The 41st Metro Manila film Festival concluded with another record breaking billion-peso Box Office Receipts again. It was indeed one of the most successful year in terms of Box Office. Metro Manila Film Festival remain consistent in bringing controversies among entries, nominations and awards, annually. Last 2014, MMFF broke its first Billion-peso history in the last 30 years.
During the Festival run, My Bebe Love and Beauty and The Bestie are neck to neck in the box office ranking. MMFF committee decided not to announce the box office receipts of each movie to protect other weak movies to remain in the cinemas, something that I don’t agree with the Festival’s decisions (among others).
I have seen 7 of 8 Festival entries and made reviews of them. For more information and readings about my reviews, CLICK HERE
Haunted Mansion surprised the Box Office ranking after it took over 3 entries from number 6 all the way to the TOP 3. Walang Forever made it to TOP 4 after the awards night last December 27. Jadaone’s ALL YOU NEED is PAGIBIG is a certified blockbuster hit as well though it didn’t maintain its position after major cinemas nationwide started to pull it from the movie houses. Honor Thy Father, Nilalang and Buy Now Die Later luckily remains extended in selec cinemas starting today January 8, 2015.
Beauty and The Bestie, an entry from Star Cinema and Viva Films broke its own record from its previous MMFF entries in the last 10 years after it breaches 400 Million at the end of the Festival run. Beauty And The Bestie earned 428 MILLION at the end of the run according to Roxy Liquigan from Star Cinema.
According to GMA, My Bebe Love earned 322 Million as of January 3, 2016.
Here are the daily gross earnings of combines MMFF Entries starting December 28:
December 25- 28 – 468 Million
December 29 – 79 Million (547 Million)
December 30 – 75 Million (622 Million)
December 31 – 18 Million (640 Million)
January 1 – 97 Million (737 Million)
January 2 – 97 Million (834 Million)
January 3 – 81 Million (915 Million)
January 4 – 30 Million (949 Million)
January 5 – 28 Million (977 Million)
January 6 – 25 Million (1.002 Billion)
January 7 – 18 Million (1.020 Billion)
The 41st Metro Manila Film Festival is being govern under the Metro Manila Department Authority (MMDA). For complete list of winners, CLICK HERE.
Now why is MMFF refuse to release the breakdown? I don’t know why after so many years they are holding this information.