Director Joel Lamangan talked about the rumors that ‘Oras de Peligro’ was not performing well in ticket sales compared to their rival movie filmed by Darryl Yap about the Marcos family.
In an interview with DZRH, Lamangan said that he was satisfied with the ticket sales of his current movie compared to his previous projects.
He was also not surprised that Yap’s movie was outperforming him in ticket sales because it was being backed by powerful people and businessmen.
“Isa lang ang nakita ko. Mayroon talagang mas makapangyarihan, hawak ang pera, binibigay ang mga tickets, binibigay sa Chinese Chamber of Commerce.” Lamangan said.
It can be recalled that the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. admitted before that they bought tickets to the previous movie of Yap, Maid in Malacanang.
Lamangan admitted that he would do the same in his movies if he has the influence and power like the Marcoses.
However, he was hoping that more ticket sales would come for ‘Oras de Peligro’ to help their producers.
He also admitted that if ever that his movie becomes a flop, he had no choice but to stop producing films that was similar to his current movie.
“May nakapanood sa amin, pero siguro mas maraming nanood sa kanila. Expected na natin yun. Pero ang dasal ko lang ay kumita man sana yung aking producer para makapag-produce pa uli ng iba.” said Lamangan.
“Pag kumita ang pelikulang ito ay gagawa pa kami ng isa pa. O dalawa pa pag kumita. Pag hindi kumita, e, di wala muna, pahinga muna. Hindi naman ganun kayaman ang aking mga producers, dahil sila ay mga ordinaryong mamamayan lamang.” he added.
Lamangan even took a swipe against Yap, saying that the producers of ‘Oras de Peligro’ is not using the money of the people.
“Wala naman silang hawak na pera ng bayan.” he stated.
The legendary director also said that it’s the people’s lost if they didn’t watch his movie.
“Kung hindi nila mapanood, kawalan nila. Sayang naman,” Lamangan said.
According to a report by Pep.ph, Yap’s movie already earned P8-M during its first day of showing, while Oras de Peligro only achieved P500,000 in ticket sales.