The general has been dethroned.
Indie sleeper hit Kita Kita is now the highest grossing independent film since it reached the PHP300 million (USD6 million) in three weeks, Tuesday, beating out 2015’s Heneral Luna.
300 MILLION na ang Kita Kita! May himala! Totoong may himala! Naramdaman at kitang kita namin ang himala. Honestly our faith goal was to make 60-80 Million but if our movie will just hit 30 Million at the box office, we will still be happy. From 2 Million gross on our first day to 300 Million on our 3rd week, i dont how how you call it but for me it's definitely a miracle. Kita Kita is now the highest grossing independently produced movie in the Philippines. Maraming salamat Kabayan! Maraming salamat Panginoon. #KitaKita
Kita Kita’s success comes even amidst rampant piracy. Copies of the entire film have been circulating online, an issue the producers of the film addressed last week.
This is the first time a locally produced independent film earned PHP300 million. Apart from Kita Kita, only 16 other local movies, all produced by major studios, achieved the same box-office success.
Kita Kita is set in Sapporo, Japan, and tells the story of Lea (Alessandra de Rossi), who becomes temporarily blind after learning that her Japanese boyfriend cheated on her. She meets Tonyo (Empoy Marquez) and the two develop a close relationship.
With reports from ABS-CBN.