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 premium options IMAX. Other new releases include STRONGER (M18), THE GLASS CASTLE (PG), NAILS (PG13) and MRS. K (PG13).

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE is the 15th edited release of the year.

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 13th 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 12th edited release this year, and the 7th 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 10th edited release of the year, and the 6th 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 9th edited release of the year; and the 5th 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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

HOMECOMING brings Spidey back with US$2.2m

by Lau Chee Nien / 10 Jul 2017

Singapore - SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG13) swings into the no. 1 spot with US$2,296,431 from 140 screens, including 3D and IMAX 3D. The rest of the top five consists of blockbuster holdovers all dropping a notch each.

The real standout is BAD GENIUS (PG), which has been hanging around the top ten for five weeks. It moves up two positions, the second time it has done so, a rare feat in today's market. Unfortunately, box office figures are not available at the point of writing.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING to dominate theatres

by Lau Chee Nien / 6 Jul 2017

Singapore - SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG13) will take the box office crown this weekend, with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Other opening films are SOCCER KILLER 仙球大战 (PG13) (9 screens), OUR TIME WILL COME 明月几时有 (PG13) (5 screens), IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (PG13) (4 screens) and CHURCHILL (PG) which plays only at Lido.

Monday, July 3, 2017

TRANSFORMERS 5 at US$4m as it repeats at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 3 Jul 2017

Singapore - TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (PG13) holds at no. 1 for a second weekend. Its cumulative gross now stands at US$4,001,157.

The top four remain unchanged with DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG), WONDER WOMAN (PG) and THE MUMMY (PG13) filling in the next three spots.

OVERDRIVE (PG13) is the highest debut at no. 5. Other new releases include RESET 逆时营救 (PG13) (13 screens), THE WALL (M18) (12 screens), THE HOUSE (NC16) (13 screens), ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT 今晚打喪屍 (NC16) (11 screens) and MY COUSIN RACHEL (NC16) (8 screens).

Thursday, June 29, 2017

TRANSFORMERS 5 expected to repeat at No. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 29 June 2017

Singapore - OVERDRIVE (PG13) is the widest release with an estimated 21 screens but will not speed past TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (PG13), DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG), WONDER WOMAN (PG) and THE MUMMY (PG13), who are all expected to continue dominance over the upper echelons of the box office.

Other new films opening in cinemas include RESET 逆时营救 (PG13) (13 screens), THE HOUSE (NC16) (13 screens), THE WALL (M18) (12 screens), ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT 今晚打喪屍 (NC16) (11 screens) and MY COUSIN RACHEL (NC16) (8 screens).

Monday, June 26, 2017

TRANSFORMERS 5 grosses close to US$3m by 1st weekend

by Lau Chee Nien / 26 Jun 2017

Singapore - TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (PG13) conquers the box office at no. 1 with US$2,374,293. Add in previews and the cumulative gross comes up to US$2,993,663. Premium options include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Only two other films open and on limited screens: Mandarin-dubbed MAD WORLD 一念无明 (PG13) on 4 GV locales and THE PROMISE (PG13) playing at Lido only. Neither cracked the top ten.








Thursday, June 22, 2017

TRANSFORMERS 5 dominates screens

by Lau Chee Nien / 22 Jun 2017

Singapore - TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (PG13) blasts into theatres with premium formats that include 3D and IMAX 3D.

Only two other films open and on limited screens: Mandarin-dubbed MAD WORLD 一念无明 (PG13) on 4 GV locales and THE PROMISE (PG13) playing at Lido only.

Monday, June 19, 2017

DESPICABLE ME 3 takes no. 1 with US$1.48m!

by Lau Chee Nien / 19 Jun 2017

Singapore - DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG) steals the box office with US$1,488,822 from 80 screens, including include 3D and IMAX. Throw in previews and its tally stands at US$1,662,672.

Other new releases include THE HUNTER'S PRAYER (NC16) (7 Cathay screens), 77 HEARTBREAKS 原谅他77次 (NC16) (6 screens), ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE (M18 Edited) (7 screens) and DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA'S GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI (PG) (11 screens).






Thursday, June 15, 2017

DESPICABLE ME 3 breaks into cinemas

by  Lau Chee Nien  / 15 Jun 2017

Singapore - DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG) opens wide, including premium formats in 3D and IMAX.

Also new in theatres are THE HUNTER'S PRAYER (NC16) (7 Cathay screens), 77 HEARTBREAKS 原谅他77次 (NC16) (6 screens), ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE (M18 Edited) (7 screens) and DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA'S GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI (PG) (11 screens).

VENICE is the fifth film this year in which an edited version with a less restrictive rating was released theatrically in lieu of an uncut version with a more restrictive rating.

