For stage mother Kris Aquino, the best Christmas gift is knowing that the public supports the movie debut of her son James “Bimby” Yap Jr.
Her son Bimby co-stars with child star Ryzza Mae Dizon in the family comedy My Little Bossings.
Directed by Marlon Rivera (of Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank fame), My Little Bossings is one of the eight official entries competing in the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival that will run until January 7, 2014.
Kris also appears in this movie, which also stars Vic Sotto and Aiza Seguerra, among others.
According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the organizers of the annual film festival, the top four movies based on box-office figures on opening day were as follows: My Little Bossings at No. 1; Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy at No, 2; Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay at No. 3; and Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) at No. 4.
(Read: My Little Bossings leads MMFF 2013 box-office results on opening day)
On December 25, the MMDA disclosed that My Little Bossings grossed P50.4 million on Christmas Day, the first day of the annual film festival.
This is the same figure that Kris announced on her Instagram account also on December 25.
She posted a photo indicating the ticket sales of My Little Bossings in the provinces and in Manila. Her photo had the following caption: "Congrats @ryzzamaechacha & Bimby! #mylittlebossings Thank You very much for watching!!!"
Kris's photo indicated that ticket sales in Manila amounted to P24,674,836.40 while provincial ticket sales amounted to P25,752,858.45 for a total of P50,427,694.85.
According to the MMDA, the Vice Ganda-starrer Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy grossed P47.6 million, making it the second highest-grossing movie on opening day.
Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay, starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, grossed P23.7 million based on info from the MMDA.
The MMDA did not disclose the box-office figures of Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) as well as the other MMFF entries.
The other entries to MMFF 2013 are the the action-drama 10000 Hours, the action-period film Boy Golden: Shoot-To-Kill (The Arturo Porcuna Story), the hip hop dance movie Kaleidoscope World, and the historical biopic Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir.
In her Instagram account, Kris Aquino announced that My Little Bossings has the "highest opening day gross for a Filipino movie."
On December 25, the TV host-actress posted: "Thank you for the support & love you gave Bimby & @ryzzamaechacha... Bimby & Ryzza now hold the box office record for highest opening day gross for a Filipino movie... Thank You for the best Christmas gift! Thank you for loving our kids! #mylittlebossings Good Night."
My Little Bossings grossed P50.4 million on MMFF 2013 opening day
by posted on December 27, 2013