John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo's top 5 highest-grossing films

by Michelle Licup
Nov 26, 2021
Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz
The John Lloyd Cruz-Bea Alonzo love team was born in 2002, and have worked together in many box-office movies.

John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo have been a love team since 2002.

The two were first paired on television, and their tandem eventually headlined box-office hits that were marked by a mix of kilig and tear-jerking scenes that fans remember through the years.

Today, John Lloyd and Bea both find themselves in GMA-7, and fans wish that being in the same network means they could reunite in a movie or teleserye.

Now that they have recently appeared in a commercial for a popular fast-food chain, could a comeback film be next?

For now, (Philippine Entertainment Portal) looks back at the top five highest-grossing John Lloyd-Bea movies. All the figures were publicly announced by Star Cinema.

Close to You (2006): PHP127 MILLION

Close To You movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo

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Released on February 15, 2006, Close to You introduced Sam Milby as the second lead.

It was directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

Cast members: Tetchie Agbayani, Nova Villa, Melanie Marquez, Boboy Garovillo, Cacai Bautista, Joanne Quintas, Karel Marquez, and Glaiza de Castro.

The film garnered John Lloyd a nomination for Best Actor in ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards 2007 and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in Golden Screen Award in 2007.


Miss You Like Crazy movie John Llod Cruz and Bea Alonzo

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Miss You Like Crazy was released on February 24, 2010 as a post-Valentine treat for viewers. Again directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, the film's gross earnings totaled to PHP143 million (approximately US$2.86 million), as reported by Star Cinema.

Cast members: Maricar Reyes, Noel Trinidad, Ryan Eigenmen, Ina Feleo, Ketchup Eusebio, Gerald Hans Isaac, Tirso Cruz III, Bembol Roco, Sylvia Sanchez, Malou de Guzman, JM De Guzman, Diane Medina, Marites Joaquin, Sid Lucero, and Jun Urbano.

For their roles in the film, John Lloyd and Bea both received acting honors from the GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards in 2011. Bea took home the Film Actress of the Year award, while John Lloyd was awarded Film Actor of the Year.

One More Chance (2007): PHP152.7 MILLION

One More Chance movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo

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Who could ever forget these iconic lines?

“Sana ako pa rin… ako na lang… ako na lang ulit.”

“She loved me at my worst, you had me at my best, yet you chose to break my heart...”

These and other heart-breaking scenes in One More Chance made it one of the most unforgettable Filipino films of all time, as hailed by Filipino audiences.

Another Cathy Garcia-Molina film, it was released on November 14, 2007.

Cast members: Derek Ramsay, Maja Salvador, Dimples Romana, Beatrice Saw, Janus del Prado, Lauren Young, James Blanco, Ahron Villena, Nanette Inventor, Al Tantay, Bodjie Pascua, Nikki Gil, Melissa Mendez, and Sharmaine Buencamino.

One More Chance snagged multiple awards, including Box-Office King and Box-Office Queen for John Lloyd and Bea respectively in the 38th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards, Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Drama) for John Lloyd in the 5th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards, Movie of the Year in the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies, among others.

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The Mistress (2012): PHP262.82 million

The Mistress movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo

A few years after the success of Miss You Like Crazy, John Lloyd and Bea were reunited in The Mistress. This film marked the celebration of their 10th anniversary as a love team.

Directed by Olivia Lamasan, The Mistress was released on September 12, 2012.

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Cast members: Ronaldo Valdez, Hilda Koronel, Anita Linda, Carmi Martin, Clarence Delgado, Tony Mabesa, K Brosas, Minnie Aguilar, Gabe Mercado, and Nor Domingo in the film.

The film also won multiple awards, with John Lloyd and Bea snagging the Box-Office King and Box-Office Queen awards in the 44th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards, John Lloyd as Best Actor in the 31st Luna Awards, and other awards for the cast and crew.

A Second Chance (2015): PHP445.9 MILLION

A Second Chance movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo

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After eight years of waiting, the much-awaited sequel to One More Chance was finally released on November 25, 2015.

Cathy Garcia-Molina returned to direct A Second Chance, which, to date, remains the highest-grossing film of the love team.

Cast members: Dimples Romana, Janus del Prado, James Blanco, Beatrice Saw, Ahron Villena, Melissa Mendez, Al Tantay, and Sharmaine Buencamino.

Meanwhile, Billy Crawford, Arci Muñoz, and Sue Ramirez had cameo roles.

While the film had many nominations, only Bea Alonzo scored a win as Movie Actress of the Year in the 2016 Star Awards.

Which of the five films is your top favorite?

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