Hispanics are having a lot to talk about the World of Cinema
We have a HIT!!!
The silver screen is looking a bit more colorful these days. As Latino actors fill more and more roles in major motion pictures, hispanic audiences are plopping down their hard-earned dollars to support them. Finally, the world's most mass-appealing art form is beginning to represent all voices.
In its first weeks of release, the new film “How to be a Latin Lover”, starring Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez, reached the number two spot in box office sales, earning 12.3 Million dollars (surpassing The Circle with Emma Watson), and proving that movies starring Mexicans are a force to be reckoned with.
How to become a Latin Lover Official Trailer
This is not a new phenomenon. Mexican actors have enjoyed box office success a number of times over the years, including the beautiful, sentimental tear-jerker, “Instructions Not Included”. The film was released in 2013, and so far has been the highest-grossing film in the history of Spanish cinema in the United States, collecting a surprising 44.5 million dollars.
“Instructions Not Included” showed Hollywood that there is a huge Hispanic market for movies that appeal to them," said Derbez. He added, "This is the first time we've seen a Hollywood movie for Latinos where the lead is not a criminal, a drug lord, or a gardener. He's a successful guy. A good father. We are proud to see such a film."
Meanwhile, the Motion Picture Association of the United States reported that within the movie ticket sales last year, the Latino community played an important role, with 21% of the purchases being Hispanic, while 14% came from Afro-descendants and Asians.