20 May 2014 à 16:18
International box office report: Superchondriac advances across Europe
Superchondriac continues to build on its successful launch in European markets.
Superchondriac has added to its excellent results in Europe, recently topping 300,000 admissions in Belgium (Alternative Films), a symbolic threshold that only two French films have managed to cross in this market since 2011: The Intouchables (Victory Productions, 962,000 admissions) and Nothing to Declare (Alternative Films, 948,000 admissions). In Germany (Prokino), Dany Boon's film has attracted 228,000 spectators after five weeks, ranking as the highest admissions score for a French film since the beginning of the year. It is a similar scenario in French-speaking Switzerland (Pathé Films AG), where it has crossed the 100,000 admissions mark after ten weeks. Superchondriac looks set to outscore the results of Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami in this market in 2012 (Pathé, 119, 000 admissions), and thus achieve, as in Belgium, the third best performance for a French film since 2011, after The Intouchables (Frenetic, 505, 000 admissions) and Nothing to Declare (Pathé, 202,000 admissions). Superchondriac posts a running total of 858,000 admissions in eight international markets to date, including 144,000 in Italy (Eagle Pictures) and 49,000 in Austria (Luna Film).
More than 18 months after its launch on the international circuit, Haute Cuisine hit theaters in Mexico in 2014 (Cinemas Nueva Era), where it tallied close to 15,000 admissions in its opening week, with 32 prints released. This is a good performance in a market in which several French titles have succeeded in making their mark since the beginning of the year, including Renoir (Cinemas Nueva Eran, 58,000 admissions), Blue is the Warmest Color 1 & 2 (Mantarraya, 50,000), and Mood Indigo (Canibal, 45,000). After registering 117,000 spectators in Japan (Gaga), 94,000 in Spain (Golem), and 45,000 in Israel (Orlando), Saveurs du palais now totals 713,000 admissions in 27 markets outside France since 2012.
French comedies confirm their popularity in French-speaking European markets in 2014. While Serial (Bad) Weddings builds on its success after an excellent launch in Belgium (Cinéart, 124,000 admissions in three weeks) and French-speaking Switzerland (Frenetic, 44,000 admissions in three weeks), Barbecue, which was released by the same distributors, also enjoyed a triumphant launch in these markets, earning the fourth highest per-print average score in Belgium (Cinéart, 18,000 admissions from 28 prints) and the third best score in French-speaking Switzerland (Frenetic, 6,000 admissions from 9 prints). It is worth noting that more than half of the titles in the Top 10 French films in these two markets since the beginning of the year are comedies.
Latest update : 14 April 2015 à 16:18 CEST