KathNiel movie ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ earns P15 million on first day

Alexa Villano

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KathNiel movie ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ earns P15 million on first day
'She’s Dating the Gangster' author Bianca Bernardino and actress Kathryn Bernardo thank fans for supporting the movie

MANILA, Philippines – The Star Cinema movie She’s Dating the Gangster earned P15 million ( $344,588.36) on its first day of showing in theaters, despite Typhoon Glenda’s (international name Rammasun) presence in Manila on Wednesday, July 16.

The figures were released by Mico del Rosario, Star Cinema’s advertising and promotions manager on his Instagram account on Thursday, July 17. 

The movie, based on the Bianca Bernardino’s novel, which became popular via Wattpad, stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla as Athena and Kenji, who pretend to be a couple to get Kenji’s ex-girlfriend jealous. 

On her Twitter account, Bernardo expressed her gratitude to the fans for the support they have shown her and Daniel.

Author Bianca Bernardino also thanked her readers and viewers who watched the movie.

In an interview with Rappler, Bernardino said that she was very happy over about the casting, which saw Kathryn and Daniel in the lead roles. She also said that she was aware that there would be changes from the book in the movie, but that she had visited the set during filming and was happy with what she saw. – Rappler.com

*(US$1 = P43.55)



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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.