Wednesday, May 4, 2016

'Captain America: Civil War' Now Becomes the Highest Grossing Opening Weekend Movie of All-Time


 Box-office records fell as Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" opened to a historic P362-million in its first five days nationwide, capturing the crown for the Biggest Opening Weekend of All-Time (surpassing the P339.8-M of Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" last year).

This was announced today by a spokesman of Walt Disney Studios which distributed the film through Columbia Pictures.

Arriving in 623 screens, the battle royale between Team Cap and Team Iron Man was met with unanimously positive reactions from fans and movie critics. They singled out the film's alternating serious and light tone, compelling story, well-defined characters who each gets to shine, and successful introductions of Black Panther and the new Spider-Man into the Avengers assembly.

Other notable records that got shattered by "Civil War" are: 

– Biggest Thursday of All-Time at P52.23-M (beating "Avengers: Age of Ultron's" P50.1-M) 

– Biggest Non-Holiday Friday of All-Time at P57.21-M (besting "Avengers: Age of Ultron's P51.8-M)

– Biggest Saturday of All-Time at P87.88-M (surpassing "Batman v Superman's P86.7-M)

– Biggest Sunday of All-Time at P94.36-M (breaking "Avengers: Age of Ultron's P83.3-M) and

– Biggest Single Day of All-Time, first with Saturday's P87.9-M, then with Sunday's P94.4-M, (smashing "Batman v Superman's P86.7-M).

The sensational Philippine opening of "Captain America: Civil War" contributed to the massive $200.2 million gross of the film in its first weekend of international release. 

Among the most significant contributors were Korea with $28.9-M, Mexico with $20.6-M, the United Kingdom with $20.5-M, Brazil with $12.3-M, Australia with $10.9-M and the Philippines with $7.5-M. It opens in the US on May 6 yet, when it is expected to make nearly $200 million.

Back in the Philippines, the three highest-grossing cinemas are SM North EDSA with P15.96-M, SM Megamall with P15.81-M and SM Mall of Asia with P14.97-M.

Joining the Top Ten theaters are Trinoma (P11.88-M), Glorietta 4 (P8.31-M), SM Southmall (P6.23-M), Eastwood (P6.03-M), SM Cebu (P5.80-M), Alabang Town Center (P5.76-M) and Gateway (P5.42-M).

The Top Twenty consists of Greenhills Promenade (P5,338,700), Market! Market! (P5,338,700), Power Plant (P5.28-M), SM Aura (P5.23-M), Bonifacio High Street (P4.79-M), SM Clark (P4.63-M), Ayala Cebu (P4.47-M), SM Fairview (P4.41-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P4.34-M) and Greenbelt 3 (P4.31-M).

Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. 

Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. 

Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" is distributed by Walt Disney Studios through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Marvel, namely, (FB) MarvelPhilippines, (Twitter) @marvelstudiosph and (Instagram) @marvelphilippines and use the hashtags #choosewisely, #teamcap, #teamironman.


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Stephen Chow’s Chinese Blockbuster Movie 'The Mermaid' Showing Exclusively at Megaworld Cinemas


 

The Mermaid is currently making waves as China's biggest blockbuster to date with box office salessurpassing the half billion dollar mark. Iis the first movie to ever do so in mainland China and in Hong Kong, and has even outperformed Hollywood heavy weights like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Furious 7, Avatar and Jurassic World.

 

On May 11 - 18, this monumental film is coming exclusively to Megaworld Lifestyle Mallwhich will screen the film in Mandarin with English subtitles across the cinemas of Newport Mall, Lucky Chinatown and Uptown Mall.

 

The Mermaid is a genre cross over with elements of drama, comedy, romance and fantasy with a heavy dose of special effects. In the film, newcomer actress Jelly Lin Yun plays a mermaid sent to seduce and assassinate a rich businessman played by Chinese star Deng Chao whose development project puts her habitat and her people at risk.

 

Directed and written by iconic Hong Kong star Stephen Chow, who also worked behind and in front of the camera for other blockbusters like Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, the Mermaid employs Chow's winning formula of mixing riotous comedy with heartwarming charm.

