By MATT BELLIUNG-BALLS, Associated PressKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) A movie from the Philippines’ most popular director is the latest hit to soar to the top of box office charts in Asia, where he made his mark on blockbuster films like “Godzilla” and “The Hobbit” as well as popular TV series.
The blockbuster “Sons of Anarchy” is now the most-watched film in Malaysia, with 2.2 million viewers tuning in in its opening weekend, and is the second-highest grosser of the year.
Its popularity in the country is in part due to its gritty action and violence, as well the fact that the film is being produced by director Rodrigo Duterte, a vocal critic of the United States.
Duterte has also become the first Philippine president to appear in the lead of a major Hollywood movie.
He was the first Filipino-born director to be nominated for an Academy Award.
The film bookepa jampang is a series of documentaries produced by the Philippine government to help its impoverished population get better jobs.
It has been seen by more than 10 million Filipinos since its release in January.
Its success in Asia is another sign of the region’s rising appetite for films and entertainment.
It’s also the first time that “Sunglasses” has been a big hit in the region, and its popularity is also likely to help boost the countrys economy as well.
Its budget is estimated at P25 million, a fraction of its rival, “Jung Fu Panda 3,” which will be released in March.
The director also made his first movie in the United Kingdom, “The Black Hole,” and its success there helped boost his popularity in England.
He also made films for French television, but none have ever made it to cinemas in the U.K.
This week, a Dutch film festival gave “The Last Unicorn” a prestigious award, and the European Film Institute said it would consider the film for inclusion in the prestigious list of the world’s best films of the past five years.
The film, directed by Dutch director Christoph Wessel, is being distributed in Europe.
It will also be seen in China.
The films have helped propel “Songs of Praise,” a movie about an orphan who learns that his family was killed by a demon and is raised by his adoptive parents in a small village, to the No. 1 spot on box office worldwide.
The Japanese movie “Hikaru no Go” is the most expensive movie of all time, according to the online film shop iFilm, with a projected cost of P80 million.
The latest “Pororo” by Japanese director Hiroyuki Sakurazaka is on track to beat the record set by 1997’s “The Little Mermaid.”
“Poromo” will be the first Japanese film to top the list for years.
It will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
The first English-language film, “A Monster Calls,” will be shown in London on May 22.
It is directed by “Toby and the Beanstalk” and will have a budget of P40 million.
“A Monsters Calls” is also being released in the Netherlands.