'Sisterakas' first-day earnings set record
MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATED) The box-office take of the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry "Sisterakas" on Tuesday is the highest single-day earnings of a local film of all time, according to one of its lead stars.
According to Kris Aquino, "Sisterakas" grossed P40.7 million on its first day in theaters. The Wenn V. Deramas-directed comedy opened nationwide on Christmas Day, along with seven other MMFF entries.
"We set a record! Highest single day earnings for any Philippine film in history... Congrats to the MMFF Queen, Ai Ai," Aquino said in a post on micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday.
"Congrats undisputed #1 box office director Wenn V Deramas," the actress-host added. "Congrats to the reigning box office champ [Vice Ganda]!"
Ai Ai delas Alas and Vice Ganda star alongside Aquino in "Sisterakas."
At the close of screenings on December 25, the comedy film earned P40,739,323.25 nationwide, according to Aquino, citing the film's booking officials.
Nationwide, "Sisterakas" was followed in the box-office rankings by the fantasy-comedy movie "Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako," and the romance-drama film "One More Try."
According to Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino, "Sisterakas" grossed P23.1 million on its first day in theaters in Metro Manila.
"Kahapon, araw ng Pasko, No. 1 natin 'Sisterakas' -- P23.1 million sa Metro Manila, sa province... P16.1 million, for a total of P39.2 million," Tolentino told ABS-CBNnews.com on Wednesday.
Starring Judy Ann Santos, Vic Sotto and Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr., "Si Agimat" turned in P17.3 million on its opening day in Metro Manila theaters, while in provinces, the fantasy-comedy film grossed P12.2 million, for a total of P29.5 million, Tolentino said.
Meanwhile, "One More Try" starring Angelica Panganiban, Angel Locsin, Dingdong Dantes and Zanjoe Marudo had a first-day gross of P8.8 million in Metro Manila and P4.8 million in provinces for a total of P13.6 million.
The 14th installment in the "Shake, Rattle & Roll" film series came in fourth in the ranking of first-day top-earners.
According to Tolentino, the Chito Rono film made P6.4 million on its first day in Metro Manila and P4.1 million in provinces, for a total of P10.5 million. -- with a report from Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com