‘Kong: Skull Island’ tops PH box office with P77.86-M in 4 days

MANILA, March 13, 2017 – Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros. Pictures’, Legendary Pictures’ and Tencent Pictures’ epic reimagining of one of cinema’s mightiest monster myths, thundered to the top of the Philippine box office, earning a total of more than P77.86-M across 290 screens, with no signs of slowing down. The announcement was made today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

Opening virtually day-and-date across the globe, the action adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts brings Kong stomping back to the big screen at a whole new scale, alongside an acclaimed cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly.

In making the announcement, Soliven stated, “Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and his extraordinary cast and filmmaking team have delivered the crowd-pleasing monster movie that audiences across the Philippines have been waiting for. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the film’s incredible debut, and the responses of both critics and moviegoers promise that Kong will roar well into the season.”

In the US, Kong: Skull Island emerged victorious after a battle of the beasts that pitted the giant ape movie against Logan. Cresting a wave of good reviews, Kong: Skull Island topped the domestic box office, racking up a mighty $61 million which is above expectations. Early estimates had Kong debuting to between $45 million and $50 million.

The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures.

A compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), the film tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

Vogt-Roberts directed the film from a screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, story by John Gatins. Kong: Skull Island is produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia, with Eric McLeod and Edward Cheng serving as executive producers.

Now playing across the Philippines in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX, Kong: Skull Island is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Award-winning film ‘2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten’ explores first love, heartbreak

The joy of first love. The thrill of your first date. The sweetness of your first kiss. The pain of your first heartbreak. Remember all these awesome memories in “2 Cool 2 Be 4Gotten,” a youth movie starring rising acclaimed young actor Khalil Ramos and newcomers Jameson Blake (who won Best Supporting Actor) along with Ethan Salvador. “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten,” Best Picture winner of the most recent Cinema Originals, opens in cinemas nationwide on March 15.

Set in Pampanga almost a decade after the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, the film tells the story of friendless high school achiever, Felix (Khalil), whose life turns upside-down when the extremely handsome Fil-Am brothers Magnus and Maxim Synder (Ethan and Jameson, respectively) arrive as new students in his humdrum high school. The Synder boys gain attention from everyone on campus. Felix begins to tutor Magnus and forms a special bond with the latter who turns out to be a perceptive and caring person, unlike the arrogant and sly Maxim. Felix soon gets entangled into the Synder family’s complicated affairs. Meanwhile, he grows closer and falls in love with Magnus but tries to keep his feelings at bay to save their friendship. Felix tries to maintain the status quo until a discovery puts his love for Magnus to a big and difficult test.

“2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” was hailed as one of the best films of 2016. Oggs Cruz of Rappler.com described it as a film that “blossoms into a work of gorgeous sentimentality.”

Rito Asilo of the Philippine Daily Inquirer praised the acting of Khalil and Ethan, saying that the movie got a “tag team boost from Salvador and Ramos’ complementary portrayals.”

Noted writer and advocate J. Neil Garcia gave his two-thumbs up by calling the film “textured and outstanding.” Meanwhile, Maridol Bismark of pep.ph also hailed the romantic youth movie, saying that “it has the potential to affect viewers with its versions of unconditional love.”

Aside from winning Best Picture at the 2016 Cinema One Originals filmfest, “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” also won Best Supporting Actor for Jameson Blake and Best Cinematography for Carlos Mauricio.

“2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” was always sold-out at its screenings at Cinema One Originals. The accolades and buzz about the film have gotten viewers excited to watch it and celebrate the joy of first love. In only a few weeks, the film’s trailer obtained more than a million organic views, indicating that the film directed by Petersen Vargas and written by Jason Paul Laxamana certainly strikes a chord especially among the younger audiences.

“2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” is produced by Cinema One together with VYAC Productions (the producer of the Urian Best Picture “Ang Sayaw ng Kaliwang Paa”), and distributed by Star Cinema.

WATCH: ‘Wonder Woman’ fights to end all wars in new trailer

This June, witness the future of justice. Warner Bros. has just revealed the Origin Trailer of wildly anticipated action-adventure Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian Princess.

Check out the trailer below and watch Wonder Woman in Philippine cinemas starting June 1, 2017.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, and Saïd Taghmaoui.

Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns & Patty Jenkins, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.

The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman. The film will be distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.