'Les Mis' Makes Sweet Music in Brazil
on February 03, 2013
Les Miserables is hitting all the right notes in Brazil. The Tom Hooper spectacle opened at #2 on Brazil's box office charts this weekend with $955K in just 135 theaters -- the biggest opening for a musical in Brazilian history. Abroad, Les Miserables has performed strongly in the States with a $141.5 domestic gross, but its international rollout has already outpaced its U.S. box office total with nearly $200 million in returns and several more territories that have yet to be mined. Hansel and Gretel is estimated to have held on to Brazil's #1 spot on the charts with $2.75 million from 367 theaters and a total of $10.3 million in its first two weeks of release. Les Miserables isn't likely to best those numbers, but setting a record opening for a musical gives it something to sing about.
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