‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ opens at no.1 in PH box office, grosses P208.44-M in 4 days

MANILA, July 10, 2017 – Peter Parker triumphantly returned home to a hero’s welcome as Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming opened at No.1 in the Philippines, amassing P208.44-million in only its first four days of release, according to the studio.

The new adventure starring Tom Holland as the 15-year-old Peter Parker broke the industry’s record for All-Time Biggest July Opening Weekend ever, as well as three long-held records by Columbia Pictures – Biggest Non-Holiday Opening Weekend, Single Biggest Day of All-Time (at P70.9-M) on Saturday, July 8 and the Second Biggest Single Day (at P68-M) on Sunday, July 9.

Fans and critics alike heaped praises on Spider-Man: Homecoming with discussions on social media centering on the freshness of the filmmakers’ approach to the reboot, the diversity of the cast which includes Fil-Am talent Jacob Batalon as Spidey’s best buddy, and how Holland’s portrayal is the “best depiction ever” of the young superhero.

It’s also been mentioned by fans that Homecoming is THE best movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), not only from the Spider-Man series.

In the US, the web-slinger’s latest tale debuted to a record-shattering $120-M in estimates, while the international box-office took a smash $140-M opening gross. That should give the film a $260 million global opening, if estimates hold.

Back in the Philippines, Spidey’s coming-of-age spectacle rolled out in 591 screens and 183 locations, with SM Mall of Asia (at P8.89-M), SM Megamall (P8.04-M) and SM North EDSA (P7.42-M) besting all cinemas in terms of sales.

In the Top Ten are Trinoma (P6.42-M), Glorietta IV (P4.79-M), Powerplant (P4.11-M), Greenbelt III (P3.59-M), Alabang Town Center (P3.47-M), Greenhills Promenade (P3.46-M) and Uptown Place (P3.06-M)

Fisher Mall leads the Top Twenty with P3.01-M, followed by Robinsons Magnolia (P2.97-M), Gateway Cineplex (P2.94-M), SM Cebu (P2.87-M), U.P. Town Center (P2.85-M), SM Aura (P2.79-M), SM Southmall (P2.78-M), Ayala Cebu (P2.72-M), Eastwood (P2.70-M) and Bonifacio High Street (P2.59-M).

Rounding out the Top Thirty are SM Clark (P2.56-M), Robinsons Ermita (P2.49-M), Shang Cineplex (P2.43-M), Fairview Terraces (P2.26-M), Market!Market! (P2.23-M), SM Seaside (2.16-M),
SM Marikina (P2.11-M), SM Dasmarinas (P2.00-M), SM Fairview (P1.95-M) and Harbor Point (P1.73-M).

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Embraced all over the world, Spider-Man is the most popular comic book character in history and the crown jewel of Marvel comics. Now, he comes home in a film with a fresh, fun tone and new take, produced by Marvel Studios, that brings the Peter Parker of the comic books to the screen alongside MCU heroes for the first time.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming provides a reimagining that’s as vibrant, as colorful and as current as Peter Parker’s new Spidey suit. This is an incarnation we’ve never seen before, and it delivers without restraining itself from the strings of the previous films — exactly what a reboot should do.

The strength of Spider-Man: Homecoming is how it perfectly captured the new age spirit of what a Spider-Man film should be in this millenium — from its social media elements, to Marisa Tomei’s Aunt-May-next-door, it doesn’t confine itself from the tone of the comic book series or past film franchises. Rather, it provides an interpretation that’s brand new and fresh, perhaps designed for millenials, but still triggers the nostalgia to those who have loved Peter Parker since the Tobey Maguire era.

Peter Parker’s characterization, if you were to stay true to the comic book series, is the secluded, introverted, almost somber high school underdog that basically is nothing like how Tom Holland portrayed him in this film. But Holland is just so charming, you couldn’t care less. His animated, free-spirited charisma and over the top antics projected who Parker/Spider-Man is as a teenager, and it mirrors a generation that’s very contemporaneous. Immediately, you could tell that it’ll be a long way before this reboot gets old. Holland is the Spider-Man that will please movie goers from both 2017 and 2002.

Michael Keaton’s portrayal as Vulture will not disappoint. Although I could not help but notice the stunt casting of Batman-turned-Birdman-turned-Vulture, which is quite apparent, but ultimately plays as an homage to the longevity and rebirth of Keaton’s career. He’s beguiling and enticing, with those heavy, sharp stares, almost sinister, whose back story is profoundly written — that’s when you know that this reboot will have a prima villain that is a full-bodied, three-dimensional character. Keaton’s contrast to Holland is perhaps the best part of the film. And that car conversation scene alone (no spoilers here) speaks so much as to what kind of dynamite we’re to expect in the next years of Spider-Man’s world.

