MMFF 2012 Total Gross Earnings Released by MMDA; Confirms "Sisterakas" is Now the Highest Grossing Pinoy Film of All Time
The 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) comedy entry "Sisterakas" is now the country's highest grossing local film of all time.
As confirmed and verified by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Tuesday, "Sisterakas" - Star Cinema and Viva Films' comedy entry to the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) which stars Ai Ai delas Alas, Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino, will set the record as the country's highest grossing local film of all time after earning more than P340 million when the annual film fest closes tonight.
"Baka umabot sila ('Sisterakas') ng P350 million. Siguro ngayon pumapalo na sila between P340 million to P350 million kasi hanggang gabi pa siya," Tolentino said.
"Sisterakas" has now beaten the record set by another jointly produced comedy movie by Star Cinema and Viva Films, "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin," also starring Vice Ganda, which made P331.61 million when it was released in 2011.
Meanwhile, Tolentino predicted that the total combined gross of all eight MMFF 2012 entries will reach between P750 million and P755 million - also a record for the annual film fest.
Tolentino is expected to give full details of MMFF ticket sales on Wednesday.