A romantic comedy about ex-lovers trying to win each other back has emerged as the highest grossing movie of 2010. This is based on data provided by SM Cinema, which is currently operating 230 cinemas in 40 branches nationwide.
My Amnesia Girl, starring John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga, topped the list of highest grossing local films screened from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 in all SM Cinema branches.
In fact, John Lloyd and Toni were honored as SM Cinema's Box-Office King and Queen in a ceremony held today at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage.
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Another John Lloyd Cruz-starrer, Miss You Like Crazy, earned the second highest spot. This post-Valentine offering of Star Cinema paired Lloydie again with Bea Alonzo on the big screen after two years. Miss You Like Crazy was partly shot in Malaysia.
Both My Amnesia Girl and Miss You Like Crazy were directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
The third highest grossing movie is a comedy flick featuring Angelica Panganiban and an ensemble of comedians—Eugene Domingo, Tuesday Vargas and John Lapus. Tom Rodriguez served as the Angelica's leading man in this movie written and directed by Chris Martinez.
Vice Ganda's launching film Petrang Kabayo did well in the box-office as it landed in the 4th spot of SM Cinema's list. This comedy film was directed by Wenn Deramas and produced by Viva Films.
Even though Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote and Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na 'To!) were only shown for a couple of days in December 2010, they were able to earn enough to land in the 5th and 6th slots, respectively. The movies continued to screen until January 2011, putting them beyond the scope of this report.
Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson's romantic drama, Paano na Kaya, was able to enter the 7th slot. The movie, which was shown in January 2010, features a love triangle involving Kim, Gerald and Melissa Ricks.
The romantic film of Sam Milby and Anne Curtis titled Babe I Love You was in the 8th slot. In past interviews, Anne admitted that she felt awkward while shooting scenes with her ex-boyfriend Sam.
The 9th slot goes to the family dramedy Hating Kapatid, topbilled by Judy Ann Santos who was pregnant back then while she was promoting this movie with her co-star Sarah Geronimo. JC de Vera and Luis Manzano served as their onscreen partners in this movie produced by Viva Films.
Lastly, the romantic comedy You to Me are Everything, starring Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, made it to the 10th spot. The film is about a provincial lass who discovers she is the heiress of a huge corporation. This movie was co-produced by GMA Films and Regal Films.
Here is the complete list of the highest grossing local films screened in all SM Cinema branches in 2010:
1. My Amnesia Girl
2. Miss You Like Crazy
3. Here Comes the Bride
4. Petrang Kabayo
5. Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote
6. Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na 'To!)
7. Paano na Kaya
8. Babe I Love You
9. Hating Kapatid
10. You to Me are Everything