As fun and as wild as it is, the film isn’t as perfect as it seems. The very downfall I felt is how basic the storyline is — formulaic, almost. A boy trying to prove himself, fails a couple of times, but ultimately saves the world. As new as the aesthetics, atmosphere and tone of the film, delivers a story as old and overused as everything we’ve encountered before. But I get it — for a first introductory film in a reboot, back to basics is ought to happen. I just hoped for a bigger, grander approach in terms of storytelling. It’s almost as if Spider-Man: Homecoming works because of how new and fresh the exterior looks and how likable Tom Holland is, but tells us nothing more than that.

Overall, Spider-Man: Homecoming is fun and brand new. Tom Holland is a real breakthrough, Michael Keaton is the one to watch out for, and Marisa Tomei is hot and quirky. Everything felt so vibrant and upbeat, from the soundtrack to the nuances of the characters — and despite having a few setbacks, it left me looking forward for more of this reboot.


4 out of 5 stars


‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ holds midnight screenings July 6 at 12:01 AM

MANILA, July 03, 2017 – Peter Parker comes home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner than you think, as Columbia Pictures has announced midnight screenings for Spider-Man: Homecoming on Thursday, July 06 at 12:01AM in selected cinemas in Metro Manila and regional cities.

Fans are advised to reserve and buy their tickets now to be among the first in the world to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In Metro Manila, midnight screenings are confirmed to be held in SM Aura IMAX, Vista Taguig, Venice, Uptown, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Century City, SM BF, SM Southmall, CommerCenter, Starmall Alabang, Vista Evia, SM Mall of Asia, SM S’Maison, SM Light Mall, SM Megamall, Eastwood, Starmall EDSA, SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, Gateway, Fisher Mall and Trinoma.

Moviegoers in the provinces may watch in SM Cebu, Abreeza, Gaisano Davao, Vista Sta. Rosa, Starmall San Jose, Ayala Legaspi, Vista Bataan, Vista Pampanga, SM Clark and SM Baguio.

For the updated list, fans may check with their favorite cinemas.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Embraced all over the world, Spider-Man is the most popular comic book character in history and the crown jewel of Marvel comics. Now, he comes home in a film with a fresh, fun tone and new take, produced by Marvel Studios, that brings the Peter Parker of the comic books to the screen alongside MCU heroes for the first time.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Tony Stark mentors Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark takes Peter Parker (Tom Holland) under his wing in Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, the new action-adventure that brings Spider-Man of the comic books to the screen alongside Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes for the first time.

Spider-Man: Homecoming picks up the action directly following the epic battle scene of Captain America: Civil War, with Tony Stark returning “underoos” back home to Queens.

“Peter really believes he has a mentor in Tony Stark, and Tony really likes Peter, but he can’t be babysitting this kid,” producer Kevin Feige explains. “Tony gives Peter a little bit of rope to see what he can do on his own.”

Peter believes that his “internship” with Stark Industries is merely a prelude and test toward becoming a full-fledged member of the Avengers – but the spider needs to learn to crawl before it can fly, as Holland explains: “We go back in time to relive the Civil War splash panel fight from Peter’s perspective. We see him having the time of his life. He’s on a private jet with Happy, he’s staying in this crazy beautiful hotel room to suddenly him being crammed on a subway late for school. No one’s called him to give him another mission. That’s the contrast: the kid at summer camp is suddenly the kid back at school.”

“Tony becomes a kind of father figure to Peter,” says Holland. “Peter’s trying to prove himself to Tony that he is old and wise enough to take on bigger tasks, but Tony keeps putting him down and telling him he isn’t ready yet. I think that’s what really drives Peter to possibly go down the wrong path, before he figures it out and we see why Peter Parker is the most beloved and powerful super hero of the MCU.”

And Iron Man himself vouches for the casting of Peter. “Tom Holland is just the perfect man for the job,” says Downey. “He’s enthusiastic, bright and gifted, a very physically talented guy by virtue of his dance and acrobatic background. He has just the right combination of elements required to bring a new take on the character.”

“The energy of Tom Holland meeting Robert Downey Jr. for the first time was exactly what we wanted out of Peter Parker meeting Tony Stark,” says Kevin Feige. “The audition scene was the bedroom scene in Captain America: Civil War, and so we wanted to continue that relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark that we set up in the film.”

