“Police Story 2013” beats ronins, Smaug, powers into S’pore’s box-office Top 10
- POSTED: 26 Dec 2013 18:38
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Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan's "Police Story 2013" raked in a total of S$630,000 over the Christmas holidays, and powered into the list of Top 10 highest grossing Mandarin films in Singapore this year.
SINGAPORE: Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan’s latest film “Police Story 2013”, raked in a total of S$630,000 to become the highest grossing film in Singapore during the Christmas holidays this year.
The film, that sees Chan play a veteran police officer trapped in a hostage situation involving his daughter, beat both “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “47 Ronin”, which took in a total of S$419,000 and S$538,000 respectively between December 24-25.
“Police Story 2013” also muscled its way into this year’s list of Top 10 highest grossing Mandarin films in Singapore on the back of its strong box-office performance.
The film is in tenth position, trailing behind toilet-themed comedy “Everybody’s Business” (S$713,000) at ninth and Tsui Hark’s “Detective Dee 2” (S$850,000) at eighth.
Singapore director Jack Neo’s “Ah Boys to Men 2” heads the list with S$7.9 million, while Stephen Chow’s “Journey to the West” (S$2.2 million) takes second place and local director Kelvin Sng’s “Taxi! Taxi!” (S$1.43 million) takes third.
Golden Horse award-winning director Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo” took the fifth spot, raking in S$1.2 million after two runs, and bringing the total number of locally-produced films on the list to four.
Other films on the list include “Saving General Yang” (in fourth place with S$1.39 million), “Special ID” (sixth with S$1.13 million) and “The Grandmaster” (seventh with S$1.02 million).