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.
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.
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.
A slow weekend in Brazil left The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with the top spot at the box office. The Hunger Games sequel dropped 48% in its first hold, posting a $2.7 million weekend and reaching a $10.9 million cume in the market. The film is close to surpassing the original's $11.3 million cume.
Thor: The Dark World retained second place over the weekend with a $1.5 million take. The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grossed a strong $23.3 million in Brazil, making it one of the biggest hits of the year.
Romantic comedy Meu Passado Me Condena continued its strong run with a $1 million weekend. The domestic comedy forms a handful of domestic comedies to have broken through with local audiences and has grossed a total of $13 million.
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Gravity climbed up to $7.9 million in its 7th weekend in Brazil. The sci-fi film has fared well for a genre release, ranking as the second biggest science-fiction movie of the year behind Elysium’s $9.1 million.
The year’s other sci-fi releases have failed to make a significant impact at the Brazilian box office. After Earth and Pacific Rim grossed $6.3 million respectively; Oblivion registered a $5.9 million take; and Star Trek Into Darkness finished its Brazilian run with a $5.2 million take.