This Time (film)

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This Time
Directed by Nuel Crisostomo Naval
Written by Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario
Based on That One Summer
by Alyloony
Distributed by Viva Films
Release date
  • May 4, 2016 (2016-05-04)
Running time
126 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Box office ₱100 million[1]
(estimated only)

This Time is a 2016 Filipino romantic drama film directed by Nuel Crisostomo Naval, starring real life couple, James Reid and Nadine Lustre. The film was loosely based on the Wattpad novel That One Summer by Aly Almario. This Time is Rated G by the MTRCB and Graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board.[2][3] It was released on May 4, 2016 by Viva Films and made ₱15 million pesos on its first opening day of showing.[4][5]


Coby Martinez (James Reid) and Ava Buhay (Nadine Lustre) are childhood friends who only see each other every summer. Their friendship blossomed into a romance; however, they have yet to put a label on it. When Ava enters college she struggled with continuing her unclear relationship with Coby. She has met a new friend in Aldrin which made Coby reflect on the value of Ava in his life and their relationship.[6][7]



Box office[edit]

This Time garnered PHP 15 million on its opening day.[8] The film's production company never released publicly its official final gross, but a website called Spikedaily, posted in their article that the film's gross is estimated PHP 100 million.[1]

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