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7 of the biggest big-screen debuts and comebacks of 2017

Star Cinema welcomed and missed these fresh and familiar love teams and faces

Patricia Matalog
Patricia Matalog

12/27/2017 in News
7 of the biggest big-screen debuts and comebacks of 2017

It’s safe to say that 2017 surely has been a fruitful year for Star Cinema. From blockbuster movies to birth and comeback of love teams in the big screen, they are a living proof that the Philippine cinema hasn’t lost its prominence – and in fact, it still is alive as ever.

So without further ado, let’s trace back some of the most memorable big screen debuts and comebacks in Star Cinema this year. We have also added some bonus videos to make your hearts squeal more! ;)

1. AshLloyd

Unfiltered: John Lloyd shares the latest on his film with Sarah

Four years after the very successful last installment of the Laida-Miggy love story on “It Takes a Man and a Woman,” John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo, collectively known as AshLloyd, have finally come back and made all our hearts flutter and cry on “Finally Found Someone.” Fans surely did miss their team-up as it earned a whopping P20 million on its opening gross. Then it raked in P316.5 million worldwide.

2. MayWard

Unfiltered: MayWard gets real on their friendship, passion for acting, and big screen debut

Months into their love team, Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, better known as MayWard, already had their film debut alongside their co-“Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7” housemates, Kisses Delavin and Marco Gallo in “Loving in Tandem” last September. And looks like the online world got #shookt with MayWard’s undeniably super nakakakilig chemistry, as its trailer garnered over one million views in just less than 24 hours. What a milestone for showbiz beginners!

3. Toni-Piolo

Unfiltered: Piolo Pascual talks about his 'ermitanyo' look, movie with Toni

Yet another immensely missed team-up, “Last Night” marked Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual’s comeback film which premiered in theaters last September. While its plot is far from their hit romantic movie “Starting Over Again,” we must admit, the spark is still there, right? ;)

4. ShaBin

Unfiltered: No-holds-barred, Sharon addresses new movie with Robin, rumored marriage woes + more 

Perhaps one of the most anticipated and biggest comebacks this year, Megastar Sharon Cuneta and action star Robin Padilla proved that they still got it even after their love team has been on hiatus for 16 years. The excitement and anticipation reflected in “Unexpectedly Yours'” total gross, which amounted to over P249 million as of December 21. Iba talaga ang tatak ShaBin! \m/

5. McLisse

Love Out Loud (Full): McLisse

Although they have been pretty active in television shows and other promotional activities (which brings us back to their Love Out Loud episode in the video above), McCoy De Leon and Elisse Joson’s love team just had their big-screen debut as a love team in “Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday,” an official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017. We hope it's just the start of their many acting ventures in film! <3

6. Aga Muhlach

Aga Muhlach is Allan | 'Seven Sundays'

He has already established a reputation, and his name says it all. THE Aga Muhlach finally returned to the big screen after six long years in the family-comedy-drama film “Seven Sundays.” He slayed the role just like how he always does, and I guess there’s no better way to say it: he’s the real petmalung lodi!

7. Pia Wurtzbach

Unfiltered: Pia talks about first shooting experience with Vice and Daniel, stunt training + more

It’s been a while since Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach verged into acting, so she made sure she went all-out with her first film. She unleashed her comic yet still sexy side in “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad,” where she stars alongside Daniel Padilla and Vice Ganda. The film is an official entry to the MMFF 2017, and is showing in cinemas nationwide!

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