While in the United States there will be no major premieres between now … Wonder Woman 1984 (Well, let’s hope), in Mexico there have been premieres – Mexicans, Koreans, Hollywood, Chinese! Chileans… – every Thursday. This November 19, for example, they will reach Mexican billboards The day of the end of the world (Greenland), The dance of the 41, 100% wolf Y The mystery of Mr. Pick. And hold on, because December 3 will come …Monster hunter!
As that day comes, The witches it took over the top of the Mexican box office for the third consecutive week. From Thursday to Sunday, it added $ 7.6 million pesos (MDP) and 124 thousand viewers, bringing its accumulated to $ 46.9 million and 783,400 viewers. Everything seems to indicate that, towards the end of the month, it will become the second film in the COVID era that exceeds one million tickets sold and $ 60 million pesos, only behind The New Mutants.
Zombie Station 2: Peninsula, had a brilliant second week at the Mexican box office. It registered a marginal decline and added $ 6.2 million, bringing its accumulated to $ 18.6 million and 333,200 viewers. For its part, Freaky: This body is to kill debuted to good reviews, but small numbers: just $ 3.4 million on 1,354 screens
New order, the one not selected by Mexico for the Oscar for International Film, once again registered a minimal decrease and brought its accumulated to $ 24.5 million and 390,500 viewers. This Thursday will come important direct Mexican competition –The dance of 41, by David Pablos– but still the controversial film has a long-shot of reaching $ 30 million and half a million viewers.
Relentless Revenge (the false ‘Taken’), meanwhile, is a proposal that has already reached those magical marks, after a month on the billboard. Until today it adds $ 33.7 million and 565,300 viewers. In the same neighborhood is the oldest film in the top 10, Trolls 2: World Tour. With 8 weeks on the billboard, the animation totals $ 31.8 million and 584,200 tickets sold.
Three tiny premieres focused on the second half of the count. In sixth grade, Mexican animation debuted The way of Xico. Present on just 263 screens, it added $ 1.4 million courtesy of 26,800 viewers. In seventh grade the Japanese anime started The time with you, which in 191 cinemas earned $ 1.2 million thanks to 17,400 moviegoers. And in eighth he debuted In the dark, which in its 136 screens added $ 841,600 pesos thanks to 14,600 moviegoers.
Box office in Mexico
Weekend 46. From November 12 to 16, 2020
Las Brujas $ 7.6 million pesos (Warner Bros. Pictures) Zombie Station 2 Peninsula $ 6.2 million (Corazón Films) Freaky: This Body Is to Kill $ 3.4 million (Universal Pictures) New Order $ 2.7 million (Videocine) Relentless Revenge $ 2.1 million (ZIMA) The way of Xico $ 1.4 million pesos (Cannibal Cinema) Time with you $ 1.2 million pesos (Cinépolis content) In the dark $ 841,600 pesos (Dark Side) Young Witches: New brotherhood $ 662,600 pesos (Sony Pictures) Trolls 2: World Tour $ 335,300 pesos (Universal Pictures)
Source: @CANACINE, @Showbeast
Corollary: Global Box Office
Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train. For the 5th week in a row, it was the highest grossing movie in the world. In Japan it took its accumulated to $ 230 million and with it, it is already the 5th greatest success in the history of the country, behind Spirited Away, Titanic, Frozen Y Your Name. Friday will finally face significant competition, with Stand By Me Doraemon 2. And this Wednesday, thanks to its box office in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the anime will become the 6th highest grossing film in the world, surpassing Dolittle, which adds up to $ 245 million.
Freaky The horror comedy with Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn was first place in the US, with $ 3.6 million, and also debuted in 20 international markets, in which it added $ 1.91 million. Where it had outstanding numbers was in Australia, where it started with $ 0.58 million.
The witches. The remake (which was never released in theaters in the US and Canada) this week amounted to $ 3.7 million in 21 international markets, taking its accumulated to $ 13.2 million in 17 days. Its best countries are Russia ($ 3.8 million, still with open cinemas), Mexico ($ 2.2) and Saudi Arabia ($ 1.3). On Thursday 19 it will debut in Brazil.
Sergio López Aguirre Stanley Kubrick once said “To have a broader vision, not only see good movies, but also the bad ones” obviously I listened to him in the second and it is very funny.