- MMFF spokesperson revealed the two top grossers of the film festival.
- Fantastica and Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles battle over the top grosser title.
The 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entries are consisted of: Fantastica, Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles, Mary, Marry Me, Aurora, One Great Love, Otlum, The Girl in the Orange Dress and Rainbow’s Sunset.
The festival will hold its Gabi ng Parangal on Thursday, December 27.
MMFF hopes for a Php1-Billion mark.
According to MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer, ‘Fantastica’ and ‘Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles’ battle over the top grosser title.
“Ang sinabi sa akin, ganito na lang ang mangyayari kasi kawawa naman ‘yung nagla-lag behind. I can safely say that we are really so happy and we are going to the target na P1 billion. Kaya lang, gusto sana natin equal distribution hanggang kaya ng lahat ng mga pelikula. Pero as expected, ‘yung mga pelikula ni Vice Ganda at saka ni Coco Martin at Vic Sotto ang nangunguna sa takilya”
Vice Ganda versus Coco-Vic-Maine.
Ferrer expressed that a large part of a pie chart is ‘Fantastica’ and ‘Jack Em Popoy’.
“The large part of the pie was really that of Vice Ganda and that of Coco Martin and Vic Sotto… ‘Yung pangatlo, medyo malayo, ‘yung kay [Aurora] Anne Curtis.”
The Vice Ganda-starrer also features Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gutierrez and three biggest love teams of ABS-CBN: MayWard (Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber), LoiNie (Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte) and DonKiss (Donny Pangilinan and Kisses Delavin).
The trio (Coco Martin, Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza) starred alongside Arjo Atayde, Ryza Cenon, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros.