Divergent faced tough competition in its Brazilian debut against formidable hold-overs like Noah, Rio 2, and Captain: America: The Winter Soldier. The opening weekend for the Young Adult adaptation was nevertheless able to perform well in the market with a $2.1 million bow from 381 screens, a 51% increase over Twilight’s opening weekend in the market.
Noah continues to perform well in Brazil. The Biblical epic posted a sturdy hold over its third weekend in Brazil, grossing $3.7 million from 490 cinemas -only a 27% drop from its previous frame. The film finished the weekend in second place and is currently reporting a $22.9 million cume in the market.
Noah is Paramount Pictures International’s highest grossing release of all time in Brazil.
Rio 2 registered another strong hold-over weekend in Brazil, dropping only 7% from the previous frame. The animated sequel took in $2.5 million over the weekend for a third place finish its fourth week of release. Rio 2 has grossed a total of $22.6 million in Brazil.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier took the top spot at the Brazilian box office with a $6.9 million debut from 486 screens, registering the only five figure per-screen average of the weekend.
Noah settled for a $4.8 million weekend in its first hold. The Biblical epic is a huge hit in Brazil, where it has already grossed $17.3 million.
Rio 2 finished the weekend one step short of reaching the $20 million mark. The animated sequel grossed $2.5 million to take third place in the market during its third weekend of release.
Captain America: The Winter Solider recorded the fourth biggest April debut of all time in Brazil over the weekend. The superhero sequel collected $6.9 million from its Brazilian bow, taking first place in the country with 45% of the market share. The previous Captain America film also took a $6.9 million debut from Brazil en route to its $21.2 million lifetime total in the market.