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'How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies' breaks records and emerges as Singapore's highest-grossing Thai film!

By InCinemas  /  10 Jun 2024 (Monday)

Renowned Thai movie studio GDH’s latest feature How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies has achieved an extraordinary milestone by becoming the biggest Thai movie in Singapore!
Here's a list of all-time highest grossing Thai films in Singapore for more context:
  English Title Release Date Final Box Office
2 THE COFFIN 30 Oct 2008 $1,350,000
3 SHUTTER 18 Nov 2004 $1,311,000
4 PEE MAK 13 Jun 2013 $921,000
5 THE MEDIUM 12 Aug 2021 $788,000
6 PHOBIA 2 24 Sep 2009 $759,000
7 COMING SOON 12 Mar 2009 $757,000
8 TOM YUM GOONG 03 Nov 2005 $766,000
9 I FINE… THANK YOU… LOVE YOU 22 Jan 2015 $743,000
10 ALONE 26 Jul 2007 $742,000
    *still showing in cinemas
The highly raved tearjerker garnered an impressive S$1.16 million in ticket sales during its second weekend in cinemas (6 to 9 June), reigning as the number one film for two consecutive weekends.
With a cumulative box office revenue of S$1.77 million after merely 11 days of release, the film is currently ranked after Money No Enough 3Kung Fu Panda 4, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, and Dune: Part Two as one of the highest-grossing films in 2024 so far.
Ms Jina Osothsilp, Chief Executive Officer of Thai studio GDH, says:

As the producer of How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dieswe at GDH, including the director and all cast members, are incredibly thankful to the Singaporean audience. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and for spreading the word, helping make this film the highest-grossing Thai movie in Singapore. It means a lot to us that this multigenerational story, which highlights family bonds and gratitude, has touched your hearts just as it has in Thailand. Looking ahead, we promise to continue producing films that you will love. GDH believes in the power of international collaborations, as we think it is key to sharing Asian voices with the world. And with our close ties to Singapore, we hope to work closely with Singaporean partners to not only reflect our collective stories but also contribute to a broader cultural dialogue on the world stage. 

Ms Clara Cheo, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Village Pictures, the movie distributor in Singapore, adds:

We are thrilled and humbled by the overwhelming response to How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies in Singapore. The film's success is a testament to the unique and exceptional storytelling from GDH’s projects that international audiences are able to resonate with. Since our partnership began with GDH's debut film, ONE DAY, in 2016, Golden Village has been privileged to bring their compelling narratives to Singaporean audiences theatrically. We are definitely committed to showcasing many more GDH’s films in our cinemas moving forward.

2024's highest grossing films in Singapore:
  English Title Release Date Final Box Office
1 MONEY NO ENOUGH 3 (LOCAL) 1 Feb 2024 $4,887,000
2 KUNG FU PANDA 4 7 Mar 2024 $4,493,000*
3 GODZILLA x KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE 28 Mar 2024 $4,099,000*
4 DUNE: PART TWO 29 Feb 2024 $3,619,000
5 KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 9 May 2024 $1,932,000*
7 THE GARFIELD MOVIE 22 May 2024 $1,313,000*
8 YOLO 21 Mar 2024 $1,298,000
9 EXHUMA 14 Mar 2024 $1,222,000
10 GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE 11 Apr 2024 $1,126,000*
    *still showing in cinemas

How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies
 marks the directorial feature debut of Pat Boonnitipat, known for his work on Bad Genius the Series. The film follows the story of a young man who puts aside his dream of becoming a professional gamer to take on the role of a devoted grandson. He goes to great lengths to win affection of his dying grandmother, all in pursuit of a life-changing, multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Starring popular Thai singer Putthipong Assaratanakul (aka Billkin) and 78-year-old actress Usha Seamkhum in her acting debut, How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies is making waves across Southeast Asia.
It is the highest-grossing movie in Thailand this year, collecting $333 million baht at the box office. The movie has also become the biggest Asian movie ever in Indonesia, with 3.27 million admissions and the highest-grossing Thai movie ever in Malaysia with RM$9.35 million. The film is set to travel to other parts of Asia, with upcoming releases in Hong Kong on 13 June, Cambodia on 18 June and Taiwan on 21 June.

How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies is produced by GDH, distributed by Golden Village Pictures and supported by the Royal Thai Embassy and Thai Supermarket in Singapore. See it in cinemas now.
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