Boys beats Singapore BO milestone

Boys beats Singapore BO milestone

By Patrick Frater

Thu, 29 November 2012, 13:05 PM (HKT)

Box Office News

Jack NEO 梁智強's army-themed coming of age film Ah Boys to Men 新兵正傳 (2012) this week became only the second ever Singaporean film to clock up S$5 million (US$3.96 million) at the local box office.

It now ranks behind Neo's Money No Enough 錢不夠用 (1998), which grossed S$6.02 million (US$4.76 million at current exchange rates) and ahead of its sequel Money No Enough 2 錢不夠用2 (2008) which earned S$4.87 million (US$3.85 million).

Ah Boys To Men, which has its own sequel lined up for Feb 2013, ranks as the eighth highest grossing film to be released in Singapore this year, ahead of The Hunger Games (2012)' US$3.73 million. It also beat Ip Man 2 葉問2 (2010), the highest grossing Chinese film at the Singapore box office, which took S$4.7 million in 2010.

Neo noted that Money No Enough took five months to reach its cumulative total.

He said that Ah Boys To Men 2 will deliver a stronger story than part one, with less emphasis on special effects.

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