Revenge is a funny thing… and a profitable adventure for George Clooney and his gang as Warner Bros.’ new comedy “Ocean’s Thirteen” debuts at No. 1 in the Philippines with a nationwide five-day opening weekend gross of a vengeful P23.34-million. This was announced June 11 by Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros.
In Metro Manila, the acclaimed casino thriller pocketed a sensational P18.85-million, besting the opening weekend of 2004’s “Ocean’s Twelve” at P16.98-million and 2001’s “Ocean’s Eleven” at P16.90-million. “Thirteen” likewise established the second biggest opening of the year for a Warner Bros. film, following March’s “300” at P28-million.
The top ten cinemas that posted the biggest receipts are Power Plant Mall (P1.50-M), Glorietta 4 (P1.44-M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.37-M), Alabang Town Center (P1.03-M), Greenhills Theatre Mall (P982,708), TriNoma Cinema (P956,996), Eastwood Cinema (P956,592), SM Megamall (P905,976), Gateway Cineplex (P863,621) and SM Mall of Asia.
“Ocean’s Thirteen” reunites stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, while Al Pacino joins the cast with Ellen Barkin. Also re-teaming for the sequel are director Steven Soderbergh and producer Jerry Weintraub.
In the film, Danny Ocean (Clooney) and the gang would have only one reason to pull off their most ambitious and risky casino heist—to defend one of their own.
When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank (Pacino) double-crosses one of the original Ocean’s eleven—Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould)—Danny and the gang team up one more time to see if they can break “The Bank.”
Still playing across the Philippines, “Ocean’s Thirteen” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.