GMA News: 'My Bebe Love' holds highest first day gross for all Filipino films

MANILA, Philippines - Alden Richards and Maine 'Yaya Dub' Mendoza collectively known as AlDub first movie 'My Bebe Love' topped the opening day of the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and was able to break records for the highest first day gross, GMA News reported on Saturday.

 'My Bebe Love' earns 60.5M on opening day

'My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore' (originally titled Rom-comin Mo Akoreceived gross earnings of P60,462,169.57 on its opening day or about 40% of the total ticket sales for the eight competing movies for MMFF 2015.


The GMA News data can claim MBL defeated opening record set by Star Cinemas'  'The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin' which earned P 53.3 million last year.

The unconfirmed report also claimed that over 33 million pesos from Metro Manila and over 27 million pesos from different provinces were recorded.

Earnings for 'My Bebe Love' will be divided into five by giant film outfits Octo Arts Films, M - Zet Productions, APT Entertainment, GMA Films and Ai-Ai's MEDA Productions.

Reception for ALDub's 'My Bebe Love' film

Though 'My Bebe Love' garnered good ticket sales, it also earned negative reviews from film critics.

"If there is a Razzie Award for the MMFF, GMA Films' 'My Bebe Love' would probably sweep this. The film may just be one of the worst films in MMFF history," said giving the film one and a half star out of five.

Film review site also gave the same rating, stating that "the film strings together its stars’ endorsements and roughly molds them into the shape of a movie, narrative playing second fiddle to the impulse to promote brands."

Meanwhile, avid fans and some moviegoers expressed on social media that they were satisfied of the movie. Obviously, there's a mixed reviews about AlDub's first film.

MMFF 2015 Top 4 Earners 

Aside from 'My Bebe Love,' 'Beauty and the Bestie,' 'All You Need is Pag-ibig' and 'Haunted Mansion' are among the topgrossers for this year's MMFF.

Official ticket sales figures for each of MMFF top 4 earners are not yet revealed due to MMFF policy to protect other films in the festival.

The annual Metro Manila Film Festival will run from December 25 until the first week of 2016.

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