Buoyed by 3D hits led by "Toy Story 3D," total 2010 box office in Colombia leaped 30% to $136.5 million vs. $104.8 million the previous year, according to local B.O. research company Cadbox.
Anna Marie de la Fuente
Music Box has picked up U.S. rights to Venezuela Oscar submission "Hermano" (Brother).
U.S. Spanish-lingo premium feevee Cinelatino will kick off the new year with some of the biggest box office hits in Latin America, led by the U.S. premiere of "El Estudiante" (The Student), a boffo…
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$5.8M Cumulative:$281.2M Disney -16.98%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$166.3M Paramount Pictures -21.00%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$32.3M Warner Brothers / New Line -25.19%
Most of the Latin American pics vying for a foreign-language Oscar nom this year are feature debuts, heralding a sea change sweeping through Latin America's film industries.
Univision network topper Cesar Conde has continued his management reshuffle with the appointment of vet journo Isaac Lee to the post of news prez and Alexander "Sandy" Brown to prexy of sports.
Warner Bros. has inked a distribution deal with UIP for Central America and Panama.
Gael Garcia Bernal will star as five-time world boxing champ Roberto Duran in "Hands of Stone."
Sony Pictures Television is co-producing its second telenovela with Colombia's Caracol TV.
Talent includes Miguel Cohan, Paula Cosenza, Gregorio Gonzalez, Hilda Hidalgo and Jaime Osorio.
Films screening at Ventana Sur include "A Cursed Summer," "Baby Shower," "Lope," and "October."