Sales in 2012 rose 8.8 percent to nearly 10.7 billion pesos (about $845 million) as theaters here sold 229 million tickets, representing an admissions increase of 21 million compared with 2011.
The exhibition sector got a huge boost from the Disney release The Avengers, which became Mexico’s highest-grossing film ever.
The Marvel superhero extravaganza raked in about $65 million, according to a year-end report from the Mexican Film Chamber.
The Avengers also set a record as the first theatrical release to surpass the $200-million mark in Latin America.
Among domestic releases, Carlos Bolado’s thriller Colosio: El Asasinato (Colosio: The Assassination) topped the charts with about $4.4 million.
Following close behind was the 20th Century Fox release of the Andy Garcia-starrer Cristiada (For Greater Glory).
Mexico added 188 screens last year, bringing the nationwide screen count to 5,360.Follow @bzfilmdotcom
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