Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has grossed over $31.7 million in Latin America during its opening weekend, setting a new all-time record for Pixar in the region. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Dan Scanlon-directed pic was on the top of the box office chart in Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.
The film performed especially well in Argentina, breaking both box office and ticket sale records for a debut with more than 802,000 tickets in a four-day weekend that turned out to be one of the strongest in local history, with approximately 1.6 million people attending cinemas. However, the Pixar prequel placed behind Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 openings in Brazil and Mexico.
Monsters University brought in $82.4 million in the U.S. and $54 million in foreign ticket sales, scoring over $136.9 million globally.