Vice Ganda hints at massive 'The Mall, The Merrier' box office take


Posted at Dec 27 2019 07:20 PM | Updated as of Dec 28 2019 01:37 AM


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This year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is barely three days in, and it appears Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis' movie, "The Mall, The Merrier," has already passed the P100-million mark. 

That's what Vice Ganda hinted at on "It's Showtime" Friday when the comedian said "P100 million thank yous" as he expressed his gratitude to those who already bought tickets to their film. 

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It is against the rules of the annual festival to reveal box office earnings over fears that it may affect sales, though this hasn't stopped producers and stars from indirectly sharing estimates. 

If true, this means that "The Mall, The Merrier" matches the start of Vice Ganda's entry last year, "Fantastica," which also made P100 million after its first two days. 

"The Mall, The Merrier," just like the other 2019 MMFF entries, dropped on Christmas day. 

The unofficial figure is expected to rise considering the upcoming long weekend, and the reopening of the malls in Visayas and Mindanao that were unable to hold screenings due to typhoon Ursula. 

According to Vice Ganda, he is overwhelmed by the positive feedback he has been receiving over his movie with Curtis. 

He did quip that while he is glad that people have been finding their movie hilarious, he jokingly begged them to stop laughing during his character's one dramatic scene. 

He also congratulated Curtis, who is currently on maternity leave in Australia, for their successful collaboration. 

"The Mall, The Merrier" is just one of the eight entries to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. Organizers have yet to release an official ranking nor the box office numbers of the eight movies.