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“It Takes A Man and a Woman” now RP’s 2nd highest grossing film of all time

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TFC@theMovies begins extended run of the hit film in U.S. theatres starting today

John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo: powerhouse loveteam at the box-office. (Photos courtesy of Jay Diaz, Bradford Adkins and ABS-CBN Star Cinema)

John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo: powerhouse loveteam at the box-office. (Photos courtesy of Jay Diaz, Bradford Adkins and ABS-CBN Star Cinema)

After earning P345 million in less than three weeks in cinemas in the Philippines, the Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz-starrer It Takes a Man and a Woman is now officially the second highest-grossing Filipino film of all time and the biggest earning non-Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) local movie.

The third installment of the hit romantic-comedy film series directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina broke the record of the comedy flick The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin starring Vice Ganda, which earned P331 million during its theatrical run in 2011. It Takes a Man and a Woman is now second in terms of total box-office earnings after the 2012 MMFF entry Sisterakas starring the comedy trio of Vice Ganda, Kris Aquino and AiAi delas Alas, which raked in P391 million during its run in Philippine cinemas. All three top-grossers– SisterakasThe Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin, and It Takes a Man and a Woman–are co-productions of ABS-CBN Star Cinema and Viva Films. The international releases of these films is overseen by TFC@theMovies.

In the U.S., the film began its extended run today in almost all theatres due to public demand.  For the updated theatre line-up, please visit www.abs-cbnglobalmovies.com.

Long lines for the movie in Park Ridge, Illinois. (Photos courtesy of Jay Diaz, Bradford Adkins and ABS-CBN Star Cinema)

Long lines for the movie in Park Ridge, Illinois. (Photos courtesy of Jay Diaz, Bradford Adkins and ABS-CBN Star Cinema)

moviegoers line up for "It Takes A Man and a Woman" in Milpitas, California.(Photos courtesy of Jay Diaz, Bradford Adkins and ABS-CBN Star Cinema)

moviegoers line up for “It Takes A Man and a Woman” in Milpitas, California.(Photos courtesy of Jay Diaz, Bradford Adkins and ABS-CBN Star Cinema)

Meanwhile, It Takes a Man and a Woman screenwriter Carmi Raymundo recently revealed that the much talked about wedding vows of Laida and Miggy that made everyone in cinemas cry were written by Sarah and John Lloyd themselves.

“Direk Cathy and I told Sarah and Lloydie that we want them to write Miggy and Laida’s wedding vows. We wanted to hear from them directly what they think were the learnings of their characters,” explained Raymundo, who was also the headwriter of the first two installments of the series namely A Very Special Love and You Changed My Life. “Both were nervous about writing but they were very excited. When they showed me what they wrote, I knew right away that they wrote from the hearts of their characters. They were so sincere, their vows were beautiful!”

Raymundo further shared that Sarah and John Lloyd’s self-made vows were so beautifully written that she almost did not edit it. “It was just really minor edits. Their vows made the ending of Laida and Miggy’s love story a thousand times more special because they spoke their own words. As a writer, that is my gift to them: to let them speak their own words. In the end, it’s like Miggy and Laida really existed and lived,” she related.

Continue to fall in love with Laida and Miggy’s love story in It Takes A Man And A Woman in theatres, now with an extended run in the U.S. and an additional theatre. For more information, visit http://www.abs-cbnglobalmovies.com/  (Mico del Rosario, Star Cinema Ad & Promo Manager, Manila and TFC@theMovies)

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