Here’s the latest weekend local box office tally featuring Star Cinema’s Way Back Home and Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank on the Box Office report by Box Office Mojo Philippines for the week (August 17–21, 2011).

Movies which are on their first week are Way Back Home, Conan the Barbarian and Crazy Stupid Love. Among these three Star Cinema’s Way Back Home led the list with 18 Million.

TW LW Movie Weekend Gross Gross-to-Date Week
1 N Way Back Home P18-M P18-M 1
2 1 The Smurfs P15-M P48-M 2
3 N Conan the Barbarian (2011) P13.17-M P13.17-M 1
4 N Crazy, Stupid, Love.
P12.59-M P12.59-M 1
5 2 Rise of the Planet of the Apes P9.9-M P72.19-M 3
6 3 Cowboys & Aliens P6.5-M P28.3-M 2
7 5 Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (Woman in the Septic Tank)
P2.15-M P30.24-M 3
8 4 Captain America: The First Avenger P1.5-M P153.22-M 4
9 6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part Two) P0.57 M P295.80 M 6
10 Transformers 3 P0.19 M  P415.52 M 8

Since Way Back Home was released earlier than GMA Film’s Tween Academy Class of 2012 we still couldn’t determine which movie will earn more and lead the box office race. But if in case you wanted to know or determine which one will gross more then might as well vote on our Facebook Poll which will end (when both movies ends their theatrical screenings also).

But among the Star Cinema movies this goes third on the list of the not-so-anticipated Star Cinema movie on its first 5 day release. Following Pureza and Tum: My Pledge of Love. It is now being considered by many (mostly Tween-fanatics) a FLOP!

Do you believe Way Back Home flopped?? Yes or No.

I believe there’s still no concrete answer for that but since it has gotten positive reviews. Probably, in the coming weeks we may see a decent amount of people lining up to watch this heartwarming film. I also believe that Star Cinema failed on marketing this film because they were so confident it’ll do big time given that it boasts a powerhouse cast and the Mara-Clara fever might be on. This is what happens when you release a movie after a movie! Like instead of watching Way Back Home the Filipino populace might opt to save their money for Star Cinema’s upcoming comedy flick “Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi“.

So anyway, while typing this, Among the 394 votes and 65 Followers Way Back Home garnered  200 votes while Tween Academy: Class of 2012 has 194 votes. So to vote, please check out this post: “Way Back Home VS Tween Academy: Class of 2012“.

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2011
(As of August 23, 2011)

1. Transformers: Dark of Moon – P415.74-M
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – P295.96-M *
3. Kung Fu Panda 2 – P198.24M
4. Thor – P173.98M
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – P155.32M
6. X-Men: First Class – P154.92M
7. Captain America – P153.3 *
8. Green Lantern – P132.3M
9. Fast Five – P126.8M
10. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M
TOP-GROSSING PINOY FILMS FOR 2011 SO FAR
(As of August 23, 2011)

1. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P120.21M
2. In the Name of Love – P117.2M
3. Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! – P72.31M
4. Bulong – P67.27M
5. Temptation Island – P60-M
6. Who’s That Girl? – P58.31M
7. Forever and a Day – P44.73M
8. My Valentine Girls – P44.26M
9. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – P30.26M *
10. The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles – P19.84-M
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11. Way Back Home – P18-M *
12. Tumbok – P10.53M
13. Tum: My Pledge of Love – P5.16M
Note: All movies marked with an asterisk (*) are still showing in theaters
Figures are estimates from third party tabulator Box Office Mojo