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Persia tops second week

Writer: Lai Swee Wei


*on 3 June 2010.

7 Jun – Malaysian moviegoers can't get enough of Jake Gyllenhaal's "Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time" as it maintains peek position for second week running over the weekend box office (3-6 Jun). Moreover, the digital 2D and normal version is still kept within the Top 3 highest grossing films at the 18-screen GSC Mid Valley, according to cinema manager Lee Kong Yew.


"Lagenda Budak Setan" cast at premiere in Pavilion KL on 31 May 2010.

Two local releases, comedy "Kecoh Betul" and novel-turned-feature film "Lagenda Budak Setan", debuted last Thursday with the latter shooting up Cinema Online's 'Hot Movie Checks' on opening day (3 Jun), beating "Prince Of Persia". The love story, based on the popular 1985 Ahadiat Akashah novel, was one of the top selling movies over the weekend.

Action comedy "Killers" starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher garnered an encouraging response, while "Marmaduke", based on the long-running comic strip about a clumsy Great Dane, whimpered at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, "Marmaduke" came in lower that past disappointment "Underdog" and was further dwarfed by "Garfield: The Movie", "Alvin And The Chipmunks", and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua".


Stewart and Pattinson's awkward lip locking moment.

Over in the United States, the surprising ogre rakes in more greens as "Shrek Forever After" wins again for third weekend in a row. Meanwhile, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" shines at the MTV Movie Awards 2010, dominating five prizes including Best Movie. Kristen Stewart won Best Female Performance and Best Kiss, sharing the latter award with Robert Pattinson as they both staged a deliberately awkward smooch for excited Twilighters. Pattinson also won Best Male Performance and was named MTV's Global Superstar. In addition to the "Twilight" hype, the award show showcased an exclusive preview of the third film, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse".

Box office takings for Malaysia & Singapore for the weekend just gone
(3 JUN – 6 JUN)
Malaysia
1) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2) Legenda Budak Setan
3) Singam
4) Shrek Forever After
5) Kecoh Betul
6) Killers
7) Happy Go Lucky
8) Marmaduke
9) Robin Hood
10) A Nightmare on Elm Street
Singapore
1) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2) Shrek Forever After
3) Sex & The City 2
4) Killers
5) A Nightmare on Elm Street
6) Marmaduke
7) Furry Vengenance
8) Robin Hood
9) Ip Man 2
10) Iron Man 2
Cinema Online, 07 June 2010

Related Movies:
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (27 May 2010)
ROBIN HOOD (13 May 2010)
NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG (10 Jun 2010)
MARMADUKE (03 Jun 2010)
HAPPY GO LUCKY (Mandarin) (27 May 2010)
KECOH BETUL (Malay) (03 Jun 2010)
KILLERS (04 Jun 2010)
LAGENDA BUDAK SETAN (Malay) (03 Jun 2010)
The VANQUISHER (Thai) (03 Jun 2010)
SHREK FOREVER AFTER (20 May 2010)
SINGAM (Tamil) (28 May 2010)
RAAJNEETI (Hindi) (04 Jun 2010)



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