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Local Filipino films see 40% box-office surge

After making its market debut at Hong Kong Filmart last year, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has announced that the box office for local films jumped by 40% to $29.7m (PHP1.44bn) in 2006. It was the first increase in box office revenues for seven years.The biggest hit was Star Cinema's horror movie Sukob which grossed more than $4m (PHP200m) to become the highest-grossing local film of all time. Other local films ...

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