Filipino movies

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is the highest grossing movie in the Philippines
Fans continue to flock to theaters as the Marvel movie makes history

INFINITY WAR. The movie earns the biggest box office gross in the Philippines. From left to right: War Machine/James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing film in Philippine history. (READ: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ opens with $630 million, smashing global record)

The movie has earned a box office gross of P730.1 million in 6 days, surpassing the former record holder, Disney’s life-action version of Beauty and the Beast. 

Infinity War’s success isn’t very surprising. Aside from the latest Avengers movie and the Beauty and the Beast, four other Disney-released films occupy the top spots as the highest-grossing films in Philippine history:  

  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Marvel’s The Avengers
  6. Iron Man 3

Avengers: Infinity War earned the highest opening weekend gross in the Philippines with P650.1 million. It earned P151.8 million on Saturday and P148.3 million on Sunday. (READ: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ review: Disarmingly audacious)

It also earned a record-breaking P141.6 million on Wednesday, April 25, its opening day in the Philippines. This is the highest gross box office earnings in a single day in the Philippines.

The movie has been shown on 849 screens nationwide, starting as early as 8 am on Wednesday.

Filipino fans who watched the movie were in for a big surprise: a quick scene a the end of the movie featured the Banaue Rice Terraces and the credits mentioned the Philippine team who worked on the clip.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War brings together all the Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes that audiences have gotten to know over 10 years. The movie is still showing in Philippine cinemas. –