Vice Ganda, Ivana Alawi, celebs react to high-grossing films at MMFF screenings - TrueID

Vice Ganda, Ivana Alawi, celebs react to high-grossing films at MMFF screenings

DailypediaDecember 28, 2022

Aside from Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2022 handlers, celebrities such as Vice Ganda, Nadine Lustre, Ivana Alawi, and others also praised this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

MMDA acting chairman Atty. Romando Artes told ABS-CBN that moviegoers really made this year’s film fest special.

Artes quipped, “Labis naming ikinagagalak ang suportang ipinamamalas ng publiko sa MMFF, base sa mahahabang pila sa mga sinehan hindi lamang dito sa Metro Manila kundi sa Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao.

Kasama ang buong pamunuan ng Metro Manila Film Festival, taos-puso kaming nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng tumangkilik sa walong pelikulang bahagi ng MMFF 2022,” he added.

The MMFF refused to release a box office ranking of the entries that are available to watch in more than 650 cinemas nationwide. However, an unofficial report says that “Partners in Crime,” “Deleter,” “Labyu With an Accent,” and “Family Matters” are leading the roster in ticket sales.

These films were followed by “My Teacher,” “My Father Myself,” and “Mamasapano.”

Vice Ganda expressed “thanks” in a tweet.

Vice Ganda was also overwhelmed by the number of people who waited in line just to see his film.

Ivana Alawi, Vice Ganda’s co-star, was overwhelmed by the reception as well.

On the other hand, filmmaker Mikhail Red was proud to see Deleter bring home the “Best Editing” award.

Deleter also won the most awards.

Family Matters was highly underrated, said netizens.

Boots Anson Roa-Rodrigo also noted the overwhelming public response to the MMFF 2022, especially the reports that some theaters closed due to full audience capacity. The veteran actress said, “Sabi nga nila, parang natakaw uhaw ang mga manonood ngayong kapaskuhan sa MMFF.”

Rodrigo also insisted that there will be no “first day, last day” showing of the MMFF entries that have a weak box office standing in Metro Manila theaters, based on the agreement with industry stakeholders.

The entire roster of films is expected to hit P1 billion. But hopefully, according to Artes and Rodrigo, MMFF 2022 will reach its gross projection of P500 million.

Artes expressed, “Hiling namin ang patuloy na suporta ng publiko hanggang sa pagtatapos ng MMFF sa January 7…sa pamamagitan nito ay matutulungan natin ang unti-unting pagbangon ng industriya ng pelikulang Pilipino na labis na naapektuhan ng COVID-19 pandemic. Muli, maraming salamat sa lahat at mabuhay ang pelikulang Pilipino!

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