MMFF 2010 ends | "Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote" is the festival's top-grosser

Three foreign films have opened in Philippine theaters yesterday, a sign that the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF 2010) has already ended its 14-day run.

Those international films are the Johnny Depp-Angelina Jolie starring film "The Tourist", the 3D comedy film "Gulliver's Travels" starring Jack Black and the "Meet the Parents" sequel "Little Fockers" topbilled by Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller.

But due to overwhelming box-office performance, the showing of some of the MMFF 2010 entries has been extended in some theaters.

Yesterday, MMFF chair Ric Camaligan revealed to that the combined gross receipts of all 8 official entries reached P530 million, from December 25, 2010 to January 07, 2011.

The film "Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote" is the MMFF 2010's official top-grosser, with P159 million, followed closely by the festival's Best Picture "Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na 'To" with P157 million.

It's a bit disappointing that "Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote" only reached that amount. It should have been higher 'coz its opening gross of P31M broke all-time box-office records in the Philippines.

Now I'm getting convinced that there was indeed an exaggeration of the box-office figures released for the festival opening because if you noticed, there were no day-by-day updates from the MMFF committee on the next days.

Here's how the 8 entries fared during the 14-day MMFF 2010:

With above P100M gross:
1. Si Agimat At Si Enteng Kabisote - P159M (official figure)
2. Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na 'To - P157M (official figure)

P50M and above but below P100M:
3. Dalaw - P96M (official figure)
4. Shake, Rattle & Roll XII - P50M (official figure)

P10M and above but below P50M:
5. RPG Metanoia - P27M (estimated amount only)
6. Rosario - P17M (estimated amount only)
7. Super Inday and the Golden Bibe - P17M (estimated amount only)

Below P10M:
8. Father Jejemon - P7M (estimated amount only)


About M.I.

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