MMFF Update: Fantastica earns Php 300 million at the box office

MANILA, Philippines – The 'Unkabogable Star' and comedian Vice Ganda announced the huge success of his Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018 official entry "Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince and The Perya" at the box office.

Congratulations, Vice Ganda!
Congratulations, Vice Ganda!

In a Twitter post on December 30, Vice Ganda shared that the film has now reached a whopping Php300 million of earnings since it premiered on Christmas Day.

Vice also thanked his fans of his co-stars Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes and the loveteams of Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber (MayWard), Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte (LoiNie), and Donny Pangilinan and Kisses Delavin (DonKiss) for their support on the leading fantasy comedy flick.

On its second day, the no. 1 movie in the 2018 MMFF raked in a total of Php100 million.

Vice Ganda's previous MMFF offerings surpassed the P500-million mark:

  • Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad (2017) - Php 571-million
  • The Super Parental Guardians (2016) - P598-million
  • Beauty and the Bestie (2015) - Php 540-million

Can Vice break his own box-office record?

MMFF 2018 Spokesperson Noel Ferrer on December 26 revealed that Coco Martin, Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza's “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles" ranked second at the box office. Horror-drama film 'Aurora' was on third spot.

Other official entries to this year's MMFF, aiming to win hearts of moviegoers are: Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola's "The Girl in the Orange Dress", Toni and Alex Gonzaga and Sam Milby's "Mary, Marry Me", Ricci Rivero and Jerome Ponce's "Otlum", Eddie Garcia and Tony Mabesa's "Rainbow’s Sunset" and Dennis Trillo, Kim Chiu and JC De Vera's "One Great Love."


The 2018 MMFF will run until January 7, 2019 in more than 100 cinemas nationwide.

— The Summit Express

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