MMFF 2014: Day 1 Box-office results (Praybeyt Benjamin leads)!

According to MMFF chairman Francis Tolentino, Vice Ganda starrer “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin” is leading the Metro Manila Film Festival 2014 box office race on its first day of showing!

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Tolentino, in an interview by ABS-CBN News, announced on Thursday afternoon that this year’s MMFF opening has surpassed last year’s record which is P128 million.

“Ang opening natin noong nakaraang taon ay P128 million. Ngayon po as of 3 p.m. ang tingin namin ay mahihigitan. Itong crowd kasi ngayon hindi alam na maaga ang bukas, may dadagsa pa. Ang tingin namin ay baka mahigitan pa ng 10 percent yung kinita noong nakaraang film festival,” he said.

Although the official box office figures are not yet released, Tolentino ranks the entries based on estimates:

1. “Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin”
2-3. “Feng Shui 2″ and “My Big Bossings’s Adventures”
4. “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles”
5. “Shake Rattle and Roll XV”
6-7. “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo” and “English Only Please”
8. “Magnum Muslim .357″

The MMDA chairman promised to release the official opening day figures on December 26, 2014.

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