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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‘The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin’ Movie Poster and Trailer Revealed!

“The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin” starring Vice Ganda has just been released by Star Cinema and Viva Films for the Metro Manila Film Festival 2014 release!

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In the film, Vice Ganda who plays the role of Benjamin “Benjie” Santos VIII, is asked to gain the trust of James “Bimby” Yap Jr.’s character since he’s the only one who knows how to dismantle the bomb that Jan Jaran Jan Jan (Tom Rodriguez) made.

The task also brought Benjie life realizations that makes him look back on how he became a successful soldier.

Vice Ganda’s leading man this time around is “Ser Chief” Richard Yap. Also starring in the movie are Tom Rodriguez, Al Tantay, Vandolph Quizon, Nikki Valdez, DJ Durano, Kean Cipriano, Ricky Rivero and Bimby Aquino-Yap. Introducing in the movie is Alex Gonzaga.

Directed by Wenn Deramas, “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin” is set to open in theaters nationwide on December 25, 2014.

Watch the trailer below:

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