Vice Ganda’s “Super Parental Guardians” has now recognized as the county’s highest grossing film of all time. Report allegedly told by Star Cinema’s executive Roxy Liquigan.
Allegedly, the comedy blockbuster overtook another Vice Ganda flick, 2015’s “Beauty and the Bestie,” on its fifth week in cinemas.
The announcement stating that the movie was the highest grossing film was made three days after it earned more than P500 million.
Although the exact sales figure was not included, the earning of the movie has the only Filipino film to do so this year. And yet, it is still showing in more than 70 provincial theaters.
“Beauty and the Bestie” now sits in second place after ending its run with a P526 million worldwide gross. An entry to last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), much of its earnings were from the the two weeks when Metro Manila cinemas were required by law to screen only local films.
Reported further, the success of “The Super Parental Guardians” caps off a banner year for Star Cinema, which saw the production outfit churn out box office hit one after another.
Apart from having the country’s highest grossing film, eight movies from Star Cinema this year have crossed the P100 million mark.
“Barcelona: A Love Untold,” which starred Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, was the studio’s second highest grosser with a P320-million take.
Also featuring Coco Martin, “The Super Parental Guardians” made headlines after it was excluded from this year’s MMFF, forcing Star Cinema to release it last November 30, three weeks before the start of the film festival.
It was directed by Joyce Bernal and also stars child actors Awra Briguela and Simon “Onyok” Pineda, who have enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame following their stints on the hit primetime show “Ang Probinsyano” with Coco Martin.
Vice Ganda meanwhile responded to the news that his movie is the highest grossing film of the country, Vice wrote in Twitter with a caption: Nag-Vatican kang ako kahapon. Tapos natulog. Pag gising ko may ganito na. Iba din talaga to si Lord e. Ginagalingan din talaga!”
Vice is currently in in Europe with his family for a short vacation.
Related topics for this article: "www filmiweb 2016"