Penguins of Madagascar is the box office champion for a third consecutive weekend in Brazil. The animated film grossed $1.85 million from 721 screens in its third weekend on the market. The film has now grossed a blockbuster $13.42 million in the country. Penguins of Madagascar crossed the $250 million in overseas earnings this weekend.
Taken 3 finished its second weekend in Brazil in second place, still trailing the box office hot streak of Penguins of Madagascar. The hold-over performance brought in $1.5 million from 444 screens, lifting the market total of Taken 3 in Brazil to $4.7 million. Taken 3 has grossed a total of $164.5 million in its overseas run.
A pair of art-house titles opened in Brazil over the weekend, somewhat overshadowed by the strong runs of Penguins of Madagascar and Taken 3 at the box office. The Theory of Everything took a #6 debut with a $500k bow from 57 dates, finishing the weekend with the best per-screen average on the market. Meanwhile, Birdman enjoyed a $346k debut from 77 screens -a good opening in itself. The Theory of Everything has grossed a total of $51.2 million overseas, while Birdman has grossed $26 million outside of North America.
Exodus: Gods and Kings held on to the top spot at the Brazilian box office for a second consecutive weekend. The film brought in $4.49 million from 876 screens in its sophomore frame, a 26% drop from its opening weekend. Exodus: Gods and Kings has grossed a total of $13.96 million in Brazil.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opened as the #2 film in Brazil over the weekend. The film pulled in $3.06 million from 610 screens in its Brazilian debut. The weekend tally is 38% bigger than the first installment in the Night at the Museum franchise and 32% more than the sequel.