Startattle.com — The movie “A Second Chance” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo just became a box office record holder.
On its first day, according to PEP, the Popoy and Basha love story sequel earned a whopping 43.3 million pesos.
This makes it the current record holder for the highest gross on opening day for a Filipino movie, outside of the Metro Manila Film Festival.
The film was released on November 25th and shown in 340 movie theaters in the Philippines.
As of November 29th, it earned a total of 200 million pesos. That’s according to Star Cinema:
Congratulations! #ASecondChance has earned more than P200M! Still showing in 360 cinemas nationwide! Maraming salamat mga Kapamilya!
“A Second Chance” has easily surpassed the total gross earnings of its prequel “One More Chance”, which had total box-office earnings of more than 152 million pesos during its whole run in 2007.
For a Cathy Garcia-Molina film, breaking the 100 million peso mark is nothing new.
Most of the films she directed have become mega blockbusters like “It Takes a Man and a Woman” which earned 405 million pesos, “She’s Dating the Gangster” with 334 million peso earnings, and “You Changed My Life” which grossed 232 million pesos.
It took 8 years before the follow-up to the love story of Popoy Gonzales and Basha Eugenio came into fruition.
This time, the plot revolves around their married life as a couple as they experience the usual problems and trials of marriage.
“A Second Chance” also stars Dimples Romana, Arci Munoz, Janus del Prado, James Blanco and Bea Saw, among others.
The film is written by Vanessa Valdez and Carmi Raymundo.
It is produced by Malou Santos and distributed by Star Cinema. — This article was originally written by Startattle.com