"Hansel And Gretel" going strong

"Hansel And Gretel" going strong

Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star in box office hit "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters".

5 Feb – Last week's champion, "Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters" are still leading the box office in its second week of release in Malaysia (31 Jan – 3 Feb), and with the story's familiar tale and worldwide appeal of its stars, the film's success shows no signs of stopping.

New in the theatres, and doing pretty well in second place is Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet To The Head", and it has been an action movie buff's paradise this week with Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand" still in this week's top ten. "Bullet To The Head", directed by Walter Hill, is about a hitman and a detective joining forces to bring down a common enemy.

In third place is Malaysia's own, "Wawa Semput", a comedy-action film about a relationship gone wrong, which transforms into complicated love triangle starring Yana Samsuddin, Angah Raja Lawak and Along Raja Lawak.

"Ah Boys To Men: Part 2" is the sequel of the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time.

Leading Singapore's box office this week is Jack Neo's "Ah Boys To Men: Part 2", a military-themed Singaporean-made film tackling family and social issues and focusing on the young men at Singapore's National Service. It is the sequel of "Ah Boys To Men", which is to date the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time.

The film beat "Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters" for the first spot in the box-office in Singapore, but the witch hunting fairy tale made it into second place. "Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters" is also second in the US box office, which is decent considering the bad reviews, while "Warm Bodies" takes first. The latter is directed by Jonathan Levine, starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer as the zombie R and a girl named Julie respectively, who develop a relationship after R saves her, and their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform their lifeless world.

Rounding up the top three is "Silver Linings Playbook" for US and "The Grandmaster" in Singapore.

Other new films that opened over the weekend not in the top three in Malaysia are "Kadal" and "David".

Other new films that opened over the weekend not in the top three in Singapore are "A Haunted House", "Bullet To The Head", "Quartet", "A Royal Affair" and "Beasts Of The Southern Wild".

Box office takings for the weekend just gone (31 January - 06 February 2013) 

1) Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters    
2) Bullet To The Head    
3) Wawa Semput    
4) Taxi! Taxi!    
5) Juvana    
6) Parker    
7) Mama    
8) The Impossible    
9) Kadal    
10) The Last Stand
1) Ah Boys To Men: Part 2    
2) Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters    
3) The Grandmaster    
4) Zero Dark Thirty    
5) The Impossible    
6) A Haunted House    
7) Mama    
8) Cloud Atlas    
9) Silver Linings Playbook    
10) Les Misérables

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