Kim and Xian’s 1st Movie Team-Up Surpasses P100-M in the Box Office

Star Cinema’s funny film about moving on, “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo” earned P100 million in less than three weeks in the box-office.

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The certified blockbuster hit is the first movie team-up of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim. It was the film adaptation of the best-selling ‘self-help’ humor book by self-proclaimed ‘Internet action star’ Ramon Bautista and directed by blockbuster director Bb. Joyce Bernal. “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo” is a a self-help comedy movie that tells the moving on experience of a brainy ‘ugly duckling’ employee Sandy Veloso (Kim) through the help of her rich and dashing boss Alex Prieto (Xian). Know the answer to the ultimate question of the brokenhearteds, watch “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo,” still showing in cinemas nationwide. For latest updates about “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo” and other Star Cinema’s 20th anniversary movie offerings, simply visit http://www.StarCinema.com.ph, http://facebook.com/StarCinema and http://twitter.com/StarCinema.

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Kim and Xian’s 1st Movie Team-Up Surpasses P100-M in the Box Office

‘The Wolverine’ Hits P95-M in PH Weekend Box Office

“The Wolverine” ripped through new box-office highs earning P95 million on its four-day opening weekend in the Philippines and has now seized the Biggest Opening Weekend title for a Fox film all-time and is now the Highest Opening Weekend in the X-Men franchise.

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Hugh Jackman’s 6th donning of the adamantium-clawed hero evidently drew a stronghold of supporters and fans when “The Wolverine” yielded a solid P19 million earn on its opening day (July 25) with a tallied admission of 105, 045 in more than 300 screens in the country. The first opening day figure of “The Wolverine” ebbed down “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’s” hold as the Biggest Opening Day for a Fox film All-Time. Likewise, “The Wolverine’s” opening day box-office also surpassed “Captain America,” “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “X-Men First Class” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.”

The movie’s setting in Japan and Wolverine being vulnerable for the first time amplified the movie’s unique tone encouraging repeat views and positive reviews across the nation. Indestructible as adamantium, “The Wolverine’s” impressive performance on its first 4-day weekend opening clawed in the larger percentage of the market share at 72% over all other films that played on the same week.

“The Wolverine’s” highest opening weekend box-office receipts came from SM Mall of Asia with a gross of P4.9 million. Next top grosser listed is SM Megamall with P4.5 million followed by SM North Edsa/The Block with P4.03 million while Newport (P3.8 M) and Ayala Cinema’s Trinoma (P3.71 M) completed the top five grossing cinemas.

Still included within “The Wolverine’s” top 20 grossing cinemas are Glorietta4 (P3.4 M); Powerplant (P2.7 M); Greenbelt3 (P2.43 M); Gateway Cineplex/Ali Mall (P2.19 M); Theatremall (P2.18 M); Alabang Town Center (P2.08 M); Eastwood (P2.02 M); SM Cebu (P1.9 M); Shang Cineplex (P1.88 M); Robinson’s Galleria (P1.83 M); Robinson’s Magnolia (P1.73 M); Ayala Cebu (P1.62 M); Robinson’s Ermita (P1.61 M); SM Fairview (P1.34 M) and Market!Market! (P1.32 M).

Rediscovering the hero inside and on a perilous journey set in Japan amidst the maze of deceit, betrayal and honor, Logan aka Wolverine will truly come to know the price of a life without end.

“The Wolverine” is a 20th Century Fox offering still showing in cinemas nationwide in 2D and 3D format.

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‘The Wolverine’ Hits P95-M in PH Weekend Box Office

‘Despicable Me 2’ tops US box office for a second week

“Despicable Me 2,” a sequel to the 2010 animated blockbuster, led the US box office for a second consecutive weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday.

The comedy, with Steve Carell voicing villain-turned-doting-father Gru, earned an anticipated $ 44.8 million between Friday and Sunday, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

If those numbers hold up, the film will have earned $ 229.2 million since its release earlier this month.

In second place was the sequel “Grownups 2,” about a group of middle aged men who reunite after the death of their basketball coach and spend the summer together reconnecting.

The film, a star vehicle for comedians Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, earned $ 42.5 million.

The Godzilla-like monsters and skyscraper-sized robots in Benicio del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” made a third place debut, earning $ 38.3 million.

Fourth place went to buddy flick “The Heat” starring Sandra Bullock as a talented but haughty FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy as a rough-and-ready Boston cop, with $ 14 million.

