James Reid-Nadine Lustre-starrer This Time grosses P15 million on opening day

by Nikko Tuazon
May 5, 2016
James Reid and Nadine Lustre topbill Viva Film's This Time, which was partly shot in Japan.

James Reid and Nadine Lustre's summer movie This Time is off to a good start! The movie, directed by Nuel C. Naval, earned P15 million pesos on its opening day.

This was revealed by Viva Films via its Instagram account earlier today, May 5, with the caption: "Ang pelikulang TUNAY na panalo NATIONWIDE! Rated G by the MTRCB and GRADED A by CEB! A feel-good summer movie para sa buong pamilya! THIS TIME NOW SHOWING! #ThisTimeBlockbusterday2"

This Time
is James and Nadine's first movie as a real-life couple. James and Nadine officially became a couple last February 11. They confirmed their relationship during their JaDine in Love concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last February 20.

In the movie, James portrays an ambassador's grandson named Coby. He has a special bond with his childhood sweetheart Ava (played by Nadine) whom he only sees every summer.

Their bond is challenged by the distance between them, which often times results to miscommunication.

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In an interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the actor and real life boyfriend of Nadine said, "They [Coby and Ava] have this short romance...and then I leave again."

The Viva talent continued, "My grandfather is an ambassador, I don't have my parents anymore. On the first part, they are trying to figure out who they are or what they are to each other."

For her part, Nadine narrated, "Ako po dito si Ava. Fine Arts student po ako. Ito kasing love story ni Coby [James] at Ava nagkikita lang po sila tuwing summer."

The 22-year-old actress added, "Kasi medyo bata pa sila actually, kaya parang they could say na magkababata silang dalawa. Yun nga, as the years go by, talagang tuwing summer lang sila nagkikita."

The movie marks JaDine's fifth time to be paired on the big screen. Their first team up was for the Wattpad movie Diary Ng Panget: The Movie (2014) which grossed over P120 million pesos. This was followed by Talk Back and You're Dead (2014), Para Sa Hopeless Romantic (2015), and the Metro Manila Film Festival blockbuster hit Beauty and the Bestie (2015).

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Other cast members of the film are Freddie Webb, Nova Villa, Yam Concepcion, Candy Pangilinan, Issa Pressman, Tess Antonio, and Al Tantay.

(Read REVIEW: James Reid and Nadine Lustre have pure chemistry in predictable yet endearing This Time)

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