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Film statistics / data

Requested from FDCP by R. Santos at 09:51 PM on Jul 20, 2019.
Purpose: Thesis and Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2000 - 07/20/2019
Tracking no: #FDCP-332396070542

Santos 09:51 PM, Jul 20, 2019

Good day! I would like to request information regarding the following for thesis and research purposes:

1.) Number of Distribution companies nationwide
2.) Number of Mainstream and Indie Films produced each year (any data available from 20th century to present)
3.) Economic contribution of the Film Industry (2000-2018)
4.) Total box office of years 2000-2018
4.1) Average box office per year
4.2) Year with lowest box office
4.3) Year with highest box office
5.) Number of Cinemas in the Philippines and Metro Manila
6.) Number of films restored so far

Cañaveral 02:10 PM, Oct 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Dear Ralph,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 20, 2019 09:51:32 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Film statistics / data.

We received your request on Jul 20, 2019 09:51:32 PM and will respond on or before Aug 09, 2019 09:51:32 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #FDCP-332396070542.

Thank you.


Cape Cañaveral
FOI Officer

Alquiza 01:48 PM, Dec 02, 2020

December 1, 2020

Dear Ralph Santos,


Thank you for your request dated Jul 20, 2019 09:51:32 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Film statistics / data.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. I enclose a copy of  some of the information you requested.

  number of cinemas in NCR - 76 with 427 screens
number of cinemas in the province - 56 
 number of films restored
 2017 - 1 film 
 2018 - 1 film
 2019- 9 films
Please note that we are only able to provide some of the information you have requested for as  some of your questions can be answered through other websites.

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Thank you.


Emelita Alquiza
FOI Receiving Officer

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