- “My Bebe Love” trounces rivals at the box-office with P159-M earnings after 3 days
- The film is also the opening day winner with P64.2-M earnings
- At second place is “Beauty and the Bestie” followed by “Walang Forever”
MANILA, Philippines – Jose Javier Reyes’ romantic-comedy (rom-com) film entry is leading the box-office race in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) with P159-million earnings in just 3 days, from December 25 to 27, GMA News reports.
This was according to the initial result released by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday, December 28. MMDA is the agency tasked to host the annual event.
The Vic Sotto-Ai Ai de las Alas starrer also features the popular ‘AlDub loveteam of Alden Richards and Maine ‘Yaya Dub’ Mendoza in their first movie together.
The film is jointly produced by the OctoArts Films, MZET, APT, MEDA, at GMA Films and boasts the special appearances of Joey de Leon, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Tito Sotto, Jimmy Santos and Pauleen Luna.
Meanwhile, not far behind at second place is the Star Cinema-Viva Films venture “Beauty and the Bestie” with P131-M, according to MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos.
The film topbills Kapamilya talents Vice Ganda, Coco Martin and the popular loveteam of James Reid and Nadine Lustre.
The two films from rival outfits has been embroiled in a brief controversy after a Twitter user claimed of an alleged ticket swapping at an SM Cinema, forcing the directors and fans of both movies to defend their sides from malicious accusations.
“My Bebe Love” also crushes its competitions with P64.2-M earnings at the box-office at the opening day on Christmas day as against “Beauty and the Bestie’s” P39.5-M.
In the meantime, a far third is “Walang Forever” with P36-M followed by “Haunted Mansion” with P29-M after three days of showing.
However, no figures were released for other entris All You Need is Pag-ibig, Buy Now D*e Later, Nilalang, and Honor Thy Father.
In a separate statement to Rappler, Carlos said this year’s festival box-office results broke last year’s record at the opening day with a P150-M and P217-M on the second day.