Unofficial reports based on theater FAX reports submitted to the booking committee of the Metropolitan Manila Film Festival Philippines 2006 showed that for the first time in its 32-year history, the MMFFP grossed more than P400 million in its two-week run.
The total gross for this year’s filmfest was P414,506,353—P63 million more than the total gross receipts of MMFFP 2005. Metro Manila theaters accounted for P302,708,946 while provincial grosses totaled P111,797,407
Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo of Star Cinema overtook OctoArts Films’ Enteng Kabisote 3 during the second week of the 14-day filmfest.
The final gross takes of the nine film entries are:
Star Cinema’s Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo P139,948,494
OctoArts Films’ Enteng Kabisote 3 P128,204,489
Regal Films’ Shake, Rattle & Roll 8 P 57,042,995
Canary Films’ Matakot Ka sa Karma P 23,636,219
Regal Films’ Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di P 22,677,507
Regal Films’ Super Noypi P 19,392,153
Regal Films’ Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah P 11,675,983
CM Films’ Ligalig P 7,966,760
Violett Films and MTL Films’ Tatlong Baraha P 3,961,748
The MMFFP statistics and figures from 2000 to 2005 are:
Year Gross Receipt Attendance
2000 P155,190,084 2,950,496
2001 P147,731,984 3,680,222
2002 P315,299,233 4,500,000
2003 P326,708,760 5,438,188
2004 P300,777,760 2,342,641
2005 P351,970,995 2,197,506
MMFFP officials opined that the possibility of hitting the P500 million mark will be achieved within the next three or four years or earlier if the film piracy problem will be solved as early as possible.