MANILA - "My Perfect You," a romantic comedy starring Gerald Anderson and Pia Wurtzbach, has earned an opening-day gross of P10 million.
Star Cinema announced the figure on Thursday or a day after the film opened in cinemas nationwide.
This is an impressive start for the local movie despite competition from major Hollywood releases like "Tomb Raider" starring Alicia Vikander.
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, the film centers on Burn (Anderson), a broken-hearted man looking to start over, and Abi (Wurtzbach), a hostel owner whom he meets while on vacation.
While the teaser showed Burn exasperated by the ubiquitous and overbearing Abi, it also offers a glimpse of the two finally getting along and eventually falling in love.
Their chemistry, it appears, will be sprinkled with humor, thanks to the combination of Abi's boisterous personality and Burn's pensive, brooding mood.
"My Perfect You" is not only the first time Wurtzbach and Anderson are being paired onscreen, it's also their first time working with Garcia-Molina, regarded as a box-office-hit director known for her relatable takes on rom-coms.