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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 9, 2019

Movies Whose Negative Titles Proved To Be Prophetic About Its Fate At The Box Office

THERE’S A NEW local movie titled “Baka Hanggang Dito na Lang” starring Xian Lim and Louise de los Reyes due to open on February 6. Here's praying the title won't be prophetic at hanggang diyan lang sa takilya ang abutin nila.

We also hope it doesn’t end up like other movies whose titles have a similar negative connotation. First is “Kung Paano Siya Nawala” starring JM de Guzman and Rhian Ramos. Nawala talaga ang mga tao sa loob ng sinehan.

Second is “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na” with Empress Schuck and Andrea Brillantes. Umayaw talaga ang audience na pumasok sa loob ng moviehouse. Then there’s “Walwal”, which means wasted, and the viewers avoided it as they don’t really want to waste their money.

Other local films shown last year with negative meanings are “Abomination” directed by Yam Laranas (if it’s an abomination that would cause feelings of disgust and hatred, who would want to watch it?), “El Peste” by Diector Richard Somes (peste pala, bakit naman papanoorin yan ng mga tao?), “Da One that Ghost Away” (moviegoers really went away).

Then there's “Single/Single Love is Not Enough” (it’s not enough so the movie was first day/last day in theaters), “Petmalu” (malupet talaga ang viewers at iniwasan nila ito), “Para sa Broken Hearted” (broken hearted talaga ang mga gumawa nito kasi di pinanood ng tao), and “Hopeless Romantic” (naging hopeless talaga sa box office).

So, be properly warned about your choice of titles.