Thursday, April 12, 2012

Philippine Box Office Roundup 8


Here's the 8th 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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Titanic returns to Philippine theaters on a good note earning 5.48 million pesos in just two days of release (it was released on Black Saturday, April 7). It easily beats all the recent 3D re-releases (Lion King - 5.05 million, Star Wars Episode 1 - 4.5 million pesos and Beauty and the Beast 1.6 million PHP). The movie earned $4.8 million in 1998, which would likely translate around 150-180 million pesos. However, due to its 3D format and the upcoming big releases (The Avengers is on April 25), this won't have a long run like in 1998. The other new release on the chart is Machine Gun Preacher which was just a limited release (20 screens) and earned 359K. There were two other new releases on April 7 but Box Office Mojo does not have the data for local flick Moron 5 and The Crying Lady and horror movie Still yet.

Looks like The Hunger Games will not surpass UnOfficially Yours as the top grossing movie of the year as the former's gross of 133 million is still behind the latter's 157 million gross. And with two movies coming out in the next couple of weeks, I don't expect it could earn enough to surpass the John Lloyd Cruz-Angel Locsin romcom. But let's wait and see.

Jumping to #4 on the year-to-date chart is Wrath of the Titans with a cume of 103 million pesos. It won't reach the Clash of the Titans' gross of 211 million pesos in 2010 as the movie will already lose screens this week to Battleship but it already earn good enough and will likely end up around 130-150 million pesos.

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 April 8, 2012)
  • In Pesos
  1. (local) UnOfficially Yours - 157,254,200 PHP
  2. The Hunger Games - 133,443,734 PHP
  3. Wrath of The Titans - 103,478,113 PHP
  4. Underworld Awakening - 102,119,364 PHP
  5. John Carter - 87,289,347 PHP
  6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - 72,209,152 PHP
  7. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - 67,511,470 PHP
  8. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 61,951,573 PHP
  9. The Vow - 59,626,147 PHP
  10. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - 56,157,209 PHP
  11. (local) Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang - 51,413,960 PHP
  12. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* - 50,696,658 PHP*
  13. Chronicle -35,486,025 PHP
  14. The Darkest Hour - 34,477,168 PHP
  15. This Means War - 32,491,717 PHP
  16. Mirror, Mirror -28,718,269 PHP
  17. (local) A Mother's Story - 24,815,781 PHP
  18. (local) My Cactus Heart - 23,008,393 PHP
  19. The Lorax - 21,276,727 PHP
  20. The Devil Inside -18,030,160 PHP
  21. Safe House - 14,284,788 PHP
  22. Jack and Jill - 13,462,940 PHP
  23. (local) My Kontrabida Girl - 13,092,496 PHP
  24. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 9,475,901 PHP
  25. Contraband - 9,151,255 PHP
  26. (co-prod with Indonesia) The Witness - 8,617,970 PHP
  27. (local) Hitman - 5,757,748 PHP
  28. We Bought a Zoo - 5,568,319 PHP
  29. Titanic 3D - 5,418,203 PHP
  30. Star Wars Episode 1 3D - 4,595,572 PHP
  31. Hugo - 4,407,536 PHP
  32. The Grey - 4,000,508 PHP
  33. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - 3,870,089 PHP
  34. The Descendants - 3,217,457 PHP
  35. Moneyball - 2,628,771 PHP***
  36. The Woman in Black - 2,624,792 PHP
  37. Haywire - 2,365,429 PHP
  38. J.Edgar -2,092,195 PHP
  39. War Horse - 2,032,464 PHP
  40. The Muppets - 1,916,008 PHP
  41. One For the Money - 1,783,197 PHP
  42. Beauty and the Beast (3D) - 1,666,199 PHP
  43. Man on a Ledge - 1,588,510 PHP
  44. Breaking Wind -1,359,086 PHP
  45. Coriolanus - 1,180,075 PHP
  46. 11-11-11 1,125,821 PHP
  47. Machine Gun Preacher - 359,918 PHP
* for 2012 only. Total box office: 168,442,905 PHP
*** Moneyball is ranked higher in this chart compared to the Dollars gross chart due to changes in the US Dollar-Peso exchange rate.
  • In Dollars
  1. (local) √únOfficially Yours - $3,704,457
  2. The Hunger Games - $3,125,146
  3. Wrath of the Titans - $2,423,375
  4. Underworld Awakening - $2,391, 207
  5. John Carter - $2,044,247
  6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - $1,691,905
  7. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - $1,574,215
  8. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $1,460,261
  9. The Vow - $1,390,377
  10. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $1,323,682
  11. (local) Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang - $1,204,074
  12. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* - $1,187,103*
  13. Chronicle - $832,097
  14. The Darkest Hour - $812,183
  15. This Means War - $758,702
  16. Mirror, Mirror - $672,559
  17. (local) A Mother's Story - $574,764
  18. (local) My Cactus Heart - $542,331
  19. The Lorax - $498,284
  20. The Devil Inside - $422,252
  21. Safe House - $333,089
  22. Jack and Jill - $315,445
  23. (local) My Kontrabida Girl - $305,718
  24. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - $223,225
  25. Contraband - $214,284
  26. (co-prod with Indonesia) The Witness - $201,826
  27. (local) Hitman - $135,636
  28. We Bought a Zoo - $131,497
  29. Titanic 3D -$126,890
  30. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) - $107,913
  31. Hugo - $103,206
  32. The Grey - $94,296
  33. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - $90,369
  34. The Descendants - $75,387
  35. The Woman in Black - $61,869
  36. Moneyball - $61,297
  37. Haywire - $55,483
  38. J.Edgar - $49,059
  39. War Horse - $47,879
  40. The Muppets - $44,740
  41. One For the Money - $42,007
  42. Beauty and the Beast 3D - $39,070
  43. Man on a Ledge - $37,513
  44. Breaking Wind - $31,914
  45. Coriolanus - $27,332
  46. 11-11-11 - $26,362
  47. Machine Gun Preacher - $8,429

*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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