MANILA – The movie "Maybe This Time" starring Coco Martin and Sarah Geronimo earned P20 million on its first day of release on Wednesday.
This was announced by Star Cinema’s advertising and promotions manager Mico Del Rosario via his Instagram account Wednesday night.
"Php 20 MILLION Congrats Team #MaybeThisTime to God be the Glory!" he said.
In a series of posts, Star Cinema shared photos of moviegoers enduring long lines to watch the romantic-comedy flick.
In his personal account, Martin thanked everyone who lined up to see his first big screen team-up with Geronimo.
"Maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyong Lahat na nanood na ngayong araw na ito at manonood pa po mamaya hanggang sa nga susunod na araw pa po," he said.
During the movie’s premiere night, Geronimo said she is hoping that Filipino viewers would appreciate her and Martin’s hard work to give a good story which most young adults could relate to.
"Sana po magustuhan niyo ang pelikulang ginawa namin," Geronimo said. "Kung ano man po ang mapapanood niyo, sana po ay maibigan ninyo at sana po ipagkalat niyo sa lahat ng mahal niyo sa buhay para sana mapanood din nila," she said.
Aside from Martin and Geronimo, the movie also features Ruffa Gutierrez, Dennis Padilla, Buboy Garovillo, Sharmaine Buencamino, Tony Mabesa, Ogie Diaz, Marlann Flores, Zeppi Borromeo, Alex Castro, Minnie Aguilar, Kathleen Hermosa, Garlic Garcia, Cecil Paz and Devon Seron.
Written by Melai Monge and Anton Santamaria, "Maybe This Time" centers on former sweethearts Tonio (Martin) and Steph (Geronimo) as they cross paths again years after he left her without closure.
Steph, who works in a PR firm, is tasked by her boss, Monica (Gutierrez), to get Tonio a makeover in time for the opening of a new bar. Matters turn complicated when Steph learns that Tonio and Monica are in a relationship.
"Maybe This Time" is a co-production between Star Cinema and Viva Films and is under the direction of Jerry Lopez Sineneng.
"Maybe This Time" is part of Star Cinema's 20th anniversary.