REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – It’s now official: Catch Me… I’m In Love, the first ever team-up of Philippine Pop Princess and Box Office Queen Sarah Geronimo and Action Drama Prince Gerald Anderson is a certified Filipino box-office hit in the United States. 

 

After opening on April 1 in seven cities - Los Angeles (Cerritos), San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas , Honolulu, New Jersey-Hoboken and New 

Jersey-Bergenfield – the movie drew record crowds that ABS-CBN International’s Starry Starry Store had to extend theatrical runs in three cities: Los Angeles (Cerritos), San Diego and Las Vegas.  On top of this, starting April 15, Catch Me… I’m In Love will be screened in theatres in seven more cities: Seattle, WA; Norfolk, VA; Jacksonville, FL; Orange, CA; Union City, CA; Milpitas, CA; and in another theater in Las Vegas, NV.

 

In the Philippines, Catch Me… I’m In Love remains the number one movie, raking in P89.73 million in less than two weeks.  It has warded off threats so far from big Hollywood films like Sucker Punch, Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never, Hop and Source Code.

 

Catch Me… I’m In Love has already surpassed the final grosses of the separate movies of Sarah and Gerald in 2010: Paano na Kaya (“How Then?”; Gerald and Kim Chiu) earned P82.02 million while Till My Heartaches End grossed P60.48 million; Hating Kapatid (Sarah and Judy Ann Santos) made P81.98 million.

 

The movie, which is a modern take on a Cinderella story, revolves around the unlikely romance between a social worker played by Sarah and the spoiled, mysterious playboy and only son of the country’s president played by Gerald.  Joining them are Christopher de Leon, Dawn Zulueta, Joey Marquez, Ketsup Eusebio, Arlene Muhlach, Sam Pinto, Janus del Prado and up-and-coming teen idol Matteo Guidicelli, among others. At the helm is Mae Czarina Cruz, the director behind the 2010 box-office hit Babe, I Love You (Sam Milby-Anne Curtis), and the wildly popular TFC teleseryes Maging Sino Ka Man (Whoever You May Be) and Magkaribal (Rivals).

 

Raymond Lo, U.S. correspondent for the widely read Philippine Star said, “Catch Me… I’m In Love is thoroughly entertaining and watching it has got me thinking that Sarah Geronimo is to today’s Philippine cinema what Sharon Cuneta and Maricel Soriano were in their prime. In Catch Me… I’m In Love, Sarah proves that she is an endearing and credible heroine. I am tempted to say that Philippine cinema has found its new queen!”

 

 “For the past years, the most number of theaters we’ve had to screen a Filipino film is 11.  This is the first time we’ve done 14.  The record success of Catch Me… I’m In Love is a testament to the growing patronage for Philippine-made and Filipino language films in the U.S.  While film analysts are lamenting the general downturn in audience appreciation of foreign language films in America, in contrast, here is the Filipino community in the U.S. showing a robust appreciation for films from their homeland.  We at ABS-CBN hope to continue being the catalyst for Filipino film growth here,” said Kerwin Du, ABS-CBN International’s head of theatricals.

 

Catch Me… I’m In Lovecan be seen in the following theaters and cities:

 

Until April 14, 2011:

 

LOS ANGELES

Cerritos Stadium Cinema

12761 Towne Center Drive

Cerritos, CA 90701

 

NEW JERSEY - HOBOKEN
Clearview Hoboken Cinemas
409 14th Street

Hoboken, NJ 07030
www.MovieTickets.com

 

Until April 21, 2011:

 

NEW JERSEY - BERGENFIELD
Clearview Bergenfield Cinemas
58 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

www.MovieTickets.com

 

SAN DIEGO

UA Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza

San Diego, CA 92101

 

LAS VEGAS

Regal Village Square Stadium

9400 W. Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89058

 

From April 15-21, 2011:

 

SEATTLE

Parkway New Plaza Stadium 12

5910 South 180th Street

Tukwila, WA 98188

 

NORFOLK

Cinemark 18

880 North Military Hwy

Norfolk, VA 23502

 

JACKSONVILLE

Cinemark Tinseltown

4535 Southside Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32216

 

TROPICANA-LAS VEGAS

Cinemark Orleans 18

4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89103

 

From April 15-28, 2011:

 

ORANGE

Orange Stadium Promenade

1701 W. Katella Avenue

Orange, CA 92868

 

UNIONCITY

Century 25

32100 Union Landing

Union City, CA 94587

 

MILPITAS

Century Great Mall

1010 Great Mall Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035

 

For more information, please visit www.abs-cbnglobalmovies.com

 

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