The 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival has officially come to a close now that the earnings of each of the eight entries have just been revealed.
With the exclusion of big budget family movies and a shortened festival run (10 days from the usual 14 days of the past years), box office sales of this year’s MMFF obviously experienced a dip. According to Star Cinema’s breakdown of the films’ sales, the eight entries earned a total of P373.3 million—a far cry from the P1.02 billion the festival made in 2015.
The Star Cinema produced rom-com Vince & Kath & James (starring Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, and Ronnie Alonte) and the transgender drama Die Beautiful (starring MMFF 2016 Best Actor Paolo Ballesteros) were the festival’s top two grossing films.
This is what each MMFF 2016 entry earned from December 25, 2016 to January 3, 2017 [via ABS-CBN]:
1. Vince & Kath & James - P105 million
2. Die Beautiful - P98 million
3. Seklusyon - P82 million
4. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2 - P45 million
5. Saving Sally - P27 million
6. Sunday Beauty Queen - P7.8 million
7. Kabisera - P4.3 million
8. Oro - P4.2 million
The MMFF committee has yet to release an official announcement of the festival's earnings.
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