Popoy and Basha did not just vent the tears out of our tears. These “A Second Chance” main characters’ experiences actually divulge several facts about running a business.
“A Second Chance” is a Cathy Garcia-Molina film which followed its prequel “One More Chance” only after eight years. Both films starred Bea Alonzo (Basha) and John Lloyd Cruz (Popoy) together with the Thursday Group: Dimples Romana (Krizzy), Bea Saw (Anj), James Blanco (Kenneth), Janus Del Prado (Chinno), and Ahron Villena (JP), alongside a number of reputable actors and actresses.
The sequel was produced due to popular demand. Even Alonzo stated in a press conference for a brand that the One More Chance team had a hard time of deciding whether to go on with the seuquel or not.
“To tell you honestly, sobrang finafight pa siya ng mga minds namin lahat. Hindi namin alam kung tama or ano but… naramdaman namin kung gaano nila [fans] na-miss si Popoy at Basha (To tell you honestly, we were really fighting it in our minds. We did not know if it was right or not, but we felt how the fans missed Popoy and Basha),” the leading lady said.
The outcome was spectacular as the movie garnered 43.3 million ticket sales on its opening day, breaking all records of highest gross opening sales of non-MMFF movies in the Philippines.