‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Opening is PH’s ‘Biggest’ For Foreign Rom-com’; Author Tells Filipinos ‘Mahal Ko Kayo’

Crazy Rich Asians has officially replaced Maid in Manhattan as being the film with the biggest opening weekend for a foreign romantic-comedy movie in the Philippines

Official figures disclosed that the movie grossed over P82.7 million; five days since it premiered in Philippine cinemas on August 22.

On Instagram, author Kevin Kwan thanked Filipinos for their overwhelming support even before his novel was turned into a film.

“Thank you, Philippines, for making #CrazyRichAsians the No.1 MOVIE IN THE COUNTRY, making it WB’s BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND OF 2018 and the BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND for an English Rom-Com OF ALL TIME!” he wrote.

“Thank you for supporting my books from the very beginning! Mahal ko kayo! #superfans #gratitude,” he added.Meanwhile, the country’s Queen Of All Media Kris Aquino — who played the role of a princess in the film — also expressed gratitude on Instagram.

“This feeling of SOLIDARITY for the sake of our NATIONAL IDENTITY will forever inspire me to strive harder to promote & protect our values, dignity, and grace as a people…walking into the light, with sunbeams filtering in, I embraced the blessing because for that moment- I WAS YOU, and YOU WERE ME,” she said.

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