'Sisterakas' closes in on PH box-office record

Posted at 01/06/13 2:58 PM

MANILA, Philippines – With just a few more days left for the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), the comedy blockbuster "Sisterakas" is on its way to become the Philippines' highest grossing film of all time.

"Sisterekas" star Kris Aquino reported that the hit film has already grossed over P320 million in nationwide earnings after 12 days in cinemas.

“As of Jan. 5 Sisterakas GRAND TOTAL: P320,112,364.28 Thank you for putting us on track to be highest grossing Pinoy film of all time!” Aquino said in a post in her official Twitter account.

Jointly produced by Star Cinema and Viva films, "Sisterakas" starring Aquino, Vice Ganda and Ai Ai delas Alas is now the second all-time highest grossing local film and is closing on on the record set by "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin" which made P331.61 million when it was released in 2011.

The MMFF 3rd Best Picture winner replaced the romance-drama movie "No Other Woman" at No. 2. The love triangle drama had a total box-office take of P278.39 million, according to data from box office tracking service Box Office Mojo.

"Sisterakas" opened in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day, along with seven other Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries.

Aquino, meanwhile, took the chance to thank the people who have already seen the movie.

“Thanks to all for the tweets about watching Sisterakas & enjoying w/ the whole family & coming out w/ a big smile,” she said.

This year's entries to the MMFF entries will run in cinemas nationwide until January 8.

According to the latest box-office update from MMFF organizer, the Metro Manila Development Authority, based on total eight-day earnings (as of January 1), "Sisterakas" was still the leading film entry with P231.9 million, followed by "Enteng" (P104.5 million); the family drama "One More Try" (P91.3 million); and the horror film "Shake, Rattle & Roll 14" (P34.6 million).

The box office figures of the four other film entries -- "The Strangers," "El Presidente," "Sosy Problems" and "Thy Womb" -- were not disclosed.