Thursday, August 25, 2011

‘Way Back Home’ Earns P18 Million in First 5 Days

Way Back Home”, Star Cinema’s family-drama film, topped Philippine box-office last week with an opening weekend gross of P18 million.
 

Starring Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo, “Way Back Home” is Star Cinema’s 9th film for 2011 and served as the launching film for the two hottest teen stars of ABS-CBN today and considered as the follow-up project after their phenomenal primetime series ‘Mara Clara’.
 
For the opening weekend of August 17–21, Box Office Mojo reported that the said film has managed to earn P18 million on its first 5 days (Wednesday to Sunday) in 140 screens.
 
Way Back Home” bested 2 Hollywood movies which also debuted last week: Conan the Barbarian (2011) (#2), and Crazy, Stupid, Love (#3). Click HERE to see the full figures.
 
Meanwhile, the comedy-film “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” starring Eugene Domingo hits P30.26 million after it’s 3rd week run. The movie remains at no. 9 in the list of Highest-Grossing Pinoy Movies for 2011 while “Way Back Home“debuts at no. 11.

HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY FILMS FOR 2011
(As of August 21, 2011)

1. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M
2. In the Name of Love – P117.2M
3. Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! – P72.31M
4. Bulong – P67.27M
5. Temptation Island – P60-M
6. Who’s That Girl? – P58.31M
7. Forever and a Day – P44.73M
8. My Valentine Girls – P44.26M
9. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – P30.26M
10. The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles – P19.84M
11. Way Back Home – P18M
12. Tumbok – P10.53M
13. Tum: My Pledge of Love – P5.16M

Meanwhile, yesterday is the grand-opening showing of GMA Films and SMDC’s jointly produced movie “Tween Academy: Class of 2012”. This youth-oriented movie is Graded B by Cinema Evaluation Board.

Do you think the film can reach or exceed the first 5-days gross of Way Back Home?
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