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.

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).