Imagine You And Me, starring GMA-7's phenomenal love team Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, is now on its second blockbuster week.
In this romantic comedy film, Maine plays the character Gara, an OFW in search of her one true love. Meanwhile, Alden Richards plays Andrew, Gara's love interest.
The film, directed by Michael Tuviera, also stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Irma Adlawan, Yayo Aguila, William Martinez, Luis Alandy, Elijah Alejo, Cacai Bautista, and Cai Cortez.
AlDub's first-ever solo movie dominated the box office upon its release last July 13, earning over P21.5 million on its first day.
Last Monday, July 18, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked GMA Films' President Annette Gozon-Abrogar about the updated box-office figures but she opted not to disclose the figures of their latest movie offering with APT Entertainment and M-Zet Productions.
Ms. Annette sent a text message saying, "APT would rather not disclose kasi the figures."
Early today, we received updated information about the film's box office earnings.
A reliable source informed PEP contributor Gorgy Rula that Imagine You and Me has earned a total of P120 million as of Sunday, July 17.
The source also noted that Alden and Maine's film earned more than P30 million on July 16 alone and P30 million again on Sunday.
In addition, the source projects that the film's box-office gross will be at least P150 million by tonight. With this, the film will reach its breakeven point for the producers after shooting for over a month in Italy last May.
TRIVIA. As the film continues to be shown in 187 cinemas nationwide, Direk Mike decided to reveal trivia about the film through his official Twitter account.
To commemorate the 2nd week in theaters of IYAM, thinking of posting random trivia about the film and its making. Just for fun.— Michael Tuviera (@DirekMike) July 20, 2016
This includes the real name of Maine's character Gara.
Gara was the name given by one of the writers, Renato Custodio. Concept pa lang. Short for Graciana. https://t.co/Cgz6bp50eI— Michael Tuviera (@DirekMike) July 20, 2016
Direk Mike also shared his observation about Jasmine's method acting.
Trivia: Jasmine Curtis-Smith was sick throughout the whole shoot in Italy. We barely used any makeup! Yan ang method acting! Haha!— Michael Tuviera (@DirekMike) July 20, 2016
One of Direk Mike's favorite lines in the movie is delivered by Alden. His line goes: "Don't break my heart like this, binuo mo na ako!"
One of my most favorite lines from the movie. Alden's finest moment in the shoot. Meant so much to us personally. https://t.co/L8W4Xz9hIM— Michael Tuviera (@DirekMike) July 20, 2016
Direk Mike admitted that he made a conscious effort to honor the OFWs for their unwavering support for Alden and Maine.
Trivia: It was a very conscious effort to honor OFW's in the film, as they are a huge part of the AlDub and KS phenomenon.— Michael Tuviera (@DirekMike) July 21, 2016
Another trivia Direk Mike shared is why they used a lot of benches in the movie.
Trivia: I used benches through the film as an homage to Ms Jenny Ferre, the creator of Kalyeserye. She has a fascinating love of benches.— Michael Tuviera (@DirekMike) July 21, 2016
Currently, the film is now being screened internationally in select countries. AlDub Nation fans will be able to watch the film in Milan and Rome, Italy; London, England; and in New Zealand.
Imagine You And Me is also scheduled to have screenings in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Nevada, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Australia; Canada; Hong Kong; Guam; Singapore; and the United Arab Emirates.
Direk Mike will be attending some of the screenings abroad.