Brazil’s B.O. jumps 16% in 2012

Local pics' share dips to 9.5%

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s box office take jumped 15.6% to $802.9 million in 2012, the seventh consecutive year of growth, boosted by Hollywood pics.

Local pics took 9.5% of the B.O., down from 11.8% in 2011. However, local distribs performed better than they’ve done since 1990 when state-owned producer and distrib Embrafilme shuttered.

The top distribs were Sony ($124.9 million), Fox ($111.6 million) and Disney ($97.7 million).

Local distrib Paris Filmes grossed $97 million for fourth place, a performance pumped by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.”

However, if the figures for Paris’ releases of local comedies in partnership with RioFilme and Downtown are added to its result, the company takes the No.1 spot with $144.4 millions.

Another local distrib, Imagem, also performed well, grossing $70.7 million and placing seventh in the ranking, ahead of Universal.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading