The highest grossing movie this year is Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth film in the Transformers franchise. Backed by strong sales from Chinese moviegoers (many of the settings in the film were based and shot in China), the film earned close to $8.6 million in box office sales.

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Notably, however, Transformers: Age of Extinction did not perform as well as the other top grossing films in the past three years (Iron Man 3, The Avengers, and Transformers 3; which earned 10.2, 11.2, and 9.2 million, respectively).

A noticeable pattern in the highest earning movies in Singapore is that a big production budget often means big box office sales. Of all the films that made it to the top 10, only one had a budget of less than $50 million, with the other nine films having a budget of $140–210 million.

Another trend is the continued popularity of superhero films and sequels: the top five films featured superheroes or comic book characters, while seven (including the top five) are part of a movie franchise. Check out below for what other films made it big in Singapore and how much they earned:

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  1. Transformers: Age of Extinction ($8.59 million)
  2. X-Men: Days of Future Past ($7.44 million)
  3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($7.13 million)
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($6.01 million)
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy ($4.73 million)
  6. Maleficent ($3.72 million)
  7. How to Train Your Dragon 2 ($3.68 million)
  8. The Maze Runner ($3.66 million)
  9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($3.47 million)
  10. Godzilla ($3.37 million)

Other films that made it in our top 20 are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lucy, Robocop, Edge of Tomorrow, Non-Stop, 300: Rise of An Empire, The Lego Movie, Divergent, Hercules, and Noah.

Singapore’s top 10 pretty much concurs with the global highest grossing films, except that The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street took the place of How to Train Your Dragon 2 and The Maze Runner. The international highest earner is Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Local and Chinese films didn’t do so well, but nevertheless took in respectable sales. Jack Neo’s The Lion Men and Jing Wong’s The Man from Macau placed 24th and 25th, respectively, while The Monkey King by Cheang Pou-soi was at number 31.

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