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Mexican romcom “Marry If You Can” (“Casese quien pueda”) is charming its way to box office bliss, having opened numero uno on Valentine’s Day to earn 45.5 million pesos ($3.4 million) on its first weekend, beating “Robocop” and “The Lego Movie,” and growing at a faster clip than all-time local blockbuster “We Are Nobles” at the box office.

Pic claims the second largest opening weekend for a domestic pic in Mexico after Eugenio Derbez’s “Instructions Not Included,” which grossed 61.3 million pesos ($9.6 million) in its first week and ended up with $46 million. In the U.S., “Instructions” was a hit in the U.S. for distrib Pantelion with $44 million.

Penned by its lead actress and co-producer Martha Higareda and helmed by Marco Polo Constandse, “Marry If You Can” tracks a young bride-to-be, played by Higareda, who finds out that her fiance has cheated on her while she’s being fitted for her wedding gown. »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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