The figure is definitely huge as other local movies usually earn that amount in 5 to 7 days. The amount is also comparable to the first day gross of Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz‘ movie “A Very Special Love.” Both movies had their grand opening on a rainy day and Star Cinema claims its a shower of blessing or a sign of good luck.
“A Very Special Love” is a certified box-office hit not only because it surpassed P140 million but also it became the talk-of-the-town. The critics loved the movie because it’s well-made, it’s highly entertaining and the actors delivered. The movie, by the way, received the highest grade of “A” from Cinema Evaluation Board.
The same can be said in the Star Cinema movie “For the First Time.” The people who were able to watch it’s grand opening have only good words to say about the movie. They love the chemistry between its lead actors KC and Richard. And you can say that the camera loves both of them because they look great together on screen. And as a bonus, the beautiful sceneries of Greece will leave you breathless.
Although some critics find the execution of the dialogues between KC and Richard a little off, the two each has moments of promise in the acting arena. Richard’s portrayal of a happy-go-lucky playboy is very natural and his acting is quite refined. He is in control. KC, on the other hand, has her “kikay” moments you won’t believe it’s her first time acting in a movie. And who can forget Candy Pangilinan’s funny antics. Although her scenes are limited, she provided a high amount of entertainment value in the movie.
Although following the romantic movie “A Very Special Love” is tough specially for another romantic movie, “For the First Time” has a special appeal on its own. For one, it’s the first time that two treasured possessions from rival networks teamed up. That alone is reason enough to watch the movie.
And if the first batch of people who watched the movie liked it and talk about it, then its bound to be a monster hit that could establish more “firsts” in the movie industry.