INSTRUCTIONS Becomes Highest Grossing Spanish-Language Film in U.S. History

Eugenio Derbez's Instructions Not Included / No se aceptan devoluciones (pictured) continues to break records on both sides of the border becoming today the highest grossing Spanish-language film in the United States ever, having earned as of today an estimated $38,567,000 in the box office surpassing the previous record holder Pan's Labyrinth / El laberinto del fauno by Guillermo del Toro. The Mexican film has also become the fourth top grossing foreign-language film in the U.S.

The Mexican film opened on 348 screens on Labor Day weekend and since then it has expanded to become the sleeper hit of the year in the U.S., also becoming the highest grossing independent film of the year so far (surpassing Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine).

After only one week in release in theaters south of the border, Instructions Not Included is also headed to become the top grossing Mexican film ever as it broke records for a local production in its opening weekend. The film has made a jaw-dropping $232.2 million pesos (about $17.6 million USD) and has been seen in Mexico by over 5.8 million people.