After two weeks as the number one film in Mexican theaters, Pantelion Films’ Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos (A Rooster with Many Eggs) will begin its U.S. run today — but it won’t be in English. For the first two weeks of its American run, the PG-13 rated film will screen in Spanish with English subtitles, before switching to an English-dub for the remainder of its run.
Opening in 395 theaters (see full theater list), Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos is the first Mexican animated feature to receive wide theatrical distribution in the United States, though its theater count remains a fraction of the 3,000-plus theaters typically reserved for American studio releases.
In Mexico, where Gallo opened on August 20, the film has been a major box office draw, pulling down 100 million pesos (almost $6 million) after two weeks in theaters. With over 3 million admissions, it’s Mexico’s highest-grossing locally-produced film of 2015, beating all of that country’s live-action productions this year so far.