CANTINFLAS Performs Well in the U.S.


The Mexican film Cantinflas (pictured) directed by Sebastián del Amo had a strong opening weekend in the U.S., earning an estimated $2.6 million for the weekend, $3.2 million for the four-day long weekend, with a per theater average of $8,573 (numbers reported by Deadline) making it the film with the highest per screen of any film in nationwide release.  

The film, distributed by Pantelion -a Lions Gate and Televisa joint venture is a biopic of Mario Moreno "Cantinflas," Mexico's greatest comedian of all time. Even the film had strong opening numbers, it lagged behind Instructions Not Included by Eugenio Derbez, which was released exactly a year ago and earning an impressive $7.8 million with a per-theater average of $22,547. 

Cantinflas will be theatrically released in Mexico on Friday, September 19.