Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 beat the forecast in its opening weekend, shattering the $1.3 million earned by the original's debut with a $3.1 million bow. That is nearly a 250% improvement for the animated sequel, which should easily surpass the original's $7.5 million lifetime gross in Brazil. Cloudy 2's $4,763 per-screen average was the market-leader by a wide margin.
Elysium posted a strong hold in its third frame, finishing the weekend in second place with a $1.26 million take. The sci-fi flick has maintained a strong per-screen average with a $3,364 tally, representing a 24% drop in both weekend box office and PSA from the previous frame. Elysium has grossed a total of $6.9 million from the territory. Elysium features two Brazilian stars in its supporting cast, a factor that has helped draw attention to Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi flick.
Domestic film Mato Sem Cachorro opened in third place with a $1.23 million bow from 382 screens. Runner Runner enjoyed a limited release in its opening weekend, taking $519k from 132 screens for a $3,933 per-screen average.
Top Ten Films in Brazil. October 4-6, 2013.
A $2.4 million for Elysium launched the film to the top of the Brazilian box office over the weekend. Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi spectacle features two top Brazilian actors, with Alice Braga and Wagner Moura joining a cast that includes Hollywood A-Listers Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. The film also fared well the per-screen average column with a $6,325 tally.
Planes put in a great hold in its second weekend, dropping 16% for a $1.3 million take. The animated Disney film played in a market-leading 594 screens and posted a $2,250 per-screen average. Planes has grossed a total of $3.8 million in its Brazilian run. The Conjuring also came out of its second weekend with a strong hold, dropping 26% for a $1.2 million take. The Conjuring has a Brazilian cume of $3.8 million.
The Heat had to settle for a fourth place premiere, drawing $992k from 300 screens. The film's per-screen average is a successful $3,307. The best average on the market, however, went to domestic release O Tempo E O Vento, which earned an average of $7,701 from only 48 screens.
Rush fizzled out in its second weekend in Brazil. Ron Howard's F1 drama has disappointed in a market where the sport has loyal followers, closing its second frame on the bottom of the top ten list. Rush has grossed a total of $839k in limited release in Brazil.
Top 10 Films in Brazil. September 20-22, 2013
Elysium took the top spot in Brazil over the weekend. Second place went to The Conjuring, which held its own with a $1.2 million take in its second frame, taking its total in the market to $4 million.
The Heat took in $938k from its opening in the market, while The Internship posted a $384k gross. Planes reached a $3.7 million cume in its second frame and Monsters University continued its successful run, reaching a $16.9 million total in the market.