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Sisterakas is on its way to becoming “highest-grossing Filipino film of all-time

Could Sisterakas be the new “highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time”?

According to the latest post of Kris Aquino on Twitter this day, January 3, the revenue of their movie has reached to “P265,765,433.26″ as of January 2.

Kris is with Vice Ganda and Ai-Ai delas Alas in the movie.

Meanwhile, there’s an unofficial report that the earnings of the Star Cinema/Viva Films movie entry has closed to P239,246,804 in the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival last January 1.

Based with the tweet of Kris, one of the lead cast and producer of Sisterakas, there’s a possibility that it may overpass the comedy film, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin (2011).

The box-office return has reached to P200M of Praybeyt Benjamin starring Vice Ganda on the eighth screening of it in the movie house.

Within 20 days of screening, the movie earnings reached to P320M which co-produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films.

Because of this, Praybeyt Benjamin holds the record today as the “highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.”

Like Praybeyt Benjamin, Vice is one of the actors and Wenn Deramas as the Director of Sisterakas.

Here are the latest unofficial box-office results for other participants in the 2012 movie MMFF:

One More Try  – P175.6 million

Si Agimat, Si Enteng, at si AKO  – P100.6 million

The Strangers – P93 million

Shake Rattle and Roll 14: The Invasion – P81 million

Sossy Problems –  P51.7 million

El Presidente – P48.2 million

Thy Womb – P10.9 million

This results are just from one source and not directly from the Metro Manila Development Authority(MMDA) which manages the annual MMFF.

One More Try wins Best Picture; Dingdong Dantes and Nora Aunor named Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2012 MMFF Awards Night

Three films distributed most of the trophies at the awards night of 38th Metro Manila Film Festival held last December 27, at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City.

The Thy Womb, El Presidente, and One More Try earned the most awards.

One More Try by Star Cinema has won five trophies; including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Dingdong Dantes.

Seven trophies in turn achieved by Thy womb of Center Stage Productions; including Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award, Best Director for Brillante Mendoza and Best Actress for Superstar Nora Aunor.

The historical film El Presidente of Scenema Concept International, CMB Films and Viva Films has won six awards; including 2nd Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Cesar Montano.

Sisterakas of Star Cinema and Viva Films also won two trophies and one went to Shake Rattle & Roll 14 of Regal Entertainment.

Si Agimat Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako, The Strangers, and Sosy Problems has retrieved no awards.


ACTING WINNERS. Nora won her eighth Best Actress trophy in the MMFF.

Nora defeated in this category were Angel Locsin (One More Try), Angelica Panganiban (One More Try), Janice de Belen (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), and Judy Ann Santos (Si Agimat Si Enteng Kabisote at Si AKO).

In her acceptance speech, the Superstar says, “Kahit lima na lang manonood ng pelikula ko, patuloy pa rin akong gagawa ng makabuluhang pelikula.”

Due to the humor that the Thy womb was already pulled out in some theaters due to its poor box office revenue.

Before his victory for Thy womb, the Superstar last won in 1995 for her performance in Muling Umawit Ang Puso.

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada presented the Best Actress Trophy in MMFF this year.

There were disputes between Erap and Nora before due to the Superstar supporting former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo instead of the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr.

Dingdong Dantes also won his second straight MMFF Best Actor trophy. The Kapuso actor also won Best Actor last year for his role in the horror-suspense film Segunda Mano.

Dingdong’s competitors for Best Actor were Governor ER Ejercito for its performance as President Emilio Aguinaldo in El Presidente.

Their other competitors were Herbert Bautista (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), Bembol Roco (Thy Womb), and Vice Ganda (Sisterakas).

Dingdong and ER were also become deadly rivals as Best Actor last year for Segunda Mano and Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, respectively

Dingdong catch the awarding who came from taping of the primetime series of GMA-7, Pahiram Ng Sandali.  Dingdong didn’t reach last year.

The model-comedienne Wilma Doesnt won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the comedy film Sisterakas.

Wilma beat in this category were Gina Pareño (One More Try), Cherry Pie Picache (The Strangers), Arlene Muhlach (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), and Janice de Belen (The Strangers).

According to Wenn Deramas, director of Sisterakas who received the award for Wilma, the model is currently pregnant.

Cesar Montano won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Andres Bonifacio in El Presidente.

Cesar’s rivals in this category were Zanjoe Marudo (One More Try, Robert Arevalo (Sosy Problems), Baron Geisler (El Presidente), and Christopher de Leon (El Presidente).

This is the second Best Supporting Actor trophy of Cesar in MMFF

He first won in 1989 for Ang Bukas Ay Akin.

