Kris Aquino comments on box-office performance; Crazy Rich Asians budget revealed

Crazy Rich Asians earned P110 million in the Philippine box office in seven days.



Kris Aquino admits that the stress of awaiting the box-office performance of Crazy Rich Asians caused her blood pressure to skyrocket.

In a recent Instagram post, Kris opened up about her fears since she believed that if the Hollywood movie performed poorly in the box-office, she would be the one to be blamed. 

The actress who played Princess Intan found ou t from the producer that Crazy Rich Asians earned P110 million in the Philippine box office in seven days.

Here is the full post of Kris:

"My soul baring truths:
1. When @crazyrichasians became the #1 movie in the [U.S.], that Monday night (August 20) after reading it earned $35.5M in the 5 days since Aug 15, i was so stressed & anxious that my BP was at hypertensive crisis level. There was FEAR that if it did poorly here, i’d be the logical punching bag & laughingstock.

2. I firmly decided to shut up about @crazyrichasians... as previously stated, the movie shouldn’t become a referendum on the moviegoers’ feelings about me and/or my family. It wouldn’t be right to see what was so instrumental in helping me regain MY SELF WORTH suffer because of association w/ me. PRAYERS & SILENCE were my best options.

3. Then like a dream friends started sending me pictures & videos of all seats taken cinemas, i read in messages the spontaneous cheers when Princess Intan walked in.

4. i reached out to Ms. Sionee Lagman, the marketing director of @wbpictures on Saturday to ask how the movie was doing?

5. i received this at 2:44 PM Monday: Sharing with you CRA’s record breaking opening weekend box-office results as promised: CRA Op We box-office - P82.7M: Biggest Op We for a WB FIlm for 2018; Biggest All Time Op We for a Foreign/English RomCom. Congratulations. She updated me just now- 7 day total is p110M.

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6. Just THANK YOU, not because of illusions about my contribution-but because my cameo appearance in a historically significant, phenomenally successful #1 Hollywood movie championing INCLUSIVITY for all Asians elevated Filipinos- 1 of us was chosen to be the only ROYAL in the fantasy world of CRAZY RICH ASIANS.

7. After portraying an orphaned girl pushing a “kariton” in her 1st movie 28 years ago, capping that roller coaster ride of hits & misses to portray a Princess resplendent in her real life family’s & democracy’s symbolic yellow- this girl was given her version of not just THE END but the magical HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

8. To all the Rachels, never allow the Eleanors to bully you. BE BRAVE because of your intelligence, personal achievements & your courage to LOVE."

In an article published in TheWrap, it was revealed that the movie based on the bestselling Kevin Kwan novel used authentic jewelry and watches from some of the most renowned high-end brands.

According to the article, it cost around $30 million dollars (PHP1.604 billion pesos!) to produce this movie about ultra-rich Asians.



My soul baring truths: 1. When @crazyrichasians became the #1 movie in the ????????, that Monday night (August 20) after reading it earned $35.5M in the 5 days since Aug 15, i was so stressed & anxious that my BP was at hypertensive crisis level. There was FEAR that if it did poorly here, i’d be the logical punching bag & laughingstock. 2. I firmly decided to shut up about @crazyrichasians... as previously stated, the movie shouldn’t become a referendum on the moviegoers’ feelings about me and/or my family. It wouldn’t be right to see what was so instrumental in helping me regain MY SELF WORTH suffer because of association w/ me. PRAYERS & SILENCE were my best options. 3. Then like a dream friends started sending me pictures & videos of all seats taken cinemas, i read in messages the spontaneous cheers when Princess Intan walked in. 4. i reached out to Ms. Sionee Lagman, the marketing director of @wbpictures ???????? on Saturday to ask how the movie was doing? 5. i received this at 2:44 PM Monday: Sharing with you CRA’s ????????record breaking opening weekend box-office results as promised: CRA Op We box-office - P82.7M: Biggest Op We for a WB FIlm for 2018; Biggest All Time Op We for a Foreign/English RomCom. Congratulations. She updated me just now- 7 day total is ?110M.?? 6. Just THANK YOU, not because of illusions about my contribution-but because my cameo appearance in a historically significant, phenomenally successful #1 Hollywood movie championing INCLUSIVITY for all Asians elevated Filipinos- 1 of us was chosen to be the only ROYAL in the fantasy world of CRAZY RICH ASIANS. 7. After portraying an orphaned girl pushing a “kariton” in her 1st movie 28 years ago, capping that roller coaster ride of hits & misses to portray a Princess resplendent in her real life family’s & democracy’s symbolic yellow- this girl was given her version of not just THE END but the magical HAPPILY EVER AFTER. 8. To all the Rachels, never allow the Eleanors to bully you. BE BRAVE because of your intelligence, personal achievements & your courage to LOVE.????

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