Brazilian box office falls in 2018 for the first time in 12 years

Screen | 1/23/2019 | Elaine Guerini
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The Brazilian box office fell for the first time for 12 years in 2018 due to the country’s severe recession and the underperformance of blockbusters.

Total box office receipts decreased by 10% to BRL$ 2.4b ($638m) in 2018 from BRL$ 2.7b ($718m) in 2017, according to Filme B, the online content company specialing in collecting and analysing data from the local film market.

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Admissions also fell by 10.2% to 164.3m in 2018, continuing a decline that began the year before.

However local films performed slightly better than the box office as a whole. This was largely thanks to one title, Paris Films’ Nothing To Lose, which garnered 12m of the total 24m tickets sold for Brazilian films in 2018. Directed by Alexandre Avancini, Nothing To Lose tells the story of the founder of the evangelical and controversial Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. It was the fourth highest-grossing film in 2018 and the...
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