'Revengers’, ‘Panday’ top MMFF 2017 box office


Posted at Jan 18 2018 12:46 AM | Updated as of Jan 18 2018 05:14 AM

MANILA—Now it can be said: Star Cinema’s entries to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) led the weeks-long box-office race, an official of the ABS-CBN film arm announced Wednesday.

On Twitter, Star Cinema executive Roxy Liquigan listed the rankings of the film fest's top earners. Ranking first is “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad” starring Vice Ganda, followed by “Ang Panday” starring Coco Martin. Both were co-productions of Star Cinema.


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In third place is “Siargao,” which won several awards, including 2nd Best Picture, while in fourth is “Haunted Forest,” Regal Films’ horror entry. The rankings of the other four film entries – “Ang Larawan”, “Meant to Beh”, “All Of You”, and “Deadma Walking” – were not specified.

The organizing committee of the MMFF had withheld announcing the box-office rankings of the films during the festival run, saying such a list might affect audience preference.

“Gandarrapido,” which was directed by Joyce Bernal and co-starred Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach, had already earned P540 million as of January 9 after 3 weeks in theaters. No updated figure has been released.

Vice Ganda, meanwhile, hinted at the possibility of a sequel to the superhero comedy film, saying there is still much to explore about the characters introduced in “Gandarrapido”.

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