Star Cinema’s The Mistress is 2012 box office winner

Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz starer film, The Mistress, has already breached the P200 million mark after two weeks at the tills. The romantic drama is now the highest-grossing local movie for 2012.

Star Cinema’s ad prom director Roxy Liquigan has tweeted recently that the film, which celebrates the decade-long tandem of Bea and Lloydie, has earned more than P200 million worth of movie tickets.

The Mistress now joins the ranks of local movies that breached the elusive box office revenue like “You Changed My Life” (P225.21 million), “No Other Woman” (278.39 million) and “The Unkabogable: Praybeyt Benjamin (P331.61 million).”

The now blockbuster picture follows the story of a young woman who is torn between the affections of her two lovers. One is a young bachelor who brings passion into her life. The other is a married man who has kept her as his mistress for years.

Architect JD (John Lloyd Cruz) has a chip on his shoulder about his businessman father Rico (Ronaldo Valdez) never really accepting him as his son. Seamstress Sari (Bea Alonzo) struggles to take care of her family. The two meet by chance, and JD aggressively pursues Sari’s affections. Though the two are clearly a good match, there is a problem standing in the way of their bliss: Sari is the mistress of JD’s father. Against his better judgment, JD continues to court Sari even after finding out this difficult fact. He hides his true identity as Rico’s son, and fights to win Sari’s heart.

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