New venues, more screenings draw global crowds to Brazil event.
Brazil's economic boom is encouraging local producers to focus on their home market, and Brazilian auds seem to be in the mood to laugh.
Strong Brazilian economy helps generate boffo box office for Hollywood.
Jose Padilha's "Elite Squad 2" is Brazil's representative in the Oscar foreign-language race.
Stellan Skarsgard and Joaquim de Almeida are set to star in Canadian helmer Sylvain Archambault's "Rouge Bresil," based on Jean-Christophe Rufin's 2001 historical bestseller.
A fast-growing middle-class, drawn to new series such as GNT's "Dilemas de Irene" and vintage fare such as Viva's "Quinto dos Infernos," is driving up the pay TV industry in Brazil.
While many filmmakers around the world are struggling for coin, biz in Brazil is booming thanks to a generous mix of federal, state and municipal film funds, grants and tax shelters.
TV Globo's 40-year reign as audience leader in Brazil will be challenged next year when TV Record airs exclusive coverage of the London 2012 summer Olympic games.
Brazil is raising its profile in Hollywood.
Brazil's strong economy, plus plans to host 2014 World Cup, contribute to city's increased profile
Domestic Film DAILY
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$35.1M Universal Pictures -34.92%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$30.1M Fox -29.51%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$974,415 Cumulative:$212.9M Warner Brothers -37.02%