‘The 5th Wave’ opens in PH at No. 1, grosses P51.6-M in 5 days

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MANILA, Jan. 25, 2016 – Columbia Pictures’ alien invasion action-thriller “The 5th Wave” took Philippine cinemas by storm, bowing at No.1 with a nationwide five-day opening weekend gross of P51.6-M (Jan. 20 to 24, 2016). This was announced today by a spokesman of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

The film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s young adult novel gave lead star Chloe Grace Moretz her biggest opening in the country. She previously headlined past smash hits “If I Stay,” “Carrie” and “Let Me In.”

Ron Livingston, center left, and Chloë Grace Moretz, center right, and Zackary Arthur, below center, star in Columbia Pictures' "The 5th Wave."

Yancey’s book was published in 2013 to critical and popular acclaim, with over 20 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list. In “The 5th Wave,” four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

Trinoma took the biggest share of box-office gross with P1.83-M, closely followed by SM Mall of Asia (P1.80-M) and SM Megamall (P1.59-M).

In the elite Top Ten cinemas are SM North Edsa (P1.33-M), Glorietta 4 (P1.17-M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.14-M), Gaisano Davao (P910,152), Gateway Cineplex (P849,922), Greenhills Promenade (P 844,992) and Ayala Cebu (P 826,602).

Posting huge receipts are Alabang Town Center (P 823,989), Eastwood (P 736,683), Robinsons Magnolia (P 735,291), Market! Market! (P 732,913), Harbor Point (P 727,600), SM Aura (P 724,218), Powerplant (P 721,477), Robinsons Tacloban (P 680,680), Robinsons Ermita (P 661,799) and SM Clark (P 651,350).

Also contributing impressive sales are Shang Cineplex (P 633,582), SM Cebu (P 629,790), Bonifacio High Street (P 625,048), Newport City (P 597,537), SM Fairview (P 593,940), Centrio Mall Cagayan (P 548,672), Robinsons Galleria (P 537,300), Sta. Lucia East (P 530,280), SM Baguio (P 529,659) and SM Manila (P 528,896).

Nick Robinson in Columbia Pictures' "The 5th Wave," starring Chloë Grace Moretz.
Nick Robinson in Columbia Pictures’ “The 5th Wave,” starring Chloë Grace Moretz.

Columbia Pictures presents in association with LStar Capital a Material/GK Films Production, “The 5th Wave.” Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, and Liev Schreiber. Directed by J Blakeson. Produced by Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Matthew Plouffe, and Lynn Harris. Screenplay by Susannah Grant and Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner. Based on the novel by Rick Yancey.

Now showing across the Philippines, “The 5th Wave” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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