‘City of Bones’ Tops PH Box Office, No Report for ‘OTJ’

The Twilight wannabe "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" captured top spot in Philippine box office last week. Gross of local movie "On the Job," undisclosed.

Mortal Instruments

“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” bested previous leader–“The Conjuring”–at the local box office race for the time frame August 28 to September 1, 2013 according a report by Box Office Mojo. The epic novel-turned-film raked P43.8 million in 2 weeks. “The Conjuring,” which settled for 3rd last week however, had a higher 2-weeks gross: P54.25 million.

Debuting at no. 2 last weekend is “One Direction: This is Us.”

Here are the Top 10 movies in the Philippines for the time frame August 28 to September 1, 2013 according to Box Office Mojo:

TW LW Movie Weekend Gross Gross-to-Date Week
1 2 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 10,725,560 PHP 43,833,155 PHP 2
2 N One Direction: This is Us 10,287,749 PHP 10,287,749 PHP 1
3 1 The Conjuring 8,743,614 PHP 54,259,540 PHP 2
4 3 Planes 3,991,806 PHP 29,511,484 PHP 2
5 4 R.I.P.D. 3,181,228 PHP 18,663,494 PHP 2
6 N The Frozen Ground 2,085,188 PHP 2,085,188 PHP 1
7 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 1,967,967 PHP 141,794,114 PHP 4
8 N Jobs 1,450,064 PHP 1,450,064 PHP 1
9 5 The Internship 314,089 PHP 16,863,056 PHP 3
10 6 Kick-Ass 2 128,574 PHP 11,674,907 PHP 3

(As of September 3, 2013)

1. It Takes A Man and a Woman (Star Cinema) – P375-M
2. Four Sisters and a Wedding (Star Cinema) – P145-M
3. Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? (Star Cinema) -P102.36-M
4. Bromance: My Brother’s Romance (Star Cinema) – P72.67-M
5. A Moment in Time (Star Cinema) – P64.54-M
6. Must Be…Love (Star Cinema) – P60.74-M
8. Tuhog (Skylight Films) – P24.68-M
9. My Lady Boss (GMA Films/Regal Films) – P19.4-M
10. The Bride and the Lover (Regal Films) – P10.39-M

Raketeros – P4.6-M
On the Job – undisclosed
Ekstra – undisclosed
Seduction – undisclosed
The Fighting Chefs – undisclosed
Juana C The Movie – undisclosed

(As of September 3, 2013)

1. Iron Man 3 (Disney) – P631.48-M
2. Man of Steel (WB) – P388.56-M
3. Fast & Furious 6 (UIP) – P258.6-M
4. Despicable Me 2 (UIP) – P231.28-M
5. World War Z (UIP) – P208.17-M
6. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (UIP) – P187-M
7. The Wolverine (Fox) – P176.3-M
8. Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.) – P168.83-M
9. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Fox) – P141.79-M *
10. Jack the Giant Slayer (Warner Bros) – P126.61-M

* still showing in theaters

2 Comments on ‘City of Bones’ Tops PH Box Office, No Report for ‘OTJ’

  1. Mas bagay kay Alex Medina ang role ni Gerald

  2. I watced OTJ last SM Mega Mall last Sunday. I’m so impressed with the direction, very holywood. However the middle part of the movie was quite dragging but was easily overcome with its climax and dramatic ending. What I dont like in particular are the usual shouting that we see in Filipino films. JM de Guzman doesnt look much like a son to Joey Marquez who is a six footer. Gerald is too tisoy, mas bagay ang role kay Ejay Falcon pero ewan ko lang if Ejay can act as good as Gerald. Piolo looks very fit physically but appears too lame and not so masculine, something that is expected for an NBI officer.

    Sad to say, konti lang ang nanood ng film. I watched it on a Sunday, kaso d sya big hit parang mabibilang mo kung ilan ang nanood. It seems the public do not really appreciate quality films. Nung napanood ko ang Thy Womb wala pang beinte ang nanood sa sinehan. But betwen OTJ and Thy Womb, OTJ is a much superior film in terms of technicallities. Thy Womb was too dragging that’s why it bombed big time at the box office.

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