Thursday, March 22, 2012

Philippine Box Office Roundup 5

Here's my 5th edition of my Philippine Box Office Roundup and you can read my previous recap here. And as always here are some notes with regards to my box office roundup:
  • The following box office stats are from the ever awesome Box Office Mojo's Philippine Box Office Index. Thus, my box office comparisons and analysis are only limited to what Box Office Mojo has in its records
  • Studios and local distributors sometimes issues press releases about the box office performance of their movies and there are instances that they do not exactly match the data Box Office Mojo have in hand. I'm not sure how wide Box Office Mojo's scope is with our local theaters but for the purposes of a consistent discussion and analysis I will only focus on the numbers posted at Box Office Mojo.
  • I added some stuff like the Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol box office for 2012 since Box Office Mojo does not include that 2011 holdover on their Top Movies 2012 list. Meanwhile the box office numbers for the holdovers from the MMFF last year are not on BOM's list so they're not on here as well.
  • Box Office Mojo does not have the numbers for Ayala Cinemas Exclusive My Week with Marilyn so it's not on the charts below.
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Four new movies were shown last week to middling results. Leading the pack is Star Cinema's Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang earning $478K/ 20 million PHP, good enough to land on the #15 spot and will likely surpass fellow Star Cinema movies A Mother's Story (24 million) and My Cactus Heart (23 million) to be the 2nd highest grossing local film this year (by a wide gap since the #1 movie so fat this year, UnOfficially Yours is far ahead with 157 million PHP). Another local flick made its debut, GMA Films' My Kontrabida Girl earned $156K / 6.7 million PHP good enough to beat Viva Films's Hitman which earned 5.7 million PHP during its entire theatrical run. The last GMA films movie The Road from November last year earned 36 million PHP.

Meanwhile, two family movies opened last week and looks like they cannibalize each other with so-so results. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax opened with $300k / $12.8 million PHP, a little low for an animated flick in 3D while a retelling of the Snow White fairy Mirror, Mirror only earned $150K / 6.4 million PHP, the lowest-grossing movie among the new releases.

Elsewhere on the chart, John Carter (which earlier this week made headlines when its studio, Disney, admitted that the they will lose $200 million due to the movie's high production budget and disappointing worldwide box office) jumped to 4th place this week earning $1.6 million / 69 million PHP and will surpass Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance next week but will likely stay in 4th place because The Hunger Games will open next week and I expect it to open huge. Let's see ;)

Here are the Philippine Box Office charts (both in dollars and pesos) as I originally posted at the BoxOffice.com forums:

Top Movies for 2012 To Date (as of March 18, 2012)

Pesos
  1. (local) UnOfficially Yours - 157,254,200 PHP
  2. Underworld Awakening - 102,119,364 PHP
  3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance -72,217,457 PHP
  4. John Carter - 69,634,360 PHP
  5. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - 67,511,470 PHP
  6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 61,951,573 PHP
  7. The Vow - 59,222,331 PHP
  8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - 56,157,209 PHP
  9. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* - 50,696,658 PHP*
  10. Chronicle -35,486,025 PHP
  11. The Darkest Hour - 34,477,168 PHP
  12. This Means War - 32,094,746 PHP
  13. (local) A Mother's Story - 24,815,781 PHP
  14. (local) My Cactus Heart - 23,008,393 PHP
  15. (local) Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang - 20,517,124 PHP
  16. The Devil Inside -16,489,333 PHP
  17. Safe House - 14,284,788 PHP
  18. Jack and Jill - 13,516,318 PHP
  19. The Lorax -12,871,272 PHP
  20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 9,475,901 PHP
  21. Contraband - 9,151,255 PHP
  22. (local) My Kontrabida Girl - 6,715,616 PHP
  23. (local) Mirror, Mirror - 6,475,413 PHP
  24. (local) Hitman - 5,757,748 PHP
  25. We Bought a Zoo - 5,568,319 PHP
  26. Star Wars Episode 1 3D - 4,595,572 PHP
  27. Hugo - 4,407,536 PHP
  28. The Grey - 4,000,508 PHP
  29. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - 3,750,878 PHP
  30. The Descendants - 3,226,513 PHP
  31. Moneyball - 2,628,771 PHP
  32. The Woman in Black - 2,624,792 PHP
  33. Haywire - 2,365,429 PHP
  34. J.Edgar -2,092,195 PHP
  35. War Horse - 2,032,464 PHP
  36. One For the Money - 1,783,197 PHP
  37. Beauty and the Beast (3D) - 1,666,199 PHP
  38. Man on a Ledge - 1,588,510 PHP
  39. Breaking Wind -1,359,086 PHP
  40. Coriolanus - 1,180,075 PHP
  41. 11-11-11 1,125,821 PHP
* for 2012 only. Total box office: 168,442,905 PHP
** Moneyball is slightly ahead of The Woman in Black since the Peso-Dollar exchange rate it is $1-42.8858 PHP compared to $1 - 42.425 PHP when The Woman in Black was show but in the dollars chart below The Woman in Black is ahead of Moneyball

Dollars
  1. (local) ├ťnOfficially Yours - $3,704,457
  2. Underworld Awakening - $2,391, 207
  3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - $1,683,948
  4. John Carter - $1,623,716
  5. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - $1,574,215
  6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $1,460,261
  7. The Vow - $1,380,931
  8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $1,323,682
  9. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* - $1,187,103*
  10. Chronicle - $832,097
  11. The Darkest Hour - $812,183
  12. This Means War - $748,377 -
  13. (local) A Mother's Story - $574,764
  14. (local) My Cactus Heart - $542,331
  15. (local) Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang - $478,413
  16. The Devil Inside - $384,494
  17. Safe House - $333,089
  18. Jack and Jill - $315,170
  19. The Lorax - $300,129
  20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - $223,225
  21. Contraband - $214,284
  22. My Kontrabida Girl - $156,593
  23. Mirror, Mirror - $150,992
  24. (local) Hitman - $135,636
  25. We Bought a Zoo - $131,497
  26. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) - $107,913
  27. Hugo - $103,206
  28. The Grey - $94,296
  29. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - $87,462
  30. The Descendants - $75,235
  31. The Woman in Black - $61,869
  32. Moneyball - $61,297
  33. Haywire - $55,483
  34. J.Edgar - $49,059
  35. War Horse - $47,879
  36. One For the Money - $42,007
  37. Beauty and the Beast 3D - $39,070
  38. Man on a Ledge - $37,513
  39. Breaking Wind - $31,914
  40. Coriolanus - $27,332
  41. 11-11-11 - $26,362
*Overall gross: $3,969,223. It went back to theaters on Jan. 8 and the only foreign movie holdover from 2011

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