“Hello, Love, Goodbye,” a film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, is now declared as the highest-grossing film of all time in the Philippines.
According to Star Cinema, the film has garnered a total amount of P880,603,490 from its worldwide earnings as of yesterday, September 3, with global screenings still rolling.
Also yesterday, the cast, creative and production teams, and the head of ABS-CBN, gathered for a thanksgiving party to celebrate the success of “Hello, Love, Goodbye.”
With this new milestone, the film written by Carmi Raymundo in fact broke the record of another Star Cinema film “The Hows of Us” with also more than P800 million worldwide gross.
Aside from that, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” also marks the first-ever team up of two homegrown artists of competing networks ABS-CBN and GMA 7, Bernardo and Richards.
Both stars expected to receive negative reactions from loyal supporters as they belong to two of the phenomenal love teams in show business, KathNiel and AlDub. However, it turned out that the “Hello, Love, Goodbye” has united fandoms and even generated new fans for KathDen, individually and as a tandem.
Because of the overwhelming love and support from fans not only in the Philippines but also international, talks of a sequel movie also sparked, through which Bernado and Richards show no hesitation. But, that could only happen if the same creative team will be in the works too, particularly Garcia-Molina.
Sad to say, the comeback might take some time since Garcia-Molina will be on a break to address personal matters after doing two more projects.