BRAZIL: 'Cro' Dethrones 'Catching Fire' on December 04, 2013
Super Cro is the latest Brazilian comedy to top the country’s box office chart in a year that has seen numerous local hits. The film is a spin-off of a popular soap opera character and the adaptation to film didn’t disappoint as Super Cro led the weekend box office with a $1.7 million bow. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire slid down to second place with a $1.5 million weekend in its third frame and reaching a $13.7 million cume in the market.
Thor: The Dark World posted its first weekend under the $1 million mark as the superhero sequel climbed to a $25.3 million cume. Thor: The Dark World is the third highest grossing film of the year in Brazil behind Despicable Me 2 ($35.4M) and Iron Man 3 ($47.8M).
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'Thor: The Dark World' Hits $26M on December 02, 2013
Thor: The Dark World is enjoying its run as one of the year’s top releases in Brazil. The Thor sequel has grossed a total of $26 million in the market and is the year’s #3 film in the country behind Despicable Me 2 ($35.6M) and Iron Man 3 ($48.3M). Brazil trails China ($50.6M), Russia ($35.6M), and the United Kingdom ($30.9) among the top overseas performers for the film. Thor: The Dark World has grossed a total of $591.1 million worldwide, with $404.4 million of that figure coming from outside of North America. The original Thor grossed a total of $18.3 million in Brazil.
'Bad Grandpa' Posts $517K Debut on December 02, 2013
Bad Grandpa opened in 135 screens in Brazil this weekend for a $517K bow. The Jackass film outgrossed the $513K lifetime gross of Jackass 3D in the same market during its opening weekend alone. Bad Grandpa’s debut marked a 227% improvement over the original’s $207K bow from 94 locations.
'Gravity' Reports $8M Cume on December 02, 2013
Gravity has been one of the most pleasant box office surprises of the year with a $615.3 million global cume. The sci-fi film’s $365.2 million overseas total has come from great performances around the world, but the Brazilian market has been a notable exception to the film’s worldwide success. Brazil has only accounted for $8 million of Gravity’s global box office tally, placing the film outside of the year’s top 25 releases in the country. Sci-fi films have struggled in Brazil this year, with Elysium, featuring supporting performances from popular Brazilian actors, being the highest earner of the bunch after a $9.1 million run.
'Foosball 3D' Opens in Brazil on December 02, 2013
Universal is distributing Foosball 3D, an animated Argentine feature inspired the popular game, in Latin America and Spain. The film opened in fifth place in Brazil over the weekend with a $639K bow from 497 dates. Foosball 3D has grossed a total of $17.6 million for Universal and still has nine more territories on its release schedule. The film opens in Spain on December 20.