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Eugene & company drop a megaton of laughs and scares in “Kimmy Dora & The Temple of Kiyeme”

TFC brings RP’s current top screen moneymaker to 10 cities in the U.S.

THEY'RE BACK: Kimmy Dora & The Temple of Kiyeme scores big in the box-office
PRLog - July 12, 2012 - REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- When what seemed like an obscure little comedy film starring an erstwhile perennial supporting actress made a killing in the box office back in 2009, grossing P80 million in six weeks, the film industry of the Philippines hailed the arrival of new comedy royalty in the person of Eugene Domingo.

The film was Kimmy Dora: Kambal Sa Kiyeme, which told the story of twins, one smart and domineering (Kimmy), the other slow and pure-hearted (Dora), both played by Domingo in a comic tour de force performance.  The latter appeared to be the favored one of their beloved rich father, Luisito Go Dong Hae (Ariel Ureta) and his handsome senior manager, Johnson (Dingdong Dantes), which led to jealousy and a comedy of errors that resulted from an unintended kidnapping plot.  It had a happy ending, though, with the sisters realizing their love for each other and Kimmy finding a man for herself in six-packed farmer Barry (Zanjoe Marudo).

The film was acclaimed for the incredible energy and commitment of the cast led by Domingo in making the zaniest characters believable and relatable.  And then, of course, all of them were game to make serious fun of themselves, including Domingo as Kimmy, standing before a sexy but disinterested Dantes as Johnson in a swimming pool, delivering a hilarious, naughty spin on the famous quote from the movie, Notting Hill: “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” A classic comic screen moment.  But this should be surpassed by the much-talked about, borderline scandalous, absolutely hilarious kissing scene in the sequel between the characters of Kimmy and true love Barry.

Riding on the success of the original Kimmy Dora, the tandem of director Joyce Bernal and writer Chris Martinez created a sequel with new twists and turns. Titled, Kimmy Dora & The Temple of Kiyeme, Bernal and Martinez collided humor with horror in a plot that takes the sisters to a discovery of an old family secret and a trip to South Korea to confront a vengeful spirit and reawaken the three men in the sisters’ lives who all have mysteriously fallen to sleep. Be ready for unexpected characters and a thrilling ride watching the sequel!

The new concept apparently worked: Kimmy Dora & The Temple of Kiyeme became only the second Filipino film in 2012 so far to surpass P100 million in the box office, reaching almost P117 million in three weeks, placing second only to The Amazing Spider-Man in the Philippines.

“Summer in the U.S. is still fun and fantasy and without any doubt, Kimmy Dora & The Temple of Kiyeme will give these to our audience in large doses,” said Jun Del Rosario, TFC Head of Cable & satellite Distribution and North America Marketing Strategist.  “We want to make sure that moviegoers here enjoy the breadth of the Filipino movie experience in U.S. theatres, so we will continue to offer quality films with diverse themes for the family.”

Catch Kimmy Dora & The Temple of Kiyeme in the following cities from July 13-19, 2012:

Pearlridge West Theatre
98 - 1005 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701

Parkway Plaza Stadium 12
5910 South 180th Street
Tukwila, WA  98188

Century 25
32100 Union Landing
Union City, CA  94587

Century Great Mall
1010 Great Mall Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035

Century Laguna 16
9349 Big Horn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Century at Tanforan
1188 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066

Cerritos Stadium Cinema
12761 Towne Center Drive,
Cerritos, CA 90701

Orange Stadium Promenade
1701 W. Katella Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

UA Horton Plaza
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Regal Village Square Stadium
9400 W Sahara Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV 89117

For more information, visit www.abs-cbnglobalmovies.com. Check out the trailer also at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjQDUktkTbs&feature=result...

About ABS-CBN International
ABS-CBN International was created over 15 years ago to be of service to all Filipinos. With the launch of The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino content distribution company in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming, IPTV, On Demand, along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home.  Based in Redwood City, CA, ABS-CBN International is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ largest entertainment and broadcasting company, through ABS-CBN Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary, ABS-CBN Global Hungary Kft. For more information, visit www.abs-cbnglobal.com.

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