It is true that cinema presents an immense variety of genres, subgenres, visual and narrative styles, but, although as spectators we are aware of it, there will always be something that manages to surprise us. Mexican cinema in particular is very contrasting; Although it also has its golden age, modern cinema has been underestimated, and it is not about cinephile malinchismo, but many of the films that receive the most attention are the most commercial, those that are in all the billboards in the city.
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Independent cinema has made it clear that there are great things to tell beyond romantic comedies, among others, that little by little have become the daily bread, but their disadvantage is that they have a much smaller distribution. However, when a commercial tape manages to bring something new and interesting, it is also important to acknowledge it. It is not about demonizing comedy, it is about knowing how to do it and take it seriously, as Héctor Suárez did at the time.
In its opening weekend, the Mexican satire Chilangolandia – 80%, by Carlos Santos, managed to debut in second place at the box office, reflecting the Mexican’s interest in looking at his own portrait. The film has been described as a look at the identity of the inhabitants of Mexico City, playing with the contrasts of drama and tragedy that also surround the country with the traces left by corruption itself.
Debuting in second place with a blockbuster like Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings at the helm – 95% is a great achievement. According to what Canacine’s weekly analysis shows, which looks at the national box office takings between September 16 and 19, the Marvel Studios film grossed $ 24 million this weekend, accumulating a total of $ 117.3 million throughout. throughout his career on the billboard in Mexico; it also received 343.8 thousand new attendees and a total of 1.7 million.
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The film starring actors of the weight of Luis Felipe Tovar, Silverio Palacios and Liliana Arriaga – who is also an icon of chilanga comedy thanks to her character from La Chupitos – began its career with $ 13 million and 206.6 thousand attendees in theaters. Positioned in third place at the national box office is Liam Neeson’s most recent film, Subzero Risk – 40%, which celebrates its second week of screening with $ 9.3 million raised and a total of $ 25.1 million, not to mention its 138.3 thousand attendees received this weekend, and a total of 390.6 thousand.
The fourth and fifth places are occupied by the horror films Maligno – 67% and Escape Room: Tournament of Champions – 47% respectively. The James Wan-directed film added $ 7.4 million to its revenue in the past four days, totaling $ 20.8 million during its two-week run. The second installment of Escape room, meanwhile, debuted at the Mexican box office with $ 7.3 million and 115.2 thousand attendees.
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Finally, the other two films that were released this weekend did not have the best reception. The children’s film Ainbo: La guerrera del Amazonas – 54% start their journey with $ 4.3 million and 76.2 thousand attendees; while the new Westerns directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, Cry Macho – 65%, comes in at number nine with just $ 1.2 million and 12.6 thousand moviegoers.