Vice Ganda announced Wednesday, January 6, on “It’s Showtime,” that “Beauty and the Bestie” has reached the P400 million mark in gross earnings.
The host expressed his “400 million thanks” to everyone who supported and watched his official entry to the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). The 2015 Phenomenal Box-Office Star also thanked all the Kapamilya for making his first-ever action-comedy film with ‘bestie’ Coco Martin number one.
“400 million thank you sa inyong lahat! Maraming-maraming salamat po sa lahat ng bumubuo ng ‘Beauty and the Bestie’! 400 million thank you sa inyong lahat mga Kapamilya for making us number one! Maraming-maraming salamat, thank you, thank you, thank you for the love. Salamat po talaga (400 million thanks to all of you! Thank you very much to all the people behind ‘Beauty and the Bestie’! 400 million thanks to all of you Kapamilya for making us number one! Thank you very much, thank you, thank you for the love. I really thank you),” he shared, according to an online post published by Star Cinema.
Furthermore, ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ was earlier reported for leading the box office race. (READ: MMFF 2015 Day 10 box office income reaches P915 million)
This was revealed when Star Cinema Adprom director Roxy Liquigan posted “NUMBER 1! #BeautyAndTheBestie !!!” as well as “#BeautyAndTheBestieNo1” in his social media accounts.
Even Vice Ganda gave an earlier hint to the public when he posted “300Million THANKS to you Madlang People for making us number 1 in your hearts. #BeautyAndTheBestieSecondWeek” in his official Twitter account, on New Year’s Day 2016.
In fact, Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN’s flagship national network news broadcast ‘TV Patrol’ on Monday, January 4, the latest release of the movie rankings had been revealed by the MMFF Executive Committee.
On the 12th day of the 2015 MMFF, the total box office gross of all the eight entries is expected to reach P1 billion, as they continue to be screened in over 320 theaters nationwide. However, the top four highest-grossing films, which include ‘Beauty and the Bestie,’ are still in ‘no particular order’ according to the MMFF committee.
The film festival raised its curtains on Christmas Day 2015, and will be until Thursday, January 7.