TOP CAT Becomes the Highest Grossing Mexican Debut Ever

The Mexican-Argentinean animated feature film Don Gato y su Padilla / Top Cat became the highest grossing Mexican debut at the box office, in its record breaking opening weekend. The film directed by Alberto Mar was released last Friday, September 16th with 492 prints nationwide, and went to earn over $40 million pesos (around $3 million USD) in the box office landing in the first place of the top ten.

Don Gato
 claimed the record breaking title over the 2002 release of The Crime of Father Amaro / El crimen del Padre Amaro by Carlos Carrera. The film, is based on the American cartoon created by the Hanna-Barbera team in 1961, and since it premiered in Latin America dubbed in Spanish, became an instant hit more than in the U.S.