“Barbie,” Starring America Ferrera, Remains No. 1 at U.S. Box Office

America Ferrera must be thrilled pink

Barbie, starring the 39-year-old Honduran American actress as one half of the film’s emotional heart, remains the No. 1 film in the United States in its second weekend in theaters.

America Ferrera, BarbieEstimates have Barbie earning $91M-$93M range at 4,337 theaters —the best second weekend Warner Bros. has ever seen in their history. Barbie beats Dark Knight‘s weekend 2 of $75.1M.

At the high end, Barbie’s total would land at $351.4M as of Sunday. The film made $34M son Saturday, per industry estimates, +17% from Friday’s $29M.

Barbie crossed the $300M mark in nine days, making it the fastest female-driven film to do so stateside, beating Beauty and the Beast‘s ten days to that benchmark.

Juan Meza-León to Direct Animated Film “Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios” for HBO Max Latin America

Juan Meza-León is bringing Batman south of the border…

HBO Max Latin America has ordered an original animated feature-length film, directed by the 44-year-old Mexican filmmaker, that takes the DC Comics character to Mexico.

Juan Meza-León The streamer will launch the Dark Knight story Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios.

The animated feature comes from Warner Bros. Animation and DC in partnership with Anima and Chatrone.

In the time of the Aztec Empire, Yohualli Coatl — a young Aztec boy — experiences tragedy when his father and village leader, Toltecatzin, is murdered by Spanish Conquistadors. Yohualli escapes to Tenochtitlan to warn King Moctezuma and his high priest, Yoka, of imminent danger. Using the temple of Tzinacan, the bat god, as a lair, Yohualli trains with his mentor and assistant, Acatzin, developing equipment and weaponry to confront the Spaniard invasion, protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge his father’s death.

In addition Meza-León serving as director, the film also features José C. García de Letona, Aaron D. Berger, Carina Schulze and Fernando De Fuentes as producers.

The film will be produced entirely in Mexico, feature local talent and showcase the region’s abundant art. Sam Register and Tomás Yankelevich serve as executive producers.

Alejandro Díaz Barriga, a consultant specializing in Mesoamerican studies and ethnic history of Mexico and the Andean region, will work with the creative team to ensure that the indigenous representation portrayed in the film is appropriate and relevant.