BRAZIL: 'Iron Man 3' Triumphs Against 'Epic' Premiere on May 22, 2013
Iron Man 3 survived its first test at the Brazilian box office last weekend. The superhero film faced off against the premiere of Epic, the first animated film to hit the market since The Croods saw its release nine weeks ago. The Croods has grossed $16.7 million in Brazil to date, one of the most successful films of the year in the market. Epic wasn't able to replicate as big of a splash, opening in 621 screens for a $2.3 million opening weekend. Iron Man 3 grossed $2.8 million over the weekend, retaining the top spot but losing in per-screen average to Epic. The premiere of 21 and Over in Brazil, retitled as "Finally 18" for local audiences, also had a strong debut in 118 screens -nearly matching the per-screen average of Iron Man 3 with a $3,293 average. Side Effects opened in seventh placed but filled movie theaters with an equally strong $3,246 average. Domestic film Vai Que Da Certo is winding down its theatrical release rounding out the top ten with a $14.3 million cume -a fantastic figure for a Brazilian film. Somos Tao Jovems might not reach the same heights as its domestic counterpart. Somos Tao Jovems ranked in third last weekend with a $1 million gross, reaching a $7.2 million total in its third week.
Box Office Results for Brazil. May 17-19, 2013
BRAZIL: 'Iron Man 3' Breaks $40M on May 19, 2013
Iron Man 3 reached the $40 million milestone in Brazil this weekend, taking its cumulative gross in the market to $42.1 million. Brazil joins China (109.5M), South Korea ($61.1M), the UK ($52.1M), Mexico ($45.9M), and Russia ($42.2M) as the only territories where Iron Man 3 has reached the $40 million mark.
BRAZIL: 'Iron Man 3' Aims for $40M on May 17, 2013
Iron Man 3 has been a success in Brazil, reaching $39.4 million as it heads into the weekend ready to break the $40 million mark. The superhero film has led the Brazilian box office for three consecutive weeks. This weekend's release of Epic, a new fairytale-themed animated film, is the only serious challenge for Iron Man 3 as it heads into its fourth week in Brazil.
'Iron Man 3' is #1 for Third Consecutive Weekend on May 14, 2013
Iron Man 3 enjoyed a third consecutive weekend atop the Brazilian box office, grossing $4 million to reach a $37 million cume. Brazilian film Somos Tao Jovems kept last week's second place spot, adding another $1.4 million to its $5.3 million domestic total. Somos Tao Jovems will hope to keep a steady hold-over performance in the coming weeks if it wants to replicate the runaway success of fellow domestic sensation Vai Que Da Certo, which has grossed $14.2 million to date. The Last Exorcism 2 and Identity Thief opened on a smaller scale over the weekend, each bringing in grosses around the $500,000 mark.
Box office results for Brazil. May 10-12, 2013.
BRAZIL: 'Iron Man 3' Nears $40M on May 12, 2013
Brazil is shaping up to be a major territory for Iron Man 3. The action flick has already grossed $37.6 million there, making it the fifth strongest territory for Disney's mega blockbuster.
Check back this week for Brazil's top 10.