The Revenger Squad grosses P571 million, says Star Cinema; now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

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The Revenger Squad, which is the No. 1 top-grosser of MMFF 2017, is top-billed by Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, and Pia Wurtzbach.



Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad, starring Pia Wurtzbach, Daniel Padilla, and Vice Ganda, emerged as the top-grosser in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.

This was revealed recently by the Executive Committee of MMFF 2017.

At the January 18 victory party of The Revenger Squad, Star Cinema announced that the action-comedy film earned P571 million at the box office.

The film production arm of ABS-CBN also said this superhero-themed movie is now the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.

In her speech during the victory party, Pia Wurtzbach expressed her gratitude to those who helped her while doing this film:

"First ever movie ko na lead at nagkataon na highest-grossing movieĀ  in the Philippines of all time. Thank you so much.

"Thank you so much Vice, I love you. I'm so happy. Feeling ko nanalo ako ulit," said the 2015 Miss Universe.

The beauty-queen-turned-actress added: "Salamat sa check."

Vice Ganda said, "Excited na kami sa kasunod mong movie."

Pia answered, "Oo nga, may kasunod agad. Hay, salamat."

Vice Ganda started his speech by saying, "Alam naman natin, ine-expect naman natin na magkikita-kita tayo every year. Kine-claim ko na yun.

"Mabait sa atin ang Diyos. Marami tayong blessings na binibigay Niya lagi kaya i-claim natin na next year, magkikita-kita tayo ulit.

"Huwag nating pagdudahan ang tagumpay natin for as long we have good intentions, the Lord will see that, at ibe-bless Niya tayo.

"Yun lang naman ang nilalaban ko lagi. Sabi ko, okay 'yan, nakikita naman ng Diyos ang intention natin na kaya huwag tayong magduda."

The It's Showtime host continued, "Congratulations sa atin, masyado tayong matagumpay. Deserve natin ito because we worked so hard. Pinagtrabahuhan rin natin ito."

Vice Ganda made special mention of their director, "Kay Direk Joyce Bernal, salamat. Lahat tayo dito, hindi tayo magkakaroon ng pelikula kung walang director.

"Pasensiya na Inang [Olivia Lamasan], hindi ko kayo mapagbibigyan.

"Hindi po ako gagawa ng movie. Hindi ko kayang mag-direk. Buti na lang at may Joyce Bernal na sine-share sa atin ang husay niya at tinatanggap niya ang offer natin.

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"Kailangan ka namin. Kailangan kita para ipagpatuloy ang naumpisahan natin.

"Kung hindi ikaw ang director namin, hindi ko rin alam kung ganun ako ka-confident, at hindi ko alam kung tuloy ang victory party tonight."

Intriguingly, Vice also said, "Maraming salamat sa iyo. Binuhay mo ako mula sa muntik nang pagkakamatay na movie career."

Vice did not say exactly what he meant by that, but it is possible that this is in connection with the death of director Wenn Deramas.

Vice's many blockbuster hits, especially in the MMFF, were directed by Wenn.

It is also Wenn who is credited with making Vice a movie star.

The comedian also disclosed that Direk Joyce actually does not want to direct his next December festival entry.

"Sabi niya sa akin nung nag-party kami isang beses, sabi niya sa akin, 'Congrats, pero may ipapakiusap ako sa iyo. Pwede ba next year, huwag mo na ako kunin?'

"[Tinanong ko], 'Bakit?' [Sabi ni Joyce], 'Basta huwag mo na ako kunin. Kaya mo na 'yan.'

"Sabi ko, hindi ako papayag.

"Marami tayong magagaling na direktor, pero iba pag kasundo mo yung direktor mo. Pag magaling ang artista mo at magaling ang direktor mo, pero hindi sila nagkakasundo, hindi maganda yung produkto ninyo.

"Mabuti na lamang na kahit ganito ako, pinagtiyagaan niya ako at napakalaki kasi ng pasensiya at malaki ang puso ng maliit na babaeng ito."

Turning to Joyce, Vice Ganda said, "Marami pa tayong pagsasamahan. Next year, magvi-victory party tayo ulit, ha."

Direk Joyce laughed out loud, as Vice Ganda announced, "Tayo-tayo ulit yun. Walang mababawasan kasi madadagdagan ang Revenger Squad.

"God bless us all. Congratulations and see you next year."




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