jupiter‘Jupiter Ascending’ tops the Malaysian movie box office scene while ‘Spongebob’ cleans up the North American box office. — jupiterascending.com pic

DESPITE faring averagely at the North American box office, Jupiter Ascending seems to be the favourite in Malaysia.

According to GSC’s Top 10 movie listing for the closing weekend, the fantasy flick starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, holds the top spot, followed by Yennai Arindhaal, a Tamil thriller starring Ajith Kumar, Trisha Krishnan and Anushka.

Japanese anime The Last: Naruto The Movie holds 3rd place while epic drama Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, and The Wedding Ringer comedy, starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Olivia Thirlby, comes in 4th and 5th respectively.

The Imitation Game and Project Almanac take 6th and 7th places, followed by local comedy drama Suamiku Encik Perfect 10, starring Aaron Aziz and Lisa Surihani.

Action thriller Wild Card, starring Jason Statham, and Chinese romantic-comedy My Mr Right, telling the adventures of a group of newly-weds and lovers from Taiwan and China who sign up for a romantic getaway in Malaysia, take up the last two spots.

North American Box Office

AFP reports that at the North American box office, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water has dethroned American Sniper in its first week of release.

The animated 3D movie, in which the title character attempts to recover a stolen burger recipe, debuts with US$55.4 million (RM197 million) in ticket sales, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

American Sniper, relegated to second place, has US$23.3 million (RM82.9 million) in ticket sales as it finally fell from top spot.

Since its release, the highly acclaimed movie has bagged half-dozen Oscar nominations, including a best actor nod for Bradley Cooper in the title role.

Jupiter Ascending sold the third most tickets this week, with a disappointing US$18.4 million (RM65.46 million) in its opening weekend.

Seventh Son, a 3D fantasy-action film starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, debuts in fourth spot, earning US$7.2 million (RM25.62 million).

Project Almanac takes fifth place with US$5.23 million (RM18.61 million) in ticket sales.

Paddington, a big-screen adaptation of the family classic about a bear lost in the big city, earns a whisker less for sixth place with US$5.22 million (RM18.57 million).

The Wedding Ringer takes US$4.72 million (RM16.79 million) for seventh place, followed by The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as code-breaking genius Alan Turing, at US$4.69 million (RM16.69 million) for eighth spot.

Black or White, a racially-charged drama starring Kevin Costner as a widowed grandfather battling to retain custody of his mixed-race granddaughter, is in ninth place with US$4.5 million (RM16 million).

Jennifer Lopez’s steamy The Boy Next Door, in which the pop diva plays a divorcee who has an ill-advised affair with a very young male neighbour, comes in 10th with US$4.1 million (RM15 million).


By: erny, Source: therakyatpost.com