THE phenomenal love team Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, popularly known as AlDub, has gotten the limelight once again after their movie, “Imagine You and Me,” hit P13 million in gross ticket sales on its first day, making the couple once again, a top topic on Twitter.
As of 6 p. m. of its first day of screening on Wednesday, July 13, the movie has already earned P5,845,544 in Metro Manila, while other provinces obtained P7,020889 in total ticket sales. According to figures released by its producer APT Entertainment, the film’s gross totaled P12,866,433.
A flock of AlDub fans also queued in different theaters nationwide to watch the most-awaited movie.
Meanwhile on Twitter, AlDub nation expressed their “kilig” and excitement using the hashtag #ALDUBImagineYouAndMe and has recorded 7.8 million tweets since July 4.
“Imagine You and Me” is AlDub’s first movie abroad inspired by the movie “Serendipity.” It was shot in different parts of Italy including Como and Verona.
In an interview, Maine Mendoza commented that the project is “a dream come true.”
“My life wasn’t like this before AlDub, so I’m just thankful for all the blessings.” Maine, popularly known as Yaya Dub, added.
The movie is AlDub’s second biggest break, following the “Tamang Panahon” concert held at the Philippine Arena which was received by 55,000 fans.
AlDub selected for magazine’s cover
On the other hand, Yes! Magazine editor Jo-Ann Maglipon revealed that the love team was among the magazine’s shortlist for its cover, along with Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, Jaclyn Jose, Kris Aquino and more.
However, Maglipon added that her staff uniformly chose Richards and Mendoza.
She said, “They determine who goes on the cover, who goes inside. Everyone in the staff uniformly wanted Alden and Maine. They just won over a Miss Universe title holder.”
In an interview, Mendoza was surprised and told that it is an honor for them to grace the cover.
Richards considers it as a dream come true.
“I’ve been in the 100 Most Beautiful Stars list for six years since I started po (in showbiz) and lagi ko pong sinasabi na dream ko po makapag-cover naman (I’ve been in the 100 Most Beautiful Stars list for six years since I started my showbiz career and it’s always been my dream to be put in cover page),” he said.