Thursday, July 29, 2010
Contrary to reports that the Judy Ann Santos-Sarah Geronimo starrer raked-in P80 million on its first week, Box-office Mojo said it’s just a little more than half of the said figure.
It was reported on the official Facebook page of the film “Hating Kapatid” last Monday that the movie has grossed P80 million on its first week. Take note that it was posted last Monday and the film is just about to finish its first week run on Tuesday.
Some entertainment blogs and websites, on the other hand, reported that the Viva Films comedy raked in P75 million on it’s opening weekend.
They mentioned that the figure came from Viva Films.
Meanwhile, third party tabulator Box Office Mojo released the Philippine box office receipts for the weekend period of July 21 to 25. According to the website, Hating Kapatid had $927,281 or P42.3 million which is very far from the earlier reported P75 and P80 million.
However, the official box-office gross of the film should come from Viva Films. If the film outfit indeed released the report that Hating Kapatid earned P75 to P80 million last week (or weekend for that matter), then why does the figure from Box-Office Mojo is only a little more than half of the said amount?
We’ve been posting box-office reports from Box-Office Mojo for quite some time now and I must say that their figures never go far from what the film outfits like Star Cinema, Regal Films, etc. has been releasing. If there’s a difference, it’s just a matter of few thousands or hundred thousands but it doesn’t mean that it’s not accurate. Just like in probability and statistics, there’s a margin of error but the gap will just be small. But the amount P75/P80 million is very far from P42.3 million so it’s either Viva Films or Box-Office Mojo got it right.
Nevertheless, if Hating Kapatid indeed got P42.3 million, it’s still a box-office success because we know that it will surpass P50 million on its entire run. But the hope of it to become the 4th Filipino film to surpass the P100 million mark after “Miss You Like Crazy”, “Here Comes the Bride” and “You to Me are Everything” became dim.
But who knows, maybe Viva Films will say otherwise.
Star Cinema’s first horror movie for the year 2010 almost hit P50 million on its second week according to Box-Office Mojo.
The local horror movie “Cinco” reportedly earned P11 million on its stormy first day. For the weekend period of July 14 to 18, 2010 (first 5 days), Box-Office Mojo said it raked-in P38.59 million. The debut was almost tied with the opening weekend haul of Walt Disney’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” which had P38.51 million.
While “Cinco” lost some steam on its second week, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” delivered magic. The local horror film had a second weekend gross of P11.36 million and the Hollywood film got P20.29 million. Cinco’s 2-weeks total is now P49.96 while The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’s 2-week total is now P66.88 million.
But topping the local box-office for the weekend of July 21-25 is the critical flop “The Last Airbender.” The M. Night Shyamalan film was the most-watched movie last weekend with a 5-day gross of P56.11 million.
Here is the Top 10 films in Philippine Box-Office for the weekend period of July 21 to 25, 2010 based on the report by the Box Office Mojo:
1. The Last Airbender – P56.11M
2. Hating Kapatid – P42.3M
3. Inception – P22.91M
4. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – P20.29M
5. Cinco – P11.36M
6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – P3.1M
7. Predators – P0.45M
8. Toy Story 3 – P0.38M
9. Street Dance 3D – P0.18M
10. Knight and Day – P0.10M
TOP GROSSING PINOY MOVIES FOR 2010
(As of July 25, 2010)
1. Miss You Like Crazy – P143.25 million
2. Here Comes the Bride – P116 million
(Star Cinema, OctoArts Films, Quantum Films)
3. You to Me Are Everything – P102.42 million
(GMA Films, Regal Films)
4. Babe, I Love You – P96.34 million
(Star Cinema, Viva Films)
5. Paano Na Kaya – P82.25 million
6. Cinco – P49.96 million *
7. Hating Kapatid – P42.3million *
8. I’ll Be There – P42.2 million
9. Working Girls – P32.32 million
(GMA Films, Viva Films)
10. Noy the Movie – P9.94
(CineMedia, Star Cinema)
11. Emir – P3.1 million
(FDCP, CCP and Viva Films)
* still running in selected theaters
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