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Latin America is a very dynamic region with expanding audience and grosses in local currency. Sadly due to shrinking exchange rates, the gross in US$ is lower in 2015 than in previous years. For box office purposes, it comprises the following markets: Mexico Central America and some of the biggest Caribbean islands (usually reported as Panama) Trinidad, Suriname and smaller Caribbean islands (usually reported as Trinidad) Colombia Venezuela Ecuador Brazil Peru Bolivia Argentina Chile Uruguay Paraguay In 2015, Mexico (US$0.9B), Brazil (US$0.8B), Venezuela (US$0.3B) and Argentina (US$0.2B) were the Top 4 in terms of US$ gross. Since it's hard to find details for the whole area, decided to open this thread to ask for help, gather numbers and find out which are the best grossing and most viewed movies in Latin America, as well as potential forecasts. Any other info exchange is welcome.
Couldn't find any thread about Central America Box Office so here's so info. For box office purposes, Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, with a combined population of around 43 million and a strong GDP growth. In 2014, according to Rentrak, Central American cinemas grossed $107,184,606, up from $104,553,755 in 2013 and $ 94,814,293 in 2012: growth of about 13% in two years. There were 93 performing theaters in all of Central America in 2012, and 96 in 2013 and 2014, Across Central America in 2014 the highest grossing movies were all studio blockbusters: 1. Transformers: Age of Extinction 2. Rio 2 3. Maleficent 4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 6. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1 7. X Men: Days of Future Past 8. The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies 9. How to Train Your Dragon 2 10. Guardians of the Galaxy In Panama, the top 10 for 2014 were: 1. Transformers: Age of Extinction 2. Rio 2 3. Maleficent 4. X Men: Days of Future Past 5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 7. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 9. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1 10. Annabelle An adventure drama from Costa Rica, “Maikol Yordan”, opened in Dec 2014; it grossed $1,080,511 in Costa Rica in 2014, with accumulated gross of $3,528,104. That's a lot for a country with just 4.5 million people! More details here: http://variety.com/2015/film/festivals/iff-panama-central-america-on-the-right-track-for-growth-1201470751/