‘Sisterakas’ still top grosser among MMFF entries


MANILA, Philippines—‘Sisterakas’ remained the top grossing film in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival, according to the Metro Manila Development Commission.

In a report released Friday, MMDA said ‘Sisterakas’ has grossed P101 million after three days of showing (From Dec. 25 to 27), followed by ‘Si Agimat, Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako’ with P61 million, ‘One More Try’ with P34.6 million, and ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll 14: The Invasion’ with P20.7 million.

‘One More Try’ bagged the Best Picture plum during the MMFF Awards Night held on Thursday at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City, while Brillante Ma. Mendoza was adjudged Best Director for his film ‘Thy Womb’.

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  • boi skater

    The quality of most Filipino movies is simply inferior,
    appalling in fact. This is especially true during the recent MMFF. There are very
    few gems. A film festival is supposed to showcase the movies that this country
    can offer; at least that is the premise in other countries. And it is not all
    about not having enough money. We all know that our producers don’t have enough
    money to compete with very expensive Hollywood blockbusters. It is more about
    the quality of materials or lack thereof. The recycled plots or plagiarized films
    show the lack of innovation or imagination on the part of our producers, writers
    and directors. Also, the lack of well-trained actors and actresses contribute to
    the poor quality of Filipino films. The perpetuation of forced and over-acted
    comedies, the reliant on too much melodrama with all the crying, shouting,
    fighting and the likes are confused with the idea of good acting. I came across
    some old movies by Brocka lately and I am in awe as to how he made such quality
    and compelling movies with very little money. So you see it is not always about
    the money.

  • Fred

    Bong Revilla, mukhang nalalaos ka na as actor and as senator?

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