Singapore, 23 October 2006 – DEATH NOTE, the film adaptation of the popular Japanese manga of the same name, took the number one box office spot in Singapore last weekend. The movie grossed a total of SGD $ 495, 560 and attracted 54,133 moviegoers since its release last Thursday, on 25 screens throughout Singapore.
Together with its sneaks from October 13 to 15, the current box office (as at Sunday, October 21) amounted to SGD $ 626,168 with a total admission of 67,881. This is the first Japanese film to garner such positive results since 2003. Golden Village Pictures and Encore Films are confident that DEATH NOTE will continue to do well when it moves into the second week.
DEATH NOTE tells the story of a gifted university student who possessed a special notebook, which was dropped by the God of Death.
The sequel, DEATH NOTE 2 the Last name, will be released in Japan and Hong Kong next Friday, November 3. Lead actors Tatsuya Fujiwara (Light), Ken'ichi Matsuyama (L) and Erika Toda (Misa) will be gracing the gala premiere in Hong Kong this Saturday, October 28.
DEATH NOTE 2 the Last name is set to open in Singapore on December 28, 2006.