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‘In the Name of Love’ Almost Beats Box-Office Record of ‘Catch Me…I’m In Love’

"In the Name of Love" starring Angel Locsin and Aga Muhlach hits P117.2-M in 5 weeks, just P3-million short of beating "Catch Me...I'm In Love" as the no. 1 Pinoy movie of 2011.

Star Cinema’s hit-drama movie may still be showing in selected theaters but it’s going to be very limited since their new offering, “Forever and a Day,” starring Sam Milby and KC Concepcion just opened yesterday.

“In the Name of Love” needs at least P3-million this week in order to beat the record of “Catch Me…I’m In Love” as the no. 1 Pinoy movie (so far) for 2011 with a gross receipts of P120.21 million. It’s possible but it’s gonna be difficult to achieve.

Capturing the no. 1 slot again, in Philippine box-office, is 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: First Class” with a haul of P38.49 million last weekend. The film has now raked-in a total P128.1 million in 2 weeks.

Kung Fu Panda 2, on the other hand, maintains second position while debuting films “Super 8” and “The Hangover Part II” settles for 3rd and 4th respectively.

Kung Fu Panda 2, by the way, has dislodged Thor as the biggest film in the Philippines so far for 2011. The Jack Black-starrer has already accumulated P188.7 million at the box-office in just 2 weeks!

Here’s the Philippine box office tally (Top 10) for the opening weekend of June 8 to 12, 2011 according to Box Office Mojo (premiering movies are highlighted in yellow):

TW LW Movie Weekend Gross Gross-to-Date Week
1 1 X-Men: First Class P38.49-M P128.1-M 2
2 2 Kung Fu Panda 2 P19.75-M P188.7-M 3
3 N Super 8 P18-M P18-M 1
4 N The Hangover Part II P15.35-M P15.35-M 1
5 3 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides P5.55-M P151.14-M 4
6 5 Insidious P1.87-M P5.45-M 2
7 4 In the Name of Love P1.7-M P117.2-M 5
8 9 Priest P0.37-M P45.27-M 5
9 8 Dylan Dog: Dead of Night P0.27-M P4.71-M 3
10 6 Paul P0.21-M P2.56-M 2

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2011
(As of June 12, 2011)

1. Kung Fu Panda 2 – P188.7M *
2. Thor – P173.98M
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – P151.14M *
4. X-Men: First Class – P128.1M *
5. Fast Five – P125.3M
6. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M
7. In the Name of Love – P117.2M *
8. Gulliver’s Travels – P82.33M
9. Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! – P72.31M
10. Rio – P71.16 M

TOP-GROSSING PINOY FILMS FOR 2011 SO FAR
(As of June 12, 2011)

1. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M
2. In the Name of Love – P117.2M
3. Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! – P72.31M
4. Bulong – P67.27M
5. Who’s That Girl? – P58.31M
6. My Valentine Girls – P44.26M
7. Tumbok – P10.53M
8. Tum: My Pledge of Love – P5.16M

Note: All movies marked with an asterisk (*) are still showing in theaters

Figures are estimates from third party tabulator Box Office Mojo

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