Man on the Edge Edges Out Competition
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||Man on the Edge||13/01/09||30.10%||796,748||1,029,672||599|
|3||Les Miserables (uk/us)||12/19/12||13.20%||351,246||4,825,497||410|
|4||Life of Pie (us)||13/01/01||12.80%||246,741||1,019,831||312|
|5||Cloud Atlas (us)||13/01/09||8.40%||213,580||299,644||382|
|6||The Reef 2: High Tide (us/kr)||13/01/10||4.60%||129,992||151,226||298|
|7||My Little Hero||13/01/09||3.10%||85,624||121,372||324|
|9||Wreck-it Ralph (us)||12/19/12||1.70%||48,509||893,331||220|
Man on the Edge, a gangster/shaman comedy from Showbox, had a very strong showing as it recorded 796,748 admissions in its first weekend. Following a holiday season full of event pictures, the marketplace was able to quench its thirst for some lighter fare with this high-concept comedy offering. With no major release threatening its chances next week, prospects look strong for the film going ahead.
Les Miserables continues to overperform as it raked in other 351,246 to brings its total closer to the 5 million mark, a milestone it will cross in the coming days. The question now is: could it vie for 6 million?
Life of Pi is performing well, if not spectacularly, as it eased a light 22% for 246,741. The film has crossed the 1 million mark and could well well make it to 2 if it continues to show legs but it won't be an easy battle.
Meanwhile, CJ Entertainment's heart-warming against-all-odds drama My Little Hero flopped with a weak 85,624 at no.7.
Tom Cruise is back next week with Jack Reacher which will certainly perform well but don't expect any fireworks.
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