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'47 Ronin' defies critics, tops box office in Singapore and Malaysia


47 Ronin is a hit 24 hours before it is released

It would appear that the fortunes of '47 Ronin' may be taking a dramatic turn from failure in Japan to triumph in South-east Asia.

According to a new box office report, Keanu Reeves succeeded in drawing audiences to cinema screens to watch '47 Ronin'. Released on the 19th December in Malasyia and Singapore '47 Ronin' outpaced rival films including 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug', 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'Walking With Dinosaurs The movie 3D'.

'47 Ronin' has been deemed a flop on arrival. In fact, some industry pundits have suggested that Universal are already forecasting the loss, and making arrangements to deal with it.

Full analysis : Why critics can't kill '47 Ronin' just yet

However, a recent surge in enthusiasm and excitement from Keanu Reeves fans who have seen the movie in Asia, may help increase demand for the film, which is a hard one to predict at the box office. A majority of the tweets are positive ahead of its release tomorrow.

I don't know about you, but being a Keanu Reeves fans, I definitely want to see this. No critic can tell me what to think of it.

'47 Ronin' Trailer

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