Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TOP FIVE HIGHEST GROSSING PHILIPPINE LOCAL FILMS OF ALL TIME

It is very interesting to know that during the late 50's Philippine Cinema is considered as one of the biggest movie industries in the world. Even though film making started in the late 19th century, the 1950s era in was labeled as the first Golden age era in the history of Philippine Cinema. During this time, the industry was considered as one of the busiest and bustling film communities in Asia. The industry used to produced an average of 350 films per year which makes it the second to Japan in terms of annual film production. The success of Philippine cinema continued to rise until the early years in 20th century but started to decline during the 1980s up to the present due to an extreme competition with foreign films. The indie films started to emerged though but it was in the year 2009 when box office local films has surged. These films are the first Filipino movies to breach the 200 million peso mark. Listed below are five of the highest grossing local films in Philippine Cinema as of the second quarter of 2013.

TOP FIVE HIGHEST GROSSING PHILIPPINE LOCAL FILMS OF ALL TIME
Author's Note: The entry were taken from the official list of BoxOfficeMojo.com

TOP 5 HIGHEST GROSSING PHILIPPINE LOCAL FILM OF ALL TIME
"THE MISTRESS"
The Mistress is a romantic drama film starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. It is a product of Star Cinema and is a certified box office hit, earning a total of 262.82 million. It follows a story of a young woman who is torn between her two lovers. One of them is a bachelor ("JD") and the other one is a married guy (Rico) who kept her as a mistress. What makes it more complicated is the fact that Rico is actually JD's father and Sari (Bea Alonzo) has no idea about it. Interestingly, the film celebrate John Lloyd and Bea's 10th year anniversary as a love team. They also starred in "One More Chance" , another top grossing regular local film in the Philippines (currently on the ninth spot) on 2007 and "Miss You Like Crazy" on 2011 (ranked eleventh on top grossing regular local films). 

TOP 4 HIGHEST GROSSING PHILIPPINE LOCAL FILM OF ALL TIME
"NO OTHER WOMAN"

If it's not comedy then expect that it is something about betrayals and forbidden relationship. This is what I  have observed from the current top grossing local films we have today. No Other Woman is another successful film that earned a total of  Php278.39 million. It is a product of Star Cinema and Viva Films starring Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes. It follows a story of  a happy couple that is ruined by a third party relationship. After the wife discovered his husband's affair, she tried to find ways to fight for her husband's waning attention. Apart from its poor ending, the film has become notable because of its memorable one liners. 

TOP 3 HIGHEST GROSSING PHILIPPINE LOCAL FILM OF ALL TIME
"THE UNKABOGABLE : PRAYBEYT BENJAMIN"
Praybeyt Benjamin (Private Benjamin) is a humorous comedy film starring Vice Ganda. It is another successful movie from Star Cinema and Viva Films earning a total of Php 331.61 million. The cast also include Derek Ramsay, Eddie Garcia and Jimmy Santos. The story is about Benjamin, a gay who was forced to join a military during the civil war in the Philippines for the sake of his father (who was once a soldier). In order to be accepted, Benjamin had to hide his true identity and pretend like man. He also fell in loved with his commander but kept it for himself. Interestingly, the film is set to have a sequel and would likely air this year. 

TOP 2 HIGHEST GROSSING PHILIPPINE LOCAL FILM OF ALL TIME
"SISTERAKAS"
Here comes another comedy film starring Vice Ganda, Ai-Ai Delas Alas and Kris Aquino. It is another successful film from Star Cinema and Viva Films which earned a total of 340 million. Sisterakas is one of the official entries from the recently held Metro Manila Film Festival. It follows a story of  Bernadette and her stop brother Bernice who had a painful childhood. Bernice has become a successful business man while Detty (who grew up in wealthy family) has become a working mom and is in dire need of a job. She applied as an Executive assistant in a company without knowing that it is actually owned by Bernice. Bernice, on the other hand, grabbed this opportunity to revenge and make Detty's life more miserable. Ai-Ai also holds two films from on the top ten list of  highest grossing local films including Enteng ng Ina Mo on number 7 and "Ang Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat" on number 10. 

THE HIGHEST GROSSING PHILIPPINE LOCAL FILM OF ALL TIME
"IT TAKES A MAN AND A WOMAN"
John Llyod Cruz is undeniably the box office king as he got four films starring him on the top ten list. It Takes a Man and a Woman is a romantic comedy film starring Sarah Geronimo and JLC. It is indeed the highest grossing film of all time, earning a total of  Php 375.02 million. The film is actually the third and final installment of the series, A Very Special Love (ninth highest grossing local film). A Very Special Love is followed by "You Change my Life" (eight highest grossing film). It follows a story of  Miggy and Laida after their break up. Miggy who is currently in relationship with a new girl was forced to hire Laida to help them reviving their failing business, little does they know, they will be reviving their broken relationship too. 

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