White House Down took down the three consecutive weeks atop the Brazilian box office for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The Roland Emmerich action film opened to $1.5 million across 365 screens. It's a marked improvement over the $1.06 million debut of Olympus Has Fallen earlier this year. Olympus Has Fallen went on to gross $3 million in Brazil. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters settled for a $899k second place performance. The Percy Jackson sequel has grossed $9.9 million, already surpassing the $8.6 million performance of the original.
Two disappointing bows in limited release marked a grim outlook for Jobs and One Direction: This is Us. The biopic struggled in 209 screens with a middling $2,600 per-screen average. The One Direction concert film posted a $2,491 per-screen average to finish its debut with $532k, about half of what Justin Bieber: Never Say Never grossed in its 2011 opening. Justin Bieber's own documentary went on to gross $3 million in Brazil, suggesting a result in the $2 million range for One Direction.
Top 10 Films in Brazil. September 6-8, 2013
Brazilian director Jose Padilha will debut in Hollywood by directing the Robocop reboot, a high-profile project with the potential of spawning a franchise. The new trailer suggests a return to many themes already present in in Padilha's previous films dealing with police crises and tactical strikes against urban crime. Robocop will hit theaters on February 7, 2014.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters spent another weekend leading the Brazilian box office, overshadowing strong performances from a trio of comedies to reach an $8.5 million cume. The sequel has proven popular since its August 16 premiere and is poised to surpass the original's $8.6 million lifetime total in the territory in the coming days.
The Internship posted a $1 million debut in second place, finishing ahead of third place comedy Grown Ups 2 in a lukewarm debut. Grown Ups 2 closed the weekend with a $4.5 million debut. Local comedy Drive if You Can premiered in fourth place with a $766k bow, a debut that produced a middling $1,620 per-screen average. The weekend's biggest milestone was accomplished by The Wolverine, which hit the $21 million mark after a successful run since its July 26 premiere.
Top Ten Films in Brazil. August 30 - September 1, 2013