"Spectre" Conquers PH Box-Office With P65.1-M in 3 Days‏

The writing of “Spectre's” success is on the wall as the latest James Bond action adventure opened big at No. 1, with a smash three-day opening weekend nationwide gross of P65.1-M (Nov. 6-8). This was announced today by a spokesman of Columbia Pictures, the film's local distributor.

“Spectre's” three-day opening recorded for Columbia Pictures its biggest bow for the year, outpacing recent hits “Insidious: Chapter 3,” “Hotel Transylvania 2” and “Goosebumps.”

The charge to the box-office was led by SM Mall of Asia (P2.66-M), SM Megamall (P2.42-M) and SM North EDSA (P2.22-M).

In the Top Ten are Power Plant (P2.15-M), Greenbelt 3 (P2.14-M), Trinoma (P2.13-M), SM Aura (P2.03-M), Shang Cineplex (P1.78-M), Glorietta 4 (P1.67-M) and SM Cebu (P1.58-M).

Also posting huge receipts are Greenhills Promenade (P1.52-M), Alabang Town Center (P1.45-M), Eastwood (P1.355-M), Ayala Cebu (P1.350-M), SM Clark (P1.27-M), Newport City (P1.12-M), Bonifacio High Street (P1.11-M), Gateway (P1.05-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P991,390) and Robinsons Galleria (P922,780).

Rounding up the Top 30 cinemas are Fisher Mall (P849,999), Centrio Mall Cagayan (P801,005), SM Southmall (P721,889), CommerCenter (P713,755), SM Lipa (P698,762), Century City Mall (P696,250), Robinsons Ermita (P670,183), SM Lanang Davao (P651,140), Gaisano Davao (P635,565) and SM Marikina (P610,500).

The film's juggernaut debut in the Philippines is reflected internationally. After setting new box office opening records in nearly every country in which it opened last weekend, “Spectre” opened wide around the world with stunning results from an additional 72 territories, including the United States, bringing the film’s worldwide cume to $300 million in less than two weeks.

In the US, the film is the #1 movie in America, dominating a crowded box office by taking in $73 million for the weekend.

Internationally, the film is a blockbuster, opening #1 in all 71 international territories in which it bowed this weekend, taking in $117.8 million in total, with 40% of markets yet to come, including France, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and China.

“We are absolutely thrilled by this weekend's results,” said Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and CEO. “The worldwide support for `Spectre' is a testament not only to the dedication of our amazing fans around the globe, but also to the incredible team involved with this film who worked so hard both in front of and behind the camera.”

Josh Greenstein, president, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “We are thrilled by the staggering numbers coming in from all corners of the globe, and we are very proud to be able to bring this legendary franchise to new heights. Congratulations to our partners at EON, Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Gary Barber at MGM, and Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes and the entire filmmaking team behind `Spectre.'”

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of `Spectre,' added, “We’re astounded and thank all our fans worldwide for this incredible response to `Spectre.'”

Now playing across the Philippines, “Spectre” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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