Ah Boys To Men 2 tops the Asian movies list

11 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

Film-maker Jack Neo and the men in green kept the Singapore flag flying high at the box office last year.

According to an article in The Straits Times, his military-themed Ah Boys To Men 2 grossed $7.9 million to top the Asian films list and also made it to No. 2 on the overall top 10. No other Asian film made it.

This is a feat that Neo has pulled off two years in a row.

In 2012, part one of Ah Boys To Men marched off with $6.2 million. It topped the Asian films chart and came in at No. 5 overall.

It is all the more impressive considering that no Asian film had cracked the overall top 10 in 2011.

Rather than resting on his laurels, Neo is already looking ahead to his next movie.

Part one of The Lion Men, about competing lion dance troupes, is slated to be released on Chinese New Year's Eve on Jan 30.

He says: "It was very hard to film because it has a lot of dangerous stunts and I really hope that it will be appreciated."

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