'Bride For Rent' surpasses P300-million mark

Posted at 02/02/2014 12:41 PM | Updated as of 02/02/2014 12:41 PM

MANILA – The second big screen team-up of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim continued its strong showing at the box office as it surpassed the P300-million mark in terms of ticket sales.

The figure was announced by Mico del Rosario of Star Cinema, which produced the movie “Bride For Rent.”

Chiu also took to the image-sharing site Instagram to thank everyone who has watched the film.

“good morning friends, romans, countrymen!!!!!! WOW!!!!! a GGGOOOOODDDDD MORNING indeed! maraming maraming 1,000,000,000x salamat po sa supporta nyo sa bride for rent!!!!:) unbelievable! overwhelming! basta lahat na! salamat po sa inyong lahat!!!:) #thankyoupapaGOD,” she said.

Chiu also mentioned that the movie is now showing in selected theaters in the United States and Canada.

Meanwhile, movie director Mae Cruz also took to Instagram to express how grateful she is for the success of “Bride For Rent.”

“Feeling so blessed! Thank you God!!! And thank you to all the wonderful people you chose to be part of #brideforrent! thank you too to all who watched and will watch the movie,” she said.

Aside from Chiu and Lim, the movie also features Pilita Corrales, Tirso Cruz III, Dennis Padilla, Matt Evans, Martin del Rosario and Empoy.

The film centers on Rocky (Chiu), whose frantic search for a job leads her to an audition called by Rocco (Lim), who is looking for a woman to pretend to be his wife, in the hope of accessing his trust fund.

With the burden of preventing her family's eviction from their rented home, Rocky takes up the role which soon developsinto a long-term act.