The Third Party

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The Third Party
The Third Party poster.jpg
Theatrical movie poster
Directed byJason Paul Laxamana
Written by
  • Charlene Sawit-Esguerra
  • Patrick John Valencia
Story byEnrico C. Santos
Music byJessie Lasaten
CinematographyDexter Dela Peña
Edited byNoah Tonga
Distributed byStar Cinema
Release date
October 12, 2016
Box office₱110 million
(as of November 2, 2016) (Worldwide)[1]

The Third Party is a 2016 Filipino romantic comedy drama film starring Angel Locsin, Sam Milby and Zanjoe Marudo. It is directed by Jason Paul Laxamana from a screenplay written by Charlene Sawit-Esguerra and Patrick John Valencia.[2][3]

The film was produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions and was theatrically released in Philippine cinemas on October 12, 2016, by Star Cinema.

The film marks Angel Locsin's second movie this year after Everything About Her, and serves a reunion for her and Zanjoe Marudo who both starred in the 2012 film One More Try; both films were also released by Star Cinema.[4]


The story revolves between exes Andi, an events manager who aspires to be a fashion designer (portrayed by Angel) and Max, a cosmetic surgeon (portrayed by Sam) who both find ways to keep their relation intact after a breakup. But later on, Max finds new love with a gay Pediatrician for children, Christian (portrayed by Zanjoe). The film also tackles friendship and how a person gets to know more about himself.[5][6]


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Supporting Cast[edit]


The Third Party was theatrically released in the Philippines on October 12, 2016, by Star Cinema.[1]


Box office[edit]

The film has grossed ₱10 million on its first day.[1] The film is successful nationwide and worldwide, despite its genre, giving a boost to the LGBT community. The Third Party reached the 100 Million mark on its 3rd week of showing, joining other successful films that reached 100 Million, and expects more viewers in its 4th week and beyond.

As of April 2019, the movie is available in the United States and elsewhere on Netflix.


Award Giving Body Recipient Award Result
19th Gawad PASADO Awards
PinakaPASADOng Katuwang na Aktor
33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies
Movie Actor of the Year


Baby, I Love Your Way by Morissette Amon and Harana (originally by Peter Frampton) was released as the official soundtrack for the movie.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c "'The Third Party' earns P10M on opening day". ABS-CBN Corporation. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
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