Vice Ganda's comedy film, Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, crossed the P300 million mark earlier today, January 3, 2014.
Star Cinema AdProm manager Mico del Rosario informed PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) through a text message that box-office figures of Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy reached P300 million around 1 p.m. on Friday.
GBBT is one of the eight official entries competing in the 39th Metro Manila Film Fest, which will run until January 7, 2014.
In this comedy film, Vice Ganda plays quadruplets who were separated into pairs when their parents (played by Maricel Soriano and Joey Marquez) split up. Directed by Wenn Deramas, this MMFF entry is co-producedby Star Cinema and Viva Films.
The Metro Manila Development Authority, organizer of the MMFF, previously disclosed that ticket sales of the eight official entries have reached P597 million as of December 31, 2013.
According to the MMDA, another comedy film, My Little Bossings, was the frontrunner in the box-office race as of December 31, 2013.
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Featuring James “Bimby” Aquino Yap Jr. and Ryzza Mae Dizon, My Little Bossings also stars Vic Sotto and Kris Aquino (both of whom are co-producers of the movie).
On December 31, Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy emerged as the second highest grossing film.
The horror film Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay (starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) landed on the No. 3 spot while the Eugene Domingo and Sam Milby-starrer Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel landed on the No. 4 spot.
The MMDA did not disclose the box-office figures of the top four box-office earners nor did it reveal the ranking of the bottom four.
Completing this year’s official entries to the MMFF are the following (in no particular order): the action-drama film 10,000 Hours; the action flick Boy Golden: Shoot-to-Kill; the historical biopic Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir; and the hip hop dance movie Kaleidoscope World.
Will any of this year's entries be able to overtake the box-office figures of past MMFF topgrosser Sisterakas?
In last year's edition of MMFF, the MMDA revealed that Sisterakas earned P342 million from December 25, 2012 hanggang January 8, 2013.
The said comedy film featured Vice Ganda, Kris Aquino, and Ai-Ai delas Alas.
According to Mico of Star Cinema, Sisterakas earned P393 million during its entire run in cinemas.