Move over Gael Garcia Bernal… There’s a new box office champ in Mexico. And, his name is Gonzalo Vega.
The 66-year-old Mexican actor’s latest film Nosotros los Nobles, which scored the second biggest opening ever for a non-animated local film in Mexico, has shattered the country’s all-time box office record in just five weeks.
Even more impressive — Nosotros los Nobles is writer-director Gary “Gaz” Alazraki‘s first feature film.
Warner Bros., the film’s distributor, announced on Sunday that We are the Nobles has eclipsed the Garcia Bernal-starrer The Crime of Father Amaro to become Mexico’s highest grossing movie ever. The Crime of Father Amaro had previously held the box office record for about a decade at 165 million pesos (about $13.5 million) and it now drops to No. 2 on the all-time chart.
Produced by Alazraki Films and former Warner Bros. production head Leonardo Zimbron, the hit comedy tells the story a rich businessman’s three spoiled children who are cut off from the family fortune and forced to do the unthinkable — get a job.
We are the Nobles finished in the No. 3 spot this week, so it’s quite possible the movie will surpass the 200-million-peso mark as it continues its historic run.