MMFF releases box-office rankings of entries

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) organizers released on Wednesday the box-office rankings of the eight official entries.

In Metro Manila, comedy-drama film, "Die Beautiful," topped the rankings, followed by horror-thriller flick, "Seklusyon." Romantic comedy movie, "Vince and Kath and James," and live-action animated film, "Saving Sally," landed the third and fourth spots.

Film rankings in Metro Manila

1. "Die Beautiful"

2. "Seklusyon"

3. "Vince and Kath and James"

4. "Saving Sally"

5. "Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2"

6. "Sunday Beauty Queen"

7. "Oro"

8. "Kabisera"

Meanwhile, in the provinces, "Vince and Kath and James" dominated theaters. "Seklusyon" remained at second place.  "Die Beautiful" and comedy sequel, "Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2," ranked third and fourth.

Provincial film rankings

1. "Vince and Kath and James"

2. "Seklusyon"

3. "Die Beautiful"

4. "Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2"

5. "Saving Sally"

6. "Sunday Beauty Queen"

7. "Oro"

8. "Kabisera"

MMFF Spokesperson Noel Ferrer said "Sunday Beauty Queen" — which was previously in the last spot — has been doing well in theaters since it was awarded the MMFF Best Picture award on December 29.

Showing of 'Oro' still suspended

Ferrer said "Oro" is no longer being shown in cinemas, as film producers have yet to submit a revised cut or a version of the film without the controversial dog slaughter scene.

While the film fest has had many controversies over the years, he said organizers are glad the issue is not focused on celebrities. He added the discussions are on subject matter, principles, and animal rights.