ATTACK ON TITAN continues its stellar performance at the local box office and is well on its way to become the top grossing Japanese blockbuster in recent years. In four weeks, the current gross box office (as of Tuesday, 8 September) for the film is S$818,493.94. With the fervent support of local fans and filmgoers, ATTACK ON TITAN has proven to be a remarkable success, considering that the film is only screened at 15 locations island-wide. Its dual release rating (NC16 and M18)—the first-ever film to be released locally with two ratings simultaneously—also plays a big part in the film’s strong box office performance. Thus, in response to popular demand, the highly-anticipated sequel ATTACK ON TITAN 2: END OF THE WORLD will soon hit our screens on 24 September!
The gripping storyline picks up from the first film that ends with our heroes’ failed mission to repair the hole in the wall, which was created by a colossal Titan, and with the revelation that lead human warrior Eren can transform into a powerful Titan who still retains his intellect. Having transformed into a Titan in front of everyone, Eren now faces suspicion and fear from all. He is held captive and tortured by his own kind, who demands to know the truth behind his ability. On the verge of receiving a bullet to his chest, Eren is saved by yet another powerful Titan—one who also shows intellect. Eren later reunites with his friends, and they fight to plug the hole in the wall, but are obstructed by an array of forces. Numerous gut-wrenching deaths and injuries follow, as Eren and his friends fight for honour, freedom, peace, and to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. In this sequel, the mystery surrounding mankind and the Titans as well as Eren’s past will be unveiled. Now, the final battle begins as our heroes give their all to restore peace to their dystopic homeland.
Noting the buzz surrounding the two films, Encore Films and Golden Village Pictures have specially arranged for ATTACK ON TITAN movie marathons to be held at four locations over a span of two days: Friday, 18 September at GV Plaza, and Saturday, 19 September at GV Tampines, GV Yishun, and GV Katong. Fans can enjoy both ATTACK ON TITAN and its highly anticipated sequel ATTACK ON TITAN 2: END OF THE WORLD back to back on the same day that the sequel opens in Japan. ATTACK ON TITAN and ATTACK ON TITAN 2: END OF THE WORLD are co-distributed by Encore Films and Golden Village Pictures in Singapore.
ATTACK ON TITAN ACHIEVED EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS AT SINGAPORE BOX OFFICE
Japanese live-action blockbuster ATTACK ON TITAN did extremely well over its opening week. Together with its sneaks over the 5-day National Day holiday, the current gross box office (as at Sunday, 16 August) amounted to over half a million at S$513,809. It is a phenomenal success, considering that the movie opens amidst strong competition and is only screened at 15 locations island-wide. Box office results of ATTACK ON TITAN is almost on par with the highly popular DEATH NOTE during the latter’s initial release back in 2006. Golden Village Pictures and Encore Films are confident that ATTACK ON TITAN will continue to do well as it moves into the second week.
“We are very happy with the stunning sneaks result and the opening ticket sales. The word of mouth is superb among the local audience. ATTACK ON TITAN proves to be one of the few great Asian blockbusters in recent years,” said Joyce Lee, Managing Director of Encore Films. “We are happy to partner Golden Village Pictures in bringing such quality movies to the Singapore audience.”
Starring multiple sought-after young stars such as Haruma Miura and Kiko Mizuhara, and directed by the world renowned Shinji Higuchi (who also directed “The Sinking of Japan”), ATTACK ON TITAN tells the story of a dystopic world where giant man-eating creatures called Titans appear and threaten to destroy all of humanity. Protagonist Eren, together with his friends join the Survey Corps in a bid to save their own kind, reclaim their homeland and above all, restore mankind’s honour and freedom.
The sequel, ATTACK ON TITAN II: End of the World, will be released in Japan on 19 September. It is set to open in Singapore on 24 September. Part II of the movie revolves around Eren’s mysterious past, and the Survey Corps’ final battle against the Titans.
Simultaneous Rating for ATTACK ON TITAN Part 1 Release In Singapore
ATTACK ON TITAN will be the first movie in Singapore that is released with simultaneous rating: NC16 (Edited Version) and M18 (Original Version).
Encore Films is also pleased to announce that ATTACK ON TITAN is the first Asian film to be released on D-BOX in Singapore at GV Bishan. The D-BOX format will bring out the best of the action-packed battle scenes in ATTACK ON TITAN and aims to provide viewers the most raw, visceral and immersive cinematic experience.