Robin Padilla Calls Nephew Daniel's Fans To Watch "Bonifacio"Robin Padilla, the star of "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo," called on the fans of his nephew, teen king Daniel Padilla, to support their movie.
"Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo" won the most number of awards in the recently held 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) but when it comes to box office, it only earned P10 million in 10 days.
It won a total of nine awards, including Best Picture and the Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award for its depiction of the life of the revolutionary hero, Andres Bonifacio.
During his acceptance speech, Robin revealed about the production cost of his movie, which was set during the Spanish colonial period. He said that the budget was over P100 million while the promotion provided by his endorsements Smart, Revicon and Liveraid reached P150 million. Overall, the film is worth P250 million.
Robin said the film was made for the Filipino people. He hopes that after the awards night, the viewers would take time to watch the film. He especially called on fans of his nephew, Daniel.
Robin then revealed plans to produce another movie about Gregorio del Pilar. If "Bonifacio" won't be able to have it production cost back, they might not have enough money to do this next film, the actor said.
He added that "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo" will awaken the nationalism of Filipinos, and will instill pride among themselves. He promised that viewers will fall in love with the film, and their sense of being Filipino will be reborn.
Aside from "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo," "English Only, Please" also took home a number of awards, including the Second Best Picture. Te comedy action film, "Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2" was named the Third Best Picture.
The current highest grossing film in the 2014 MMFF was "The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin," starring Vice Ganda and Bimby Aquino-Yap, which already earned P172 million in four days. "Feng Shui 2," starring Kris Aquino and Coco Martin, followed suit with P88 million.