Sharon-Richard’s 3 Words To Forever’ posts P6.6M opening-day gross
Lower your eyebrows now. It has been a week since the much-ballyhooed flick reteaming former sweethearts Richard Gomezand Sharon Cunetahas been released in cinemas across the archipelago and some cities offshore.
3 Words to Forever, a Star Cinema gamble on a love team that never was, raked in P6.5 million at the Box O when it opened on Nov. 28. Not much compared to the take of the recent Daniel Padilla-Kathryn Bernardo outing) though the latter is also in the movie sans her on and off screen darling. Still, the leading movie production company in the country is hopeful the movie has legs to stand up till about another second and third week in the plexes.
Unfavorable notices notwithstanding, the film company proceeds to barrage the potential audience with positive vibes about the Richard-Sharon movie….that it is one members of the family shouldn’t miss because everyone in a family can relate to any of the characters.
The movie’s simple premise that is typical of Cathy Garcia Molina’s is about a couple. Rick (Richard Gomez) and Cristy (Sharon Cuneta), after 25 years of marriage, now separated. Both agree to be quiet about it but will go on with the separation only after their trip to Ormoc for the celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Cristy’s parents, Cito (Freddie Webb) and Tinay (Liza Lorena).
While in Ormoc, Rick and Cristy’s daughter Tin (Kathryn Bernardo) tells them that she is tying the knot with her boyfriend Kyle (Tommy Esguerra).
Those that had seen the movie likened it toFour Sisters and a Wedding (2013) and Seven Sundays (2017) that starts out as a humor-laced depiction of an imperfect Filipino family and later explodes with each and every single character unloading all their pent up frustrations with each other.
But fans of the abortive Sharon-Richard love team are certainly jubilant about 3 Words to Foreverand why not?
Star Cinema has proudly claimed it had been able to bring back the tandem that once tickled the fantasies of many Sharonians (especially at the time after the Sharon-Gabby tandem crumbled to the ground like pulverized hollow blocks after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. The Sharon-Richard tandem was the aftershock of that major blow and it gave many a Sharonian reason to fantasize that their beloved idol’s broken marriage would also get through a rainbow filled fulfillment.
But just like in most Tagalog movies about failed marriage, the Sharon-Richard off-screen romance failed to rev up, and the two followed each of their path to separate directions.
Now, Richard, mayor of Ormoc City, lives a happy married life with wife Lucy, a congressman in the same city, and Sharon with his Kiko Pangilinan, a senator.
In Three Words to Forever however, the audience is able to take a peak at what Richard and Sharon’s love chapter off-screen, though implicitly. And that’s what makes 3 Words to Forever something fans are looking forward to see in theaters nationwide