Kung Fu Panda 2 is Best Selling Movie in Singapore to Date

Everyone's favorite panda was back in his second outing on the big screen as he battles with the furious five against the evil Lord Shen. The movie was a big hit and here in Singapore, we have news that it is the best selling movie to date.

Press Release:

SINGAPORE, June 22, 2011 – Everyone’s favourite panda conquers as KUNG FU PANDA 2 triumphs as the best-selling film of 2011 in Singapore to date and becomes the second top grossing film of all time in Singapore, with a box office record of $8.7 million and still counting.

In a mere 27 days, the highly anticipated sequel has achieved two significant milestones in Singapore by being the first animation ever to cross the S$8 million mark at the local box office and also beating the previous record-holder Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen to clinch the number 2 spot on the all-time box office movie sales chart.  

Making its 3D debut, the DreamWorks animation – which opened on May 26 – also achieved another first by grossing S$3.17 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend, making it the # 1 top weekend opener ever.  

The first KUNG FU PANDA installment, which was released in 2008, holds the position of second biggest animation film of all time with S$5.9 million in ticket sales.

Mr. Nicholas Yong, Managing Director of the film’s local distributing arm, United International Pictures (Singapore & Malaysia) said, "We’re awed and thrilled with the results! When the first Kung Fu Panda crossed the S$5 million mark in 2008 it was indeed a feat. But for KUNG FU PANDA 2 now to cross the S$8 million mark is truly outstanding, considering that no other animation in Singapore has crossed the $5 million mark with the exception of Kung Fu Panda. We had hoped that KUNG FU PANDA 2 would be able to trump the box office numbers of the first installment, but to see it beat the animation record, and then beat both Transformers 1 and 2 to become the second biggest film of all-time, whether live-action or otherwise, is truly awesome. This means our panda ‘PO' is the undisputed biggest and second biggest animation champion of all-time now!”

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