Aside from this, Cesar has three more Best Actor trophies: Jose Rizal (1999),Bagong Buwan (2001), and Ligalig (2006).

Kris Aquino and KC Concepcion served as hosts at the MMFF Awards Night.

Cristine Reyes states no plans of becoming an ‘Other Woman’, confronts rumors about moving to TV5

The actress Cristine Reyes said she has no plans of becoming an ‘other woman’ just to be with the man she loves. In an interview with PEP.ph during the presscon of ‘No Other Woman’ at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN compound yesterday, Cristine said,

“Sa tingin ko, ayokong gawin yun na maghahabol ako sa lalaki, ayokong ipilit yung sarili ko sa taong ayaw na sa akin. Kasi parang tatapakan ko lang yung sarili ko. Marami namang iba diyan na puwede akong mahalin.”

As to what she will do if ever the situation comes out in real life, the actress uttered the following statement.

“Pag nalaman ko yung guy na may iba siya, siguro papapiliin ko siya kung sino sa aming dalawa. Kung pipiliin niya yung isa, okay lang. It means hindi siya para sa akin. Kung ako yung pipiliin niya, kailangan na niyang hiwalayan yung isa.”

Cristine Reyes along with Anne Curtis and Derek Ramsay starred the sexy film ‘No Other Woman’ produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films and directed by Ruel Bayani. The film is showing on September 28 in cinemas nationwide.

The film focuses on the challenges and problems brought about by marital infidelity. The story revolves on three main characters, the couple, Charmain dela Costa-Escaler (Cristine) and Ram Escaler (Derek), and the other woman, Kara Zalderiaga (Anne).

With regards to the rumors spreading that she has plans of transferring to another network channel, TV5, Cristine exclaimed, “Hindi, a! Naririnig ko, pero hindi ko alam kung merong ganung negotiation. Nakarating kasi siya sa akin hindi through Viva kundi through tweets.”

Cristine also clarified this issue.

“Siguro magkakaroon muna ng discussion. Pero so far naman, I’m happy sa ABS-CBN. Kung meron man pong ganung offer (from TV5), hindi ko po alam. If ever, mabait naman po ang Viva, e, kung saan mas masaya yung alaga nila, doon sila. Siyempre mahirap namang magtrabaho kung alam mong ayaw mong magtrabaho kung saan ka lilipat,” she said.

Coleen Garcia misses Ryan Bang and Showtime

Coleen Garcia confessed that she misses her former co-judge in ABS-CBN’s Showtime, Ryan Bang.

In an exclusive interview by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) regarding updates on Ryan, Coleen laughed and said, “Okay naman po siya. He still texts me and we talk naman. Nakaka-miss siya sobra. Iba pa rin yung nakikita mo siya every day kasi yung taping namin sa Good Vibes, once a week lang. Yung sa Showtime, dun lang ako nasanay na every day may work tapos kasama ko pa si Ryan. He made everything so much lighter and nakaka-miss talaga.”

After her last “hurado” day in Showtime, August 6, she had seen less of Ryan. Their tandem bloomed through the show’s constant teasing. Moreover, the Korean comedian lately admitted his admiration to the actress through an interview on entertainment news program, Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN).

As for the issue that Ryan is courting her, the actress smiled and said “Ay, naku! Hindi ko talaga alam dun! Akala ko lahat joke-joke lang! Tapos sinabi niya sa SNN [Showbiz New Ngayon] na nanliligaw daw siya. Wala akong alam dun! Hindi ko talaga alam. Siguro manhid ako!”

Furthermore, Coleen uttered, “Sa ngayon po kasi kakapasok ko lang sa showbiz, so I wanna be stable muna in the industry bago po ako ma-distract. Ngayon, hindi pa talaga. Honestly, hindi pa… I have so much to work on.”

Recently, the actress supported the premiere of Way Back Home, a Star Cinema-produced film starring Sam Concepcion and Enrique Gil (her Good Vibes co-stars), Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, last August 16 at SM Megamall.

The actress also melancholy commented the near end of their youth-oriented show, Good Vibes, which will be airing its last 3 weeks. “Iba talaga yung feeling ko kasi first show ko yun, so talagang marami akong mami-miss. I learned so much from that show and from the people in that show.”

She added, “I really didn’t know anything about showbiz [and] about acting before I had Good Vibes kasi first show ko siya talaga, so dun ko lang natutunan lahat ng alam ko ngayon. I’m really gonna miss it.”


The Future Superstars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes in Way Back Home

It seems like the newest primetime princesses are on a non-stop ride on the road to fame after the huge success of their remake TV show, Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, the lead stars of the top-rating ABS-CBN-TV series “Mara Clara“. Julia and Kathryn prove that they can portray the former character of Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes in the first series of Mara Clara.

