'Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy' zooms past P200M
MANILA -- "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" continued its strong box office showing in the ongoing 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) with ticket sales passing the P200-million mark on Monday.
Comedian Vice Ganda, who plays four characters in the movie directed by Wenn Deramas, reported his film's latest achievement on his official Twitter account.
#GirlBoyBaklaTomboy has just reached the 200Million mark earlier today. Maraming maraming salamat po MadlangPeople!!! Deserve nating tumawa!
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) December 30, 2013
According to Mico del Rosario of Star Cinema, which co-produced the movie with Viva Films, "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" breached the P200-million mark as of 1 p.m. on Monday -- less than a week after it opened on Christmas Day.
The movie, which was named second best picture during the MMFF awards night last Friday, has consistently ranked among the top grossing entries in this year's film fest, along with another comedy flick, "My Little Bossings," and the horror film "Pagpag."
According to del Rosario, the box-office take of "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" is higher than that of "Sisterakas" at this point last year.
"Sisterakas," which also starred Vice Ganda, together with Ai Ai delas Alas and Kris Aquino, went on to become the highest grossing local movie of all time.
"Punong puno ng pasasalamat ang puso ko para sa lahat ng nagbigay ng suporta sa 'Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy.' Ito ang pinakamalaking achievement ko ngayong taon na ito," Vice Ganda said in a statement.
"'Yung pinanood pa lang nila ang pelikula ko ay ipinagpapasalamat ko na pero 'yung pinuri pa nila matapos nilang mapanuod ay higit kong ipinagpapasalamat.Maraming salamat sa Panginoon at sa Madlang People. Nawa'y ang ngiti at sayang idinulot ng pelikulang ito ang magsimula ng muli at tuloy tuloy na pagbangon ng mga Pilipino," he added.
Maricel Soriano, who plays Vice Ganda's mother in the film, was named best actress during the MMFF awards night, where "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" was also given the MMFF Gender-Sensitivity Award.