 

Apart from its mass appeal, The Mermaid also features asocial commentary that highlights important issues facing the environment and Chinese politics that even Filipinos will find relatable.

 

Tickets to The Mermaid will be available at Megaworld Cinema ticketing booths and at www.blockbusterseats.com, which is Megaworld Lifestyle Malls newly launched online ticketing network.

 

Don't miss this record breaking movie exclusively at Megaworld Cinemas. For more information, contactplease contact the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888709-08880917-8380111 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.


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(Music Video) X Ambassadors 'Unsteady' - 'Me Before You' OST


The music video for the remix of "Unsteady" by the band X Ambassadors, which includes clips from the upcoming romantic film "Me Before You," has just been unveiled and may be viewed athttps://youtu.be/94fJ_Rqpa7w.

New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' "Me Before You" is based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes. 

The romantic drama stars Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") and Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games" series), under the direction of Thea Sharrock, making her feature film directorial debut. 

Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…

Louisa "Lou" Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. 

Taking a job at the local "castle," she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.

Thea Sharrock directs from a screenplay by Jojo Moyes and Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber ("The Fault in Our Stars"), based on the book by Moyes. 

"Me Before You" is a presentation of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). Set for release across the Philippines on June 15, 2016, it will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.


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John Lloyd Cruz Congratulates James Reid and Nadine Lustre During their Movies' Simultaneous Premiere Screening

John Lloyd Cruz Congratulates James Reid and Nadine Lustre During their Movies' Simultaneous Premiere Screening

Despite their individual movie's rivalry in the box-office, John Lloyd Cruz, male lead star of Star Cinema's romantic comedy movie "Just the 3 of Us" opposite Jennylyn Mercado, proves he's embracing the competiton lightly when he sent "This Time" lead stars James Reid and Nadine Lustre a congratulatory message during their separate premiere screenings on Tuesday night.

"Just the 3 of Us" holds its World Celebrity Premiere at Trinona Mall Cinema while the Viva Films-produced movie had a very succeesful-jampacked advanced screening at SM Megamall Cinema.

Both movies open in cinemas nationwide today, May 4.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

(Photos) 'This Time' Premiere Night - James Reid and Nadine Lustre

(Photos) 'This Time' Premiere Night - James Reid and Nadine Lustre



Here are some photos taken during the star-studded, jampacked premiere night of the much-anticipated kilig movie of the year, "This Time" featuring the blockbuster tandem of James Reid and Nadine Lustre. 

"This Time," under the direction of Nuel Naval for Viva Films is showing nationwide starting May 4, 2016.


Richard Yap, Jodi Sta Maria and Ian Veneracion Love Triangle in a Star Cinema Romantic Movie

Richard Yap, Jodi Sta Maria and Ian Veneracion Love Triangle in a Star Cinema Romantic Movie


She used to be the sweet, loving Maya dela Rosa to Richard Yap in the phenomenal daily morning series "Be Careful with My Heart". And the fierce but soft-hearted Amor Powers to Ian Veneracion in Kapamilya toprating primetime series "Pangako Sa 'Yo".

But what will happen if Jodi Sta. Maria is joined by both of these gorgeous men in one movie project?





As announced by Kapamilya network on Tuesday, May 3, Jodi will be torn between Richard and Ian in a soon-to-be-released romantic movie under Star Cinema.

The movie will be helmed by blockbuster director Antoinette Jadaone.

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'This Time' Graded A by CEB; B Rating for 'Just the 3 of Us'

'This Time' Graded A by CEB; B Rating for 'Just the 3 of Us'


'This Time,' featuring the hit tandem of real-life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre was graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). Meaning, the Viva-produced movie is entitled to a 100% tax rebate.

Meanwhile, Star Cinema's romantic-comedy movie "Just the 3 of Us" topbilled by blockbuster stars John Lloyd Cruz and Jennylyn Mercado will get 50% tax rebate as it awarded B rating by CEB.

