'She's Dating The Gangster' earns P15M on first day

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Jul 17 2014 02:54 PM | Updated as of Jul 17 2014 10:54 PM

MANILA - "She's Dating The Gangster," which stars the popular love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, earned P15 million on its first day of showing.

The figure was announced by Star Cinema’s advertising and promotions manager, Mico Del Rosario, via his Instagram account on Thursday.

"P15 Million yesterday alone! Maraming maraming maraming salamat po!!! Love, #teamgangster #shesdatingthegangster," del Rosario said.

The romantic comedy film was released on Wednesday (July 16) as typhoon Glenda hit some parts of the country.

On Twitter, Bernardo expressed her appreciation to all those who watched the film.

"Thank you so much sa lahat ng nanuod na :) tweet me your favorite scenes sa movie ha!," she wrote.

In "She's Dating The Gangster," Padilla plays the role of Kenji, a "gangster" who attempts to win her former girlfriend back by entering a pretend relationship with Bernardo's character, Athena.

The film, which is based on the bestselling book by Bianca Bernardino, is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.