Mexico Has New All-Time Box Office Champ

The comedy "We are the Nobles" has shattered the record after just five weeks in theaters.

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican comedy Nosotros los Nobles (We are the Nobles) has shattered Mexico's all-time box office record in just five weeks. Even more impressive -- it's writer-director Gary "Gaz" Alazraki's first feature film.

Warner Bros., the film's distributor, announced on Sunday that We are the Nobles has eclipsed the Gael Garcia Bernal-starrer The Crime of Father Amaro to become Mexico's highest grossing movie ever. The Crime of Father Amaro held the box office record for about a decade at 165 million pesos (about $13.5 million) and it now drops to No. 2 on the all-time chart.

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Produced by Alazraki Films and former Warner Bros. production head Leonardo Zimbron, the hit comedy tells the story a rich businessman's three spoiled children who are cut off from the family fortune and forced to do the unthinkable -- get a job.

According to Warners, We are the Nobles finished in the No. 3 spot this week, so it's possible that the movie will surpass the 200-million-peso mark as it continues its historic run.