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Latino Daily News

Monday March 19, 2012

Will Ferrell’s ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ Makes it into Weekend’s Top 10 with $2.2 Million at Opening

Will Ferrell’s ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ Makes it into Weekend’s Top 10 with $2.2 Million at Opening

Photo: Ferrekk abd Luna film "Casa de Mi Padre" a hit among Latino males

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Though it had a limited release (just 382 theaters) Diego Luna’s film Casa de Mi Padre, starring Will Ferrell and himself, broke into the top 10 films in its opening weekend.

Bringing in $2.2 million, Casa is a film revolving around Armando Alvarez (Ferrell) and his brother Raul’s (Luna) war with drug lord Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal) to keep their father’s Mexican ranch.

The film is almost completely in Spanish (subtitled of course) and it seems to have picked up quite the male Hispanic audience, as The Hollywood Reporter said 68 percent of the overall audience was Hispanic and 51 percent were male.

The film was written by Ferrell’s Funny or Die partner Andrew Steele and directed by former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Piedmont.

It looks as though the modern take on the spaghetti western may be able the recoup the $6 million in cost to make, though only time will tell.

Casa de Mi Padre came in at number 9 this weekend, finishing ahead of Fox’s This Means War with Chris Pine.

In the end, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s 21 Jump Street, also in its opening weekend, came in at number 1 with about $35 million.