Both movies are showing in theaters nationwide starting tomorrow, May 4.

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Look: The Best, Craziest Election Memes featuring Rodrigo Duterte and Mar Roxas

Look: The Best, Craziest Election Memes featuring Rodrigo Duterte and Mar Roxas


Excuse me Dutertads and RoRo followers. These photos are not in anyway a representation of whether I will vote for any of these two nor a disregard to their image as the next qualified top leader of this country. This is just for fun and no offense, mudslinging, bashing should occur after this post. Tawa tawa din pag may time. 




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Sharon Cuneta to Replace Sarah Geronimo as 'The Voice Kids' Coach


It is confirmed! Veteran actress-singer Sharon Cuneta will replace Sarah Gernomino, who earlier announced that she will not be returning as a coach and mentor in the reality-singing competition "The Voice" as she wants to concentrate on "ASAP" and hone her talents as an artist.

Sharon, who is now busy helping her husband Kiko Pangilinan in the campaign trail said she is thrilled to join fellow coaches Lea Salonga and Bamboo.

"Sobrang excited ako. I will be part of 'The Voice Kids' with, of course, Bamboo and Lea Salonga," she told ABS-CBN News.

In Celebration of 'World Asthma Day' on May 3, GSK Dare Ask 'ASTHMAlaya Ka Ba Talaga?'


According to the Global Asthma Report, an estimated 300 million people worldwide are affected by asthma.¹ In the Philippines, approximately 11 Million or 1 out 10 Filipinos are suffering from this debilitating disease.² This incurable disease burdens patients with a sense of imprisonment and constant restraint preventing them to live their lives to the fullest. 


Fact: In the Philippines, 1 out of 10 Filipinos are suffering from asthma.

ALL ABOUT ASTHMA 

Asthma is a recurring inflammatory disorder in the airways of breathing, which undergoes variable expiratory flow and reversible bronchoconstrictions. In people with asthma, the airways are chronically inflamed. Certain triggers can make the inflammation worse and cause a narrowing of the airways”, shares Dr. Melvin Pasay, a pulmonologist and Medical Affairs Manager of GSK.

Common symptoms include constant wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing often late at night or early in the morning. Asthma can be triggered by dust, changes in weather (often cold), animals (pet hair in particular), exercise, tobacco smoke and stress.

The cause of asthma is unknown. However as shared by Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Inc. (PSAAI) President, Dr. Carmela Kasala, several predisposing factors to consider include genetic history (personal history or first degree relative) with asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema; weight and smoking history. “While there is also no known cure for asthma, this serious chronic disease can be controlled and effectively treated. By establishing a strong partnership between a patient and his doctor, results showed that asthma can be controlled” shares Dr. Kasala.


Fact: There is no known cure for asthma but it can be controlled and treated.


BURDEN OF HAVING ASTHMA

In the Asia Pacific, including the Philippines, a study showed that activity limitation caused by asthma has been quite prevalent. A mean of 44.7% of respondents reported that normal physical activity was compromised, and 37.9% believed that their choice of job or career was limited. A total of 52.7% of respondents said that sports and recreation were affected, and 37.6% believed their lifestyle was restricted while almost 50% reported sleep disturbances.³

A lot of asthma patients have resigned and became ‘prisoners’ to their condition. Many seem to have created imaginary cages and locking themselves up with lifestyle restrictions. They are assuming that frequent symptoms, exacerbations and lifestyle limitations are inevitable consequences of having asthma - unaware that their condition can be controlled,” observes Dr. Pasay.

Fact: Asthma patients can still live life to the fullest.


ASTHMA CONTROL AWARENESS

What is alarming is that 98 percent of Filipino asthma patients remain uncontrolled or only partly controlled.⁴

This means that asthma patients will only use medication when they have attacks believing that as long as there are no attacks they will be okay. As such, they believe that it is enough that they have available medicines to be taken on an as-needed basis,” shares Dr. Sylvia Yang, World Asthma Day committee chair of Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP).