“The Lone Ranger,” starring Johnny Depp as the masked lawman’s iconic sidekick Tonto, fell from second place last week to fifth, with $ 11 million in tickets sold.

In sixth place was “Monsters University,” a prequel to Pixar’s 2001 hit “Monsters, Inc.,” with $ 10.6 million.

“World War Z,” starring Brad Pitt as a former UN investigator trying to save the world from a zombie invasion, took in $ 9.4 million, good enough for seventh place.

Next was Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down,” about a paramilitary group that tries to seize the White House. It garnered $ 6.2 million for eighth place.

“Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” featuring material from a Madison Square Garden performance by the stand-up comedian, earned $ 5 million, for ninth place.

“Man of Steel,” the Superman reboot starring Henry Cavill, rounded out the top 10, with $ 4.8 million in ticket sales.

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‘Despicable Me 2’ tops N. American box office

“Despicable Me 2,” a sequel to the 2010 animated blockbuster, was far and away the top movie at North American cinemas over the July 4 holiday weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday.

The comedy, starring villain-turned-doting-father Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) and his adorable little yellow minions, raked in an impressive $ 82.5 million beginning Friday.

That put it nearly three times ahead of its nearest rival, “The Lone Ranger.” Another new release, the film starring Johnny Depp as the iconic sidekick Tonto debuted with $ 29.4 million from Friday, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Third place went to buddy flick “The Heat” starring Sandra Bullock as a talented but haughty FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy as a rough-and-ready Boston cop, with $ 25 million.

“Monsters University,” a prequel to Pixar’s 2001 hit “Monsters, Inc.,” dropped to fourth place after two weeks in number one, with $ 19.6 million.

The animated movie that tells how monster buddies Mike and Sulley became friends and honed their scaring skills has earned $ 216.1 million since it opened in the US three weeks ago.

“World War Z,” starring Brad Pitt as a former UN investigator trying to save the world from a zombie invasion, took in $ 18.2, good enough for fifth place.

Next was Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down,” about a paramilitary group that tries to seize the White House. It garnered $ 13.5 million in its second week.

“Man of Steel,” the Superman reboot starring Henry Cavill, dropped to seventh place, with $ 11.4 million, and a total of $ 271 million over four weeks.

Another newcomer, “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” featuring material from a Madison Square Garden performance by the stand-up comedian, opened with $ 10.1 million, for eighth place.

“This is the End,” about a group of friends invited to a party who become witnesses to the Apocalypse, was in ninth place with $ 5.8 million.

Rounding out the top ten, “Now You See Me,” about an FBI agent and an Interpol detective who hunt down a team of bank robbing illusionists, earned $ 2.8 million.

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‘Despicable Me 2’ tops N. American box office

‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘It Takes a Man and a Woman’ Top PH Box Office for 2013 So Far

“Iron Man 3″ is the highest-grossing Hollywood movie in the Philippines for 2013 so far with a haul of P573 million. “It Takes a Man and a Woman,” on the other hand, is the highest-grossing Pinoy film for 2013 with a local gross of P375 million.

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HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY FILMS FOR 2013
(As of May 14, 2013)

1. It Takes A Man and a Woman (Star Cinema) – P375-M
2. A Moment in Time (Star Cinema) – P64.54-M
3. Must Be…Love (Star Cinema) – P60.74-M
4. Bromance: My Brother’s Romance (Star Cinema) – P50-M
5. The Bride and the Lover (Regal Films) – P10.39-M
6. Seduction – undisclosed
7. The Fighting Chefs – undisclosed

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HIGHEST-GROSSING HOLLYWOOD FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2013
(As of May 14, 2013)

1. Iron Man 3 (Disney) – P573-M
2. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (UIP) – P187-M
3. Jack the Giant Slayer (Warner Bros) – P126.61-M
4. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (UIP) – P111.93-M
5. Chinese Zodiac (Star Cinema) – P96.03-M
6. Oz the Great and Powerful (Disney) – P87.9-M
7. A Good Day to Die Hard (Fox) – P86.81-M
8. Life of Pi (Fox) – P84.3-M
9. Oblivion (UIP) – P79.9-M
10. Les Miserables (UIP) – P79.18-M

Figures courtesy of Box Office Mojo

As a bonus, here’s a parody poster called “It Takes IronMan and a Woman”:

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‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘It Takes a Man and a Woman’ Top PH Box Office for 2013 So Far