In 2014 two animated films -and both released by 20th Century Fox- were the top grossing Latino films of the year in the United States: Rio 2 by Brazilian director Carlos Saldanha and The Book of Life by Mexican director Jorge R. Gutiérrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro.
After last year’s success of Eugenio Derbez’s Instructions Not Included which earned an impressive $44.4 million, Pantelion Films released Sebastián del Amo’s Cantinflas and Diego Luna’s Cesar Chavez to lukewarm box office numbers, but enough to land them in the third and fourth place of the chart.
Acclaimed Paris-based Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky made it to the list with two different titles: The Dance of Reality, his long anticipated return to cinema, and the documentary film Jodorowsky’s Dune, which narrates his doomed film adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel for the big screen.
Complete list of top grossing Latino films of 2014:
1. Rio 2 (Carlos Saldanha, Fox), $131,538,435
2. The Book of Life (Jorge R. Gutierrez, Fox), $49,289,238
3. Cantinflas (Sebastián del Amo, Pantelion Films), $6,382,924
4. Cesar Chavez (Diego Luna, Pantelion Films), $5,571,497
5. The Fluffy Movie (Manny Rodriguez and Jay Lavender, Open Road Films), $2,827,393
6. Gloria (Sebastián Lelio, Roadside Attractions), $2,107,925
7. Más Negro que la Noche (Henry Bedwell, Pantelion Films), $870,063
8. Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich, Sony Pictures Classics), $647,280
9. The German Doctor (Lucía Puenzo, Samuel Goldwyn), $418,392
10. The Dance of Reality (Alejandro Jodorowsky, ABKCO Films), $293,680
Source: Boxofficemojo.com. For practical and informative reasons, films made in the U.S. and abroad were also considered for this list.
Theatrical figures for Panic 5 Bravo were not reported.