Monday, June 12, 2017

THE MUMMY debuts at no. 1

by Lau Chee Nien / 12 Jun 2017

Singapore - THE MUMMY (PG13) debuts at no. 1 with premium options that include IMAX and IMAX 3D.

Other new releases include DIDI'S DREAM “吃吃”的爱 (PG Edited) (10 screens), BAD GENIUS (PG) (7 screens), COLOSSAL (PG13) (7 screens), VICEROY'S HOUSE (PG) (3 Shaw screens) and FAIRY TAIL: DRAGON CRY (PG13) (4 GV screens).

DIDI'S DREAM is the fourth edited release of the year in which an uncut version was passed clean with a more restrictive rating. The other edited releases are MASTER (PG Edited), THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (PG Edited) and SUDDENLY 20 (PG Edited).


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mummy vs. Amazon at Box Office

by Lau Chee Nien / 8 Jun 2017

Singapore - THE MUMMY (PG13) will attempt to replace WONDER WOMAN (PG) as the box office champion with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D. The Tom Cruise pic started with previews on Wednesday night.

Also opening are DIDI'S DREAM “吃吃”的爱 (PG Edited) (10 screens), COLOSSAL (PG13) (7 screens), BAD GENIUS (PG) (7 screens), VICEROY'S HOUSE (PG) (3 Shaw screens) and FAIRY TAIL: DRAGON CRY (PG13) (4 GV screens).

DIDI'S DREAM is the fourth edited release of the year in which an uncut version was passed clean with a more restrictive rating. The other edited releases are MASTER (PG Edited), THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (PG Edited) and SUDDENLY 20 (PG Edited).

Monday, June 5, 2017

WONDER WOMAN debuts with US$2.1m

by Lau Chee Nien / 5 Jun 2017

Singapore - WONDER WOMAN (PG) storms to the top of the box office with an estimated US$2,122,837 (S$2,933,716) after 5 days of release, including premium options 3D and IMAX 3D. The Themysciran pic opened on a Wednesday with Tuesday midnight sneaks.

Also new in theatres is BAYWATCH (M18) in third place and GOD OF WAR 荡寇风云 (NC16) in fourth place.

New releases on limited screens include 31 (R21) (2 screens), the full length CG feature RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA (M18) (5 screens) and Japanese anime, NAPPING PRINCESS (PG) (3 screens).


Thursday, June 1, 2017

WONDER WOMAN arrives in cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 1 Jun 2017

Singapore - WONDER WOMAN (PG) opens wide with premium formats that include 3D and IMAX 3D. The Amazonian princess first invaded theatres at midnight on Tuesday and opened a day early on Wednesday.

Also opening wide are BAYWATCH (M18) and GOD OF WAR 荡寇风云 (NC16) (13 screens).

New releases on limited screens include 31 (R21) (2 screens), the full length CG feature RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA (M18) (5 screens) and Japanese anime, NAPPING PRINCESS (PG) (3 screens).

Thursday, May 25, 2017

PIRATES 5 aiming to steal box office gold

by Lau Chee Nien / 25 May 2017

Singapore - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR'S REVENGE (PG13) opens wide with premium options 3D and IMAX 3D after sneaking on Wednesday night. Also going wide is DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL (PG).

Debuts with limited screens and sessions include HOUSE OF THE DISAPPEARED (PG) (9 screens), BEAUTIFUL ACCIDENT 美好的意外 (PG) (7 screens), DEALER/HEALER 毒。诫 (M18) (7 screens) and THE BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC (PG) playing exclusively at Lido.

BAYWATCH (M18) sneaks over the weekend while WONDER WOMAN (PG) will open on Wednesday with Tuesday midnight sneaks.

Monday, May 22, 2017

KING ARTHUR conquers box office

by Lau Chee Nien / 22 May 2017

Singapore  - KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (PG13) conquers the box office while LUCKY BOY 天公仔 (PG), the sixth local release of the year debuts at no. 4.

Also new in theatres is the premium priced Japanese anime in limited release, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE CRIMSON LOVE LETTER (PG).










Thursday, May 18, 2017

KING ARTHUR aims for a #1 conquest

by Lau Chee Nien / 18 May 2017

Singapore - KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (PG13) and LUCKY BOY 天公仔 (PG) are the only two main releases this week. LUCKY BOY is also the 6th local release of the year. DETECTIVE CONAN: THE CRIMSON LOVE LETTER (PG) is a premium priced Japanese anime opening on 8 GV screens.

Monday, May 15, 2017

ALIEN: COVENANT debuts at No. 1 with US$1m

by Lau Chee Nien / 15 May 2017

Singapore - ALIEN: COVENANT (M18) debuts at no. 1 with US$1,008,013 from 80 screens. Premium options include IMAX.

