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28 April 2015 à 16:21

French films at the international box office: March 2015

In our March report, successful titles released in France earlier in the year are making their mark in international theaters. Among highlights this month, one comedy has broken attendance records in Latin America, while a EuropaCorp production had a strong debut in China.

             
Rank Title Admissions Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Taken 3 5,579,038 32,068,965 685 22 36,218,537
2 Asterix - The Mansion of the Gods 563,114 3,662,188 1,287 14 2,284,222
3 Samba 518,669 3,735,275 875 10 1,472,713
4 La Famille Bélier 500,416 3,522,434 725 12 1,531,369
5 Beauty and the Beast 233,611 710,398 273 4 5,647,104
6 Serial (Bad) Weddings 224,794 1,106,607 391 10 8,896,555
7 Yellowbird 198,433 810,686 199 3 590,871
8 Timbuktu 139,463 900,557 275 14 485,087
9 Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem 77,455 574,880 119 7 147,112
10 Paradise Lost 66,245 248,291 143 6 963,285
11 The Salt of the Earth 60,880 361,529 158 13 771,796
12 Mune 60,452 161,589 84 2 299,837
13 Memories 54,099 353,587 158 2 101,046
14 The New Girlfriend 45,429 310,237 139 5 120,212
15 3 Hearts 39,952 291,551 81 4 163,305
16 The Connection 30,015 186,274 211 1 97,513
17 Sex, Love & Therapy 29,545 140,402 80 2 179,058
18 Bis 29,371 234,229 49 2 88,029
19 Diplomacy 24,595 221,868 16 3 256,342
20 Daddy or Mommy 24,401 199,783 41 2 129,037


With 8 majority-French productions (including 7 French-language films) exceeding 100,000 admissions in foreign theaters, French films have put in a healthy performance in March.

La Famille BélierLa Famille BélierLa Famille Bélier has crossed the half-million spectators mark in Colombia to become the most popular French film in this country since the early 2000s! Another big export comedy, Serial (Bad) Weddings ended its run in Italy with 632,000 spectators to its credit. This film has now entered the list of Top 5 French-language productions of the past 5 years, outstripping the score of Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis (526,000 admissions in 2008).

Samba is holding strong in Germany, after 4 weeks on the screens. With the number prints in circulation increased from 155 to 192, it registered a total of 235,000 admissions in this market at the end of March. In Spain, where the film is showing in 245 theaters, now in its fourth week, it tallied 315,000 admissions at the end of the month. In both these countries, Samba is the second most successful French-language production of 2015, with its results ranking as the 3rd best performance by a French film in more than five years for the two distributors concerned.

Gett, The Trial of Viviane AmsalemGett, The Trial of Viviane AmsalemThanks to a significant rise in attendance figures during the school vacation period, Asterix - The Mansion of the Gods attracted 170,000 spectators in Québec at the end of March after five weeks in theaters. Also across the Atlantic, Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem has had its distribution upped from 2 theaters to 69 in the USA and English-speaking Canada since its release mid-February. This film registered close to $600,000 in revenues at the end of March (representing over 70,000 admissions).

A new market to conquer and another excellent performance for Beauty and the Beast! Hitting the top spot at the box office in Bolivia in its opening week, beating out the current Hollywood hits, it had clocked up 25,000 admissions in 3 weeks in 7 theaters by the end of March.

Taken 3Taken 3 Now into its last major international release, Taken 3 has been launched in China, with the EuropaCorp production pulling in an amazing 5 million spectators in 10 days!

Also released this month: La Famille Bélier in Germany, Taken 3 in Venezuela, Yellowbird in Poland, Serial (Bad) Weddings in Mexico, Samba in Russia, The New Girlfriend in Italy, Sex, Love & Therapy in Poland, Diplomacy in Japan, Une rencontre in Mexico, and 3 Hearts in Germany...

 

Author : Quentin Deleau

Latest update : 12 June 2015 à 16:21 CEST

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