Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Coffin reaps in Singapore

The Coffin broke another box-office record in Singapore, grossing more than S$738,000 after sneak-previews and opening weekend, making it the all-time highest-grossing Thai film in Singapore, MX News Bites reports.

The previous record was held by GMM Tai Hub's Shutter, which had S$500,000, and Sahamongkol Film International's Tom Yum Goong, which had S$420,000. The Coffin had already become the first Thai horror film to gross more than US$235,000 during a sneak preview run two weekends ago.

The Coffin was the preferred Halloween weekend viewing choice for Singaporeans, besting the Hollywood torture-porn thriller Saw V.

Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham and starring Karen Mok and Ananda Everingham, The Coffin is a pan-Asian production by Thailand's Live Inc. and NGR, Hong Kong's Global Entertainment Group and Scorpio East Pictures from Singapore.

According to a press release from Thai production company TIFA, The Coffin is being shopped by sales agent MonteCristo International at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California, where it made its premiere on Monday (November 3).

(Via MovieXclusive's MX News Bites, Asian Cinefest, TIFA press release)

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