31 October 2014 à 15:33
International triumph for Serial (Bad) Weddings
Spotlight on the current success of the film by Philippe de Chauveron.
Serial (Bad) Weddings has broken the 5 million admissions barrier outside France! Now ranking among the 20 most successful French-language productions since 2000, this year's biggest French-language hit is continuing to charm foreign audiences.
In South Korea, its distributor Bloomage Co.—who were behind the release of The Intouchables (1.7 million spectators)—have launched the film by Philippe de Chauveron on an impressive 343 screens. Serial (Bad) Weddings registered 170,000 in its first 10 days, a respectable score considering the theaters chosen, but outstanding score for a French film in this market.
Sitting among the Top 3 films for several weeks in Germany (Neue Visionen Filmverleih), Serial (Bad) Weddings has now reached 3.3 million admissions. Even better, it now stands at number 1 in the German annual charts in terms of attendance figures, ahead of the American blockbusters! This is an outstanding performance, which may be outshined at the end of the year by the last installment in the History of Middle-Earth stories.
A number of months after its successful run in French-speaking Switzerland (195,000 admissions), Frenetic Films has released Serial (Bad) Weddings in German-speaking Switzerland, where it attracted close to 150,000 moviegoers after 7 weeks, with a maximum of 28 prints in circulation.
In Austria (Filmladen), the film clocked up 373,000 admissions by late October, ranking as the 3rd best performance for a French-language film ever monitored by UniFrance Films, after The Intouchables (Constantin Film - 763,000 admissions) and Asterix and Obelix versus Cesar(Constantin Film - 435,000 admissions).
By the end of October 2014, Serial (Bad) Weddings boasted a total of 5.2 million admissions in 18 foreign markets, including 420,000 admissions in Belgium (Cinéart ), 152,000 in Québec (A-Z Films), and 126,000 in Greece (Odeon). It is currently launching its career in Scandinavian markets.
Latest update : 25 November 2014 à 15:33 CET