Gonzalo Vega, one of Mexico’s hardest working actors, has one of the biggest hits of his 44-career.
The 66-year-old Mexican actor’s latest film Nosotros los Nobles has scored the second biggest opening ever for a non-animated local film in his native country.
The Warner Bros. riches-to-rags film, which centers on a powerful businessman (Vega) who fakes a government raid on his riches to teach his children the value of work.
Debuting last weekend in 839 screens, Nosotros los Nobles grossed $2.1M and sold over half a million tickets. Factoring in previews, the film has grossed $4.45M.
It’s the fifth best opening ever for a Mexican film of any kind and the seventh biggest all-time opening for a comedy regardless of the country of origin. It’s now the only Mexican film among the top ten, where the record-holder is The Hangover Part II.