'A Moment in Time' now Coco's biggest hit movie

Posted at 02/28/2013 1:38 PM | Updated as of 02/28/2013 2:11 PM
Coco Martin and Julia Montes

MANILA, Philippines – After only two weeks in theaters, actor Coco Martin has scored the biggest hit movie of his career.

Star Cinema's Valentine offering "A Moment in Time" has now earned an estimated P57,146,920, lastest data from the website Box Office Mojo showed.

The romantic drama headlined by the love team of Martin and Julia Montes held on to the No. 2 spot for the period February 20-24, while the Hollywood blockbuster "A Good Day to Die Hard," remained the top-grossing movie in the Philippines for a second week. The fifth installment of the action movie franchise starring Bruce Willis has now earned an estimated P71,588,711. Both movies opened on February 13.

"A Moment in Time," which is Star Cinema’s first local release in 2013 after a highly successful showing during the Metro Manila Film Festival, played in only 80 screens on its second week; “A Good Day to Die Hard” played in more theaters with 138.

For Martin, who first gained notice in independent movies before shifting his attention to TV, “A Moment in Time” is now his biggest movie hit so far. His previous movie, "Born to Love You," which also marked the screen debut of singer Angeline Quinto, grossed an estimated P53.9 million during its entire run last year.

The two movies easily trumped the four newcomers during the period. The romantic fantasy movie “Beautiful Creatures” bowed at No. 3 with an estimated P11,772,233, while Oscar winner “Lincoln,” which boasts of the award-winning performance of Daniel Day-Lewis, was a distant fourth with an estimated P 4,958,778.

The other two newcomers “Savages” and “Anna Karenina” failed to pass the P1-million mark on their first weekend in local theatres.

The action-horror movie “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” is the biggest hit so far in the Philippines for this year. The movie starring Jeremy Renner of “Bourne Legacy” fame has earned an estimated P1 110,676,240 after five weeks of release.

Foreign screenings

Aside from the regular showing in cinemas across the Philippines, “A Moment In Time” now has an exclusive pay-per-view on The Filipino Channel (TFC) in all Middle East countries except in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and Bahrain. The graded ‘B’ film will be shown on TFC from February 28 to March 3 and March 7 to March 10 at 12 noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Also, the much-talked-about film will be screened in the different parts of the globe. Global Filipinos can watch “A Moment in Time” until February 28 at Micronesia Mall in Guam; from March 1 to March 7 at Clearview Bergenfield Cinema in Bergenfield, New Jersey, Clifton Clearview Allwood Theatre in Clifton, New Jersey and Clearview Hoboken Cinemas in Hoboken, New Jersey; Pearlridge West Theatres in Hawaii; Pickwick Theatre in Chicago; AMC Village Crossing 18 in Skokie; AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20 in Jersey City; Century Great Mall in Milpitas; Cerritos Stadium Cinema in Cerritos; Ontario Palace Stadium 22 in Ontario; Regal Village Square Stadium in Las Vegas; UA Horton Plaza, and Carmel Mountain in San Diego; Parkway Plaza Stadium 12 in Seattle; Tinseltown USA in Houston; and at AMC Loews Cinema Rio 18 in Maryland.

“A Moment In Time” will also be shown from March 1 to 14 at Square One-Empire Studio 10 in Mississauga, Ontario; Coliseum Scarborough in Scarborough, Ontario; Cineplex Northgate Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Sunridge Spectrum Cineplex in Calgary, Alberta; Cineplex-Movies 12 Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta; Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas in Vancouver, British Columbia; Empire Studio 12-Guildford sa Surrey, British Columbia and Cineplex South Keys in Ottawa, Ontario. It will also be screened form March 7 to 14 in Bahrain, Qatar and UAE.