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.