Rejoice The Hunger Games franchise fans in Singapore! Shaw Online has just announced that ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will be released in IMAX format this November!
This is great news considering parts of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ are specially shot in IMAX. Be prepared to feat your eyes in IMAX format this coming November.
Currently, we are unsure if IMAX release will be the same as normal release which is scheduled to be on 21 November 2013 in Singapore. Shaw Online has confirmed with us as of now, both IMAX and normal release will be on 21 November 2013.
We know that ‘The Hunger Games’ is topping North American box office sales but how well is it doing in Singapore?
F*** Magazine reports according to press release from Cathay-Keris Films, grossing for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie in Singapore box office sales is out performing other Asian territories.
According to the press release by Cathay-Keris Films, the Jennifer Lawrence starrer has collected over S$4 million in its first 3 weeks. This impressive box office result puts Singapore as the best performing Asian territory in terms of print average.
Locally, the movie has outshined the likes of popular film franchise, Twilight. The highest grossing title in the Twilight movie series in Singapore is The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which closed at S$3.07 million gross after a 7-week run in the local cinemas.
In the United States, The Hunger Games has been maintaining a firm foothold over its #1 spot on the box office for three consecutive weeks, bringing in a worldwide taking of US$460 million.
Head over to F*** Magazine for the full story.
We are happy to see ‘The Hunger Games’ is doing well in Singapore and outperforming other Asian territories too!
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.
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We had also wondered if Shaw will be screening ‘The Hunger Games’ in IMAX too as we had previously reported ‘The Hunger Games’ will have a week run in IMAX in USA.
As the only two IMAX theaters in Singapore are OMNIMAX at Singapore Science Centre and Shaw Theatres Lido IMAX at Shaw House, we think this might actually be a step forward to the possibility of ‘The Hunger Games’ will be screened in IMAX in Shaw.
However, when we reached out to Shaw, they told us that ‘The Hunger Games’ will not be screening in IMAX format. We are still a little more than a month away from the release of ‘The Hunger Games’ and personally speaking, I will be keeping my fingers crossed and hoping this might change in the near future.
Are you upset that ‘The Hunger Games’ will not be available in IMAX format in Singapore?
‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.