The premiere screening of the Viva Films biopic “Felix Manalo” receives two new Guinness World Records on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Iglesia ni Cristo’s Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
#FelixManaloWorldPremiereNight Verified and Certified by the Adjudicators from the Guinness Book of World Records! Two Records were broken #LargestAudienceForAFilmPremiere and #LargestAudienceForAFilmScreening 👏👏👏 🌟🎥 #PhilippineArena 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 #FelixManaloWorldPremiereNight #FelixManalo opens oct 7 from @viva_films directed by Joel Lamangan stars Dennis Trillo And @belapadilla 🎥 @allan_diones
The historical premiere broke the record for the Largest Attendance For a Film Screening with 43,624 viewers beating the previous record of 28,442 attendees in the United States for the documentary film “Honor Flight.”
Furthermore, the biopic also broke the record for the largest indoor film screening at the Philippine Arena which is the world’s largest indoor arena with a capacity of 55,000. It bested the previous record set by “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” which was held in London’s 02 Arena in June 2008 with around 10,000 in attendance.
“Felix Manalo” tells the story of the founder of Iglesia ni Cristo of the same name. It will open in more than 300 theaters in the country on October 7 and is expected to break all existing box office records in the history of Philippine Cinema.