“Captain America: Civil War” opened to a historic P362-million in its first five days nationwide, capturing the crown for the Biggest Opening Weekend of All-Time (surpassing the P339.8-M of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” last year).
Arriving in 623 screens, the battle royale between Team Cap and Team Iron Man was met with unanimously positive reactions from fans and movie critics. They singled out the film’s alternating serious and light tone, compelling story, well-defined characters who each gets to shine, and successful introductions of Black Panther and the new Spider-Man into the Avengers assembly.
Other notable records that got shattered by “Civil War” are:
– Biggest Thursday of All-Time at P52.23-M (beating “Avengers: Age of Ultron’s” P50.1-M)
– Biggest Non-Holiday Friday of All-Time at P57.21-M (besting “Avengers: Age of Ultron’s P51.8-M)
– Biggest Saturday of All-Time at P87.88-M (surpassing “Batman v Superman’s P86.7-M)
– Biggest Sunday of All-Time at P94.36-M (breaking “Avengers: Age of Ultron’s P83.3-M) and
– Biggest Single Day of All-Time, first with Saturday’s P87.9-M, then with Sunday’s P94.4-M, (smashing “Batman v Superman’s P86.7-M).
The sensational Philippine opening of “Captain America: Civil War” contributed to the massive $200.2 million gross of the film in its first weekend of international release.
Among the most significant contributors were Korea with $28.9-M, Mexico with $20.6-M, the United Kingdom with $20.5-M, Brazil with $12.3-M, Australia with $10.9-M and the Philippines with $7.5-M. It opens in the US on May 6 yet, when it is expected to make nearly $200 million.
Back in the Philippines, the three highest-grossing cinemas are SM North EDSA with P15.96-M, SM Megamall with P15.81-M and SM Mall of Asia with P14.97-M.
Joining the Top Ten theaters are Trinoma (P11.88-M), Glorietta 4 (P8.31-M), SM Southmall (P6.23-M), Eastwood (P6.03-M), SM Cebu (P5.80-M), Alabang Town Center (P5.76-M) and Gateway (P5.42-M).
The Top Twenty consists of Greenhills Promenade (P5,338,700), Market! Market! (P5,338,700), Power Plant (P5.28-M), SM Aura (P5.23-M), Bonifacio High Street (P4.79-M), SM Clark (P4.63-M), Ayala Cebu (P4.47-M), SM Fairview (P4.41-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P4.34-M) and Greenbelt 3 (P4.31-M).
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Marvel, namely, (FB) MarvelPhilippines, (Twitter) @marvelstudiosph and (Instagram) @marvelphilippines and use the hashtags #choosewisely, #teamcap, #teamironman.