BY: Rohn Romulo
Filipino audiences just gave Peter Parker his best box-office numbers to-date as Spider-Man: Far From Home swung past major records and opened at No.1 in the Philippines.
The latest adventure of your friendly neighborhood super hero delivered a stunning P292.5-million debut from 678 screens during its first five days of release (July 3 to 7). That box-office haul enabled Far From Home to demolish three significant records — All-Time Biggest Opening Weekend for a Columbia Pictures Title, All-Time Biggest Opening Weekend for a Spider-Man film (33% higher than Spider-Man: Homecoming) and All-Time Biggest July Opening Weekend.
The Tom Holland-starrer also bested the opening weekend grosses of recent super hero titles Black Panther (P251.6-M) and Aquaman (P230.5-M).
Positioned as the must-see follow-up to Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home also got additional boost as the finale of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3. Fan excitement and anticipation was rewarded with the film’s entertaining and relatable story, charming teen romance, heartfelt drama and epic action. Strong word-of-mouth and positive audience reaction indicate the film is expected to have a long run and repeat viewings.
The top three biggest theater receipts for Spider-Man: Far From Home came from SM Mall of Asia with P8.74-M, SM Megamall with P8.72-M and Trinoma with P8.1-M.
SM North EDSA (P7.69-M) came in fourth, followed by Power Plant (P5.8-M), Glorietta IV (P5.75-M), Greenbelt III (P4.52-M), Alabang Town Center (P3.89-M), Vista Mall Evia (P3.77-M), SM Aura (P3.72-M), Greenhills (P3.7-M), Ayala Cebu (P3.66-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P3.64-M), Red Carpet Cinema (P3.61-M) and UP Town Center (P3.45-M).
Rounding out the Top 30 cinemas are Uptown Mall (P3.36-M), Fishermall (P3.31-M), SM Cebu (P3.27-M), Bonifacio High Street (P3.2-M), SM Southmall (P3.11-M), SM Seaside (P2.95-M), Fairview Terraces (P2.91-M), SM Clark (P2.9-M), Gateway Cineplex (P2.87-M), Robinsons Ermita (P2.84-M), SM Baguio (P2.81-M), SM San Lazaro (P2.71-M), Eastwood (P2.52M), SM Dasmariñas (P2.51-M) and The 30th (P2.49-M).
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom Holland returns as our friendly neighborhood Super Hero who, following the events of Avengers: Endgame, must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. The film expands the Spider-Man film universe, taking Peter Parker out of his comfort zone and his home in Queens, New York City, and hurling him across Europe during what was supposed to be a school vacation – but which becomes his greatest challenge and most epic adventure ever.
Directed by Jon Watts. Screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal.
Tom Holland is joined in the cast by Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Now playing in Philippine cinemas natiownide, Spider-Man: Far From Home is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Use the hashtag #SpiderManFarFromHome