BY: Rohn Romulo
THE phenomenal success of Spider-Man: Far From Homeis far from over as the latest Peter Parker adventure has just become Columbia Pictures’ all-time biggest grossing movie in the Philippines, and showing no sign of slowing down.
Far From Home has amassed a victorious P464.07-million box-office gross in its first two weeks of release in 720 screens. The film smashed the studio record on Day 13 when it outperformed the final gross of 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 at P451.9-million.
Positive audience reaction and overwhelming acclaim from critics enabled your friendly neighborhood superhero to continue dominating the box-office.
The top three biggest theater receipts came from SM Mall of Asia (P13.8-M), SM Megamall (P13.3-M) and Trinoma (P12.37-M).
In the Top 15 rankings are SM North EDSA (12.33-M), Glorietta IV (P8.6-M), Power Plant (P8-M), Greenbelt (P7.3-M), Alabang Town Center (P5.9-M), UP Town Center (P5.765-M), SM Aura (P5.760-M), Ayala Cebu (P5.71-M), SM Cebu (P5.65-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P5.60-M), Vista Mall Evia (P5.5-M) and Greenhills (P5.2-M).
Rounding out the Top 30 screens are Uptown Mall Taguig (P5.18-M), Fisher Mall (P5.13-M), Red Carpet Cinema (P5.11-M), Bonifacio High Street (P5.04-M), SM Southmall (P5.0308-M), SM Baguio (P5.0302-M), SM Clark (P4.835-M), SM Seaside (P4.830-M), Robinsons Ermita (P4.82-M), Fairview Terraces (P4.58-M), SM San Lazaro (P4.56-M), Gateway Cineplex (P4.55-M), SM Dasmariñas (P4.51-M), Ayala Mall Feliz (P4.2-M) and SM Bacoor (P4.1-M).
The Tom Holland-starrer is still playing in over 200 screens across the country, going on its 3rd week.
Home grossed P292.5-M during its first five days of release (July 3 to 7), breaking three significant records — All-Time Biggest Opening Weekend for a Columbia Pictures Title, All-Time Biggest Opening Weekend for a Spider-Man film (33% higher than Spider-Man: Homecoming) and All-Time Biggest July Opening Weekend.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom Holland returns as our friendly neighborhood Super Hero who, following the events of Avengers: Endgame, must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. The film expands the Spider-Man film universe, taking Peter Parker out of his comfort zone and his home in Queens, New York City, and hurling him across Europe during what was supposed to be a school vacation – but which becomes his greatest challenge and most epic adventure ever.
Directed by Jon Watts. Screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal.
Tom Holland is joined in the cast by Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Use the hashtag #SpiderManFarFromHome