Martial Law musical film Katips is said to have earned ‘41.8 million pesos on its opening day.
However, it turned out to be just a jest originating from comedian-host-talent manager Ogie Diaz‘s sarcastic tweet alluding to box office results padding an un-named film.
In his tweet on August 4, Ogie said: “Tutal, uso naman ang padding, totoo bang naka-40M ang ‘Katips‘? “
Katips actor-director-producer Vince Tañada then rode Diaz’s joke in a now-deleted tweet saying, “Huyyy @ogiediaz 41.8M to be exact.”
He then made a subsequent tweet confirming that the number he tweeted was just a joke.
“Kayo naman masyadong seryoso… pwede naman magjoke minsan? Hahaha”
Kayo naman masyadong seryoso…pwede naman magjoke minsan? Hahaha
— Vince Tanada (@VinceTanada) August 5, 2022
Meanwhile, Katips‘s production has yet to release the official figures of its box office sales.
However, there is already confirmed news about its playdate extensions in several cinemas.
“#KatipsTheMovie gets extended for another full week after initially only being given Aug 3-4 as show dates in SM North Keep watching #Katips and invite your friends to go with you! It’s an amazing film. It’s a difficult but necessary reminder of our recent past.” – @anuna_deegee
Atty. Vince Tañada also shared during his interview with Teleradyo’s On The Spot on August 5 that they got extended in cinemas because of its successful opening day.
“Ganon lang yung binigay samen nung una eh..Parang may bago silang policy. In fact kapag nga daw walang nanood ng unang araw, talagang first day last day ka. Kaya mabuti na lang talagang tinao din kame.”
In the same interview, he also shared that the film’s target is for the younger generation is to show the honors of Martial Law.
“Ito talaga ang demograpiko ng pelikula sapagkat sila ang hindi nakaabot sa Batas Militar at sila ang dapat nating edukahin. Kaya ang first part ng movie ay talagang ginawa naming very comic at very lively. Kasi naman kung puro pakikipaglaban, talaga namang ‘yung mga audience natin ay hindi magkakaroon ng interest.
“We know that this generation has a very limited attention span kaya kailangan mapukaw muna natin ang kanilang atensiyon at saka tayo magpapamalas ng ating obhetibo o layunin ng pelikula. Kaya may romance. ‘Yung mga activist mayroon silang, may love team dito. Habang sila ay nagra-rally, may romance na ipinakita.”