In Spider-Man: Homecoming (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, July 6), thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter Parker returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

‘Spider-Man’ comes home to MCU in fun-filled action-adventure

Peter Parker strives to join the Avengers as the most popular character in comic book history takes his rightful place as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure Spider-Man: Homecoming (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, July 6.)

Marvel’s crown jewel, Spider-Man made a cameo debut in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War last summer; the overwhelming positive reaction by both the critics and fans to the new vision for the character has whetted the appetite as now, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios team for this new adventure.

Embraced all over the world, Spider-Man now comes home in a film with a fresh, fun tone and new take, produced by Marvel Studios, that brings the Peter Parker of the comic books to the screen alongside MCU heroes for the first time.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be.

For producer and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, bringing the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an original way that film audiences have never seen before was a top priority. “Over the past 15 years, we have built the Marvel Cinematic Universe with so many characters and movies, and now we have the opportunity to introduce Peter Parker and the Spider-Man franchise into that universe for the first time,” says Feige. “It’s exciting because that’s how he truly was in the comics, from the very beginning – he didn’t enter the comics as the only hero; he entered a world in which Tony Stark, Captain America and the Avengers all were there. And now, for the first time, we get that in an entire film, which makes it fresh and new.”

Producer Amy Pascal speaks to the unprecedented collaboration. “This movie is a product of Sony and Marvel working closely together,” says Pascal. “It’s a Sony movie and a Marvel production. Everyone came together and decided if we can put Spider-Man back in the MCU, which he always was a part of in the comics, everybody wins – and the biggest winner is the fans, as they finally get to see what they’ve been waiting a long time to see.”

“Putting Spider-Man in the MCU is the best thing in the world for me as a storyteller,” says director Jon Watts, who takes the helm of Spider-Man: Homecoming. “Not only did they take care of the origin story and heavy lifting in Captain America: Civil War – which they did so economically and beautifully – we also didn’t have to spend any time explaining why this 16-year-old kid would come up with the idea of becoming a superhero. He’s grown up in the MCU; when Peter Parker was eight years old, he saw Tony Stark say ‘I am Iron Man’ on TV. So the idea of this being a world where superheroes exist means that we don’t have to spend any time addressing any of these issues. We just get right into the fun of it.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Official Spider-Man character from US to meet & greet PH fans June 10-11

Your friendly neighborhood hero Spider-Man is coming to Manila – live in person!

Columbia Pictures has just announced today that the official Spider-Man character will be in town this Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, to make live public appearances and engage with fans.

It will be a weekend of pure Spider-Man mania as fans will have rare opportunity to take photos and have selfies with their web-slinging hero.

First, Spider-Man will drop by the ABS-CBN studios in Quezon City on June 10 for a live TV guesting in the hit noontime program, It’s Showtime.

Right after, Spider-Man will be at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall in the afternoon for a Meet and Greet with fans.

Then on Sunday afternoon, June 11, Spider-Man will swing to Gateway Mall in Araneta Center for another Meet and Greet session.

The Spider-Man character visit is in conjunction with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming which opens in Philippine cinemas on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by Jon Watts and produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, the screenplay is by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. Screen story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

WATCH: Peter Parket out to prove himself in new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer

Suit up and step up for the new international trailer of Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming which may be viewed below.

Check out brand new poster art below as well and watch Spider-Man: Homecoming when it swings to Philippine cinemas on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by Jon Watts and produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, the screenplay is by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ reveals more teaser posters

Fresh from revealing a teaser poster yesterday, Columbia Pictures has now released two more teaser one-sheets for the new action-adventure Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The new posters continue to situate Tom Holland as Spider-Man in New York – the first poster shows him hanging from a green Brooklyn sign, while the second has him lying down in a yellow jacket with the Manhattan skyline (including the Avengers Tower) in the background.

Check out the posters below and and watch Spider-Man: Homecoming when it opens in Philippine cinemas on July 7, 2017.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

WATCH: Spidey shows off new tech in new trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Does the suit make the man? The brand new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been launched by Columbia Puctures.

Witness all the action as Spidey faces off against the Vulture, learns some hard lessons from Iron Man himself, and generally does whatever a spider can.

Watch the all-new #SpiderManHomecoming trailer now below and make sure to see it in Philippine cinemas this July.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Hang on for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ teaser poster

Tom Holland as Spider-Man hangs from the Avengers Tower in the newly released teaser poster of Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Check out the poster below and and watch Spider-Man: Homecoming when it opens in Philippine cinemas this July 2017.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. #SpiderManHomecoming