'Hello, Love, Goodbye' Just Became The Highest-Grossing Filipino Film Of All Time
The Cathy Garcia-Molina film has raked in over P800 million worldwide
That’s what we call star power.
We all knew that Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards were box-office superstars, and Hello, Love, Goodbye’s earnings continue to solidify that.
The Cathy Garcia-Molina romcom just became the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time, surpassing another Kathryn Bernardo-starrer, The Hows of Us. According to Star Cinema, Hello, Love, Goodbye has earned ₱880,603,490 worldwide as of September 3, 2019. The film joins other Star Cinema films—A Second Chance, starring Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz and Starting Over Again, starring Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual, for instance—as some of the most successful Filipino movies ever made.
Hello, Love, Goodbye isn’t just a blockbuster hit, though: it’s also critically-acclaimed, earning an average of 4 stars out of 5 from Filipino film critics. It’s often mentioned as a landmark story of love and struggle, and Kathryn and Alden’s performances are frequently mentioned as being one of the film’s high points.
Kathryn wasn’t kidding this whole time. In August, just as the film premiered, she swore that she would “bet her life on the story.” With how much Hello, Love, Goodbye has seemed to affect the hearts of viewers, she put her faith right where it needed to be.