MANILA, Philippines – The final installment in the series of films starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo earned at least P32.6 million on its first day of release in theaters nationwide on Black Saturday.
“P32.6M first day opening gross for It Takes A Man and A Woman! Congratulations everyone!! To God be the Glory,” Mico del Rosario, advertising and promotions manager of Star Cinema, announced on his official Twitter account on Sunday.
The opening-day take of “It Takes A Man and A Woman” blasted the first-day numbers of Cruz’s last movie “The Mistress,” which grossed P23 million when it opened in September last year.
However, this is shy by around P8 million compared to the first-day earnings of the MMFF entry "Sisterakas," which is the highest grossing local movie of all time.
In the Cathy Garcia-Molina-directed film, Miggy (Cruz) and Laida (Geronimo) try co-exist in the same company after breaking up over a character portrayed by actress Isabelle Daza.
Now with more experience and a "fiercer" attitude after spending years in the United States, the returning Laida even challenges Miggy, her former employer, in his business decisions.
The set-up later proves challenging for the former couple to withstand, making it difficult for them to finally come up with a "happy ending."
With the first two movies among the highest grossing local films of all time, "It Takes a Man and a Woman" is expected to replicate the success of "A Very Special Love" and "You Changed My Life."
"A Very Special Love," released in 2008, made P179.3 million, while "You Changed My Life," released in 2009, earned P225.2 million during its theatrical run.