According to a report by Ric Camaligan of the National Cinema Association of the Philippines via PEP’s Scoopbox, “My Valentine Girls” registered an ALL-TIME BIGGEST 3 DAY GROSS for a local or even a Hollywood film shown in the country. The Richard Gutierrez-starrer reportedly raked in an estimate of P135 million in just 3 days!
Straight from the horse’s mouth:
“It has been a record-breaking 2011 start for GMA Films and Regal Entertainment. My Valentinte Girls’s total gross for the 1st 3 days reached an all-time high of P135 million – the biggest 3 day gross for a Tagalog/Foreign film, breaking all box office records.”
Mother Lily Monteverde of Regal Films said:
“Napakahirap na ng buhay ngayon, kaya for a movie to make over P135 million in 3 days is a miracle. Divine intervention ito.”
P135 million in just 3 days is indeed a miracle, not to mention that it’s not Valentine’s Day yet. And it’s not even weekend yet which means by 1 week we can expect the movie to reach the elusive P200 million mark.
That is, if the report is accurate.
Based from our compilation of box office reports using the figures from third party tabulator, Box Office Mojo, the only Pinoy movie to surpass the P200 million mark (since the tally came to existence) was “You Changed My Life” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. I myself was a witness of how long the lines were at that time.
Last Friday night, I watched 127 Hours in Glorietta. The 7 cinemas have 7 different movies being screened (just one for My Valentine Girls) unlike in the time when “You Changed My Life” was screening and the same mall opted to use 3 of its theaters to run the Sarah-John Lloyd movie to accommodate the demand of moviegoers. Last Friday, I have not seen any line at all!
But of course, that’s just one cinema over more than a hundred across the country so I can’t base my judgment by that alone. Perhaps the film received long lines of moviegoers in other cinemas that I am not aware of.
What do you think?