Jose Padilha's 'Robocop' Remake Debuts Trailer on September 06, 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.


BRAZIL: 'Percy Jackson' Continues its Strong Run on September 04, 2013

pj-sea-of-monsters01.jpgPercy 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


TODY'S TOP STORIES: Brazilian Cinema Looks for Catalysts Overseas on August 30, 2013

Brazilian films are using international film festivals for new sources of financing in co-productions [Variety]


Sequel to Brazil's 2012 domestic blockbuster looks to entice overseas audiences [Variety]

'Percy Jackson' Leads Second Consecutive Weekend on August 26, 2013

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters led a second consecutive week at the Brazilian box office. The Percy Jackson sequel posted a $2 million hold across 606 screens that raised its cume to $7 million. 


Grown Ups 2 fell 21% in its first hold to a $1.2 million weekend. The ensemble comedy has grossed a total of $3.2 million in Brazil. The Smurfs 2 dropped below the $1 million mark for the first time in its release, grossing $980k to reach a $12.7 million cume. Pacific Rim has had less success in the market, currently posting a $5.6 million cume. 

This Weekend's New Releases: August 23, 2013 on August 23, 2013

A Alma da Gente

Frances Ha

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Much Ado About Nothing

Les Saveurs du Palais

Pain and Gain


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