Maleficent edged out X-Men: Days of Future Past as the top film in Brazil over the weekend. The Disney film opened to a strong $5.4 million bow in the market, just enough to outgross X-Men's $4.9 million sophomore frame. Maleficent opened day-and-date with North America across 47 territories overseas, scoring a $170.6 million global debut.
X-Men Days of Future Past posted a strong hold in its second weekend in Brazil but was unable to retain the top spot in the market, falling to #2 on the chart after the $5.4 million premiere of Disney's Maleficent. The X-Men took $4.9 million from their sophomore frame in Brazil -a 43% slide from its opening weekend numbers- and reached a total of $16.3 million in the market.
X-Men: Days of Future Past posted a surprisingly strong debut in Brazil, where it eclipsed Rio 2 to become Fox's biggest opening weekend in the market with an $8 million bow. The film posted stronger opening numbers than Dark Knight Rises, Thor 2, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The latest installment of the X-Men franchise topped the weekend chart in Brazil, where it played in 996 screens.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is close to hitting a major benchmark in Brazil after finishing its latest frame in the market with a $23.9 million cume, just a step away from the $25 million mark. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is looking to unseat its immediate predecessor's $29.8 million lifetime gross to become the highest Spider-Man film of all time in the market.
Godzilla opened in 730 screens in Brazil, taking $4.15 million with 608k admissions to top the country's box office. Godzilla took 50% of the top 5 market share with 3D screenings representing 72% of the box office.