She's Dating the Gangster, starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, has already earned P260 million according to Star Cinema.
This was revealed by Star Cinema's Advertising and Promotions Manager Mico del Rosario during a phone call on August 8, weeks after the movie opened in cinemas last July 16.
The Kathniel tandem led the cast members who graced the thanksgiving party held recently at the ABS-CBN compound.
Footage by ABS-CBN News shows that Kathryn cried after hearing the message given by her perennial loveteam partner Daniel during the party.
In his speech, Daniel referred to his ladylove as "bal" (from the word kambal or twin):
"Kay Kathryn talaga... Bal, thank you so much."
At that point, Kathryn turned her back from the audience as she shed tears.
Daniel pointed out: "Sa sobrang opposite namin ni Kathryn, yung mga bad sides ko, nababago niya. Nagiging good sides na siya. Totoo. Iyong sa kanya naman, nababago ko rin. Opposite nga, e. Yung good, nagiging bad na!"
Kathryn wiped away tears as Daniel put his hand on her shoulder.
"Nagpapasalamat ako at si Kathryn ang nakasama ko sa lahat ng babae sa industriya.
"Marami pa tayong gagawing projects na magkasama, at lahat iyan gagawin natin kasama ang mga taong itong nasa harap natin."
The teen heartthrob addressed their fans by saying: "Sa mga supporters na walang sawang sumusuporta sa amin, maraming, maraming salamat, at patuloy po namin kayong pasasayahin."
Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo as Kenji and Athena
She's Dating the Gangster is based on Bianca Bernardino’s best-selling pop fiction book of the same title from Summit Media.
The publishing company recently partnered with Star Cinema for the film adaptations of its successful line of pop fiction books such as The Bet by Kimberly Joy Villanueva, Seducing Drake Palma by Ariesa Jane Domingo, Three Words, Eight Letters. Say It, I’m Yours by Jade Margarette Pitogo, and Ang Boyfriend Kong Artista by Ella Larena.
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