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"Endhiran" mania continues

Writer: Lai Swee Wei


Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai in "Endhiran".

11 Oct – The robo mania has yet to die down as Rajnikanth's fans continue to flood cinemas nationwide over the weekend just gone (7-10 Oct) to catch sci-fi action "Endhiran" (aka "Robot" in Hindi) with Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai. Meanwhile, director Ahmad Idham's comedy sequel "Jangan Pandang Belakang Congkak 2" managed to hit RM1.5 million in its opening weekend, according to actress Lisa Surihani's Facebook shout out.

Other releases that debuted last weekend include Jennifer Aniston's rom-com "The Switch", 3D animation "Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage", Steve Carell's screwball comedy "Dinner For Schmucks" and George Clooney's suspense thriller "The American".


Nora Danish, Cat Farish & Mazlan Pet-Pet in "JPBC 2".

In the U.S., "The Social Network" gathered enough friends to lead the box office as it posted an estimated US$15.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Katherine Heigl's "Life As We Know It" and "Secretariat" had decent showings of an estimated US$14.6 million and US$12.6 million, respectively. "The Social Network", surrounding the origin of Facebook and its eccentric founder Mark Zuckerberg, is set to screen in Malaysia on 11 November 2010.

In other news, Warner Bros. recently issued a statement cancelling the 3D conversion of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1" as the studio could not complete the 3D conversion in time for its UK and US release date, 19 November 2010. However, Warner ensured that Part 2, the final instalment of the film franchise, will release in 2D and 3D formats.

Box office takings for the weekend just gone
(7 OCT – 10 OCT)
Malaysia
1) Endhiran
2) Jangan Pandang Belakang Congkak 2
3) Sammy's Adventures: The Serect Passage
4) Detective Dee
5) Legend Of The Fist: The Return Of Chen Zhen
6) Eat, Pray, Love
7) Magika
8) Legend Of The Guardians
9) Dinner For The Schmucks
10) The Switch
Singapore
1) Eat Pray Love
2) Reign of Assassins
3) Detective Dee & The Mystery of the Phantom Flame
4) The Other Guys
5) Buried
6) Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
7) Dinner For Schmucks
8) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
9) I Love You, Phillip Morris
10) The Switch

Cinema Online, 11 October 2010

Related Movies:
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (17 Nov 2010)
The Social Network (02 Dec 2010)
Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage (07 Oct 2010)
Secretariat (Not Showing)
Easy A (Not Showing)
The Switch (07 Oct 2010)
Jangan Pandang Belakang Congkak 2 (Malay) (07 Oct 2010)
Endhiran (Tamil) (01 Oct 2010)

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