Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Philippine Box Office Roundup 6


Here's my 6th 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.
***

The Hunger Games slayed the competition and ruled the Philippine Box Office opening with 62 million pesos ($1.4 million) from March 21-25. The movie easily shot up to 6th place in the box office chart (it's #7 in the dollars chart due to Peso-Dollar exchange rate differences). With a strong opening, The Hunger Games will pose a challenge to current top grossing movie, UnOfficially Yours. It should be noted that UnOfficially Yours still had the highest opening week for 2012 with 71 million pesos.

There were two other movies that opened the same week and predictably didn't made much of an impact. The Philippine-Indonesian co-production The Witness opened with 4.6 million ($127K) while the long-delayed The Muppets only earned 1.4 million pesos ($34K).

Elsewhere on the chart, John Carter moved up to 3rd place grossing 82 million pesos ($1.9 million) while local horror movie Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang leaps to #11 earning 40 million pesos ($947K). The movie is already on par with Erich Gonzales' previous movie I Do which earned ~42 million pesos in 2010.

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 (as of March 25, 2012)
  • In Pesos
  1. (local) UnOfficially Yours - 157,254,200 PHP
  2. Underworld Awakening - 102,119,364 PHP
  3. John Carter - 82,502,393 PHP
  4. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - 72,209,152 PHP
  5. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - 67,511,470 PHP
  6. The Hunger Games - 62,051,673 PHP***
  7. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 61,951,573 PHP
  8. The Vow - 59,340,178 PHP
  9. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - 56,157,209 PHP
  10. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* - 50,696,658 PHP*
  11. (local) Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang - 40,421,214 PHP
  12. Chronicle -35,486,025 PHP
  13. The Darkest Hour - 34,477,168 PHP
  14. This Means War - 32,328,384 PHP
  15. (local) A Mother's Story - 24,815,781 PHP
  16. Mirror, Mirror -23,065,675 PHP***
  17. (local) My Cactus Heart - 23,008,393 PHP
  18. The Lorax -19,123,824 PHP
  19. The Devil Inside -17,204,924 PHP
  20. Safe House - 14,284,788 PHP
  21. Jack and Jill - 13,462,940 PHP
  22. (local) My Kontrabida Girl - 12,021,877 PHP
  23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 9,475,901 PHP
  24. Contraband - 9,151,255 PHP
  25. (local) Hitman - 5,757,748 PHP
  26. We Bought a Zoo - 5,568,319 PHP
  27. Star Wars Episode 1 3D - 4,595,572 PHP
  28. (co-prod with Indonesia) The Witness - 4,601,586 PHP
  29. Hugo - 4,407,536 PHP
  30. The Grey - 4,000,508 PHP
  31. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - 3,817,569 PHP
  32. The Descendants - 3,217,457 PHP
  33. Moneyball - 2,628,771 PHP***
  34. The Woman in Black - 2,624,792 PHP
  35. Haywire - 2,365,429 PHP
  36. J.Edgar -2,092,195 PHP
  37. War Horse - 2,032,464 PHP
  38. One For the Money - 1,783,197 PHP
  39. Beauty and the Beast (3D) - 1,666,199 PHP
  40. Man on a Ledge - 1,588,510 PHP
  41. The Muppets - 1,453,013 PHP
  42. Breaking Wind -1,359,086 PHP
  43. Coriolanus - 1,180,075 PHP
  44. 11-11-11 1,125,821 PHP
* for 2012 only. Total box office: 168,442,905 PHP
*** The Hunger Games, Mirror, Mirror, and Moneyball are ranked higher in this chart compared to the Dollars gross chart due to changes in the US Dollar-Peso exchange rate.

  • In US Dollars
  1. (local) √únOfficially Yours - $3,704,457
  2. Underworld Awakening - $2,391, 207
  3. John Carter - $1,933,082
  4. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - $1,691,905
  5. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - $1,574,215
  6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $1,460,261
  7. The Hunger Games - $1,453,909
  8. The Vow - $1,390,377
  9. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $1,323,682
  10. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* - $1,187,103*
  11. (local) Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang - $947,094
  12. Chronicle - $832,097
  13. The Darkest Hour - $812,183
  14. This Means War - $757,474
  15. (local) A Mother's Story - $574,764
  16. (local) My Cactus Heart - $542,331
  17. Mirror, Mirror - $540,443
  18. The Lorax - $448,083
  19. The Devil Inside - $403,122
  20. Safe House - $333,089
  21. Jack and Jill - $315,445
  22. (local) My Kontrabida Girl - $281,680
  23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - $223,225
  24. Contraband - $214,284
  25. (local) Hitman - $135,636
  26. We Bought a Zoo - $131,497
  27. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) - $107,913
  28. (co-prod with Indonesia) The Witness - $107,818
  29. Hugo - $103,206
  30. The Grey - $94,296
  31. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - $89,448
  32. The Descendants - $75,387
  33. The Woman in Black - $61,869
  34. Moneyball - $61,297
  35. Haywire - $55,483
  36. J.Edgar - $49,059
  37. War Horse - $47,879
  38. One For the Money - $42,007
  39. Beauty and the Beast 3D - $39,070
  40. Man on a Ledge - $37,513
  41. The Muppets - $34,045
  42. Breaking Wind - $31,914
  43. Coriolanus - $27,332
  44. 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

No comments: