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.
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 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.
A $14.1 million cume in Brazil gives The Hunger Games: Catching Fire a $3.5 million bump ahead of its predecessor’s $10.1 million lifetime total in the market. The sequel has its sights set on reaching the $20 million mark, a feat that only eight only releases have accomplished in Brazil this year.
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.