MMFF Grosses Exceed 1 Billion; Entries Still Showing In Theaters

The MMFF officially ended yesterday, January 7, and after its two-week run, official numbers are out. As posted on MMFF’s Facebook page, all eight entries in total grossed over Php 1 billion, which is above its 2017 target.

Unlike in previous years, production companies areĀ not allowed to divulge their grosses to prevent bandwagoning, lest they pay a hefty fine of Php 200,000. Executive Chair Tim Orbos though released an earlier statement that the three-day gross of 2017’s festival already outperformed 2016’s entire box office run.

While the top grosser has not been identified, posts from Vice Ganda and trending of theater counts suggest that The Revenger Squad is the clear box office winner.

Good news is that you can still watch all entries in select cinemas. In Metro Manila, Siargao only had a 25% drop in theater counts versus Day 2 numbers, with Best Picture winner Ang Larawan and presumed top grosser The Revenger Squad coming at 43%. Vic Sotto’s Meant to Beh is at risk of being pulled out first, only showing in two theaters around the Metro.

Entries 12/26/17 1/8/18 % Drop
The Revenger Squad 76 43 43%
Ang Panday 58 23 60%
Haunted Forest 38 5 87%
Meant to Beh 43 2 95%
All of You 38 6 84%
Deadma Walking 37 9 76%
Siargao 36 27 25%
Ang Larawan 28 16 43%

With the influx of Hollywood titles premiering in the next weeks, try to catch any of the entries you missed before it’s too late.

Source: MMFF’s Facebook
Image credit: Kwento Ni Toto, Philippine Star, My Movie World

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