Spain's Sogepaq has announced a slew of sales on two local hits Mortadelo & Filemon - The Big Adventure and Mondays In The Sun.
Co-produced by Sogepaq sister company Sogecine, Mortadelo & Filemon passed the Euros 20m mark at the box office this weekend, bringing it a step closer to overtaking Torrente 2: Mission In Marbella's Euros 22.1m as the second all-time biggest grossing local hit behind Sogecine's The Others.
Joining a previous sale on all rights to Falcom Media Group for Germany, Sogepaq has sold Mortadelo & Filemon to the following territories: Japan (Art Port), Korea (Apex), Portugal (LNK), Switzerland (Frenetic), CIS (Carmen Film), Poland, Czech and Slovak Republics and Hungary (Intersonic), Greece (Audiovisual) Thailand (IPA), Iceland (Bergvik), Turkey (Chantier), Serbia and Montenegro (Provision), Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia (Pa-Dora) and Middle East (Prime Pictures).
The company is negotiating on further territories including Latin America, where it is likely to seek a pan-regional deal.
Meanwhile, Fernando Leon's multiple Goya Award-winner Mondays In The Sun (Los Lunes Al Sol), Spain's official entry to the foreign-language Oscar, closed on further territories following the pick-up last November of all North American rights by Lions Gate Films. The film, which stars Javier Bardem, is set to be released in the US on April 18.
New sales include to: Scanbox for Scandinavia; CNC for Benelux; Gussi for Mexico; Alfa Films for Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile; Atalanta for Portugal; Xenix for Switzerland; Audiovisual for Greece; Orlando Films for Israel; Chantier for Turkey; Babilla for Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Central America; and Providence for Brazil.