Latinos swept the Golden Globes and then the Oscar nominations, and after this past weekend, Latinos have some more entertainment news to crow about: Mexican Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth beat a record previously held by Like Water for Chocolate to become the biggest Latino box office hit in U.S. film history, raking in a whopping $21 million dollars. And it seems that’s only the beginning:
Box office previsions for this week say that the film will take in $3 million dollars more, leaving way behind the 1992 film by Mexican Alfonso Arau with screenplay by Laura Esquivel, which took in $20 million.
In total, Pan’s Labyrinth has taken home 9 Goya awards (Spanish equivalent of the Oscar — the movie was a Mexico-Spain coproduction), received 8 BAFTA nominations in the U.K., and 6 Oscar nominations.
Via / 20 Minutos