Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards Crowned Box Office Royalty at 2024 Awards

Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards won the Box Office Queen and King titles at the 52nd Box Office Entertainment Awards for their performances in "A Very Good Girl" and "Five Breakups and A Romance", respectively. The event celebrated the Philippine movie industry's biggest achievers and recognized the two actors' outstanding contributions.

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Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards Crowned Box Office Royalty at 2024 Awards

Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards Crowned Box Office Royalty at 2024 Awards

The 52nd Box Office Entertainment Awards, presented by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (GMMSF), Inc., took place on May 12, 2024, at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater of Ateneo De Manila University in Manila, Philippines. The star-studded event celebrated the Philippine movie industry's biggest achievers, with Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards taking home the coveted Box Office Queen and King titles, respectively.

Bernardo, who previously won the Box Office Queen title in 2017 for her role in "Barcelona," clinched the 2024 crown for her outstanding performance in the film "A Very Good Girl," co-starring Dolly De Leon. The actress looked stunning in a custom-made Mark Bumgarner gown, featuring a tie-up halter neck top and a mermaid skirt with a backless detail and deep-V neckline. Styled by Kim and Boop Yap, Bernardo completed her elegant ensemble with a nude, soft-glam makeup look, a clean mid-ponytail by John Valle, and glamorous dangling earrings from Mei Diamond Jewelry.

Richards, on the other hand, was named Box Office King for his film "Five Breakups and A Romance," which co-starred Julia Montes, a close friend of Bernardo's. The two actors previously collaborated on the 2019 blockbuster hit "Hello, Love, Goodbye," which held the record for the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time until it was surpassed by Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes' Metro Manila Film Festival entry, "Rewind."

In their acceptance speeches, both Bernardo and Richards expressed gratitude to those who helped them achieve their awards. Bernardo shared, "Hi, good evening. What an honor to be here tonight. So this wouldn't be possible without 'A Very Good Girl', so I'd like to thank my Star Cinema family and the ABS-CBN family for entrusting this project to me despite all the challenges... Maraming maraming salamat po sa tiwala." (Thank you very much for the trust.)

Richards, in turn, said, "Una po sa lahat, gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa Guillermo Memorial Foundation and of course sa award giving body para po sa box office recognition na ito... Maraming salamat po." (First of all, I want to thank the Guillermo Memorial Foundation and of course the award giving body for this recognition... Thank you very much.)

The awarding ceremony also sparked excitement among fans as a viral video clip showed Richards assisting Bernardo backstage. In a recent interview with Preview magazine, Richards addressed the status of his relationship with Bernardo, stating, "Whatever is happening between Kath and I, I really want it to be personal." He also revealed that their friendship remained strong after filming "Hello, Love, Goodbye," saying, "The friendship never ended. Naging solid din talaga 'yung samahan naming lahat." (The friendship remained solid.)

The 2024 Box Office Entertainment Awards not only recognized Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards for their outstanding performances but also celebrated the Philippine movie industry's resilience and success. As the two actors continue to captivate audiences with their talent and charisma, fans eagerly await their future projects and collaborations, both on and off the screen.

Key Takeaways

  • Kathryn Bernardo wins Box Office Queen title for "A Very Good Girl" at 52nd Box Office Entertainment Awards.
  • Alden Richards named Box Office King for "Five Breakups and A Romance" at the same awards.
  • Bernardo and Richards express gratitude in acceptance speeches.
  • Viral video shows Richards assisting Bernardo backstage, sparking excitement among fans.
  • Awards celebrate Philippine movie industry's resilience and success.