“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” shattered records as it grossed an electrifying P112.6-million from April 30 to May 1, now the biggest all-time first two days' gross in the country's history. This was announced today by Victor R. Cabrera, Managing Director of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., the film's local distributor.
The sequel, in which Spider-Man faced off against super villains Electro and Green Goblin, surpassed the first two-day box office receipts of previous record-holder “Iron Man 3” (P110.9-M), as well as recent superhero blockbusters, namely “Marvel's The Avengers” (P100.8-M), “Man of Steel” (P92.7-M), “The Amazing Spider-Man” (P85.6-M), “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (P53.8-M), “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (P49.3-M) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (P36.6-M).
Box-office earnings for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” jumpstarted on April 30 with P49.43-M, breaching the highest opening day record for 2014. Figures dramatically rose the next day, May 1 with P63.14-M which also dethroned the crown for biggest Thursday gross ever.
“Amazing 2” has already captured an impressive overseas gross of more than $155 million in just two weeks, and is expected to claim an opening of $100 million in the U.S. this weekend.
In the Philippines, the largest earnings were posted by SM Mall of Asia at P6-M, followed by SM North EDSA, P5.53-M and SM Megamall, P5.54-M.
The Top 4 to 20 cinemas include Trinoma (P4.29-M), Glorietta 4 (P3.18-M), SM Cebu (P2.88-M), Greenhills Promenade (P2.21-M), SM Southmall (P2.18-M), Alabang Town Center (P2.10-M), SM Aura (P2-M), Eastwood (P1.95-M), Power Plant (P1.85-M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.82-M), Newport (P1.78-M), Gateway (P1.77-M), Market! Market! (P1,709,866), SM Clark (P 1,709,476), Ayala Cebu (P1.64-M), Shang Cineplex (P1.63-M) and Robinsons Magnolia (P1.573-M).
Rounding out the Top 30 theaters are SM Marikina (P1,570,875), SM Fairview (P1,570,353), Bonifacio High Street (P1.55-M), Robinsons Ermita (P1.50-M), Robinsons Galleria (P1.49-M), SM San Lazaro (P1.42-M), Festival (P1.38-M), Fisher Mall (P1.32-M), Sta. Lucia East (P1.29-M) and SM Manila (P1.24-M).
In the film, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) feels there’s nothing quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Now playing across the Philippines in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and 2D formats, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.