‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ now PH's highest-grossing film of all time

MANILA, Philippines – Star Cinema's "Hello, Love, Goodbye" is now the country's highest-grossing film of all time.

The Cathy Garcia-Molina film starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards has broken the Philippines' box office record.

Congratulations, Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards!
Congratulations, Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards!

The cast and crew of the movie gathered on September 3 for a Thanksgiving Party. During the event, Star Cinema Managing Director Olivia M. Lamasan made an announcement that as of September 3, "Hello, Love, Goodbye" had already earned a whopping total of ₱880,603,490 from both local and worldwide ticket sales.

It is now officially the highest grossing film in the history of Philippine cinema as it surpassed the previous number 1 film, "The Hows of Us", which had a gross earnings of P810 million according to Pep.ph.

For Kathryn, who was also the lead star in "The Hows Us," breaking her own record has confirmed her "Box-Office Queen" status. It also marked Cathy Garcia-Molina as a blockbuster director.

Kathryn said she is in still in awe and overwhelmed with how two of her most recent projects are blockbuster hits. She said, "Grabe, hindi ako makapaniwala. Sabi ko nga, 'yung nangyari sa'kin [sa 'The Hows of Us'], hindi ko alam na pwede siyang mangyari ulit."

"Siguro ngayon, punong-puno lang ako ng pasasalamat sa lahat ng magagandang nangyayari especially sa mga tao na na-touch 'yung buhay nila sa 'Hello, Love, Goodbye.' 'Yun 'yung the best reward," she added.

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Alden too couldn't believe the success of their film. He had earlier said, "When I saw that figure, parang I couldn't believe it, kasi that's the highest gross that any of my movies, na naging part ako, has ever reached.

"So, parang cloud-nine feeling yun for me," he added. The actor also said that he is open for a sequel of "Hello, Love, Goodbye" if possible.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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