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2012 Top 10 Highest-grossing Films in Singapore

By InCinemas  /  04 Jan 2013 (Friday)

As the year 2012 comes to an end, let us take a look at the top 10 movies that dominated our local box office chart and also a number of upcoming movies that have been attracting attention and nominations in the 70th Golden Globes Awards 2013 and the 85th Academy Awards®.

  Top 10 Grossing Movies
 Distributors Box Office (S$)
 Release Date
 1 Marvel's The Avengers
 Disney $13.73m 1 May
 2 The Dark Knight Rises
 Warner Bros
 $9.00m 19 Jul
 3 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $8.57m 29 Jun
 4 Skyfall Sony $6.45m 1 Nov
 5 Ah Boys To Men
 $6.13m 8 Nov
 6 Madagascar 3:
 Europe's Most Wanted
 UIP $5.97m 7 Jun
 7 Men In Black 3
 Sony $5.20m 24 May
 UIP $5.14m 12 Apr
 9 The Hunger Games Cathay $4.58m 22 Mar
 10 Taken 2
 Fox $3.94m 4 Oct
Source: Box Office Mojo (Link)

A possible contender to vie a spot in the top 10 list is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, currently on 12th position with $3.60m. The movie is still showing in theatres, with the High Frame Rate (HFR) format only available in IMAX halls. HDR is the latest format which shows 48 frames per second instead of the 'usual' 24 frames. Check out what Peter Jackson has to say about the technology.

Here's a quick update on the upcoming movies to watch out for!

The next sequel for Marvel's The Avengers will only arrive in 2015. Till then, we have 3 upcoming projects from Marvel, first of which is Iron Man 3 and you should really check out the trailers for Iron Man 3 if you've yet to!

The new film in the Amazing Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Dane DeHaan (Lincoln) and Shailene Woodley (The Descendents) will join the cast along side Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Harry Osborn and Mary Jane Watson respectively.

Ah Boys To Men
is crowned as the All-Time Singapore Local Movie, after surpassing Money No Enough's 14 year-old record (S$6.02 million). Its sequel Ah Boys To Men 2, a continuation of the first movie, is slated for release on 3 February 2013 during the Chinese New Year period.

This magnificient poster shows the transformation of The Hunger Games to Catching Fire! The second movie in the trilogy, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, will be directed by Francis Lawrence. and is slated for release on 22 November 2013.

70th Golden Globes Awards 2013 will be taking place on 13 January Sunday. A look at its nominations list, one might notice that there are several movies which we've yet to watch it in Singapore. Here are some of the movies getting the buzz that you should look out for!

 Movies Starring Release Date
 Rust And Bone* Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts 10 Jan
 Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence  10 Jan
 The Impossible* Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor 17 Jan
 Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton 17 Jan
 The Sessions John Hawkes, Helen Hunt 24 Jan
 The Master Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams 24 Jan
 Lincoln Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field 21 Feb
 Django Unchained Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio 21 Mar
*Visit our Contests session to see how you can stand to win movie tickets!

There is also the Oscars presentation! The 85th Academy Awards® nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

After watching the movies above, we will be picking our top 10 movies of 2012 on February! Which are the movies that have left an impression in you? Let us know in the comments below!

As of now, keep enjoying all the good films in theatres! Visit our Now Showing section for an idea!
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