For the first quarter of 2009, three films produced by Star Cinema landed on the Top 10 list, according to information provided by Robinsons Movieworld. Other film outfits—GMA Films, Viva Films and Regal Entertainment—were able to enter the top list with two entries each. Octo Arts was also represented with its Metro Manila Filmfest entry Iskul Bukol.
The love team of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo reigned supreme over the box-office with their second movie together. You Changed My Life is the sequel to the film A Very Special Love, which was hailed as the blockbuster of 2008. In the follow-up film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, Migs and Laida are already a couple and adding spice to the love story is Rayver Cruz's character.
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Ai-Ai delas Alas also proved to be a consistent box-office draw, as shown by her latest "Ina" installment titled Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat. In this Wenn Deramas family comedy, the hardworking mother assumes the highest position in the land: President of the Philippines.
The Valentine movie, When I Met You, starring KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez took the third spot. Co-produced by GMA Films and Regal Entertainment, this romantic film was supposed be directed by Joey Reyes but Joel Lamangan took over.
Robinsons Movieworld operates 83 screens in 13 branches located all over the Philippines.
Here is the Robinsons list of Top 10 local films for the first quarter of 2009:
1. You Changed My Life - Star Cinema
2. Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat - Star Cinema
3. When I Met You - GMA Films
4. Love Me Again - Star Cinema
5. Sundo - GMA Films
6. Iskul Bukol - Octo Arts
7. Desperadas 2 - Regal Entertainment
8. Shake, Rattle & Roll X - Regal Entertainment
9. Status: Single - Viva Films
10. Baler - Viva Films