After only four days in the cinema, Viva Films' Diary ng Panget has grossed $1,366,418 (P61,488,810) per boxofficemojo.com data as of April 2-6, 2014. This puts the movie on the 3rd spot on our list of Highest Grossing Filipino Films this 2014 which is dominated by Star Cinema movies.
The film's only recognizable star, James Reid is a former ABS-CBN talent and grand winner of the network's Big Brother franchise. His onscreen partner, Nadine Lustre, has appeared in some tv shows prior but along with Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras is still a neophyte in the industry.
The four main cast were lauded by fans and critics alike for their effective portrayal in the film (Read our movie review here). Their names have become widely visible in social media for the past week and have generated requests for more shows and guestings in local networks.
Diary ng Panget is an adaptation of a popular Wattpad novel written by a 19 year-old Filipina who is based in London.