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02 June 2015 à 14:21

French films at the international box office: April 2015

In April, French comedies continued to thrive on the international stage, while a French-language production captivated American audiences and an eagerly-awaited animated film was launched in European markets.

Rank Title Admissions Box Office Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 La Famille Bélier 700,534 4,841,785 992 14 2,245,067
2 Samba 313,485

2,397,421

583 14 1,797,668
3 The Salt of the Earth 232,147

1,397,915

259 17 1,010,726
4 Asterix - The Mansion of the Gods 228,174 1,756,177 1,117 13 2,613,722
5 Serial (Bad) Weddings 177,691 721,861 196 9 9,093,522
6 Why I Did (Not) Eat My Father (3D) 149,061 1,040,582 233 5 149,061
7 Clouds of Sils Maria 130,506 933,540 230 8 532,876
8 Taken 3 96,907 300,123 136 8 36,744,387
9 Timbuktu 91,486 524,369 161 13 576,886
10 Do Not Disturb 73,314 563,273 213 2 157,272
11 De toutes nos forces 72,302 302,746 145 1 195,865
12 Beauty and the Beast 68,723 164,201 107 5 5,727,319
13 Nicholas on Holiday 62,486 396,968 152 1 1,536,322
14 Yellowbird 52,038 226,261 130 4 643,047
15 Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants 48,426 185,697 179 5

2,325,635

16 Not My Type 45,240 281,075 58 1 79,648
17 Memories 41,394 300,130 149 6 142,440
18 The New Girlfriend 37,693 280,014 148 8 161,425
19 3 Hearts 37,412 225,650 107 8 202,000
20 Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem 36,105 260,465 98 5 183,240

7 majority French productions attracted over 100,000 spectators in foreign theaters in April, including 5 French-language films.

Clouds of Sils MariaClouds of Sils MariaClouds of Sils Maria enjoyed a highly promising debut in the USA. After being initially released in only 3 theaters, the film's distributor IFC significantly upped the number of prints in circulation to reach 69 screens by the end of April, with 74,000 admissions registered in three weeks. Released in theaters outside France since August 2014, Sils Maria has now crossed the 500,000 spectators mark abroad.

An animated film that has been eagerly anticipated in 2015, Why I Did (Not) Eat My Father (3D) registered 67,000 admissions in 4 weeks in Belgium and posted a more than satisfactory average number of spectators per print. Released late April in Turkey, a country where audiences traditionally show a strong interest in French animated pictures, this film by Jamel Debbouze clocked up 45,000 admissions in its opening week.

Serial (Bad) Weddings topped 9 million admissions abroad in April. This film continues its international run in Latin America, where it registered 200,000 spectators in Mexico at the end of April. It now ranks as the 9th most successful French-language film monitored by UniFrance in international theaters since 1994.

Jamel DebbouzeJamel DebbouzeBeauty and the Beast's release in Mexico marks the end of its international career. Released late January, the film by Christophe Gans has ended its run with a total of...993,000 admissions! Even if it has not reached the symbolic threshold of 1 million admissions, it has nonetheless achieved the 7th best performance by a majority French production for more than 20 years and the 2nd best performance for a French-language production after The Intouchables (1,6 million admissions), according to UniFrance statistics.

La Famille BélierLa Famille BélierIn Italy, La Famille Bélier posted a total of more than 400,000 admissions at the end of April after over a month on the screens, while Samba was released late April and attracted over 100,000 moviegoers in its opening week.

Among other notable performances in April, De toutes nos forces jumped to 3rd place at the Polish box office in its opening week and tallied over 63,000 spectators after three weeks. Across the Atlantic, Asterix - The Mansion of the Gods finished its run in Quebec with a total of 185,000 admissions to its credit, ranking as its distributor Métropole's best performing French release.

Also released in April: Do Not Disturb in Germany, Nicholas on Holiday and Not My Type in Italy, Samba in Australia, The Blue Room in Argentina, The Search in Japan, Marie Heurtin in Spain, Timbuktu in Colombia, and Daddy or Mommy in Portugal.

Author : Quentin Deleau

Latest update : 12 June 2015 à 14:21 CEST

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