Sam Conception, Julia Montes, Agot Isidro, Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil

Aside from their television shows, Kathryn and Julia are also set to test in the box office with their talent in acting to be launched in the big screen via an upcoming Star Cinema movie, Way Back Home, which will be showing on August 17, 2011. Sam Concepcion and Enrique Gil are cast as the love team partners of Kathryn and Julia in this family drama. The movie is directed by Jerry Lopez-Sineneng, this film also stars Agot Isidro as the mother of Kathryn and Julia’s characters.

In the movie, Kathryn will portray Ana Bartolome while Julia is cast as Jessica Santiago. They are sisters who have been separated for the past 12 years and grew up in totally different worlds. Ana lived in a remote fishing village while Jessie had a comfortable life as a student from a well-to-do family. Their paths cross during a swimming competition. This paved the way for Ana to be reunited with her family. However, Jessie begins to resent the attention lavished on her long-lost sister. As their relationship becomes even more estranged, Jessie’s life is suddenly put in danger.

In the press conference of the movie which was held yesterday, August 3, 2011 at Dolphy Theater of ABS-CBN compound, the media interviewed the lead stars of the movie including the Director. And according to the director Julia and Kathryn will be the next superstars of the television industry.

And according to the interview about the difference with acting in a movie and acting in the television, Julia and Kathryn said: “Ibang-iba ito sa Mara Clara, ibang problema ng pamilya na nag tina-tackle po dito, yung forgiveness at acceptance po ng magkapatid sa pamilya. Wala pong bida or kontrabida dito. Pareho po kami ritong biktima ng isang sitwasyon,” said Julia. Julia is the villain, Clara, in the former teleserye of Kapamilya Network. She also added: “Hindi talaga kami makapaniwala na may movie na talaga kami ni Kathryn matapos po yung success namin sa Mara Clara. Nagpapasalamat kami sa ABS-CBN sa pagbibigay sa ‘min ng ganitong kalaking break at the same time po may pressure on our part kasi po malaking challenge po na i-please ang mga manonood ng pelikula namin.”

And according to Kathryn, she admitted that this is a big responsibility that they got the role as the leading stars of the movie. She said, “Talagang binigay po namin dito ang lahat ng aming makakaya para mapaganda yung pelikula at para naman po sulit yung ibabayad ng mga manunuod. Kasi medyo pressure po kami, yung sa Mara Clara, bubuksan lang nila yung telebisyon nila at mapapanood na nila kami, dito po sa pelikula namin, talagang magbabayad pa ang mga manonood para panuorin yung pelikula naming. Kaya po ginalingan talaga naming para naman po sulit yung ibabayad nila.” She also Added, “Sobrang thankful po kami at sobrang masaya dahil binigyan po kami ng chance na maipakita naman yung ibang side namin. Hindi lang basta si Mara or si Clara ang makikita n’yo po rito sa pelikula namin kundi kakaibang Julia at Kathryn ang mapapanood n’yo po rito.”


Ai-Ai delas Alas and Vic Sotto movie is coming soon

Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai Delas Alas

Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai Delas Alas

The box office comedy queen Ai-Ai Delas Alas speaks up during her interview with “SNN Showbiz News Ngayon” yesterday about her upcoming movie with the Prince of Comedy Vic Sotto. It will be a movie entry for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. It is also reported that the said movie will be under Star Cinema and M-Zet Productions.

Dream come true, wish come true and answered prayer na makakasama ko na si Bossing (Sotto) finally sa isang movie. Sabi ko last year sana next year hindi naman na kami magkalaban. Sana magkakampi na kami,” she said

Ai-Ai stated that it has been her dream to work with Vic Sotto because she hasn’t work with him before.

Oo, sobra kasi idol ko nga ‘yon. Nakakatawa kasama. Siyempre first time namin magtambal (sa movie), kailangan gawin namin lahat ng makakaya namin para maging part 2, part 3, part 4 ito,” she cracked.

She also promised the viewers that she and Vic will give their best in doing this movie and will definitely not fail their fans.

More fun, lahat ng makakapagpasaya sa mga tao gagawin namin ni Bossing,” she said.

Guns and Roses pressured in replacing Mara Clara on prime time


Guns and Roses ABS-CBN

The top rating teleserye Mara Clara is now on it’s last week after airing for 7 months. It will replaced by the upcoming show of Robin Padilla and Bea Alonzo, Guns and Roses.

During the press conference of the upcoming show, the casts of the series are confident to give the audience a really good story that they will surely love.

Bea Alonzo revealed that she is somewhat pressured that their show is chosen to replace the said top rating teleserye.

