Rio 2 put up the biggest opening weekend of the year in Brazil after earning $7.6 million from 1,271 screens. The animated sequel also became the industry’s biggest opener of all time in Brazil as well as Fox’s biggest weekend debut in the market’s history.Rio 2 has grossed $29.7 million from three overseas territories over a span of ten days.
300: Rise of an Empire grossed $2.3 million from 681 screens in Brazil, taking the top spot at the box office for the third consecutive weekend. The film has grossed $14.5 million over 17 days in the market.
300: Rise of an Empire kept the top spot in Brazil for a second consecutive weekend after adding $3.1 million from 460 screens. The 300 sequel has now grossed $11.1 million in the market. The film also led all other releases in the per-screen average category with a $6.8k average.
Domestic film Alemao enjoyed a #2 debut, overshadowing the premiere of Need for Speed. Alemao finished the weekend with a $1.4 million opening haul from 318 screens. Need for Speed settled for third place with a $1.2 million bow from 335 screens.
Need for Speed struggled in its Brazilian premiere with a third place finish behind a hold-over and a domestic opener. 300: Rise of an Empire kept the top spot in the market, while domestic film Alemão took second place -relegating the video game adaptation to a #3 debut. The $1.3 million opening weekend recorded by Need for Speed is only a small fraction of the $6.3 million bow that set off Fast & Furious 6 on the road to a $24 million cume in Brazil last year.