Daniel, Kathryn reclaim Box Office King and Queen title

September 26, 2018
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

ABS-CBN Star Magic artists Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla have once again proven that they are the country’s phenomenal and premier love team as their film The Hows of Us is set to become the highest grossing local film to date.

Kathryn and Daniel broke their personal box office record as The Hows of Us (THOU) has earned P601 million as of September 12.

No doubt KathNiel would be receiving another Box Office King and Queen title this year, after bagging their first one last year for Barcelona: A Love Untold, which earned P321 million in local and international ticket sales.

THOU is KathNiel’s sixth romance-themed film which topped off their highest grossing 2015 film Crazy Beautiful You that raked in P322 million.

THOU also had a strong opening day box office sales amounting to almost P36 million million, the biggest first day record of the tandem, thereby topping off their 2017 film Can’t Help Falling In Love with a record of P33 million opening day receipt.

The film then earned PHP70,755,735.11 on August 30, just a day after it opened and easily breached the P100 million mark after three days as it earned P116.9 million by September 1.

The film then made it big on its first weekend as soldout cinemas and full house block screenings took front and center, which eventually caused THOU’s ticket sales to balloon to P279.5 million.

Created by master director Cathy Garcia-Molina THOU is KathNiel’s most mature film to date as it broke down the beginning and the end of the seven-year romance of aspiring doctor George (Kathryn) and musician wannabe Primo (Daniel).

Apart from the moviegoers and netizens, celebrities and artists also praised how much KathNiel have grown as actors, as their artistry and depth elevated on the film. Their performance would definitely earn Daniel and Kathryn another Best Actor and Actress recognition.

The Hows of Us starring Kathryn and Daniel together with Ria Atayde, Juan Miguel Severo and Darren Espanto is currently screening in Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Middle East, Malaysia, Saipan, US, Canada, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and UK, as well as in Denmark, Spain, Malta and Italy.

Meanwhile Kapamilyas in Singapore can see Kathryn and Daniel in The Hows of Us starting September 14, while those in Finland can catch it starting September 15. Finally, those in Taiwan, Norway, Austria, Florence and Greece can see the film starting September 16.