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‘Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank’ Grosses P26.28-M in 2 Weeks

The Cinemalaya 2011 big winner "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" grosses P26.28 million in 2 weeks even though it was shown in less than 50 theaters.

The Eugene Domingo starrer emerged as this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Best Picture in the New Breed category. After it’s successful screening during the festival, it was picked-up by Star Cinema for a limited commercial run.

Topping the local box-office race last week is the 3D movie “The Smurfs” followed by the second weekend screening of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

Debuting at no. 3 is “Cowboys and Aliens.” “Captain America” settles for fourth, “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” follows at fifth and the fifth week screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” occupies the sixth position.

Here’s the Philippine box office tally (Top seven) for the opening weekend of August 10 to 14, 2011 according to Box Office Mojo (premiering movies are highlighted in yellow):

TW LW Movie Weekend Gross Gross-to-Date Week
1 N The Smurfs P29.65-M P29.65-M 1
2 1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes P22.71-M P62.26-M 2
3 N Cowboys and Aliens P18.38-M P18.38-M 1
4 2 Captain America: The First Avenger P9.26-M P150.14-M 3
5 3 Ang Babae sa Septic Tank P6-M P26.28-M 2
6 4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 P1.99-M P294.84-M 5
7 N The Beaver P0.25-M P0.25-M 1

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2011
(As of August 16, 2011)

1. Transformers: Dark of Moon – P396.84-M *
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – P294.84-M *
3. Kung Fu Panda 2 – P198.24M
4. Thor – P173.98M
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – P155.32M
6. X-Men: First Class – P154.92M
7. Captain America – P150.14 *
8. Green Lantern – P132.3M
9. Fast Five – P126.8M
10. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M

TOP-GROSSING PINOY FILMS FOR 2011 SO FAR
(As of August 16, 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. Temptation Island – P60-M
6. Who’s That Girl? – P58.31M
7. Forever and a Day – P44.73M
8. My Valentine Girls – P44.26M
9. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – P26.28M *
10. The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles – P19.84-M
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10. Tumbok – P10.53M
11. 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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