Philippine Cinema used to be the world’s fourth largest movie producer. The local industry produced almost a hundred films in 1999, but due to crisis and other factors, production has decreased over the years.
Movie producers have released more than 30 films as of November (including indies or digital flicks). Last year, 50 films were exhibited in commercial theaters.
Today’s edition of Nix’s Top 12 is quite special because aside from the 12 top-grossing films of 2008, 9 mainstream losers are also included. Here are the A-listers:
1. A VERY SPECIAL LOVE – P179.23 million (Star Cinema/Viva Films)
2. CAREGIVER – P139.54 million (Star Cinema)
3. FOR THE FIRST TIME – P134.7 million (Star Cinema)
4. MY BESTFRIEND’S GIRLFRIEND – P101.24million (GMA/Regal Films)
5. DOBOL TROBOL GET REDI 2 RAMBOL – P90.51 million (Octoarts Films)
6. WHEN LOVE BEGINS – P89.38 million (Star Cinema/Viva Films)
7. MY ONLY U – P79.18 million (Star Cinema)
8. MAG-INGAT KA SA KULAM – P76.6 million (Regal Films)
9. MY BIG LOVE – P68 million (Star Cinema)
10. SUPAHPAPALICIOUS – P66.98 million (Star Cinema)
11. ONE TRUE LOVE – P61.58 million (GMA Films/Regal Films)
12. MANAY PO 2: OVERLOAD P34.24 million (Regal Films)
The BIG LOSERS of Philippine Cinema (2008)
1. TOROTOT – P2.71 million (Viva Films)
2. LOVING YOU – P5.78 million (Regal Films)
3. URDUJA – P12.65 million (APT Films)
4. PLONING – P13.94 million (Panoramanila Philippines Co.)
5. SCAREGIVERS – P23.28 million (APT Films)
6. I.T.A.L.Y. (I Trust and Love You) – P23.32 million (GMA Films)
8. IKAW PA RIN, BONGGA KA BOY! – P26.74 million (Viva Films)
9. MY MONSTER MOM – P32.42 million (GMA Films)
source: Box Office Mojo
Note: The list of top-grossing films and big losers will definitely change after the Metro Manila Film Festival this Dec.25.
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congrats Star Cinema!