It seems Vice Ganda and Coco Martin will be laughing their way to the bank this Christmas.
Their movie The Super Parental Guardians is turning out to be a box office hit, even after it was not chosen to be an official entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.
The movie earned P75 million on its first day, Wed, Nov 30, Star Cinema announced via its social media accounts on Thu, Dec 1.
ABS-CBN News Online reports that The Super Parental Guardians” first day gross has become the most successful debut for a Star Cinema movie this year.
It even surpassed the first day gross of the 2015 hit movie A Second Chance starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. That movie earned P43.3 million on its first day.
It also bested the P60.5 million first day gross of the 2015 MMFF entry My Bebe Love, which stars Vic Sotto, Alden Richards, and Maine Mendoza.
In a previous interview, Coco said they hope The Super Parental Guardians will exceed the box office gross of Beauty and the Bestie, which reportedly earned more than P500 million.
And it seems they’re well on their way to achieve that target. The Super Parental Guardians, after all, earned P75 million despite facing tough competition in theaters on Wed. It opened in theaters along with the Disney animated movie Moana and Vic’s Enteng Kabisote and the Abangers, another MMFF “reject.”
The movie has a little less than a month left before this year’s MMFF run begins. However, Vice and Coco still have to face another big competition later this month. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will reportedly open in theaters on Dec 15.
May the best movie win!