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 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.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire only needed two weekends to outgross the original. The sequel reached a $13.6 million cume in Brazil after taking $3.8 million from its second frame in the market. The original Hunger Games grossed a total of $10.6 million in Brazil.
Thor: The Dark World is already the third biggest film of the year in Brazil, only trailing Iron Man 3 ($47.8M) and Despicable Me 2 ($35.6M). The Thor sequel surpassed Fast 6’s $23.2 million over the weekend to reach a $23.9 million total in the market. Thor: The Dark World is already over the $18.3 million cume of the original after less than a month in the market.