The newest movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo titled “A Second Chance” earned more than P442 million and now considered as the highest grossing local non-Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry of all time. The announcement of the box office income was announced during a victory party for the cast and crew of the movie.
The movie “A Second Chance” broke the previous records set by another Star Cinema movie “Starting Over Again,” which passed the P400-million mark after a month in local cinemas nationwide. Based upon statistics, the movie “A Second Chance” achieved the same feat in just 10 days of showing.
During the victory party of the movie, the main casts and crew were present such as Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz director Cathy Garcia-Molina, and screenwriters Carmi Raymundo and Vanessa Valdez.
Based upon the Philippine cinema history, the record for the highest grossing Filipino Film of all time was achieved by the 2014 MMFF entry movie, “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin.” The comedy flick passed the P456 million box office income mark within 22 days of showing nationwide.
The move “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin,” previously broke the record set by “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy,” and entry in the 2013 edition of the MMFF, which was considered as the highest grossing Filipino Movie of all time before it was unseated by Praybeyt Benjamin.
“A Second Chance,” also held a successful movie showing in different parts of the world, such as the United Kingdom and other major cities in the world except in Singapore and Hong Kong.