7 Apr – Director Jack Neo previously asked fans to continue supporting his two-part "Long Long Time Ago" so he can continue the story with Part 3 and even 4, and looks like his plea did not fall on deaf ears.
The second part, "Long Long Time Ago 2", was released on 31 March and collected SGD865,000 on its opening weekend.
Production company mm2 Entertainment revealed that in just four days, added with the collection from its sneak previews, the sequel was able to collect SGD1.1 million.
"We are very pleased with the box office results. We never expected that the opening weekend box office for part 2 will do better than part 1," said director Jack Neo in a statement.
"We hope that the movie will continue to do well and people from all ethnic and age groups will support our movie."
Part 1 opened in cinemas during the Chinese New Year holidays, making SGD680,000 on its opening weekend and ending its run with SGD4.15 million.
With the latest collection from part 2, the production has made back its budget of SGD5 million, which was shared by both parts of the movie.
"Long Long Time Ago 2", starring Aileen Tan, Mark Lee, Suhaimi Yusof, Wang Lei and more, continues the story of Zhao Di, chronicling the life of Singaporeans during the '60s to '70s as they transition from a simple 'kampong' life to living in HDB flats.
Meanwhile Golden Village will also be holding a "Long Long Time Ago" Movie Marathon at selected locations due to high demand from public.
From this 22 to 24 April, the movie marathon will take place at Golden Village Plaza Singapura, Golden Village Yishun, Golden Village Tampines and Golden Village Jurong Point.
Ticket sales for "Long Long Time Ago" Movie Marathon start from today, 7 April.