG13) repeats at no. 1 with the rest of the top five containing holdovers. WOLF WARRIOR II 战狼 II (NC16) is the highest debut at no. 6.

MON MON MON MONSTERS 报告老师!怪怪怪怪物!(NC16 Edited) is the new film with the most locations (figures unavailable) but fails to scare. It starts at no. 8, just below ATOMIC BLONDE (R21).

THE BIG SICK (NC16) and ALL MY GODDESS 女人永远是对的 (PG13) open outside the top ten.

Amongst holdovers, BABY DRIVER (NC16) proved to be that rare film with second weekend grosses higher than the first. The Edgar Wright driven vehicle has collected US$472,598 to date.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Edited Mon Mon Mon MONSTERS is widest debut

by Lau Chee Nien / 27 Jul 2017

Singapore - Giddens' MON MON MON MONSTERS 报告老师!怪怪怪怪物!(NC16 Edited) leads the pack of new releases. WOLF WARRIOR II 战狼 II (NC16) also opens wide.

Other debuts include ATOMIC BLONDE (R21) (16 screens), THE BIG SICK (NC16) (10 screens, including the Projector) and ALL MY GODDESS 女人永远是对的 (PG13) (GV Vivocity only).

All three Mandarin language films open on a Friday while the other new films start on the typical Thursday.

MON MON MON MONSTERS is the 10th edited release of the year; and the 6th in which an uncut version was passed but held back in lieu of an edited version with a looser rating.

Monday, July 24, 2017

DUNKIRK leads with no. 1 charge

by Lau Chee Nien / 24 Jul 2017

Singapore - DUNKIRK (PG13) leads the box office with a no. 1 debut (including IMAX).

Other entrants opening wide include BABY DRIVER (NC16) and VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (PG) (including 3D).

Opening on three Shaw screens is THE BAD BATCH (M18) and CRAYON SHIN-CHAN: INVASION!! ALIEN SHIRIRI (PG13) on four GV screens.

THE BIG SICK (NC16) sneaked over the weekend.




Thursday, July 20, 2017

DUNKIRK, VALERIAN and BABY DRIVER enter cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 20 Jul 2017

Singapore - DUNKIRK (PG13) opens with IMAX options, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (PG) starts with 3D choices, and BABY DRIVER (NC16) zooms into cinemas.

Opening on three Shaw screens is THE BAD BATCH (M18) and CRAYON SHIN-CHAN: INVASION!! ALIEN SHIRIRI (PG13) on four GV screens.

THE BIG SICK (NC16) sneaks over the weekend.

Monday, July 17, 2017

HOMECOMING fends off WAR

by Lau Chee Nien / 17 Jul 2017

Singapore - SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG13) retains the no. 1 spot for a second weekend, fending off an attack from WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG), which debuts at no. 2. HOMECOMING collects another US$1,070,232 for a US$3,875,386 to date. Figures for APES are not available.

Opening in third place is WU KONG 悟空传 (PG). Other new releases include WISH UPON (PG13) and THE VILLAINESS (M18).







Thursday, July 13, 2017

WAR arrives

by Lau Chee Nien / 13 Jul 2017

Singapore - WAR FOR THE PLANET OF APES (PG) erupts in theatres this weekend but it may not win the fight against reigning champ, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG13). WISH UPON (PG13), WU KONG 悟空传 (PG) and THE VILLAINESS (M18) are the other new releases.