Jose Padilha Receives Warm Welcome in Brazil as 'RoboCop' Overshadows 'Pompeii'

on February 25, 2014

robocop.jpgRoboCop enjoyed a fantastic start at the Brazilian box office with a #1 opening after facing off against the release of Pompeii. The sci-fi action flick is directed by celebrated Brazilian director Jose Padilha. 

Padilha’s RoboCop reboot scored a market-leading $3.46 million opening weekend across 500 screens. 

Pompeii disappointed in Brazil, taking a $1.47 million bow from 351 screens, a soft start despite a #2 finish at the box office.

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