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X-Men: Apocalypse, still not better than CIVIL WAR.

                20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” reigns supreme at the box-office with its PhP 230 million opening weekend (first five days) in the Philippines in 476 screens.  It also dominated and opened number one on its first day of release (opened May 18) in the country with PhP 45 million in box-office receipts.

 Php 230 Million. Ilang Pizza kaya yun?

                In the Philippines, “X-Men: Apocalypse” has taken the franchise to new heights with its strong box-office results. It now holds as the Biggest Fox Opening Weekend All-Time, tracking 131% higher than “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” It is also now the Biggest Non-Holiday May Opening Weekend All-Time.  Ultimately, “X-Men: Apocalypse” records show that it is now the Biggest Opening Weekend in the X-Men franchise.

                 In addition to its opening weekend box-office results, it has become the Biggest Fox Opening Day All-Time, Biggest Non-Holiday May Opening All-Time and the Biggest Opening Day in the X-Men franchise.  “X-Men: Apocalypse” also cemented its apocalyptic power on Philippine soil as it now stands as the 2nd Biggest Opening Weekend for the year, after “Captain America: Civil War.”

Jean Grey

Jean Grey

turner, mcphee, sheridan in XMEN APOCALYPSE

turner, mcphee, sheridan in XMEN APOCALYPSE

XMEN APOCALYPSE

XMEN APOCALYPSE

Evan Peters

Evan Peters

James McAvoy

James McAvoy

McPhee and Lawrence

McPhee and Lawrence

michael fassbender XMEN APOCALYPSE

michael fassbender XMEN APOCALYPSE

                “X-Men: Apocalypse’s” powerful presence recorded strong box-office receipts from the following top twenty (20) cinemas:  SM MEGAMALL (11million), SM MALL OF ASIA (10.1M); TRINOMA (8.1M); SM NORTH EDSA/THE BLOCK (8M); GLORIETTA (6.2M); POWERPLANT (4.3M); SM CEBU (4.3M); GREENBELT 3 (4.1M); GATEWAY CINEPLEX (3.99M); ALABANG TOWN CENTER (3.95M); BONIFACIO HIGHSTREET (3.8M); AYALA CEBU (3.6M); THEATREMALL (3.6M); SHANG CINEPLEX (3.38M); MARKET!MARKET! (3.31M); EASTWOOD (3.25M); ROBINSON’S MAGNOLIA (3.15M); SM AURA (3.13M); UPTOWN (3.03M); NEWPORT (2.7M).

                Indeed record-breaking, “X-Men: Apocalypse’s” Phil. box-office feat is also cited in major news organizations as one of the top performing markets in international territories. As reported in www.Variety.com   “The launch featured the biggest Fox opening weekend ever in half a dozen markets including Philippines ($4.9 million), India ($3.5 million), Indonesia ($3.1 million), Singapore ($3 million), Thailand ($2.7 million) and Colombia ($1.9 million).”

                Bryan Singer’s return at the helm of the franchise in “X-Men: Apocalypse” along with beloved mutant characters pitted against the most powerful of their kind has generated coherent rave buzz among its fan base round the globe despite polarizing reviews from some critics.  “X-Men: Apocalypse” brings returning and new characters on the big screen led by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters and Rose Byrne with young and equally powerful mutants played by Sophie Turner, Ben Hardy, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp. Kodi Smit-McPhee and Oscar Isaac. In the movie, the invincible and immortal Apocalypse is set free after being entombed for several millennia.  Enraged that his kind are no longer treated as gods, Apocalypse assembles a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to destroy humankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.  To end Apocalypse’s path of global destruction, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) and Professor X (James McAvoy) lead a team of young X-Men in an epic showdown with a seemingly unstoppable enemy.

                “X-Men: Apocalypse” is now showing in cinemas across the Philippines from 20thCentury Fox distributed by Warner Bros. Available in 2D, 3D, 4D and IMAX screens nationwide.

Ang Ibig Sabihin Ng HOLD THE DOOR Ay…

Nawawala na daw yung ugaling Maginoo na paghawak ng pinto para sa babae; yung pagbubuksan mo siya pag sasakay siya ng sasakyan mo, yung hahawakan mo yung pinto para una siyang makapasok sa grocery store, yung sasabihan mo ng “after you” o mag-gesture ka ng “tuloy po kayo” na parang crew sa Jollibee.

Ano ba ang ibig sabihin ng maginoong gesture na ito. Masyadong pa-macho ito. Kaya naman ng mga babae pagbuksan ang sarili nila. Kaya naman nilang ikutin ang door knob. Marunong naman silang humawak ng pinto. Hindi naman sila ganoon katanga para pumasok sa EXIT at lumabas sa ENTRANCE. Hindi na sila kailangan i-guide pa.

Pero kasi, yung extra gesture na yun ay patunay ng pagpapahalaga sa kasama. Kahit hindi sa panliligaw – kahit sa nanay mo, sa mga batang papasok sa eskwela, dun sa stranger na gusto mong marinig ang boses niya na bibigkas ng “Thank you.” – magagawa mo ito.

Yung extra effort at acknowledgement ang ipinaparating mo dito. Yung extra care na matatandaan ni senyora, yang simpleng bagay na yan ay tatatak sa kanya.

Ako, kaya ko ginagawa to sa sasakay kay Pilot, kasi nga, medyo topakin yung pinto nung sasakyan. Ayoko mahirapan yung shotgun.

Kung gusto mo ito matutunan, magkita tayo sa Pool Club sa June 11. Andun si Hodor to HOLD THE DOOR for you.

hodor

hodor