The figure came from Box Office Mojo's report for the Philippines as of March 23, released just today.
It's now the highest-grossing non-MMFF Pinoy movie, and the 2nd highest of all. Will it eventually pass 'Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy'?
The 2013 MMFF entry which starred Vice Ganda reportedly grossed P429-P435 million in its entire run. If 'Starting Over Again' still
plays 'til Star Cinema's new movie 'Da Possessed' opens on April 19, it could possibly gross the highest.
Box Office stars Vice Ganda and Toni Gonzaga. Their respective movies 'Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy' and 'Starting Over Again' are the Top 2 highest-grossing Pinoy films of all time, both earned above P400M. (credit to @celestinegonzaga)
Toni and Piolo's movie is also the highest-grosser among Pinoy films in the international box office. If local and foreign receipts are combined, I think it has already beaten Vice Ganda's movie.
As for its lead stars, they certainly reached career milestone, most especially Piolo whose last legitimate hit movie ('Don't Give Up On Us') was almost a decade ago already. The gross of 'Starting Over Again' is now more than triple his previous highest-grossing film 'Milan' in 2004 and even higher than the combined grosses of all his 6
mainstream movies during the past 8 years.
Toni already had many major hits, and Starting Over Again's total earnings is even higher than the combined earnings of her last 2 box-office hits: 'Four Sisters and a Wedding' (P145.03M) and 'This Guy's in Love With U Mare' (P249.11M).
Hitting 1 billion is highly possible for producer Star Cinema this 2014. This early, the ABS-CBN film production already banked in P737.15 million, the combined grosses of its movies so far this year: 'Bride for Rent' (which starred Kim Chiu and Xian Lim) and 'Starting Over Again'.