Superhero movies rule Singapore box office in 2018

Taiwanese tearjerker More Than Blue, which stars Jasper Liu and Ivy Chen (both above), is the top Asian movie. Avengers: Infinity War, starring (from far left) Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong, was the No. 1 fil
Avengers: Infinity War, starring (from far left) Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong, was the No. 1 film at the local box office last year.PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
Taiwanese tearjerker More Than Blue, which stars Jasper Liu and Ivy Chen (both above), is the top Asian movie. Avengers: Infinity War, starring (from far left) Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong, was the No. 1 fil
Taiwanese tearjerker More Than Blue, which stars Jasper Liu and Ivy Chen (both above), is the top Asian movie. PHOTO: MM2

Avengers: Infinity War was the No. 1 film at the local box office last year and also the highest-grossing film of all time in Singapore

The fate of half of the Avengers superheroes remains up in the air, but one thing is for certain: They are rulers of the Singapore box office. Avengers: Infinity War is one of seven superhero films which dominated last year's chart while no Asian title cracked the overall top 10 for the third year in a row.

The film, which earned $16.2 million, was not only the No. 1 film at the local box office last year, but it is also the highest-grossing film of all time in Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 17, 2019, with the headline 'Superheroes rule box office'. Print Edition | Subscribe