“Madame Web” swings to top of PH box office – P10.4M gross biggest first day take for 2024

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Filipinos love Madame Web!

Madame Web, the first superhero movie with a female lead in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, is the #1 movie in the Philippines this week, scoring a record-breaking PHP 10,402,829 on its first day. With a Valentine’s Day debut in 326 screens nationwide, the film holds the biggest opening day gross so far for 2024.

“There was an opportunity with this movie to reinvent a Marvel world where, first of all, it’s led by women, and it’s made by women,” says Dakota Johnson, who plays Cassandra Web / Madame Web in the film. “And because of that, the characters are real, and they are messy, and they are complicated, and they are extremely powerful.”

Comicbook.com raves that “Madame Web is a modern-day throwback to the superhero adaptations of yesteryear” and praises Johnson for her “enigmatic performance” as the titular character.

Roger Ebert’s Christy Lemire describes Madame Web as “blissfully breezy” and commends Johnson for bringing “a refreshing, grounded quality to her superhero vibe.”

Fox TV Houston gives kudos to the creative team behind the film, led by director SJ Clarkson, for creating “a visually stunning thrill ride” and “a thriller that must be seen on the biggest screen possible!”

This is a fantasy noir about psychics and sisterhood,” says SlashFilm. “The future is Spider-Female, and Madame Web knows it.”

Madame Web, also starring Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor and Tahar Rahim, is now showing only in cinemas.  Connect with the hashtag #MadameWeb

In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who develops the power to see the future… and realizes she can use that insight to change it. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women bound for powerful destinies… if they can all survive a deadly present.

Directed by SJ Clarkson, with screenplay by Claire Parker & Clarkson, story by Kerem Sanga, based on the Marvel Comics. Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Starring Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott.

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