For the period of September 12-16 alone, Star Cinema's The Mistress has managed to land as the Top Grossing Film in country besting popular Hollywood franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution.
In the latest tally of boxofficemojo.com, The Mistress earned a whopping P105, 516, 493 (computed at $1=P41) after only five days of screening. Resident Evil earned only P63, 574, 026.
Apart from the financial success, The Mistress has also won the hearts of viewers and critics alike. Personally, I am just glad to see that a Filipino movie can compete against a Hollywood franchise. That more and more people have started to evolve from the thinking that just because a film is from Hollywood, then it is automatically better and therefore, worth watching.
As of September 16, The Mistress ranked #3 on the list of the Highest Grossing Filipino Films for 2012 trailing after other Star Cinema produced films, ÜnOfficially Yours and Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme.
Update: As per Abs-Cbn, total gross of The Mistress after seven (7) days of screening is P140 Million, outranking Kimmy Dora as the second highest grossing film for 2012. Data above shows gross for first five (5) days only.