Amid double-digit declineacross most key international markets,
Prior to 2005, thecity-state had been enjoying an average of 7.7% per annum growth in box officetakings and a 4.3% per annum increase in admissions over four years. But theyear-on-year rise in revenues for the past 12 months can be partly explained bythe increase in ticket prices since last May, which brought prices by up to S$1per ticket.
Taking the top spot at thebox office was Harry Potter And TheGoblet Of Fire with $3.55m (S$5.8m), the only S$5m movie in 2005. It hasalso become the fourth highest grossing film of all time in
Although a record five localfilms were released in 2005, none of them made it to the top 10. In 2004,homegrown director Jack Neo's The BestBet was in the top ten, as was his Homerunin 2003.
The top non-Hollywood titlewas
1. HarryPotter And The Goblet Of Fire (WB) $3.55m (S$5.8m)*
2. King Kong(UIP) $3m (S$4.8m)*
3. Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith (Fox) $2.5m (S$4.1m)
4. Narnia: Lion, Witch & Wardrobe (BVCTS) $2.5m (S$4.1m)*
6. War Of The Worlds (UIP) $1.97m (S$3.2m)
7. Fantastic Four (Fox) $1.8m (S$2.97m)
8. Batman Begins (WB) $1.8m (S$2.8m)
9. Constantine (Golden Village) $1.7m (S$2.8m)
10. Mr & Mrs Smith (Fox) $1.6m (S$2.6m)
* Still playing