For the weekend March 24-28, 2010, Box Office Mojo reported that Dreamworks’ critically-acclaimed animated film “How to Train You Dragon” soared on its second week beating erstwhile leader “Alice in Wonderland.” The live-action Disney adaptation helmed by Tim Burton ruled Philippine box office for 3 weeks. It already earned P128.69 million in 4 weeks. On the other hand, the “Dragon” movie raked-in P27.9 million in 2 weeks.
The top-grossing film of 2010, so far (with the exception of Avatar which opened December last year), is Star Cinema’s “Miss You Like Crazy” grossing P140.1 million in 5 weeks. Running in second is Alice in Wonderland with P128.69 million followed by Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief with P91.25 million.
Yesterday (Black Saturday), Star Cinema’s 3rd offering for 2010–Babe, I Love You–opened in theaters nationwide. It received a grade of “B” from the Cinema Evaluation Board (B) thereby earning a 65% off the amusement tax. It will surely help the film since it went head to head with the anticipated Hollywood epic “Clash of the Titans” which also opened yesterday dominating the number of cinemas across the country.
Can Sam Milby and Anne Curtis‘ “Babe, I Love You” subsist with the challenge? Can it even surpass the gross of Kimerald’s Paano Na Kaya?
What do you think?