Friday, August 19, 2011
Maja Salvador portrays the role of a runner in a Paul Soriano-helmed independent film.
Maja is being trained by national track star and Survivor Philippines castaway Elma Muros and her husband Jojo Posadas for her role as a runner in the independent film “Thelma.” Elma will also play the role as coach in the movie.
Other cast-members of “Thelma” includes Tetchie Agbayani, John Arcilla, Eliza Pineda, Sue Prado, and Jason Abalos.
Under the direction of Paul Soriano and distributed by Star Cinema, the film is scheduled to open in theaters nationwide on September 7, 2011.
Watch the trailer here:
The Cinemalaya 2011 big winner “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” grosses P26.28 million in 2 weeks even though it was shown in less than 50 theaters
The Eugene Domingo starrer emerged as this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Best Picture in the New Breed category. After it’s successful screening during the festival, it was picked-up by Star Cinema for a limited commercial run.
Topping the local box-office race last week is the 3D movie “The Smurfs” followed by the second weekend screening of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
Debuting at no. 3 is “Cowboys and Aliens.” “Captain America” settles for fourth, “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” follows at fifth and the fifth week screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ occupies the sixth position.
HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2011
(As of August 16, 2011)
1. Transformers: Dark of Moon – P396.84-M *
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – P294.84-M *
3. Kung Fu Panda 2 – P198.24M
4. Thor – P173.98M
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – P155.32M
6. X-Men: First Class – P154.92M
7. Captain America – P150.14 *
8. Green Lantern – P132.3M
9. Fast Five – P126.8M
10. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M
TOP-GROSSING PINOY FILMS FOR 2011 SO FAR
(As of August 16, 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. Temptation Island – P60-M
6. Who’s That Girl? – P58.31M
7. Forever and a Day – P44.73M
8. My Valentine Girls – P44.26M
9. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – P26.28M *
10. The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles – P19.84-M
10. Tumbok – P10.53M
11. 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
Check out the full trailer for GMA Films and SDMC’s jointly produced teen flick “Tween Academy: Class of 2012″.
Directed by Mark Reyes, the movie follows an entirely different storyline from the hit TV series “Tween Hearts” and features a new set of characters, each with a unique story to bring.
The movie stars GMA Tweens Barbie Forteza, Joshua Dionisio, Jake Vargas, Bea Binene, Lexi Fernandez, Louise delos Reyes, Alden Richards, Kristoffer Martin, Joyce Ching and Derrick Monasterio. Also in the cast is Elmo Magalona with the special participations of Julie Anne San Jose and Sam Pinto.
Tween Academy Class of 2012 – Trailer:
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