Vice Ganda fans, rejoice!
Fantastica is a certified box office hit!
From his first main role in Petrang Kabayo (which earned Php 115 million) to his previous Manila Film Festival entry, The Revenger Squad, Vice didn’t stop setting the bar higher for his career.
The movie’s success is due to the massive support not just from Filipinos here in the Philippines, but worldwide as well.
Even with negative criticism, Fantastica has earned Php 596 million; making it Vice Ganda’s highest-grossing movie to date, beating his previous record of Php 571 million for the film “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad” back in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.
The good news was announced by Star Cinema during the film’s Thanksgiving party on Tuesday, January 29, 2018.
But not everyone is happy with Fantastica’s success.
Some dislike Vice Ganda’s continued reliance on ‘insult comedy’ and the innuendos that made some feel the movie is stale material; bringing nothing new to the table and with only the sheer star power of its lead guaranteeing its blockbuster status.
Since we are talking about box office earnings, who would forget the sensational Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo’s loveteam movie “The Hows of Us” way back in 2018? It broke the 800 million mark, making it the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time.
Fans can’t help comparing the films; even going as far as stating that the film is undeserving of its success for relying too much on its star power and references.
Now, what are your thoughts on Vice Ganda’s success?
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Comedian and It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda may have hinted about his interest in running for a political post in the future.
On Thursday, January 10, the Fantastica star revealed that he was actually offered to run for a senatorial position by one political party.
“Maraming kumukuha nga sa akin, eh. May kumuha sa aking partido [para] sa senador. ‘Sira-ulo ba kayo?’ Sabi, ‘Mananalo ka.’ ‘O, ngayon, ‘pag mananalo, tatakbo?’”
It came as he was having a banter with co-host Jhong Hilario, who happened to be a Makati City councilor.
He said that Jhong has been having difficulties with keeping his image from being a public official, he’s also and actor, dancer, and a noontime show host.
Vice then joked about running for the Presidency in the future.
“Kakandidato talaga akong presidente ng Pilipinas, promise. Dalawang eleksyon pa, kakandidato ako — presidente talaga agad.”
He faced the camera and said that if he wins, it only means one thing.
“Pag nanalo ako, isa lang ibig sabihin nu’n — sira-ulo talaga kayong lahat! Wala talagang kakwenta-kwenta ang mga bumuboto sa Pilipinas. ‘Pag nanalo pa naman ako talaga…”
The comedian added that he has been running his whole life and he just wants to rest. This is in reference to a popular joke comparing Vice to a horse.