Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Philippine Box Office Roundup 9



Here's the 9th 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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Battleship opens strong earning roughly 46 million pesos when it opened last week. This is an impressive performance from a new franchise and without 3D boosting it. This is Taylor Kitsch's second movie this year, the first one was John Carter which so far earned 87 million pesos. Battleship will sail past 100 million pesos in the next couple of weeks.

Moron 5 and the Crying Lady opened two weeks ago but Box Office Mojo didn't have its numbers last week but here it is now. In two weeks the comedy movie earned 44 million pesos, a strong showing for a local flick and will likely overtake Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang (51 million pesos) as the second highest grossing local film this year.

Titanic 3D widens the gap as the highest 3D rerelease this year as the movie earned 17 million pesos already. Meanwhile, thanks to the 3D rerelease Titanic's lifetime gross worldwide is now $2 billion, the second movie to do that after well, Avatar. James Cameron is indeed the king of the world, box office wise ;)

It's safe to say that The Hunger Games will not overtake UnOfficially Yours for the top spot as the the movie is already entering its 5th week and it will lost more theaters next week when The Avengers open so there's no more time to catch up but nevertheless it's an amazing performance for the movie and the sequel Catching Fire set for November 2013 release will likely be bigger.

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 15, 2012)
  • In Pesos
  1. (local) UnOfficially Yours - 157,254,200 PHP
  2. The Hunger Games - 138,529,839 PHP
  3. Wrath of The Titans - 126,897,003 PHP
  4. Underworld Awakening - 102,119,364 PHP
  5. John Carter - 86,907,372 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 - 51,389,780 PHP
  12. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* - 50,696,658 PHP*
  13. Battleship - 45,984,537 PHP
  14. (local) Moron 5 and the Crying Lady - 44,545,222 PHP
  15. Chronicle -35,486,025 PHP
  16. The Darkest Hour - 34,477,168 PHP
  17. This Means War - 32,491,717 PHP
  18. Mirror, Mirror -28,718,269 PHP
  19. (local) A Mother's Story - 24,815,781 PHP
  20. (local) My Cactus Heart - 23,008,393 PHP
  21. The Lorax- 21,338,771 PHP
  22. The Devil Inside -17,961,575 PHP**
  23. Titanic 3D - 17,342,788 PHP
  24. Safe House - 14,284,788 PHP
  25. Jack and Jill - 13,462,940 PHP
  26. (local) My Kontrabida Girl - 13,092,496 PHP
  27. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 9,475,901 PHP
  28. Contraband - 9,151,255 PHP
  29. (co-prod with Indonesia) The Witness - 8,617,970 PHP
  30. (local) Hitman - 5,757,748 PHP
  31. We Bought a Zoo - 5,568,319 PHP
  32. Star Wars Episode 1 3D - 4,595,572 PHP
  33. Hugo - 4,407,536 PHP
  34. The Grey - 4,000,508 PHP
  35. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - 3,870,089 PHP
  36. The Descendants - 3,217,457 PHP
  37. Moneyball - 2,628,771 PHP***
  38. The Woman in Black - 2,624,792 PHP
  39. Haywire - 2,365,429 PHP
  40. J.Edgar -2,092,195 PHP
  41. War Horse - 2,032,464 PHP
  42. The Muppets - 1,916,008 PHP
  43. One For the Money - 1,783,197 PHP
  44. Beauty and the Beast (3D) - 1,666,199 PHP
  45. Man on a Ledge - 1,588,510 PHP
  46. Breaking Wind -1,359,086 PHP
  47. Machine Gun Preacher - 1,166,230 PHP
  48. Coriolanus - 1,180,075 PHP
  49. 11-11-11 1,125,821 PHP
* for 2012 only. Total box office: 168,442,905 PHP
** The gross for John Carter & The Devil Inside are both adjusted down on the latest Box Office Mojo report
*** 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 -$3,267,876
  3. Wrath of the Titans - $2,993,461
  4. Underworld Awakening - $2,391, 207
  5. John Carter - $2,050,118
  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 - $1,212,269
  12. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* - $1,187,103*
  13. Battleship - $1,084,761
  14. Moron 5 and the Crying Lady - $1,050,808
  15. Chronicle - $832,097
  16. The Darkest Hour - $812,183
  17. This Means War - $758,702
  18. Mirror, Mirror - $672,559
  19. (local) A Mother's Story - $574,764
  20. (local) My Cactus Heart - $542,331
  21. The Lorax - $503,375
  22. The Devil Inside - $423,708
  23. Titanic 3D -$409,111
  24. Safe House - $333,089
  25. Jack and Jill - $315,445
  26. (local) My Kontrabida Girl - $305,718
  27. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - $223,225
  28. Contraband - $214,284
  29. (co-prod with Indonesia) The Witness - $201,826
  30. (local) Hitman - $135,636
  31. We Bought a Zoo - $131,497
  32. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) - $107,913
  33. Hugo - $103,206
  34. The Grey - $94,296
  35. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - $90,369
  36. The Descendants - $75,387
  37. The Woman in Black - $61,869
  38. Moneyball - $61,297
  39. Haywire - $55,483
  40. J.Edgar - $49,059
  41. War Horse - $47,879
  42. The Muppets - $44,740
  43. One For the Money - $42,007
  44. Beauty and the Beast 3D - $39,070
  45. Man on a Ledge - $37,513
  46. Breaking Wind - $31,914
  47. Machine Gun Preacher - $27,511
  48. Coriolanus - $27,332
  49. 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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