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
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.
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