‘Twilight’ is No. 1 in RP for 2008, will Have Local Remake by ABS-CBN

Twilight, the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephanie Meyer, has earned more than P180 million to be the no. 1 Hollywood movie at the Philippines Box Office for 2008.

Twilight is a vampire movie starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison. It’s box office gross in the Philippines was a whopping P179,132,250 on its 4th week run. It will end it’s 5th week run today as the Metro Manila Film Festival starts tomorrow at Christmas Day.

To date, it’s the no. 1 top-grossing movie for 2008 in the Philippines both in foreign and local categories outgrossing Iron Man, The Dark Knight and A Very Special Love by surpassing the P180 million mark.

The success of the movie doesn’t end there. ABS-CBN announced recently that it bagged the exclusive rights to make a local television series based on the best-selling vampire novels of Stephanie Meyer.

According to reports, ABS-CBN acquired the rights for 1 million US Dollars, or around P48 million pesos, with co-producer Ignite Media for the local tv version of the series.

Tentatively titled “Takipsilim” (the tagalog word for Twilight), and it will star Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao.

Taping for the series will start February under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina.

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