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X-Men rules Phl opening weekend

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - It was an epic battle that waged epic receipts at the Philippine box-office as the biggest ensemble in the X-Men universe, X-Men: Days of Future Past bowed at No. 1 in the Philippine box-office on its opening weekend (May 21 to 25) with P175M haul from almost 400 screens nationwide. 

Helmed by Brian Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past has dominated the local market with about 84 percent over-all market share and is now the biggest Fox film to open this year so far. Likewise, the movie is now the biggest opening weekend for a Fox film all-time and the biggest opening weekend for the franchise.    

The outstanding box-office receipt is due to the rave reviews and repeat viewing eclipsing the entire lifetime gross of The Wolverine (P172M). The movie has also surpassed that of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (P155M) and is the Second Biggest Opening weekend industry-wide (international and local) for the year next to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (P251M).

With almost 900,000 admissions nationwide, the top theaters who raked in hefty bulk of receipts in the box-office is led by SM Megamall at P8.2M followed by SM Mall of Asia at P7.8M and Trinoma ranks third with P7.7M. Still within the Top 5 theaters are SM North EDSA/The Block at P6.3M and Glorietta 4 at P5.9M.

Completing the list of Top 20 cinemas that contributed to X-Men: Days of Future Past’s outstanding opening weekend are SM Cebu (P4.16M); Greenbelt 3 (P4.11M); Alabang Town Center (P3.99M); Greenhills Theater Mall (P3.98M); Eastwood (P3.92M); SM Southmall (P3.8M); Bonifacio High Street (P3.69M); Ayala Cebu (P3.6M); Powerplant (P3.4M); Gateway Cineplex (P3.36M); Shang Cineplex (P3.31); Newport (P3.1M); Robinsons Ermita (P2.8M); Market! Market! (P2.7M); Robinsons Magnolia (P2.53M); and Robinsons Galleria (P2.51M).

Playing alongside other movie titles on its opening week, X-Men: Days of Future Past holds top spot at P175M followed by Godzilla (second week) at P29M, The Amazing Spider-Man (fourth week) at P6.6M, So It’s You (local film — third week) at P1.6M and Twin Sisters Ghost (first week) P.87M.

Available in 2D, 3D and 4DX format, X-Men: Days of Future Past is still showing in almost 400 screens nationwide from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros.

ALABANG TOWN CENTER

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

AYALA CEBU

BONIFACIO HIGH STREET

BRIAN SINGER

CAPTAIN AMERICA

CENTURY FOX

DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

GATEWAY CINEPLEX

GREENHILLS THEATER MALL

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