The 2011 Metropolitan Manila Film Festival-Philippines will be ushered in by the traditional parade of stars starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24.
The parade route with SM Mall of Asia as the assembly point will travel thru EDSA and turn left to Roxas Boulevard, culminating at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta where a variety show will be staged.
As of presstime, the official list of entries includes the following films:
–Enteng ng Ina Mo of ABS-CBN Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Productions and OctoArts Films, directed by Tony Y. Reyes, starring Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai de las Alas
–Kingpin (The Untold Story of Asiog Salonga) of SCENEMA Concept International, directed by Tikoy Aguiluz, starring Jeorge Estregan, Carla Abellana, Baron Geisller, Amay Bisaya, John Regala, Yul Servo, Dennis Padilla, Joko Diaz
–My House Husband of OctoArts Films, directed by Joey Javier Reyes, starring Ryan Agoncillo, Judy Ann Santos and Eugene Domingo
–Panday 2 of Imus Productions and GMA Films, directed by Mac Alejandre, starring Bong Revilla, Phillip Salvador, Marian Rivera and Iza Calzado
–Segunda Mano of Star Cinema, AgostoDos Pictures and MJM Production, directed by Joyce Bernal, starring Kris Aquino and Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban and Helen Gamboa
–Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 of Regal Entertainment Inc., directed by Chris Martinez (Lunod), Richard Somes (Tamawa) and Jerrold Tarog (Parola), starring Paolo Avelino, Albie Casino, Eugene Domingo, Kathryn Bernardo, Maricar Reyes and Lovi Poe
–Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow of Studio 5, directed by Rodolfo ‘Jun’ Lana Jr., starring Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Dennis Trillo, Lovie Poe, Solenn Heusaff, Carla Abellana, Eula Caballero and Agot isidro
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, over-all chairman of the filmfest, said the box-office goal this year is P600 million for the 10-day period.
The 36th MMFFP last year finally breached the half-billion-peso gross mark with a two-week run of P530 million gross income.
The MMFFP grossed P437 million in 2009 and P450 million in 20008. The only other year the MMFFP reached the P400 million mark was in 2006 with a total of P414.5 million. In 2007 with 9 films participating, the gross dipped below the P400 million gross take with P380.2 million.
The MMFFP box office performances for the rest of the decade of the 2000s are as follows: 2005—P351 million; 2004—P300 million; 2003—P326 million; 2002—P315 million; 2001—P147 million; and 2000—P155 million.
The first two highest grossers for 2010 were Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote (GMA Films/OctoArts Films/M-Zet Production Inc./APT Entertainment/Imus Productions Inc.), with P159 million, and Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na ‘To!) (Star Cinema) with P157 million.
The gross takes of the six other films are as follows: Dalaw (Star Cinema/CineMedia), P96 million; Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 (Regal Entertainment Inc.), P50 million; RPG Metanoia (Star Cinema/ambientmedia) , P28 million; Super Inday and the Golden Bibe (Regal Entertainment Inc.), no records available; Rosario (Cinemabuhay International/Studio 5), no records available; and Father Jejemon (RVQ Productions), no records available. The last three films together grossed an total of P40 million.
This year’s awards night is set on Dec. 28 at the Resorts World Performing Arts Theater and will be hosted by Ai-Ai de las Alas and Cesar Montano.
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