Starring Vhong Navarro and Angelica Panganiban, “Bulong” is Star Cinema’s opening salvo for 2011 and the first local mainstream movie to be screened this year after the Metro Manila Film Festival.
Star Cinema’s previous horror films earned higher in their first 5 days of showing. “Cinco” which was shown July last year had an opening gross of P38.59M while the MMFF entry “Dalaw” earned around P50 million. However, the P33.25 million opening weekend gross of “Bulong” is not bad at all.
“Bulong” bested 3 Hollywood movies which also debuted last week: The Rite (#3), Burlesque (#4) and the Warrior’s Way (#9). It was also the grand opening week of “Tangled” after its 3D debut last 2 weeks ago.
Here’s the Philippine box office tally for the opening weekend of February 2 to 6, 2011 according to Box Office Mojo (premiering movies are highlighted in yellow):
|1||N||Bulong||P33.25 M||P33.25 M||1|
|2||8||Tangled||P24.68 M||P26.20 M||2|
|3||N||The Rite||P9.55 M||P9.55 M||1|
|4||N||Burlesque||P5.38 M||P5.38 M||1|
|5||2||Season of the Witch||P4.6 M||P19.22 M||2|
|6||4||Love and Other Drugs||P3.78 M||P17.01 M||2|
|7||1||Megamind||P2.29 M||P48.43 M||3|
|8||3||Yogi Bear||P1.62 M||P13.95 M||2|
|9||N||The Warrior’s way||P1.33 M||P1.33 M||1|
|10||6||Gulliver’s Travels||P0.66 M||P81.73 M||5|