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26 November 2015 à 12:09

French films at the international box office: October 2015

In October, France's most successful animated film of 2015 traveled to China, with its performance confirming the genre's strong appeal in international markets. Also in the news this month, a French comedy has proved a hit in Belgium, while French films have added to their success in Brazil this year.

The month of October saw 4 French majority productions attracting over 100,000 spectators in foreign theaters. The most successful of these titles, a French-language production, registered over 5 million admissions in this period.

 
# Title Admissions Revenues(€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 The Little Prince 5,212,837 23,560,359 548 11 8,389,617
2 The Transporter Legacy 1,271,017 5,905,470 1,449 30 5,640,977
3 The New Adventures of Aladdin 135,725 1,118,466 59 3 135,725
4 Mune 109,626 618,590 287 7 1,874,314
5 Dheepan 67,682 435,470 229 11 119,594
6 Marguerite 66,297 543,469 212 9 98,239
7 Grace of Monaco 62,326 250,876 136 3 3,472,854
8 La Famille Bélier 56,229 453,523 89 8 3,379,310
9 Mustang 49,946 307,456 116 5 74,507
10 Do Not Disturb 44,312 276,204 296 4 312,211
11 Samba 36,044 111,016 37 3 2,102,009
12 Lolo 35,270 276,732 49 2 35,270
13 Much Loved 32,836 187,192 40 2 32,836
14 Far From Men 29,875 182,522 53 4 120,647
15 Un moment d'égarement 27,325 188,559 169 4 345,516
16 Love 22,306 129,474 40 5 97,749
17 The Salt of the Earth 21,685 89,449 51 8 1,359,120
18 The Measure of a Man 21,227 124,603 46 1 39,195
19 Venus in Fur 18,653 62,243 29 1 710,316
20 Mon roi 18,117 165,106 27 2 18,117

 

The Little PrinceThe Little Prince The Little Prince has got off to a flying start in China. Jumping to 3rd place at the box office in its opening weekend, it attracted an impressive 4.7 million spectators in less than three weeks on the screens! This sets a new record for French animated films in China, with this score far outstripping previous hit performances by Minuscule in 2014 (811,000 admissions) and Arthur and the Invisible in 2007 (607,000). In another Asian market, Taiwan, the film was screened in French, English, and Mandarin, and sat at 2nd place at the box office, with over 27,000 admissions registered in its opening week. At the end of October, Le Petit Prince tallied a total of 804 million admissions in markets outside France.

MuneMune French animated films have made a strong impact overall in foreign theaters in 2015. In an unprecedented situation since the birth of the genre, three majority French animated films feature among the Top 10 best-performing French titles since the beginning of the year. Number 2 on the list and just behind the number 1 English-language title, Le Petit Prince has, as we have seen, won over large audiences in China, but also in Brazil (2 million admissions) and Poland (750,000). Asterix - The Mansion of the Gods has attracted 2.9 million moviegoers in some thirty foreign markets. Thanks to the one million admissions registered in Russia, Mune takes 7th place in our list, with 1.9 million admissions to its credit at the end of October. We can also note the appearance at 16th place of Yellowbird, which has amassed 500,000 spectators in 2015, for a total of 800,000 admissions in international theaters to date.

2015 looks set to be a historic year for French films in Brazil. While Le Petit Prince has achieved a record-breaking performance as the most successful French film in more than 20 years, by the end of October, French films had already registered over 5 million admissions in this market—exceeding the figures of 2014 (3.7 million) and 2012 (4.2 million). The roughly sixty films released in 2015 confirm the excellent state of health of French cinema in Brazil, a market in which national movie attendance figures are on the rise and the number of theaters in operation is increasing. Among the top performances in Brazil in 2015, we can mention that of The Salt of the Earth (130,000 admissions), Samba (115,000 + 16,000 registered at the Varilux festival), and Serial (Bad) Weddings (94,000 + 13,000).

The New Adventures of AladdinThe New Adventures of Aladdin Returning to European theaters, The New Adventures of Aladdin has enjoyed a strong debut in Belgium. The film by Arthur Benzaquen has generated over €500,000 in 2 weeks, representing close to 75,000 spectators. Sitting in 5th position in the weekly charts at the time of its release, it registered the highest number of admissions per print, outperforming several new titles from the American majors.

Author : Quentin Deleau

Latest update : 01 December 2015 à 12:09 CET

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