KATHNIEL, ANDI EIGENMANN, POKWANG, JOSHLIA, CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO, PIA WURTZBACH, ANNE CURTIS, ALBIE CASIÑO, KIM DOMINGO, SAAB MAGALONA, JUDY ANN SANTOS, THE CAST OF THE GREATEST LOVE, PIETRO BOSELLI, ARIELLA ARIDA, MAXINE MEDINA, RICHARD & LUCY, SOLENN HEUSSAFF, ISABELLE DAZA, LOVI POE, KC CONCEPCION
Can’t Help Falling in Love ( CHFIL), the reunion movie of the love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, aka KathNiel, reportedly reached the P200 million mark after a four-week run. And that’s just in local theaters. The figures, according to the film’s production company, Star Cinema, do not include the total gross of the movie’s subsequent run in theaters around the world, including the U.S.A., Canada, the Middle East, and parts of Europe.
Star Cinema also reported that CHFIL earned P33 million on its opening day last April 15, the day after Good Friday, making it the highest-grossing local film opening on a Black Saturday.
Unknown to many, Black Saturday is a coveted screening slot among local producers, next to Christmas Day (which is already reserved for the annual Metro Manila Film Festival entries).
Incidentally, KathNiel are also this year’s recipients of the Box Office King and Box Office Queen trophies from the 48th Box Office Entertainment Awards, given by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The awards were for the success of their 2016 movie, Barcelona: A Love Untold, which reportedly grossed P321 million from its worldwide screenings.
With these impressive figures, KathNiel have proven that their magic and crowd-drawing prowess remain strong and that they are, unarguably, this country’s number one love team.
Kathryn and Daniel held each other’s hand nearly the entire time at The Playground of the Bench Tower, at the Bonifacio Global City complex in Taguig City, when they attended the March 10 launch of Bench Fashion Week. The KathNiel love team is one of the top endorsers of the global clothing brand Bench.
Onscreen couple Kathryn and Daniel have yet to admit that they are also a couple offscreen, but their body language says it all. During the CHFIL press conference, for instance, Daniel’s arm hardly ever left Kathryn’s thigh.
The presscon, by the way, was held on March 30 at the Ilustrado Restaurant in Intramuros, Manila.