The Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards recently named Vic Sotto and Bong Revilla as the Box-Office Kings of 2010 while Ai Ai delas Alas as the Box-Office Queen. The basis was the box-office gross of their movies.
Sotto and Revilla’s MMFF collaboration “Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote” raked in a total of P159 million in its 2-week MMFF duration. Ai Ai’s “Ang Tanging Ina Mo Last Na To”, also an MMFF entry, has grossed P157 million during the said period.
If we are to consider the whole 2 weeks duration of the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival including its run from January 1 to 8, 2011, then the said movies are the clear top-grossing Pinoy flicks for 2010 with “Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote” at no. 1 while “Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na To” at no. 2.
Toni Gonzaga‘s fans disagree. They are appealing to the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards committee and their argument is that the basis for the awards should be the box-office gross of the films for 2010 only and that the January 1 to 8, 2011 gross of the 2 MMFF movies should NOT be counted. Thus, the highest-grossing Pinoy movie of 2010 should be “My Amnesia Girl” by virtue of its P144.8 million box-office gross.
This is definitely a debatable argument with technicalities to be considered. But in your opinion, do you agree with the results that Ai Ai delas Alas is the new box-office queen instead of Toni Gonzaga?
Here is our previous proposition prior to the announcement of the 2010 Box-Office Queen winner:
Nobody seems to be complaining about the Box-Office King result. Perhaps the reason why is that they gave JLC the “consolation” title of Film Actor of the Year or perphaps he had enough trophies already (that’s three wins for 3 consecutive years)?