REGAL Entertaiment’s Haunted Mansion made its presence strongly felt at the box office when it earned P10 million on opening day of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2015
Haunted Mansion was not a big favorite when the eight entries were announced early this year considering that lead teen stars Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome Ponce have yet to prove their drawing power.
But the mother and daughter tandem of Mother Lily and Roselle Monteverde believed that these fresh talents can hold their own against movie giants and are now proven right in their pick of the three promising stars.
Mother Lily and Roselle also chose such a multi-awarded director as Jun Lana to steer Regal’s horror entry to box-office success this year. The choice paid off handsomely as moviegoers scream their lungs out in terrifying scenes and come out of the theaters extremely horrified.
Public support to the film is overwhelming and Mother Lily couldn’t be any grateful.
“Thank you for supporting Regal and I am very happy to gross P10M plus. Me and Roselle plus the whole team try our very best to make this picture successful and considering our cast of stars who are all new but we try to make this new stars fulfill their goals in life,” she expressed.
Due to the movie’s impressive box-office performance, several theaters have been added to its roster of 48 cinemas since day 3 of the MMFF. These are SM Tarlac, Baguio, Sta. Rosa, Lucena, Batangas, Waltermart Tanauan, Sta. Lucia, Robinson’s Iloilo, Dasmarinas and Bacolod.