Regular visits and consultations with doctors likewise became less as children grew up and had lesser asthma attacks. Most are relying on peers, family and even online resources to provide limited information and possibly, sub-optimal treatment for their condition.  This makes patients underestimate their condition leading to poor asthma control.

Cost of treatment is also a main consideration for compliance, but the truth is uncontrolled asthma can lead to higher odds of hospitalization and emergency room visits and become more expensive due to direct medical cost  like hospitalization or medications and indirect cost like time lost from work, overall productivity or even premature death.


Fact: 98 percent of Filipino asthma patients continue to lack proper treatment.


WORLD ASTHMA DAY

In celebration of World Asthma Day, an annual event organized by the "Global Initiative for Asthma” (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world, GSK Philippines unveils ASTHMAlaya Ka Ba Talaga? campaign, a disease awareness initiative that also seeks to encourage asthma patients, to be more proactive in consulting their doctors on how they can achieve asthma control.




So how do you know if you need asthma control? It’s easy, if you are an asthma patient who experiences daytime asthma symptoms (coughing or wheezing) more than twice a week, wakes up at night due to asthma, uses an asthma reliever more than twice a week or have any activity limitations due to asthma, you may have uncontrolled asthma and need to immediately consult your doctor.

The celebration was participated by advocates from Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) and the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Inc. (PSAAI) who are one with the advocacy of furthering awareness and urgency among patients to consult their doctors for proper asthma control.

As Dr. Pasay profoundly put it, “Our message is clear; “You don’t have to serve a life sentence of limitations because of Asthma, be in control and be ASTHMALAYA!

For more updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/winagainstasthma/, or for more in-depth information, you can check out GSK’s website. https://health.gsk.ph




About GSK

GSK is one of the world’s leading, research-based pharmaceutical companies with the mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. At the core of GSK’s business model is the use of knowledge and development of intellectual property. We create value by researching; manufacturing and making available products that improve people’s health and well-being. A healthier society enables people to live life to the fullest, allowing them and their communities to prosper. A sustained flow of innovative products enables our business to grow and replenish our value to patients and consumers.

Iglesia Ni Cristo Will Not Vote for Rodrigo Duterte


In a statement released on Monday, May 2, influential religious group Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) vehemently denied the report that they endorses the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

INC spokesperson Edwil Zabala confirmed that the alleged endorsement letter with signature of INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo is fraudulent and they are set to press charges against the person who released them on social media.

The moment we identify the person/s responsible for this fraudulent ‘letter’ containing the forged signature of Brother Eduardo Manalo, we will charge them in court,” Zabala told INQUIRER.net.

The document, dated May 2, 2016 and marked with the INC logo, is an alleged endorsement of Duterte by the INC executive minister.

Nakita natin na mabuting ehemplo, may takot sa Diyos, at bukal ng pag-asa ng ating mga kababayan si Rodrigo Duterte,” the letter said.

Inaasahan ko ang inyong pagtalima sa hindi mapapasubaliang kautusang ito, bilang bahagi ng inyong tungkuling huwag biguin ang aral at utos ng ating Panginoon,” it added.

 


Zabala said the members should be the first to know if the INC leadership has announced its choices for the May elections.

He said the actual announcement will be “very near the (election) day itself.

All five presidential candidates—Duterte, Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, Senator Grace Poe and former secretary Mar Roxas—have visited the INC headquarters on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, supposedly to get the support of the influential religious sect.

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday visited Manalo, purportedly to thank the INC for supporting the administration.

(Video) The Sweetest, Bravest Fast Talk with James Reid and Nadine Lustre on Tonight with Boy Abunda


Revelations. Revelations. Revelations. Love! Love! Love!

In case you thought you already know everything about the real-life relationship of James Reid and Nadine Lustre, you are wrong!

In the latest episode of ABS-CBN late-night entertainment talk show "Tonight with Boy Abunda," the "This Time" lead stars open up more about their "what ifs" "in case" and what have you. 

