Patricia Riggen's GIRL IN PROGRESS Breaks into the Box Office Top Ten


The film Girl in Progress (pictured) by LA-based Mexican director Patricia Riggen made it to the top ten list of the weekend's box office in the United States by having grossed $1.4 million dollars in its opening weekend. Starring Eva Mendez, Cierra Ramirez, Matthew Modine and Eugenio Derbez, the film was released by Pantelion Films, the Lionsgate and Televisa joint venture. Riggen's becomes the fifth film released by Pantelion that has passed the one million mark after Casa de mi Padre; Saving Private Perez; No eres tú, soy yo; and From Prada to Nada, since the company's creation in 2010.

Girl in Progress, Riggen's follow-up to her debute feature Under the Same Moon / La misma luna is a coming-of-age tale that tells the story of Ansiedad (played by Ramirez) who has to learn to cope with her mom, a single mom who's too busy jugging work, bills and a love affair. According to Variety, Riggen will direct the English-language version of the 2005 Argentine hit Elsa and Fred.