'Sisterakas' is PH's highest grossing local film

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNEWS.com

Posted at Jan 08 2013 06:05 PM | Updated as of Jan 09 2013 07:04 AM

MANILA – The 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) comedy entry "Sisterakas" is now the country's highest grossing local film of all time.

In an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com on Tuesday, Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino said "Sisterakas," which stars Ai Ai delas Alas, Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino, will set the record after earning more than P340 million when the annual film fest closes on Tuesday night.

"Baka umabot sila ('Sisterakas') ng P350 million. Siguro ngayon pumapalo na sila between P340 million to P350 million kasi hanggang gabi pa siya," Tolentino said.

Jointly produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films, "Sisterakas" has now beaten the  record set by "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin," also starring Vice Ganda, which made P331.61 million when it was released in 2011.

Meanwhile, Tolentino predicted that the total combined gross of all eight MMFF 2012 entries will reach between P750 million and P755 million -- also a record for the annual film fest.
Tolentino is expected to give full details of MMFF ticket sales on Wednesday.