Other new releases include SIAM SQUARE (PG13) (8 screens), THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANTED 喜欢你 (PG) (13 screens), DEAD AWAKE (NC16) (12 screens) and 29+1 (PG) (6 Shaw screens).

Amongst holdovers, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (PG13) joins the 4-million dollar club as it rakes up another US$403,937 for a US$4,029,966 cume.

FAST AND FURIOUS 8 (PG13) is now the highest grossing film of the year with US$5,463,075 while BEAUTY AND THE BEAST drops to second place with US$5,346,075. Both films are still in theatres.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

COVENANT returns ALIEN to cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 10 May 2017

Singapore - ALIEN: COVENANT (M18) attacks theatres on Vesak Day (May 10) with sneaks on the eve (May 9). Premium options include IMAX.

Other new releases from Thursday (May 11) include THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANTED 喜欢你 (PG) (13 screens), DEAD AWAKE (NC16) (12 screens), SIAM SQUARE (PG13) (8 screens) and 29+1 (PG) (6 Shaw screens).

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (PG13) sneaks this weekend.

Monday, May 8, 2017

GOTGV2, FAST 8 and SHOCK WAVE lock out new entrants

by Lau Chee Nien / 8 May 2017

Singapore - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (PG13) remains at no. 1 for a second weekend. It grossed US$771,942 for a US$3,161,090 cume. The next two films, FAST & FURIOUS 8 (PG13) and SHOCK WAVE 拆弹专家 (PG13) also maintain their chart positions.

UNLOCKED (NC16) is the highest debut at no. 4, while UNFORGETTABLE (M18) starts at no. 6.

LOVE OFF THE CUFF 春娇救志明 (NC16) (4 screens), SEX DOLL (M18) (3 screens), BRAIN ON FIRE (PG13) (3 screens) and KUROKO'S BASKETBALL THE LAST GAME (PG) (4 GV screens) are the other new releases.



Thursday, May 4, 2017

New releases unlikely to unlock the no. 1 spot

by Lau Chee Nien / 4 May 2017

Singapore - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (PG13) looks set to rule for a second weekend.

UNLOCKED (NC16) and UNFORGETTABLE (M18) lead the list of new releases.

LOVE OFF THE CUFF 春娇救志明 (NC16) (4 screens), SEX DOLL (M18) (3 screens) and BRAIN ON FIRE (PG13) (3 screens) are the debuts with limited screens.

The Odex distributed KUROKO'S BASKETBALL THE LAST GAME (PG) plays on 4 GV screens.

Monday, May 1, 2017

GOTGV2 kicks off with US$1.75m

by Lau Chee Nien / 1 May 2017

Singapore - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (PG13) debuts at no. 1 with US$1,751,946 (S$2,447,469) with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D. The opening numbers are pretty much on par with the first film, which started with US$1,785,046 (S$2,224,435) three years ago on its way to a US$4,729,358 finale.

The other wide release is South Indian blockbuster BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION (NC16), opening in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu versions island wide. Box office figures are not available.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

GUARDIANS 2 blasts into theatres

by Lau Chee Nien / 27 Apr 2017

Singapore - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (PG13) blasts into theatres on 3D and IMAX 3D this weekend.

The other wide release is South Indian blockbuster BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION (NC16), opening in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu versions island wide.

Films in limited release include MOONLIGHT (M18) (4 screens, including the Projector), AFTERMATH (NC16) (3 screens),
BATTLE OF MEMORIES 记忆大师 (PG13) (2 Cathay screens) and THE RED TURTLE (PG) with limited sessions at the Projector.

Monday, April 24, 2017

FAST 8 grosses US$4.48m in 2 weeks

by Lau Chee Nien / 24 Apr 2017

Sinapore - FAST & FURIOUS 8 (PG13) grossed a further US$1,030,067 for a US$4,487,605 cume as it spends a second weekend at no. 1.

The highest debut is Hong Kong thriller SHOCK WAVE 拆弹专家 (PG13). GIFTED (PG13) (US$138,743) and FABRICATED CITY (NC16) (US$37,438) follow behind.

Newcomers playing on limited screens include THE LOST CITY OF Z (PG13) (8 screens), GOING IN STYLE (NC16) (9 screens) and THE MYSTERIOUS FAMILY 神秘家族 (PG13) (7 screens).

Opening on a single screen at Lido with limited sessions are BITTER HARVEST (NC16) and BRIMSTONE (R21).

Thursday, April 20, 2017

FAST 8 to retain no. 1 crown

by Lau Chee Nien / 20 Apr 2017

Singapore - FAST & FURIOUS 8 (PG13) will repeat at no. 1 this weekend. The widest debut will be Hong Kong thriller SHOCK WAVE 拆弹专家 (PG13). GIFTED (PG13) and FABRICATED CITY (NC16) will also bow island wide.

