If we have spare time and we want to have some fun, the first thing that comes to mind is going to the moviehouse and catch up some good movies. The good thing is that there are many movies in the market these days. Every week, there is a new screening and better than the other.
Going to the movies has become a part of every Singaporean. We love movies whether it is local or international. In this line, we have to know the highest-grossing films as of March 2015 so we can still catch it or look for a copy. The top ten films released with the highest gross include the following:
- Fifty Shades of Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey is produced by Universal Pictures studio earning a worldwide gross of $566,135,505. This figure made the film number one in the rank of the highest grossing films of 2015.
- Furious 7: Furious 7 is produced by Universal Pictures studio earning a worldwide gross of $490,514,030 making the movie number two. Actually, this is the earliest that Universal Pictures already hit $1 billion gross.
- Cinderella: The third is Cinderella which is produced by Walt Disney studio earning a worldwide gross of $400,799,171.
- Kingsman: The Secret Service: The fourth rank goes to Kingsman: The Secret Service produced by 20th Century Fox studio earning a worldwide gross of $370,343,685.
- Taken 3: Taken 3 is the fifth film produced by 20th Century Fox studio earning a worldwide gross of $325,586,539.
- The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: The film is in the 6th It is produced by Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies earning a worldwide gross of $296,964,942.
- The Divergent Series: Insurgent: The seventh rank goes to Insurgent produced by Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate studio earning a worldwide gross of $226,257,025.
- Home: Home is the eighth film produced by 20th Century Fox/Dreamworks Animation studio earning a worldwide gross of $187,934,831.
- Jupiter Ascending: The ninth movie produced by Warner Bros. studio earning a worldwide gross of $181,462,851.
- From Vegas to Macau II: The tenth movie produced by Polybona Films studio earning a worldwide a gross of $154,130,000.
These films belong to the “top grossers” bracket for a reason. Many people love these movies. Singaporeans love to watch movies especially during the weekends. Movie goers here have plenty of movies to select. If we want to make sure a specific movie is worth watching, we can just read reviews.
Ah, nothing beats a good movie and popcorn.
If you are into epic adventure films, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the best choice. There are Singaporeans who are fond of Hobbit and the films before it. This particular film is the third and final installment of the adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
This film is preceded by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013). It was shown last December 18 here in Singapore. Some have seen it some did not. You can always catch the film when they make DVD copies.
When you watch movies, there are times that you miss everyone. So, for this epic adventure, you need to recall names or the casts. Here are some of the cast and the role they took:
- Bilbo Baggins: Bilbo Baggins is played by Martin Freeman. Bilbo is the protagonist and the Hobbit. In the film, he is the author. He was hired by Gandalf to be a burglar.
- Gandalf the Grey: Gandalf the Grey is played by Ian McKellen. He is a wizard and the leader of the Fellowship of the Ring.
- Thorin Oakenshield: Thorin Oakenshield is played by Richard Armitage. Thorin is the leader of the Dwarves. He is seeking to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the control of Smaug.
- Legolas Greenleaf: Legolas is played by Orlando Bloom. He is an Elf of the famous Woodland Realm. He is one of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring headed by Gandalf.
- Tauriel: Tauriel is played by Evangeline Lilly. She is the head of the Mirkwood Elven guard.
There are other characters that you need to identify like Bard the Bowman, Thranduil, Balin, Fili, Kili, Nori, Ori, Dwalin, Bfur, Oin and Bofur.