Medyo kinakabahan po but we try not to think about the pressure. Mas nagfo-focus kami doon sa kung ano ang io-offer namin sa audience. After all, at the end of the day, iyon naman ang nagma-matter. We’re confident about doon sa nagawa namin. We’re confident doon sa puwede naming i-offer,” said the actress.

Actor Robin Padilla agreed what Bea said and continued:
Susundan ko po ang sinabi ni Ms. Bea. Ako po ay malaki ang tiwala ko sa aming mga writer at sa aming mga direktor at sa Star Cinema na humahawak po ng produskyon ng ‘Guns and Roses’ and ibinibigay po namin ang lahat,” he said.

Mara Clara undoubtedly made an impact to the many lives of its audience but they also call attention to the viewers that they should also see what Guns and Roses has to offer them.

“Mara Clara, legend na iyan, history na iyan. Pero pinapangako po namin sa inyo na buong puso po namin, buong lakas naming ibibigay ang lahat sa ‘Guns and Roses’ at ang partner po namin ay Star Cinema,” said Padilla.

Robin also praised their production staff for they are doing their best for the show to meet the expectations of its viewers.
“Ang amin pong mga writer at ang aming produksyon ay hindi po tumitigil sa pagre-revise, pag-aayos ng script namin sa shooting namin upang maibigan namin sa mga manonood ang talagang pinaka-astig na teleserye,” he added.

You can watch the teaser of Guns and Roses here.

Guns and Roses is set to replace Mara Clara slot starting June 6 at ABS-CBN after 100 Days to Heaven.


Sarah Geronimo wants to study abroad

Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson

The Pop Star Princess opened up on her plans on studying abroad.

There are rumors spreading in showbiz industry that this April, singer /actress Sarah Geronimo will flew in US to pursue one of her dreams.

After the success of the Star Cinema and Viva Films movie”Catch Me… I’m Falling” which she teamed up with Gerald Anderson, they went on The Buzz last Sunday, April 3, to thank their fans who supported their film. Charlene Gonzales-Mulach (one of the hosts of the showbiz talk show) got the chance to ask about Sarah’s plans after the success of their film. The singer said that she’s still studying in an Open University of University of the Philippines. She admitted that she has a plan of studying dance and voice lessons to enhance her skills hopefully in States.

When asked if she will be with her whole family, she replied while laughing that she will be going with her mom only because bringing her whole family will mean a lot of expenses.

Source: PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Comidienne Pokwang Denied Finacial and Attitude Problems

image from Pinoy Showbiz Surfer

The actress/comedienne denied the rumors saying that she’s having financial problems and also was depressed for two months  because of the cut off of her two noontime show “Wowowee” and ”Pilipinas Win na Win”.

Pokwang was surprised with the rumor involving her.  Even if she doesn’t have TV shows she said she’s not having any financial mes s because she still have shows almost everyday. She also added that she was able to save money from the past two shows that she did so there’s no reason  for have problems financially.
Another rumor that’s circulating is the issue that Pokwang is having an attitude problem that leads to being cut off  from the cast in the remake the 1980 Filipino film “Temptation Island“. She didn’t denied that she’s been pulled out but not because of her having an attitude problem.  For some reason she refused to talk about the its cause.
Even though the actress/comedienne/host was rarely seen on TV,  it won’t last long because she have an upcoming fantaserye, still with Kapamilya Network , and a movie with Star Cinema starring Bea Alonzo and Vic Sotto.

Toni Gonzaga chose to count her blessings.

After the success of the romantic comedy movie “My Amnesia Girl” where Toni  teamed-up with “Imortal”  star John Lloyd Cruz,  She was supposed to team-up with Bossing Vic Sotto for a movie, but later on it was canceled due to her hosting project in Kapamilya Network which later on revealed to be Happy Yipee Yehey. The program is a noontime show that is a matched aired with Vic Sotto’s program “Eat Bulaga”. She was replaced by Bea Alonzo in the movie project.
Toni was asked if she felt sad or pity for not pushing the project with her. The TV host/singer that turn into a box-office queen  just said that she’s not sad or pity for the things that didn’t happen, she believes that God has better plans for her. She added that she is happy with HYY,  and have many blessings to count so why focus on the thing that didn’t push through.

After having misunderstandings, Toni was reunited with her friend/co-host Mariel Rodriguez with their other friend that was special guest Bianca Gonzales. She admitted that she missed it, their friendship. Mariel’s Husband Robin Padilla was a special  guest also in their show Happy Yipee Yehey last Saturday.

Even though Vic Sotto-Toni Gonzaga tandem didn’t happen, Toni revealed her upcoming movie under Star Cinema. A comedy movie together with Eugene Domingo.