Vice Ganda added another feather to his cap after his recent Metro Manila Film Festival entry Fantastica became his highest grossing film. Star Cinema announced at the thanksgiving party of the film on Tuesday, January 29, that the movie earned Php 596 million as of yesterday. The comedian beat his previous box-office record of Php 571 million for the film Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad.
In his speech during the event, Vice extended his gratitude to the cast and crew for being part of the movie’s success. He also thanked the ABS-CBN executives for the massive support he received from them.
"Kay Dong and Richard maraming salamat sa inyong dalawa. Ang laking bagay ang ginawa niyo sa movie dahil una bukod sa binigyan niyo ako ng bagong partners, binigyan niyo ng bagong lasa 'yung pelikulang ginagawa ko. 'Yung mga pinakita niyo don ay sobrang giniliwan ng mga manonood," Vice told Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes.
He also highlighted the contribution of comedians Chokoleit, MC, Lassy and Juliana to the success of the film. He shared that the comedians were already involved from the very beginning, back when they were still conceptualizing the movie. "I cannot imagine doing any film without you. Kailangang kailangan ko kayo sa pelikula. Kung inaakala ng ibang tao na napakahusay ko, hindi. ‘Yung ibang husay ay hinihiram ko lang din sa inyo. Maraming salamat sa inyo," he told them.
Vice also went on thanking the love teams who became part of the movie. “Ang galing at ang laki ng utang na loob namin na bukod sa sarili naming mga fans, 'yung mga fan's clubs ninyo, napakaiingay nila, napakalakas ng suporta nila, ang lala ng pa-block screening nila at 'yung pagpo-promote na sila lang ang gumagawa. Pakisabi sa fans clubs ninyo maraming maraming salamat sa inyo,” he said. DonKiss (Donny Pangilinan and Kisses Delavin), MayWard (Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber), and LoiNnie (Ronnie Alonte and Loisa Andalio) were the love teams in the movie.