Super Cro is the latest Brazilian comedy to top the country’s box office chart in a year that has seen numerous local hits. The film is a spin-off of a popular soap opera character and the adaptation to film didn’t disappoint as Super Cro led the weekend box office with a $1.7 million bow. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire slid down to second place with a $1.5 million weekend in its third frame and reaching a $13.7 million cume in the market.
Thor: The Dark World posted its first weekend under the $1 million mark as the superhero sequel climbed to a $25.3 million cume. Thor: The Dark World is the third highest grossing film of the year in Brazil behind Despicable Me 2 ($35.4M) and Iron Man 3 ($47.8M).
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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.
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.
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.