As a testament to their growing popularity, "My Ex and Whys," the newest movie topbilled by Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, has earned an opening day gross of P27 million, according to producer Star Cinema.
The number is higher than the debut-day grosses of "Everyday I Love You" (P16 million) and "Just the Way You Are" (P12 million), two movies that also starred the young Kapamilya pair.
It is, however, way short of the first day salvo of Vice Ganda and Coco Martin's "The Super Parental Guardians," which holds the record for the highest opening day gross of a Filipino film at P75 million.
Also from Star Cinema, the comedy was released during the Christmas season, where more moviegoers flock cinemas and school is out.
Helmed by "Forevermore" director Cathy Garcia-Molina, "My Ex and Whys" is about a former playboy (Gil) trying to prove to his ex-girlfriend (Soberano) that he's a changed man. It is now showing in theaters nationwide.