Jack Neo's Chinese New Yearoffering I Not Stupid Too has rackedup the biggest six-day opening for a local film in Singapore with $865,611 (S$1.41m), narrowly beating theprevious record of $848,856 (S$1.39m) set by Neo's Liang Po Po The Movie in 1999.

Released through UIP, thesocio-comedy opened on 37 prints on Jan 26, two days ahead of the Chinese NewYear holidays which ended yesterday. The MediaCorp Raintree Pictures productionis a follow-up to box office hit I NotStupid which opened four years ago, also for Chinese New Year,traditionally a lucrative period that see business spike as much as 40% at thebox office.

"Having such a Jack Neomovie for Chinese New Year has become a Singapore tradition - a Jack Neo movie has become a mirror forus to reflect, to laugh at ourselves and most importantly, for us not to forgetto have fun," says MediaCorp Raintree Pictures CEO Daniel Yun.

He also believes that thebox office graph of I Not Stupid Too,like the first film, will defy the norm to gain stronger momentum in the secondweekend and top the box office of the first film which grossed $2.3m (S$3.8m).

I Not Stupid Too will open in Malaysia on March 9, also through UIP, then in Hong Kong around April through Celestial Pictures.

Last weekend also saw theopening of Jet Li's latest martial arts film Fearless which opened top through BVI with $595,471 on 43 printsdespite its higher NC16 rating as well as Singapore's first 3D animation Zodiac, The Race Begins, which grossed $31,252on 10 prints through Shaw. The PG-rated INot Stupid Too opened second with $473,016 (including previews) over fourdays.