'Spider-Man: Far From Home' breaks records in PH; beats 'Aquaman', 'Black Panther' debuts


Posted at Jul 08 2019 04:58 PM

MANILA -- This Spider-Man is doing more than what a spider can by breaking box-office records left and right.

"Spider-Man: Far From Home", the new MCU flick from director Jon Watts, delivered a spectacular P292.5-million debut from 678 screens during its first five days of release (July 3 to 7) in the Philippines. The top three biggest theater receipts for Spider-Man: Far From Home came from SM Mall of Asia with P8.74 million, SM Megamall with P8.72 million and Trinoma with P8.1 million.

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The box-office haul demolished the opening weekend grosses of recent superhero titles Black Panther (P251.6 million) and Aquaman (P230.5 million).

It also broke 3 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.

Spidey was also the global box-office king this weekend, earning $185 million in North America in its first 6 days and a global tally of $580 million after 10 days.

Positioned as the must-see follow-up to Avengers: Endgame, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" sees our hero Peter Parker going on a class trip to Europe only to face a new threat and a seemingly new ally Quentin Beck aka Mysterio.

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.