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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

‘In the Name of Love’ Almost Beats Box-Office Record of ‘Catch Me…I’m In Love’

“In the Name of Love” starring Angel Locsin and Aga Muhlach hits P117.2-M in 5 weeks, just P3-million short of beating “Catch Me…I’m In Love” as the no. 1 Pinoy movie of 2011.

Star Cinema’s hit-drama movie may still be showing in selected theaters but it’s going to be very limited since their new offering, “Forever and a Day,” starring Sam Milby and KC Concepcion just opened yesterday.

“In the Name of Love” needs at least P3-million this week in order to beat the record of “Catch Me…I’m In Love” as the no. 1 Pinoy movie (so far) for 2011 with a gross receipts of P120.21 million. It’s possible but it’s gonna be difficult to achieve.

Capturing the no. 1 slot again, in Philippine box-office, is 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: First Class” with a haul of P38.49 million last weekend. The film has now raked-in a total P128.1 million in 2 weeks.

Kung Fu Panda 2, on the other hand, maintains second position while debuting films “Super 8″ and “The Hangover Part II” settles for 3rd and 4th respectively.

Kung Fu Panda 2, by the way, has dislodged Thor as the biggest film in the Philippines so far for 2011. The Jack Black-starrer has already accumulated P188.7 million at the box-office in just 2 weeks!

(As of June 12, 2011)

1. Kung Fu Panda 2 – P188.7M *
2. Thor – P173.98M
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – P151.14M *
4. X-Men: First Class – P128.1M *
5. Fast Five – P125.3M
6. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M
7. In the Name of Love – P117.2M *
8. Gulliver’s Travels – P82.33M
9. Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! – P72.31M
10. Rio – P71.16 M

(As of June 12, 2011)

1. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M
2. In the Name of Love – P117.2M
3. Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! – P72.31M
4. Bulong – P67.27M
5. Who’s That Girl? – P58.31M
6. My Valentine Girls – P44.26M
7. Tumbok – P10.53M
8. Tum: My Pledge of Love – P5.16M

Note: All movies marked with an asterisk (*) are still showing in theaters

Figures are estimates from third party tabulator Box Office Mojo

Source: Starmometer

‘Temptation Island’ Full Trailer Released

The full trailer for the upcoming sexy comedy film helmed by the phenomenal new director Chris Martinez has been released.

One of the reasons why “Temptation Island” is one of the must-see Pinoy movies of the year is because it is being directed by the sensational Chris Martinez.

I attended the launch of Nestle’s “Kasambuhay, Habambuhay” short film anthology last Friday at the Rockwell Cinema in Makati. Two of the 10 featured short films are helmed by Chris Martinez, The Howl and The Fussyket and Cooking Mo, Cooking Ko (CLICK HERE for related article). I must say, the said two films were both crowd-pleasers and perhaps the most applauded of the night.

This is the reason why I am excited for “Temptation Island.” I’m really looking forward to what will be Chris Martinez‘s attack in the helming of the Joey Gosiengfiao remake.

Take note that Martinez is also the director of the box-office hit “Here Comes the Bride,” the Cinemalaya winning-film “100″ and the outrageous “Gunaw” episode in “My Valentine Girls” starring Richard Gutierrez and Eugene Domingo. And include to his filmography the two “Habambuhay Kasambuhay” short films that I’ve mentioned. I can guarantee you, Martinez never disappoints!

Here is the official synopsis of the movie from Regal Films:

The film focuses on four young ladies from different social backgrounds and each for their own various reasons, enlists in the fictional “Miss Manila Sunshine Supermodel Search”.

The first of which is Virginia P. (Heart), a college student who entered the contest in order to earn independence from her family. Next is spoiled, rich socialite, Serafina F. (Lovi), whose every whim is attended to by her maid Maria (Rufa Mae), learned of the contest when fliers dropped from a helicopter interrupts her sunbathing at the family pool and out of sheer vanity decided to sign up. Thirdly, Pura K. (Solenn), while planning her 18th birthday party, when she and her mother argue over the budget, since her once rich family cannot afford the grand debut, Pura K. is forced to settle for a much simpler party. But during their argument, Bambi falls on her birthday cake; when sees the pageant’s TV spot, her frustrations over her current situation inspires her to join. Rounding up the group is Christina G. (Marian) a con-artist who plans to rig the contest by using her and her boyfriend’s sexuality to influence the judges into voting for her.

The ladies later became the finalists for the competition. En route to the evening gown competition, the ship they boarded catches fire, and the passengers scramble to evacuate. The four women, Maria, Joshua (the gay pageant coordinator played by John Lapuz) and his boyfriend (Mikael Daez), Umberto (one of the ship’s waiters played by Tom) and Alfredo (played by Aljur) land on a desert island.

Starring in “Temptation Island” remake are Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff, Rufa Mae Quinto, John Lapus, Mikael Daez, Tom Rodriguez and Aljur Abrenica, with the special participation of Dennis Trillo.

It will open in theaters on July 6, 2011.

Watch the full trailer of “Temptation Island” here:

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