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'Monsters University' Marks Disney/Pixar's Top Latin America Opening

Monsters University Still 3 - H 2013
Walt Disney Studios
"Monsters University"

Dan Scanlon's film makes $31.7 million at the box office on opening weekend, an all-time record for the animation studio in the region.

Buenos Aires -- The Latin American debut of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University marked the studio’s biggest opening for the region, grossing $31.7 million.  

The Monsters, Inc. prequel opened last weekend in Latin America, and placed itself at the top of Disney/Pixar releases in Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

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The film also topped the studio's debut mark in Central America, and placed itself behind the Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 openings in Brazil and Mexico.

In Argentina, attendance for Monsters University climbed to the top and broke both box-office and ticket-sale records for a debut with more than 802,000 tickets sold 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, according to numbers by Ultracine and Rentrak.