You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Homicide’ slays competish in Argentina

Universal, Latido rolls out Darin smash hit

MADRID

Disney has done it again. After releasing 2012’s top five Argentine hits, the Mouse House’s latest local bow, Hernan Goldfrid’s Hitchcockian crime thriller “Thesis on a Homicide,” has topped the box office since its Jan. 17 bow for a trawl of 27 million pesos ($5.4 million) through Sunday.

That means “Homicide” will soon best 2012’s couple swap comedy “2+2” ($5.6 million) to become the second highest-grossing Argentine movie on hometurf after Juan Jose Campanella’s “The Secret in Their Eyes” in 2009.

Produced by Buenos Aires’ BD Cine and Spain’s Tornasol Films, “Homicide” is set to travel.

Disney has acquired Latin American rights and UPI Spain announced Tuesday it will release “Homicide” April 5.

At the European Film Market in Berlin, Latido Films closed sales in France (Eurozoom) and South Korea (Sonamu Pictures), adding to pre-sales to Germany, Switzerland and Austria (Frenetic), Turkey (Calinos) and Brazil (California Filmes). Offers are in from Italy with strong interest from Benelux, said Latido’s Juan Torres.

Spanish B.O. prospects look upbeat, where “Homicide” lead Ricardo Darin is popular.

Also produced by Tornasol, “Secret,” toplining Darin, grossed $8.1 million in Spain, while “Chinese Take Away,” another Darin-starrer, took $3 million.

Adapted by Patricio Vega from Diego Paszkowski’s novel, “Homicide” turns on a criminal law lecturer (Darin) convinced that one of his students (Alberto Ammann, “Cell 211”) has gotten away with murder.

Argentine movies look like a good business for Latido, which has sold at Berlin Gustavo Fernandez Trevino’s ethical drama “From Tuesday to Tuesday” to Cine Global for German-speaking Europe.

More Film

  • Film Director Diversity Report: DGA Says

    Feature Film Director Diversity Remains Low, Directors Guild Reports

    MADRID Disney has done it again. After releasing 2012’s top five Argentine hits, the Mouse House’s latest local bow, Hernan Goldfrid’s Hitchcockian crime thriller “Thesis on a Homicide,” has topped the box office since its Jan. 17 bow for a trawl of 27 million pesos ($5.4 million) through Sunday. That means “Homicide” will soon best […]

  • Awkwafina

    Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin to Star in Lulu Wang's Family Movie

    MADRID Disney has done it again. After releasing 2012’s top five Argentine hits, the Mouse House’s latest local bow, Hernan Goldfrid’s Hitchcockian crime thriller “Thesis on a Homicide,” has topped the box office since its Jan. 17 bow for a trawl of 27 million pesos ($5.4 million) through Sunday. That means “Homicide” will soon best […]

  • Hereditary Movie

    Visual Effects Artist's Miniature Sets, Dioramas Enhance ‘Hereditary’

    MADRID Disney has done it again. After releasing 2012’s top five Argentine hits, the Mouse House’s latest local bow, Hernan Goldfrid’s Hitchcockian crime thriller “Thesis on a Homicide,” has topped the box office since its Jan. 17 bow for a trawl of 27 million pesos ($5.4 million) through Sunday. That means “Homicide” will soon best […]

  • THE BAND / PAUL BUTTERFIELD AND

    Paul Butterfield Documentary 'Horn From the Heart' Bought by Abramorama (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID Disney has done it again. After releasing 2012’s top five Argentine hits, the Mouse House’s latest local bow, Hernan Goldfrid’s Hitchcockian crime thriller “Thesis on a Homicide,” has topped the box office since its Jan. 17 bow for a trawl of 27 million pesos ($5.4 million) through Sunday. That means “Homicide” will soon best […]

  • Actress Ella Purnell Talks About Role

    'Sweetbitter' Actress Ella Purnell on Transition From Child to Adult Roles

    MADRID Disney has done it again. After releasing 2012’s top five Argentine hits, the Mouse House’s latest local bow, Hernan Goldfrid’s Hitchcockian crime thriller “Thesis on a Homicide,” has topped the box office since its Jan. 17 bow for a trawl of 27 million pesos ($5.4 million) through Sunday. That means “Homicide” will soon best […]

  • Akon (Singer, Businessman)Variety Studio Presented By

    Akon Blasts Donald Trump as He Contemplates Running for President in 2020

    MADRID Disney has done it again. After releasing 2012’s top five Argentine hits, the Mouse House’s latest local bow, Hernan Goldfrid’s Hitchcockian crime thriller “Thesis on a Homicide,” has topped the box office since its Jan. 17 bow for a trawl of 27 million pesos ($5.4 million) through Sunday. That means “Homicide” will soon best […]

  • Moviepass

    Struggling MoviePass Launches $164 Million Bond Sale

    MADRID Disney has done it again. After releasing 2012’s top five Argentine hits, the Mouse House’s latest local bow, Hernan Goldfrid’s Hitchcockian crime thriller “Thesis on a Homicide,” has topped the box office since its Jan. 17 bow for a trawl of 27 million pesos ($5.4 million) through Sunday. That means “Homicide” will soon best […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content