This Weekend's New Releases: September 13, 2013 on September 13, 2013


Bibliotheque Pascal

Boa Sorte, Meu Amor

Dores de Amores

2 Guns

I, Anna

The Conjuring



Tanta Agua

BRAZIL: 'White House Down' Wins, One Direction Flops on September 11, 2013


WHDStill3.jpgWhite House Down took down the three consecutive weeks atop the Brazilian box office for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The Roland Emmerich action film opened to $1.5 million across 365 screens. It's a marked improvement over the $1.06 million debut of Olympus Has Fallen earlier this year. Olympus Has Fallen went on to gross $3 million in Brazil. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters settled for a $899k second place performance. The Percy Jackson sequel has grossed $9.9 million, already surpassing the $8.6 million performance of the original. 


Two disappointing bows in limited release marked a grim outlook for Jobs and One Direction: This is Us. The biopic struggled in 209 screens with a middling $2,600 per-screen average. The One Direction concert film posted a $2,491 per-screen average to finish its debut with $532k, about half of what Justin Bieber: Never Say Never grossed in its 2011 opening. Justin Bieber's own documentary went on to gross $3 million in Brazil, suggesting a result in the $2 million range for One Direction. 


Top 10 Films in Brazil. September 6-8, 2013



Jose Padilha's 'Robocop' Remake Debuts Trailer on September 06, 2013

Brazilian director Jose Padilha will debut in Hollywood by directing the Robocop reboot, a high-profile project with the potential of spawning a franchise. The new trailer suggests a return to many themes already present in in Padilha's previous films dealing with police crises and tactical strikes against urban crime. Robocop will hit theaters on February 7, 2014.


BRAZIL: 'Percy Jackson' Continues its Strong Run on September 04, 2013

pj-sea-of-monsters01.jpgPercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters spent another weekend leading the Brazilian box office, overshadowing strong performances from a trio of comedies to reach an $8.5 million cume. The sequel has proven popular since its August 16 premiere and is poised to surpass the original's $8.6 million lifetime total in the territory in the coming days.

The Internship posted a $1 million debut in second place, finishing ahead of third place comedy Grown Ups 2 in a lukewarm debut. Grown Ups 2 closed the weekend with a $4.5 million debut. Local comedy Drive if You Can premiered in fourth place with a $766k bow, a debut that produced a middling $1,620 per-screen average. The weekend's biggest milestone was accomplished by The Wolverine, which hit the $21 million mark after a successful run since its July 26 premiere.

Top Ten Films in Brazil. August 30 - September 1, 2013


TODY'S TOP STORIES: Brazilian Cinema Looks for Catalysts Overseas on August 30, 2013

Brazilian films are using international film festivals for new sources of financing in co-productions [Variety]


Sequel to Brazil's 2012 domestic blockbuster looks to entice overseas audiences [Variety]

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