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Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Here's the latest list of the top ten highest grossing local Films of all time in Philippine movie industry as of July 17, 2011.

Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo, a romantic comedy movie released by Star Cinema, is an official entry to the 33rd Metro Manila Film Festival - Philippines. This is the sequel of the 2006 film Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo with Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo reprising their roles. There were some scenes filmed in Spain. Santos and Agoncillo were in attendance during the California and Hawaii international premieres. Angie (Judy Ann Santos) and Jed (Ryan Agoncillo) are first-time parents who experience the joys and pains of raising a child. They realize that parenthood is extremely demanding and learn to sacrifice their own interests for their baby. The movie debuted number 2 at the box office grossing PHP17 Million, on its opening day. On its 4th day of release, Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo jump to #1, overtaking Enteng Kabisote 4 at the box office, bringing the total of PHP68.3 Million

One More Chance is a 2007 Filipino romantic film featuring the box-office team-up of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz. The film is directed by award-winning director Cathy Garcia-Molina and released under Star Cinema. According to the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs website, One More Chance grossed P18 million on its opening day. By the end of its first week, it grossed P66,314,613 with 78 screens around the Philippines and by the end of its run, its overall gross is PHP 152,791,025. This is the highest grossing film for 2007 and because of it, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo were hailed as the 2007 Box Office King and Queen respectively.

Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) is a 2010 Filipino comedy film, starring Ai-Ai de las Alas. It is the third and final installment of the Ang Tanging Ina series and was officially be part of the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival alongside two other Star Cinema films such as RPG: Metanoia and Dalaw. Aside from Ai-Ai de las Alas, Eugene Domingo also returns in the last installment as Rowena. Majority of the characters reprise their roles in the film. Marvin Agustin, Kaye Abad, Nikki Valdez, Marc Acueza return in the last film after being absent in the previous sequel. Among the cast, Heart Evangelista is the only character to not appear in the final sequel due to reasons unknown. Also in this movie, appearances of Ina's husbands played by Tonton Gutierrez as Alfredo, Jestoni Alarcon as Kiko and Dennis Padilla as Eddie with the exception of Edu Manzano as Tony.

Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote is an action comedy fantasy film directed by Tony Reyes which stars the two box office kings of Philippine cinema, Vic Sotto and Sen. Bong Revilla. Uniting their famous characters(Agimat and Enteng Kabisote) in one blockbuster movie which grossed a P31M on its opening day. While the movie opened at #1 on December 25, 2010 with P31,000,000 in ticket sales, it was criticized for being predictable, having sexual innuendos, and having some home-truths as to how Filipino viewers idealize heroism and romance. Also noted is how the film tries to play fair when it comes to mixing the two heroes together. Although the critical reception was not too good, the movie still ended making P159 million by the end of the festival and went on to have extended showings in theaters.

Ang Tanging Ina
is a 2003 Filipino comedy film, starring Ai-Ai de las Alas. The movie was the highest grossing locally produced Philippine film ever made, until it was surpassed by Sukob in 2006. The film is followed by a television series of the same name and two sequels entitled Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat and Ang Tanging Ina 3: Are you an OFW? (slated for a December 2010 release). Three dead husbands and twelve children to take care of. What is the modern day working mother to do? Ina Montecilio (Ai-Ai de las Alas) is completely clueless on how to be an income provider and a homemaker at the same time given her dwindling finances of her household. As she desperately hides from her children her efforts to make all ends meet, her children grow resentful of her as she becomes a part of their own problems, but it seems that her best are NEVER good enough. Funnily yet, Ina rallies her cause with all the courage she can muster- to be the best mother she knows how

A Very Special Love is a 2008 romantic-comedy film from Star Cinema and Viva Films; featuring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. This movie directed by Cathy Garcia Molina received an “A” rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board. The film was released on the 30th day of July 2008 and ran for eight weeks on cinemas in the Philippines. It was also released in the United States on August 15 of the same year. Laida Magtalas is a modern-day Belle who works hard to provide for her family while hoping that someday she will meet her prince charming and that they will live happily ever after together. That would-be prince charming is none other than "Miggy", the youngest member of the Montenegro clan— a well established family in the business world. Moony Laida's desire to finally meet Miggy leads her to apply as an Editorial Assistant at his newly launched men’s magazine, "Bachelor". In spite of the fact that a relationship with Miggy may prove to be a long shot, Laida revels working in such close proximity with the man of her dreams.

Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo is a Filipino romantic comedy film. It was produced by Star Cinema, and is the official entry of Star Cinema for the 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival. It stars real-life couple, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo. Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo had a two-week gross of P139.9 million, becoming the highest-grossing film of the 32nd MMFF. It also emerged as the big winner of the 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival with a total of nine awards.
ABS-CBN's TV Patrol World reported that the total gross of Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo is 187 million making it the 4th highest-grossing Philippine-produced movie of all time


is a 2006 Star Cinema film starring Kris Aquino and Claudine Barretto. The movie was directed by Chito Rono who Kris worked with in the 2004 hit horror film Feng Shui. Sukob is considered as the highest-grossing Filipino film of all-time earning PHP 186 million until in 2009 when You Changed My Life made 227 million pesos at the box office. The film's premise is based on a Filipino superstition in which one should not get married in the same year an immediate relative dies or is married.


Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat
is the sequel of Ang Tanging Ina (also known as ATINL). It was released in December 25, 2008 as Star Cinema's official entry to the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival.[1]. The film grossed a total of Php 197 million, until Star Cinema's You Changed My Life (recently became the "All Time Box Office Hit in the Philippines") beats it recently as of April 2009 with Php 229.96 Million pesos in total gross. Ai-Ai de las Alas reprises her role Ina Montecilio, Eugene Domingo as Rowena, Carlo Aquino as Tri, Alwyn Uytingco as Pip, Shaina Magdayao as Seven, Serena Dalrymple as Cate, Jiro Manio as Shammy and Yuuki Kadooka as Ten-Ten.With the one, big, happy family that she has, any woman would admire Ina Montecilio (Ai-Ai de las Alas) as the embodiment of a perfect mother. But after more than 40 years of doing everything for her family, she realizes she hasn’t done anything for herself. Ina then embarks on a journey of finding her self-worth that surprisingly lands her as the President of the Philippines! Ina revolutionizes Philippine politics by running the country not as a serious and an uptight leader but as a hilarious and caring mother. Because of this, she gained the trust and the support of the Filipino people. But just as she starts to become the president that everyone loves, she also changes and becomes the mother that her children hate. In the end, Ina has to make the hardest choice of her life – becoming the mother of the nation or becoming the mother of her own children.


You Changed My Life is a 2009 Filipino film starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. It is the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster movie A Very Special Love, starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. Filming has started in November 2008, just in time for its February 25, 2009 release as Star Cinema and VIVA Films' post-Valentine offering to Filipino moviegoers and received again an “A” rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board. Cathy Garcia Molina reprises directorial duties for the franchise. It is now the "Highest Grossing Filipino Movie of All Time" to beat "Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat" for its (YCML) 3rd week of showing.

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