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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.

“X-MEN: APOCALYPSE” MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS ON MAY 17 – TUESDAY

                The most awaited epic battle of mutants in “X-Men: Apocalypse” is about to unfold on the big screen on May 17, Tuesday in (midnight screening) selected cinemas. Hindi ka na kayo mag-aaway ng boyfriend mo dahil na miss ninyo ang last full show.

Among the selected cinemas are: Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 4, Trinoma, SM Aura, SM BF, SM Fairview, SM Light Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, SM Marilao, SM Megamall,  SM Molino, SM North Edsa, SM Southmall, SM Clark, The Block, Century  Mall, Commerce Center, Eastwood, Evia, Newport, Starmall Taguig, Uptown,  Abreeza Davao, SM Cebu, SM Lanang and Gaisano Davao.

XMEN APOCALYPSE

XMEN APOCALYPSE

                     In “X-Men: Apocalypse,” we find our favorite group of mutants in 1983, dealing with more than just the fashions of the time. An ancient, powerful and extremely angry creature named Apocalypse has awakened after millennia spent slumbering, decided that our civilization is too corrupt to survive and must be destroyed so he can restore proper order.

Kung tatakbo na presidente tong si Apocalypse, meron na siyang automatic na four votes dahil sa kanyang four horsemen. Hindi ko lang alam kung mananalo siya dahil baka dadayain lang siya ng kalaban.

Charles Xavier must rally his young students for the fight of their lives against not just Apocalypse, but also his powerful Four Horsemen, one of which just happens to be Erik “Magneto” Lensherr.

                Opening on May 18 nationwide directed by Bryan Singer, “X-Men: Apocalypse” stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique/Raven, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr/Magneto, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Ben Hardy as Angel,  Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Nicholas Hoult Hank McCoy/Beast, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Lana Condor as Jubilee and Rose Byrne as Moira McTaggert.

Mystique is Jennifer Lawrence dipped in Indelible Ink

JENNIFER LAWRENCE BACK IN BATTLE FORM AS MYSTIQUE IN “X-MEN: APOCALYPSE”

It has been 10 years since the heroes of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” saved humanity and themselves from threats within and without. Now, in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” things are – at least for people like Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) – a little more settled. Humanity is aware of the mutants living among them and relations have been, for the most part, peaceful. But all that changes when the ancient, incredibly powerful mutant known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakens in the early 1980s and begins to destroy the world as we know it, convinced that he can create civilization again the way he thinks it should be. With Bryan Singer once more directing, “X-Men: Apocalypse” promises a huge global adventure and another thrilling mission for the world’s favorite mutants.

The world of 1983 also has undergone upheavals in the treatment of mutants. This next stage of human evolution is now accepted by most—but not all—of humanity, thanks to the heroism of Raven/Mystique, who (as seen in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) prevented the assassination of the U.S. president and a war between mutants and humans.

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Mystique and Cyclops

Jennifer Lawrence is back as Raven aka Mystique, a blue-skinned shapeshifter, is seeking her true purpose, as well as elusive self-acceptance. In the years leading up to “X-Men: Apocalypse,” she had tried to stay hidden from the world, shunning her celebrity as the face of hope and change for the new, mutant-integrated world. She resists bearing the weight of that label, and feels much of her past doesn’t warrant the world’s perception of her as a hero.
Now, Raven is living by her own code and working independently as an underground mutant savior, to fight against the remaining instances of human exploitation of mutants and save those still being persecuted.

jennifer lawrence XMEN APOCALYPSE

“The character is more ‘Raven’ than ‘Mystique’ in this story because she cannot be her true mutant self in a world that she feels is still not as mutant-friendly as it’s perceived to be,” says Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, who first played the role in “X-Men: First Class” and then reprised it in “Days of Future Past.” “That’s why she has basically been Raven since the events of the previous films, so no one would know she’s that mutant. When we meet her in this film, she’s been living a covert life as Raven.” Raven’s mission to help mutants where she can culminates in her leading the X-Men in a massive battle with Apocalypse. But first she is reunited with the two men with whom she is closest, and with whom she shares a complex and evolving history: Charles Xavier (aka Professor X) and Erik Lensherr (Magneto). Raven and Charles have a long history together and were part of the original X-Men team. In the subsequent years they grew apart, separated by both distance and philosophies.

 

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Jennifer Lawrence

Costume designer Louise Mingenbach drew upon the resources and inventory of numerous costume rental houses in the U.S. and Montréal and scoured retail vintage stores across North America to find thousands of wardrobe items needed to dress performers in 1980s apparel from Cairo, East Germany, and the U.S. For Jennifer Lawrence, Mingenbach took into account Raven’s modus operandi: “She’s fighting for a cause and is not particularly concerned with how she looks,” says the designer. She found Lawrence a “Chrissie Hynde type” studded leather jacket and an old rock-‘n-roll t-shirt. “1983 was the great era of the rocker chick,” says Mingenbach, “and that kind of look reflected Raven’s rebellious nature.”

It’s mutants vs. mutants when “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens May 18 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. (also available in 3D and IMAX)

Will You Be Ready When The Apocalypse Comes?

                Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” director Bryan Singer returns with the most awaited “X-Men: Apocalypse” that will open in cinemas (Phils.) on May 18 nationwide from 20th Century Fox.

 LEGENDARY BATTLE WITH THE MOST POWERFUL MUTANT IN “X-MEN: APOCALYPSE”

                Since the dawn of civilization, Apocalypse was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac, is the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe who amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

X men Apocalypse - Defenders

X men Apocalypse – Defenders

X Men Apocalypse - Destroy

X Men Apocalypse – Destroy

                10 years after the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “X-Men: Apocalypse” will show Mystique, a.k.a Raven, now helping to rescue oppressed mutants, including a young Nightcrawler. When she discovers that the titular antagonist has recruited Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) to his cause, she will reunite with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) so they can help their old friend.

                Facing their biggest and ultimate nemesis in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the X-Men sees an ancient, incredibly formidable mutant awaken from thousands of years of slumber who decides that the world of the 1980s needs a giant reset.

                Bringing to life this complicated, godlike figure is the talented Oscar Isaac. Since his big break in 2002’s “All About The Benjamins,” Isaac has been working consistently in film, appearing in the likes of “Body Of Lies,” “Sucker Punch,” “The Bourne Legacy,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “A Most Violent Year,” and in 2015 alone, made a huge impact in both “Ex Machina” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

                Taking a stand to fight for what they believe that humankind is worth saving, the X-Men unite in the most awaited face-off in the heroes’ universe.  Lawrence for her part considers “X-Men: Apocalypse” being the biggest scale of any X-Men film. “I’m really excited for people to see a fuller realization of the X-Men – Charles, Hank, Peter, but also Jean and Scott. This movie is like the origin of the first official X-Men, and that’s an epic story to tell on film,” Lawrence enthuses.

                Donning the most fearsome villain as Apocalypse, Isaac who takes on the titular character, is a big X-Men comics fan.  “I was a big X-Men comics fan! I collected X-Factor in particular, which I really liked, and which features the first appearance of Apocalypse. It’s actually because of that, because of how much I loved the character, that when I found out that they were making an X-Men movie with Apocalypse as the villain, I sought it out. I was very curious about what they were going to do with it. The film’s on a huge scale; this is the biggest one yet,” shares Isaac.

                “X-Men: Apocalypse” is directed by Bryan Singer and brings together an impressive ensemble of actors starring Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc, Josh Helman as Bill Stryker, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Kodi Smit-Mcphee as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy as Angel, Lana Condor as Jubilee and Olivia Munn as Psylocke.