'Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy' surpasses 'Sisterakas'

Posted at 01/10/14 11:02 PM

Vice Ganda in a promotional image for 'Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy'

MANILA -- "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy" breached the P400 million mark in gross earnings on Friday, beating the record set by the 2012 comedy flick "Sisterakas."

The 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, which is still showing in cinemas nationwide, crossed the milestone at 3 p.m., Star Cinema's advertising and promotions manager Mico del Rosario confirmed with ABS-CBNnews.com.

The film, which won 2nd Best Picture at the MMFF awards night, is directed by Wenn Deramas and stars Vice Ganda as quadruplets of both sexes and different sexual orientations.

"Sisterakas," which was also directed by Deramas and co-starred Vice Ganda, Kris Aquino, and Ai Ai delas Alas, earned P393 million throughout its entire run in local theaters.

At the time, the 2012 MMFF entry's total earnings made it the highest grossing Philippine film of all time, bumping off "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin."

Yet another Deramas-Vice Ganda project, "Benjamin" earned P331.6 million during its run.

It remains to be seen whether the P400 million take of "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy" is enough to surpass the box office performance "My Little Bossings," another MMFF entry which ranked first in total earnings as of January 5.

The production team behind "My Little Bossings" has yet to release the latest figures of its box office performance.