Year in Review: The 2016 Top Grossing Latino Films in the U.S.

In 2016 distribution company Pantelion, the joint venture between Lionsgate and Televisa, continue to reign at the box office with three of its titles in the top ten most popular Latino films at the American box office, including the number one place with the Mexican romantic comedy No Manches Frida by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Garcia Velilla, the remake of the German hit Fack ju Göhte. Mexican actor Omar Chaparro scored two hits—both in the United States and Mexico—with No Manches Frida and Compadres.

Half of the films in the list were made in Mexico, with the other half came from Panama, Colombia, Guatemala, Brazil, and Argentina. Colombia's first Academy Award nominee Embrace of the Serpent had a remarkable U.S. release earning a whopping $1.3 million. Art-house favorites Ixcanul by Jayro Bustamante from Guatemala, and Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça Filho from Brazil managed to sneak onto the top list. 

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Source: U.S. receipts for the Mexican films La Leyenda del Chupacabras and Sundown were not reported.