'Bourne' earns more than P100M in PH in 1st week


Posted at Aug 15 2012 05:59 PM | Updated as of Aug 16 2012 04:22 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Despite last week's monsoon rains that affected large parts of Metro Manila and Luzon, the Hollywood action film “The Bourne Legacy” managed to rake in more than P100 million since it opened on August 8.

According to latest data from the website Box Office Mojo, the latest installment of the "Bourne" series earned P110,676,250 from August 8-12.

The movie, which was partly shot in the Philippines, earned an astonishing P17.6 million on its opening day in the country despite the floods, making it the best-selling “Bourne” film in the Philippines, according to Emy Abuan, publicist of Solar Entertainment Corp. and movie distributor United International Pictures.

“The Bourne Legacy” made its Asian premiere in the Philippines. It stars Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz.

The previous week's box office winner, Disney Pixar's latest animated feature, "Brave," was a far second in its second weekend in theaters, with a box office take of only P15,021,501 -- almost a tenth of the earnings of "Bourne Legacy." The cartoon hit has now earned P55,266,636 in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Star Cinema's horror hit, "The Healing," took its total box office take to P85,969,396 after three weeks.

The superhero movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," also continued to hang on in the Top 10 on its fourth week. The latest Batman movie has now earned P217,025,205 in the Philippines -- well below the box office earnings of two other comic hero movies, "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Avengers."