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Coco-Sarah’s ‘Maybe This Time’ reaps box office gold

/ 02:57 AM June 04, 2014

• TFC@theMovies to screen film globally starting in North America on June 6


REDWOOD CITY, California — Coco Martin, the Philippines’ “Primetime TV King,” and Sarah Geronimo, “Box Office Queen and Pop Princess of the Philippines,” translated their on-screen chemistry in ABS-CBN’s Star Cinema’s and Viva Films’ “Maybe This Time” into box office gold, earning P60 ($1.5) million four days after it opened.

“Maybe This Time” will open on June 6 in 35 theatres in the US, in the states of Washington, California, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Florida and Hawaii.


Also on June 6, it will screen in Canada in 12 theatres in the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, Scarborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Surrey, Vancouver, Saskatoon and Regina.

Later this June, the movie will be seen internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Greece, Ireland, Norway, France, United Kingdom, Qatar, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates.

The story about a simple city girl (Steph) and a small-town boy (Tonio) who fall in love but get separated by ambition and the need to provide for family is a theme that resonates with many. When they cross paths seven years later through a fateful assignment made by the girl’s sophisticated PR boss (Monica) for a new client, some complications arise. The client is Tonio who is now Monica’s boyfriend. Will this become an opportunity to rekindle an old flame or will it finally be closure for Steph after Tonio left her without saying goodbye?

“It’s complicated,” laughed ABS-CBN Global Head of Theatricals and TV and film director John-D Lazatin. “These are not cardboard characters and it’s not a formulaic story. The narrative is based on real life experiences and emotions. When you watch the film, you see the characters’ journeys, their struggles, their dilemmas, and their choices that would impact their lives. You will truly feel for them, especially with Coco and Sarah displaying greater maturity and polish in their acting here. Ruffa as Monica is a standout. This is a must-see Filipino film this summer.”

“Maybe This Time” is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and written by Anton Santamaria and Melai Monge. It also stars Ruffa Guttierez, Ogie Diaz, Dennis Padilla, Marlann Flores, Zeppi Borromeo, Garlic Garcia, Minnie Aguilar, Boboy Garovillo, and Sharmaine Buencamino.

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