Last March 16, a report that the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards allegedly named Vic Sotto and Bong Revilla as the Box-Office Kings of 2010 while Ai Ai delas Alas is the Box-Office Queen, has leaked. The basis, according to the report, 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.
In an interview by Showbiz News Ngayon, Toni Gonzaga shared her two cents regarding the issue.
“Hindi ko na iniisip iyan sa ngayon, kasi ayoko na siyang isipin. Kasi kung para sa iyo ang isang bagay para sa’yo. Kung hindi para sa’yo, life will still go on, so hindi natin kailangan na pagtuunan ng ganung halaga yung mga bagay na hindi pa sigurado, doon muna tayo sa mga bagay na sigurado,” she said.
The Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards committee, on the other hand, denied the reports that they already announced the new Box-Office King and Queen. Their camp said they will begin the deliberation this April after they receive the 2010 box-office tally from all local film outfits. They will announce the official winner after Holy Week.
This is definitely a debatable argument with technicalities to be considered. But in your opinion, who should be the Box-Office Queen of 2010? Vote and share us your thoughts on the comments section below.