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Thursday, April 2, 2009


Guy and Pip (1971)- Stars Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Romy Lapus, Ven Medina, Jose de Villa, Bobet Torres, Naty Mallares, Nympha Bonifacio/ Directed by German Moreno

Back in the summer of 1971, when Sampaguita Pictures’ Guy and Pip starring the phenomenal Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III opened nationwide, it stayed in cinemas for 6 months. It grossed an unprecedented record-breaking box-office gross of P8 million. A measly and laughable figure compared with the P230 million gross registered in 2009 by ABS-CBN/ Viva’s You Changed My Life.

Let’s take a comparative analysis on ticket prices then and now. At an average of just over P 2 a ticket in 1971, Guy and Pip was seen by more than 4 million Filipinos in a population of 37 million. At an average of P 140 a ticket today, You Changed my Life was seen by 1.61 million Filipinos in a population of 96 million. Adjusted for ticket price inflation, Guy and Pip’s P 8 million gross is equivalent to P 560 million at 2009 average ticket prices. Truly, the Nora-Tirso love team remains as the most successful love team in the history of Philippine Movies.


sister said...

hi and thanks, simon! phenomenal is an understatement. nora is truly the superstar of superstars.

chalk said...

there were no pirated cds, dvds, and internet in 1971.

BigBEarTube|Tom said...

Nice figure. I also a big fan of Nora Aunor though she is no more active in Philippine's showbiz and is currently still undergoing a lot of problems.

I hope Nora would always be fine...

cherubic21ph said...

I love this site. Where can I buy Guy and Pip movie 1971. Appreiciate an help.

Thanks and REgards.

starr said...

i would like to ask permission to copy and post all nora aunor's related story on my blog site.

thank you.

Malou Apo said...

sana marestore mga old movies nila from Sampaguita Pictures at maipalabas sa Cinema One or Jeepney channel, paging Vera Perez family and Abs-cbn 🙏


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