The tandem of Aga Muhlach and Xia Vigor in Miracle In Cell No. 7 seems to have ended the Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda’s annual dominance in the Metro Manila Film Festival box office since 2011.
From Christmas Day until the first two days of year 2020, moviegoers choose Aga’s movie over Vice’s The Mall The Merrier.
Columnist Ricky Lo verified this through an Instagram post. “Update as of 7PM Tuesday, Dec. 31 from an unimpeachable/reliable source. 1. Miracle (In Cell No. 7) P220M 2. The Mall (The Merrier) P213M 3. 3Pol (Trobol Huli Ka Balbon) P57M and 4. Mission (Unstapabol: The Don Identity) 51M stay tuned.”
Aga may not have won the Best Actor award, but to become the newest MMFF Box Office King is more than enough to prove that the Filipino adaptation of Miracle In Cell No.7 is definitely a worthy adaptation of the Korean original.
For the meantime, here are the moviegoers’ reactions to Miracle In Cell No. 7:
Never cried watching the Miracle in Cell no.7 korean version but I bawled my eyes out yesterday watching the Filipino version. Probably it's more relatable and easier to absorb because of the language but dude that "sorry po tulungan nyo po ako" still disturbs me.#MiracleCellNo7
— AbigailCris (@abigailcriss) December 27, 2019
#MiracleCellNo7 saw it for the 2nd time and the reactions were the same. I laughed and cried. Superb performance by all the actors, walang tapon! Aga & Xia are both great and deserve an award. pic.twitter.com/SjacOXodsC
— jackie macalinao (@jackielicious23) December 27, 2019
(A thread) Things that I have learned from #MiracleCellNo7:
1. A father's love for his child is eternal. It's a kind of love that is willing to conquer anything to keep you safe and feel loved. Reciprocate this love to your father and never let him feel that he's not special.
— Baron (@baron_marinda) December 27, 2019
If you want a quality film, go for “Miracle in Cell # 7”
— William G. Gaabucayan (@yammy_gwapo27) December 27, 2019
Never choose this movie kung ayaw mong lumabas sa sinehan nang sinisipon. Saw the original film, but this adaption exceeded my expectations. A must watch! #MiracleCellNo7
— Robin John L (@robinzoned) December 27, 2019
— son (@imercksn) December 27, 2019