The film grossed $99 million on a $50 million budget. They travel to La Muerte’s castle, discovering Xibalba, now the new ruler of the Land of the Remembered, who explains the bet and that the snake only killed him. January 24, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. ^ Pond, Steve (December 1, 2014). «‘Birdman’ Leads Satellite Awards Nominations». TheWrap. Retrieved October 17, 2014. ^ «The Book of Life — Film Review — Slant Magazine». Slant Magazine. Troy Evans as Old Man Hemingway, an old man who, lived at San Angel. Joaquín returns it to Xibalba and resolves to be a true hero, while Manolo and María are happily married as Xibalba and La Muerte reconcile. In the present, Mary Beth finishes the story, and the now-amazed children leave the museum.