MANILA — "Miracle in Cell No. 7," the Philippine adaptation of the South Korean drama film, has nearly earned half a billion pesos since its Christmas Day release.
The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry has grossed P475 million as of January 15, producer Viva Films announced on its social media channels.
"Miracle in Cell No. 7" was among the four top-grossing MMFF entries after the festival's two-week run, and the lone drama film in that comedy-dominated tier.
At the close of the festival on January 7, the eight entries' total ticket sales reached P955 million, or 4.5% lower than the P1-billion target.
"Miracle in Cell No. 7" notably did not receive a single award from the MMFF, despite high expectations, at the very least for lead star Aga Muhlach, to take home an acting trophy.
According to Viva Films, "Miracle in Cell No. 7" remains showing in over 170 cinemas, as of January 15.