The other new releases are GOING IN STYLE (NC16) (9 screens), THE LOST CITY OF Z (PG13) (8 screens) and THE MYSTERIOUS FAMILY 神秘家族 (PG13) (7 screens). Opening on a single screen at Lido with limited sessions are BITTER HARVEST (NC16) and BRIMSTONE (R21).

Monday, April 17, 2017

FAST 8 opens with US$2.84m

by Lau Chee Nien / 17 Apr 2017

Singapore - FAST & FURIOUS 8 (PG13) zooms to no. 1 with premium options that include 3D and IMAX 3D. It grossed US$2,841,288 from 124 screens for a US$22,914 screen average. While the weekend gross is the highest in the Furious series, the screen average actually trails that of FAST & FURIOUS 6 (US$35,363, 65 screens), THE FAST & THE FURIOUS 5 (US$27,015, 40 screens) and FAST & FURIOUS 7 (US$26,379, 107 screens).

POP AYE (M18), the fifth local release of the year and THE VOID (M18) debut in the top ten with 5 and 8 screens respectively. Other new releases include THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X 嫌疑人X的献身 (PG13) (3 Cathay screens) and MEAN DREAMS (PG13) at Lido only.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

FAST 8 to blow past all competition

by Lau Chee Nien / 13 Apr 2017

Singapore - FAST & FURIOUS 8 (PG13) will zoom into cinemas this weekend with premium formats that include 3D and IMAX 3D.

POP AYE (M18), the fifth local release of the year will open on 4 GV screens and the Projector. Other debuts with limited screens opening are THE VOID (M18) (8 screens), THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X 嫌疑人X的献身 (PG13) (3 Cathay screens) and MEAN DREAMS (PG13) at Lido only.


Monday, April 10, 2017

THE BOSS BABY retains no. 1 spot

by Lau Chee Nien / 10 Apr 2017

Singapore - THE BOSS BABY (PG) maintains its box office crown with a second weekend at no. 1. An additional US$670,139 pushes it to a US$1,735,543 cume.

Former champ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (PG) ascends a notch back up to no. 2. The year's highest grossing film has now grossed US$4,997,635.

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (PG) is the highest debut at no. 4 with US$276,080 (including 3D).

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SMURFS return to cinemas

by Lau Chee Nien / 6 Apr 2017

Singapore - SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (PG) finds its way into theatres this weekend with premium options including 3D.

Other releases include THE SHACK (PG13) (18 screens), PART-TIME SPY (PG13) (14 screens), EXTRAORDINARY MISSION 非凡任务 (NC16) (10 screens), THE BRIDE (NC16) (8 screens), DON'T KNOCK TWICE (NC16) (7 GV screens) and CARRIE PILBY (PG13) on a single screen at Lido.

Monday, April 3, 2017

BOSS BABY edges out GHOST IN THE SHELL for #1

by Lau Chee Nien / 3 Apr 2017

Singapore - THE BOSS BABY (PG) edges over GHOST IN THE SHELL (PG13) for the number one spot at the box office over the weekend. BOSS grossed US$861,092 while GHOST accumulated US$852,491 including sneaks. Both are also available in 3D, with GHOST also playing on IMAX 3D.

Debuts playing on limited screens include GOODBYE MR. LOSER 令伯特烦恼 (PG13) (7 GV screens), WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN? 目击者 (M18) (7 screens), FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET (NC16 Edited) (3 Shaw screens), THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (NC16) (3 screens) and THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (NC16) (Lido and Projector).

Thursday, March 30, 2017

GHOST IN THE SHELL debuts

by Lau Chee Nien / 30 Mar 2017

Singapore - GHOST IN THE SHELL (PG13) explodes onto screens this weekend with premium options 3D and IMAX 3D. Also opening wide is THE BOSS BABY (PG) in 2D and 3D.

Debuts playing on limited screens include GOODBYE MR. LOSER 令伯特烦恼 (PG13) (7 GV screens), WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN? 目击者 (M18) (7 screens), FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET (NC16 Edited) (3 Shaw screens), THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (NC16) (3 screens) and THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (NC16) (Lido and Projector).

Monday, March 27, 2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST hold off POWER RANGERS

by Lau Chee Nien / 27 Mar 2017

Singapore - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (PG) continues to enthral as it spends a second week at number one. It grossed a further US$1,197,463 for a US$3,691,851 total to date.

Opening in second and third places are POWER RANGERS (PG13) (US$623,822/44 screens) and LIFE (NC16) (US$349,100/46 screens).

Other new releases include CHIPS (M18), SUDDENLY 20 (PG13 Edited) and PERSONAL SHOPPER (NC16).

Amongst holdovers, LOGAN (M18) has grossed US$3,522,034 to date while the exclusive to Projector title ELLE (M18) has a cume of US$22,592.