- MMFF 2018 films reached more than a billion as of January.
- As expected, Vice Ganda’s film led the box-office ranking.
- MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer extended his thanks to all those who went out of their ways to watch the film entries this year.
The total gross of the eight MMFF 2018 movies have reached more than ₱1 billion as of January 6.
According to the Spokesperson Noel Ferrer on the official release, MMFF 2018 has reached and exceeded the ₱1 billion combined gross target of the eight films.
“With still one more day before we end the biggest local film festival, we are happy to announce that despite the rains and all the other challenges, MMFF 2018 has hit and exceeded the 1 BILLION record as of yesterday.
“Again, our heartfelt thanks to all those who helped; and to the Filipino moviegoers who continue to support the MMFF.
“Let us patronize our local films even more. See you still at the theaters today!”
Just like the previous MMFF (2017), this year’s committee decided not to divulge the specific rankings and gross of the eight official entries to the festival.
In an interview with DZMM on Wednesday, MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer said, “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.
“The large part of the pie was really that of Vice Ganda and that of Coco Martin and Vic Sotto,” he continued.
Jack Em Popoy starring Coco Martin, Maine Mendoza, and Vic Sotto came in second spot.
When asked if it’s “in that order”, the spokesperson said “yes.”