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Bimby Aquino-Yap and Ryzza Mae Dizon in a scene from 'My Little Bossings'.

Looks like Bossing Vic Sotto made the right call in retiring Enteng Kabisote, at least for the meantime.

As tweeted Wednesday by the official Twitter account of the Metro Manila Film Festival, Sotto’s latest, non-fantasy comedy “My Little Bossings”, is the top grosser for the first day of the annual Christmas season mainstream film festival.



The film starring the actor-comedian known as Bossing together with Kris Aquino, child wonder Ryzza Mae Dizon and, in his silver screen debut, Kris’s son, Bimby Aquino-Yap, is a marked departure from the “Enteng Kabisote” series that has become an MMFF staple in recent years.

Produced by Sotto’s M-Zet Productions together with APT Entertainment, OctoArts Films and his co-star’s Kris Aquino Productions, it is also the first time Bossing is not directed in many years by Tony Y. Reyes and is instead helmed by Marlon Rivera of “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” fame.



At number 2 is Vice Ganda’s “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy”, which is expected to be the top grosser of the filmfest after Vice hit paydirt with the record-breaking gross of “Sisterakas” last year. “Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy” is again directed by Wenn V. Deramas who helmed all of the gay comedian’s biggest blockbusters. Vice’s fans are optimistic that the film will catch up and eventually overtake “My Little Bossings” in the tills in the days to come.

Despite the rather disappointing showing of “Shake, Rattle & Roll 14” last year, which was fourth among the top MMFF box office receipts, horror remains a formidable genre in the filmfest as “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay” has proven, placing third among the opening day top grossers. Either that or the Daniel Padilla-Kathryn Bernardo love team is a force to reckon with in the box office.

The horror film’s showing is quite surprising considering that “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel” is expected to do better than its fourth place standing to date. Being the third installment of a proven blockbuster franchise, it also stars a bonafide star in comedienne Eugene Domingo who has already starred in three films (“Instant Mommy”, “Momzillas” and Status: It’s Complicated”) for the second half of the year.

Fans of the film hope it will continue to contend for box office supremacy as favorable feedback on social media start pouring in.

Outside of the rankings, no official figures have been posted by the MMFF yet. The other entries of the filmfest, namely “10,000 Hours”, “Boy Golden Shoot to Kill: The Arturo Porcuna Story”, “Kaleidoscope World” and “Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir”, have not been ranked according to box office performance.