Sarah Geronimo-Coco Martin starrer, Maybe This Time, grosses P20 million on opening day

Sarah Geronimo admits that she initially felt uncomfortable portraying a young girl whose situation has a close resemblance to her own love story. However, she decided to give her full commitment to her role in Maybe This Time wherein she is paired with Coco Martin.

Maybe This Time, the first movie of Coco Martin and Sarah Geronimo, grossed P20 million during its opening day last May 28.

This was announced by Star Cinema Ad Prom manager Mico del Rosario on Wednesday night.

On his Instagram account, del Rosario posted:

"Php 20 MILLION #Congrats Team #MaybeThisTime to God be the Glory!"

Maybe This Time marks the reunion of Coco and Sarah after working with each other in ABS-CBN's musical series IDOL in 2010.

In the film, the characters of Coco and Sarah have a summer romance in 2007 that blossomed into a lasting love.

Coco is cast as Tonio, a simple man from the province who wants to become a seaman. He is smitten by Steph (played by Sarah) whom he affectionately calls Teptep.

Their romance was cut short when Tonio suddenly disappeared from Teptep's life for reasons he could not tell her.

Seven years later, Teptep finds out that Tonio is the girlfriend of the socialite Monica (Ruffa Gutierrez) who happens to her boss in the PR firm where she works.

When Teptep/Steph is tasked to reinvent Tonio, their feelings for each other are rekindled.

Directed by Jerry Sineneng, Maybe This Time is graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board.

During the recent blog conference of the movie, both Coco and Sarah admitted that their characters in the movie are very similar to their real-life personas.

"Noong ginagawa ko ito, naisip ko, 'true-to-life ito ha!'

"Yung character ko dito, nag-abroad, nakapag-ipon at tina-try na magbihis [sosyal]," Coco said with a laugh.

When Sarah was asked how she could relate to her character, she pointed out:

"As a young adult, may mga issues na kailangan nating pagdaanan sa buhay natin. Lalo na napakalaking parte ng buhay natin ang lovelife natin. Hindi mo maiiwasan."

As for Coco, he considers it fortuitous to show people a side that is not normally seen by the public.

"Ang saya-saya ko sa set kasi ako ito, e.

"Napapakilala ko sa tao kung sino talaga ako. Pero siyempre ang napapanood ng mga tao, character ko ang nakikita nila."

Coco then admitted that he has a tendency to be guarded when it comes to dealing with the media.

"Lalo ako medyo mailap ako sa mga interviews. Hindi naman basta-basta nakikilala ang totoong pagkatao ko.

"Kung sumagot man ako sa press con o sa interview, pulido na. Hindi ko napapakita ang mga kahinaan ko.

"Pero dito sa unang pagkakataon, kung ano ako makikita sa pelikula na ito."

As for Sarah, she admitted that she initially felt uneasy portraying a young girl whose situation has a close resemblance to her own love story.

"At first nga, uncomfortable ka kasi medyo close sa personal experiences mo pero sabi ko nga, gusto ko mag grow as an actress...

"May ilang areas sa istorya na medyo hawig ng konti, pero tinanggap ko siya ng buong-buo at binigay ko ang 100 percent commitment ko para sa mga manonood kasi alam ko marami ang makaka-relate sa character ko."

At this point, Coco exclaimed, "Talambuhay namin ito!"

What lessons did they learn while shooting Maybe This Time?

The Popstar Princess replied, "Everything has its perfect timing. Everything happens for a reason.

"Siguro may pag-ibig na akala mo hindi magbubunga ng maganda at parang hindi kayo para sa isa't isa...pero God has His way."






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