Nadine Lustre’s Deleter surpassed Vice Ganda-Ivana Alawi’s Partners In Crime at the box office during the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2022 run (from December 25-Jabuary 7).
The eight official entries of the 48th MMFF have a total gross of more than P500 million, to which Deleter is ahead in the list of top-grossing films.
Here are the “unofficial figures” the films have earned since the opening day:
- Deleter — P234M
- Partners in Crime — P168M
- Family Matters — P56M
- Labyu With an Accent — P19M
- My Teacher — P12M
- Nanahimik ang Gabi — P7M
- Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told — P5M
- My Father, Myself — P1.5M
On December 27, Lustre also dedicated her MMFF Best Actress award to her boyfriend Christopher Bariou.
“Unang-una po sa lahat, gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa bumubuo ng MMFF. Sobrang unreal po sa pakiramdam na nandito yung team Deleter ngayon kasi hindi po talaga namin ine-expect na makakasama yung Deleter sa MMFF.
“Ito pong award na to, dine-dedicate ko po sa pamilya ko, sa mga kaibigan ko na patuloy na sumusuporta sa akin, sa boyfriend ko pong si Chris. And of course, Viva family ko and sa team Deleter. Sobrang saya po namin and hindi po talaga namin ine-expect ito,” she said.
The film Deleter bagged the following awards: Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Visual Effect, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Director for Mikhail Red, and Best Actress for Lustre.