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Train to Busan is top Asian movie here

Korean zombie blockbuster Train To Busan, which premiered here last month, has become the top Asian movie of 2016 in Singapore after surpassing Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Chow's fantasy comedy The Mermaid.

As of last Sunday, Train To Busan - directed by Yeon Sang-ho and stars Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi and Ma Dong-seok - raked in $4.41 million at the local box office.

It is currently showing in cinemas here.

The Mermaid, which opened here in February, earned $4.35 million.

Local director Jack Neo's period two-parter Long Long Time Ago and Long Long Time Ago 2 - released in February and March - earned $4.16 million and $3.03 million respectively, taking third and fourth place respectively.


Guard Center 24 on GEM

For the first time, Singapore viewers can catch the upcoming Japanese action-suspense drama Guard Center 24 on Asian entertainment TV channel GEM the same time as it airs in Japan.

Set against the backdrop of a private security company, it premieres on Sept 16 at 8pm on GEM (Singtel TV Ch 519) and stars Kento Nakajima, Takaya Kamikawa and Chiaki Kuriyama.

Ms Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing at Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, said in a statement: "The decision to simulcast Guard Center 24 reinforces our strategy to bring quality Japanese programming to viewers in this part of the world, faster than ever before."




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