'The Mistress' now the biggest local hit of 2012
MANILA, Philippines – Star Cinema’s “The Mistress” is now the biggest local box-office hit this year after it remained the top-grossing movie in the Philippines for a second week in a row.
According to latest data from the website Box Office Mojo, the latest team-up of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo took in P51,484,158 from September 19-23 – more than the combined earnings of the 10 others films in this week’s charts.
“The Mistress,” which opened on September 12, has now grossed P186,729,040, eclipsing Cruz’s earlier hit “Unofficially Yours,” with actress Angel Locsin.
“The Mistress” and the Hollywood hit “Resident Evil: Retribution” both outperformed the four debuting films in the Sept. 19-23 period, including Regal Films’ horror flick, “Pridyider,” which earned only P3,599,946 on its first weekend of release.
The other three new films were all Hollywood movies – “Dredd,” “The Hunting Party” and “Ruby Sparks.”
The other Filipino film on the charts, the Cinemalaya entry “Ang Nawawala,” took its box office total to P1,245,505 after two weekends of limited commercial release.
“The Mistress” is only the fourth local release to cross the P100-million box-office mark this year after “Unofficially Yours,” “Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme” and “The Healing.” All four movies were released by Star Cinema.