‘Justice League’ is biggest release in PH with P287.5-M in 4 days

Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League proved its might at the Philippine box office, earning a final opening weekend total of more than P287.54-M across 772 screens to become the #1 release in the country, and setting new records.

The big-screen team-up generations of fans have been waiting for, Justice League unites Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman with a new generation of big-screen Super Heroes: Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg and Ezra Miller’s The Flash.

The epic action-adventure smash several records with this blockbuster opening, namely:

  • Biggest November Opening Weekend All-Time Industry Wide
  • Biggest Warner Bros. Opening Weekend All-Time
  • 2nd Biggest Opening Weekend for 2017, Industry-Wide
  • 2nd Biggest Saturday gross in history

In making the announcement, Warner Bros. Philippines General Manager Francis Soliven stated, “The first-ever Justice League movie was nothing short of an event, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see longtime fans and newcomers to the DC universe alike flocking to cinemas to come along for the ride. These phenomenal results are a testament to the enduring power of these icons and the crowd-pleasing team adventure the filmmakers and their talented cast have delivered, which promises to thrill, entertain and engage audiences well into the season.”

The biggest gross receipts were contributed by SM Mall of Asia (P11.​7​-M), SM Megamall (P11.5-M) and SM North EDSA (P11.06-M).

Trinoma posted sales of P8.67-M, followed by Greenbelt 3 (P5.4-M), Glorietta 4 (P4.6-M), SM Cebu (P4.​5​-M), Greenhills Theatremall (P4.4-M), Gateway Cineplex (P4.3-M) and Power Plant (P4.1-M).

Completing the Top 20 theaters are Uptown Taguig (P3.8​1​-M), Ayala Cebu (P3.80-M), SM Seaside Cebu (P3.​8​-M), Shang Cineplex (P3.6-M), Alabang Town Center (P3.​6​-M), SM Southmall (P3.5​4​-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P3.​49​-M), Fisher Mall (P3.​4​-M), SM Clark (P3.3-M) and Bonifacio High Street (P3.​2​-M).

Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

WINNERS: Cinema One Originals Festival 2017

The Cinema One Originals film festival awards night was held at the Dolphy Theater Sunday, November 19. The event was hosted by actresses Alessandra de Rossi and Alex Gonzaga.

Here’s the full list of winners of Cinema One Originals Festival 2017.

Best Picture: Paki

Best Director: Dan Villegas for Changing Partners, and Giancarlo Abrahan for Paki

Best Actor: Jojit Lorenzo, Changing Partners

Best Actress: Agot Isidro, Changing Partners

Best Supporting Actor: Ricky Davao, Paki

Best Supporting Actress: Mae Paner, Si Chedeng at Si Apple

Best Screenplay: Paki

Best Cinematography: Alex Espartero, Historiographika Errata

Best Sound: Mikko Quizon, Nervous Translation

Best Music: Vincent de Jesus, Changing Partners

Best Editing: Marya Ignacio, Changing Partners

Best Production Design: Donald Camon and Julius Somes, Historiographika Errata

Best Ensemble Acting: Changing Partners

Best Short Film: Sorry for the Inconvenience

Best Documentary: Bundok Banahaw, Sacred and Profane

Jury Prize: Historiographika Errata

Special Mention: Si Chedeng at Si Apple

Audience Choice Award: Changing Partners

Champion Bughaw Award: Changing Partners