A Second Chance, the reunion movie of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz, has earned P43.3 million on its opening day.
Star Cinema's AdProm Manager Mico del Rosario announced on his Twitter account that A Second Chance has earned "P18 million as of 5 pm" on November 25.
In his Instagram account, he announced that the first day gross of the movie raeched P43.3 million.
The Star Cinema executive pointed out: "Due to the deluge of audience in the evening, more midnight screenings were opened by the cinemas--bringing the gross of A SECOND CHANCE to a phenomenal level."
Mr. del Rosario says A Second Chance now holds the record for having "the highest non-MMFF [Metro Manila Film Festival] 1st day opening for a Filipino movie."
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, A Second Chance is graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
In an interview with Bea and JLC, the lead stars said that they felt less pressured after watching the sequel of their 2007 movie One More Chance.
The red carpet premiere was held yesterday, November 24, at SM Megamall wherein the romantic drama was simultanously screened in three cinemas.
Bea, who plays Basha, told PEP.ph and other members of the press, “Ako mas nabawasan… Nabawasan siya noong napanuod ko yung material na meron kami.
“Yung pelikula, I know that we have a good film, a decent film to show to everybody.’
John Lloyd added that although he is confident with their movie, he knows that this fact might also add to expectations of moviegoers, especially since it has been eight years since One More Chance was shown.
He said, “Pero sometimes kasi, nakakadagdag din yun sa expectations, sa pressure.
“We try to manage it. As much as possible, we try to encourage the audience to enter the cinemas with an open mind.
“Siyempre you’re talking about a story that has an eight-year gap. Siyempre iba na yung desisyon nila sa buhay. So it’s actually…it’s quite a challenge.”
In A Second Chance, the lead stars reprise their roles as Popoy and Basha, lovers who got married and are now dealing with problems of married life.