'One More Try' overtakes 'Enteng' in box office: report
MANILA, Philippines -- The comedy film starring Kris Aquino, Vice Ganda and Ai Ai delas Alas is on track to match the success of the highest grossing local film of all time.
"Sisterakas," an entry to the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), has grossed P207.3 million after its first seven days in theaters nationwide, according to Aquino.
The actress-host shared the feat Tuesday in a post on micro-blogging site Twitter, where she also thanked those who watched the comedy.
She posted: "Happy New Year Philippines! Thank u for letting Sisterakas earn 207.3M in our 1st week. Start your 2013 w/ laughs & GV- pls watch our movie?"
In comparison, the all-time highest grossing local film, "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin," reached the P200-million mark after eight days in theaters nationwide.
Like "Praybeyt Benjamin," which was released in October 2011, the 3rd Best Picture winner "Sisterakas" is also directed by Wenn V. Deramas and stars Vice Ganda.
'One More Try' trails 'Sisterakas'
Meanwhile, another Star Cinema entry to the 38th MMFF has reportedly overtaken the fantasy-comedy film "Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako" in box office sales, at the close of the MMFF's sixth day, according to a website.
The Best Picture winner "One More Try," which stars Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo, and Best Actor awardee Dingdong Dantes, trailed "Sisterakas" (P193 million) as the second most-watched film in the list, with P102.3 million six-day earnings, according to the report, which cited "unofficial" figures.
"Enteng," which sees the team-up of Judy Ann Santos, Vic Sotto and Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr., has reportedly earned P82.9 million after six days in theaters.
Ranking fourth is the horror film anthology "Shake, Rattle & Roll 14" (P63.8 million), followed by another horror movie "The Strangers" (P62.8 million).
Brining up the rear are the comedy "Sosy Problems" (P36.1 million), the Emilio Aguinaldo biopic "El Presidente" (P28.4 million) and the internationally acclaimed film "Thy Womb" (P9.4 million).
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), which organizes the annual film festival, has yet to report updated box-office results. The last time the agency released earnings figures was on December 27, when it reported grosses for the first two days of the film fest.
Film entries to the 38th MMFF opened nationwide on Christmas Day. The annual film festival runs until January 8.