BO Weekend of 29 May Sets New Records?1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
It’s the start of the school holidays as new box office records are set.
KUNG FU PANDA 2 debuts at No. 1 and is reported in its newspaper ads to have set a new record for biggest opening film in Singapore.
For the weekend of 29 May, the box office grossed a total of US$3,902,602. Could this be the highest figure ever in Singapore cinematic history? In US$ and according to records that go back to April 2007, this certainly seems the case.
In the past five years, the US$3m mark has only been breached 7 times during a weekend: twice this year, twice in 2010, twice in 2009 and once in 2008. Of course when the figures are converted to S$, the weekend of 24 Dec 2009 is still champion (US$3,751,909/S$5,279,686), followed by this weekend (US$3,902,602/S$4,822,640).