Check out this video below and fall inlove even more with your favorite JaDine:


Monday, May 2, 2016

(Photos) The Promise of Forever - Ritz Azul, Paulo Avelino and Ejay Falcon


ABS-CBN and Dreamscape announce its upcoming romantic drama series entitled "The Promise of Forever" starring the newest Kapamilya actress Ritz Azul and Kapamilya actors Paulo Avelino and Ejay Falcon.

Under the direction of "Nathaniel" director Darnel Villaflor and award-winning independent filmmaker Hannah Espia of "Transit" fame, "The Promise of Forever" premieres soon on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.


 
 
 

Love Lives Boldly in 'Me Before You'


New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures have just released the new international extended trailer for “Me Before You” based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes. 

Watch the new trailer, featuring Imagine Dragon's “Not Today,” here:



The romantic drama stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games” series), under the direction of Thea Sharrock, making her feature film directorial debut.
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…

Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge.

Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives - and hearts - changing in ways neither one could have imagined.

The film also stars Charles Dance (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), Jenna Coleman (“Dr. Who”), Matthew Lewis (the “Harry Potter” films), Vanessa Kirby (“About Time”), Stephen Peacocke (“Hercules”), Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”) and Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (“Albert Nobbs,” “Tumbleweeds”).

Sharrock directs from a screenplay by Jojo Moyes and Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (“The Fault in Our Stars”), based on the book by Moyes.

“Me Before You” is a presentation of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). Set for release across the Philippines on June 15, 2016, it will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

Jake Cuenca Involved in Illegal Drug Trade


Jake Cuenca is set to pack more action into the evening viewing habit of viewers as he joins the cast of the number one primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

Jake plays Jonas, a man who has a bitter relationship with his family and works for Don Emilio (Eddie Garcia) as a drug dealer. In trading illegal drugs, they target huge clubs where they can attract customers and generate huge money.

Aside from Jake, viewers should also watch out for Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador as their tandem add kilig to the action-series. And though their characters have not crossed paths yet, their supporters have already expressed their excitement online and congratulated the Kapamilya stars for being part of the phenomenal series.

Is Cardo (Coco Martin) ready to face the new dangers that could potentially harm his life? Will an action-packed battle ensue between him and Jonas?

Don’t miss the action-packed scenes in the number one teleserye, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” weeknights on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable Ch 167).

Melai Cantiveros to Fight Rodrigo Duterte Supporter in Court


Melai Cantiveros called out a supporter of Presidential race frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for wishing her daughter, Amelia Lucille, be raped.

In a post on her personal Instagram account, the Kapamilya comedienne posted a screen capture of a message from a Duterte supporter named Shawie Constantino Enriquez who accused Melai and husband Jason Francisco of being greedy.

The woman, who is said to be based in Taiwan, also expressed her wish that the couple's daughter Amelia Lucille be raped.




The couple, who publicly declared their support of presidential candidate Mar Roxas, added that they are willing to file charges against the woman

"Hindi ako nakikipag away kahit binabash ako dahil si Mar Roxas ang napili at gusto kong presidente. Pero kung sasabihin mo saken 'sana ma-rape ang anak ko' -- ay ibang usapan na yan. Sa mga kaibigan kong supporter ni Duterte tingin nyo ba tama pa tong ginawa ng kapwa nyong supporter?" Cantiveros said in her post.

Melai, during the live airing of her daily morning show "Magandang Buhay" on Monday, once again lambasted the said supporter of Duterte while trying to control her anger.

"Gusto ko lang naman is mag-message doon sa nag-message doon sa anak ko na talagang nawalan siya ng respeto. Kahit anong intindi gawin ko, hindi ko maintindihan. Sa akin, okay lang kung anong sabihin mo, go. Pero ‘pag sa anak ko, hindi pwede. Kapag sasabihin mo masama, hindi normal ‘yung sinabi mo na ma-rape. Para sa akin, below the belt ka na," Melai told her co-hosts Karla Estrada and Jolina Magdangal.

"Kaya dapat talaga magawan ito ng aksyon na malaman mo na mali na mali 'yung ginawa mo," she added.

VIRAL!

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