Bruno Bichir is celebrating an eggs-cellent performance in the U.S.
Pantelion’s animated film Un Rescate De Huevitos, with a voice cast led by the 53-year-old Mexican actor, found opening weekend success stateside.
No surprise in Mexico, where the franchise is its highest-grossing film series to date, the Spanish-language animation performed tremendously at its 320 locations, averaging over $1,300 per screen—a solid achievement for an animated kids flick.
With Sunday’s numbers in, the Alatriste brothers-directed film will have grossed $430K in its opening weekend. Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Austin areas were Rescate’s best markets.
Un Rescate De Huevitos is a sequel to 2015’s Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos and the fourth film in the Huevos franchise overall.
The latest tale follows a rooster named Toto (Bichir) who goes on a rescue mission to free his egg children Max and Uly after they were stolen to become part of a millionaires’ food event in Africa.
Other top Latin American talent lending their voices includes Maite Perroni, Miguel Rodarte, Mauricio Barrientos, and Angélica Vale.
“Animated films have enjoyed varying degrees of success particularly throughout the pandemic era as parents weigh the benefits of the escapism that taking the family out to see a movie can deliver while balancing that against health concerns and also the convenience of watching such films at home can provide, Comscore’s Senior Media Analyst, Paul Dergarabedian tells Deadline.
“Interestingly, the Pantelion title transcended possible parental concerns about the pandemic and benefitted from a great trailer, a fun concept and as the follow up to 2015’s hit Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos had great brand equity that made it a ‘must see’ in theaters event for many family moviegoers.”