MANILA, Philippines - The 43rd edition of the Metro Manila Film Fest had been hailed a success in terms of box-office performance. All eight entries - All of You, Ang Larawan, Deadma Walking, Haunted Forest, Meant to Beh, Ang Panday, Siargao, and Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad - were well accepted by the Filipino audience.

‘The Revenger Squad’ is No. 1 in MMFF 2017; Top 4 ranking revealed
Vice Ganda stars 'Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad' and Vic Sotto stars 'Meant to Beh'.

On January 17, the MMFF Executive Committee (Execom) had a thanksgiving party as they happily announced that they had passed the P1 billion mark with the highest gross on the first and second day of the festival.

Here are the top 4 highest-grossing films in the MMFF 2017:

1. The Revenger Squad
2. Ang Panday
3. Siargao
4. Haunted Forest

The other four remaining entries still earned pretty good. All were able to reach more than P30 million, which is the highest in the recent MMFF history.

All eight MMFF entries have already earned a total of P1.5 billion in gross sales. But the amount is still growing as some entries are still being shown in cinemas.

MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer proudly explained that all eight entries earned very well, "Normally, may nagsi-single digit [na box-office performance] yung lowest. Yung lowest na ito, matter of millions lang ang difference. More than P30 million ang nakuha nung nasa bottom four.”

Bing Advincula, Vice-chairman of the MMFF selection committee also confirmed that most of the sales came from the top 1 and 2 entries, "Sixty percent of the total box-office gross came from The Revenger Squad and Ang Panday."

The top 1 entry, "The Revenger Squad" had already earned more than P500 million. While some were surprised that Vic Sotto’s "Meant to Beh" didn’t make the cut.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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