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02 March 2016 à 10:30

French films at the international box office: January 2016

In January, one French documentary caused a stir in French-language markets, two dramatic features, which won awards in Cannes, glittered in Latin America, and one hit comedy attracted large audiences in Australian theaters.

This January, one French production attracted more than 2.5 million spectators in foreign theaters, while three others tallied more than 100,000 admissions.

 
# Title No. of Admissions Box Office Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 The Little Prince 2,558,336 14,406,031 2,670 31 17,563,839
2 Seasons 311,208 2,907,562 345 3 311,208
3 Belle & Sebastian, the Adventure Continues... 259,282 1,359,379 681 10 840,612
4 La Famille Bélier 108,572 905,940 57 4 3,704,294
5 Mustang 96,983 545,129 120 8 278,178
6 Tomorrow 88,631 852,615 76 3 96,573
7 Babysitting 2 72,465 491,956 87 6 398,866
8 Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants 64,694 452,769 171 3 2,542,979
9 Mon roi 36,043 171,875 59 3 139,402
10 Once in a Lifetime 34,646 174,882 79 4 215,453
11 The New Adventures of Aladdin 31723 249,710 28 3 297,683
12 Francofonia 28,073 169,976 34 2 46,414
13 Entre amis 27,121 204,338 84 2 43,101
14 The Roommates Party 25,933 253,288 35 2 42,090
15 I'm All Yours 25,874 189,070 71 2 27,787
16 The Measure of a Man 25,545 112,892 77 4 104,668
17 Un plus une 20,351 214,614 22 3 46,608
18 Call me Bernadette 19,585 66 668 77 1 19,585
19 Not My Type 18,161 114,383 34 2 168,185
20 The Three of Us 17,072 145,009 15 2 26,191

  Tomorrow continues its incredible rise in French-speaking Switzerland. After six weeks in theaters, the film has now edged into the number 2 position at the local box office. At the end of January, the film was playing across 30 screens and had racked up 40,000 admissions. It had overtaken the final results of On the Way to School, released in 2013 (36,000 admissions in Romandy), and also those of Salt of the Earth (22,000 admissions). The same situation is noted in Belgium, where the film is holding well after three weeks in the theaters, with 35,000 total admissions, from a number of prints in circulation that increased from 18 to 31.

  Released nearly two weeks after its French premiere, Seasons launched its international career in 4th position at the Japanese box office. With 254,000 spectators in two weeks, the film has achieved the third highest score recorded by a French documentary in Japan, behind Oceans (2 million admissions), and The March of the Penguins (658,000 admissions). Japan remains one of the territories the most favorable to French documentaries, with 10.2% of global French film admissions recorded for the genre between 1995 and 2014 – a ratio more than two times higher than the 4.4% generally noted outside France.

  The Measure of a Man pursues its international career in 2016 and was released in Argentinean theaters in January. Present in the local Top 10, with more than 16,000 admissions tallied in three weeks, the film has registered more admissions than Young and Beautiful (10,300 admissions) and Marguerite (15,800 admissions). While still in Latin America, we note that Mustang entered the Top 10 in Colombia in its opening week. Seventh at the box office the first week of its release, the film had tallied 17,000 admissions by the end of January. A fine result in this territory, which registered a record for global theatrical admissions, but also for those relating to French cinema, with successes in the comedy (La Famille Bélier – 537,000 admissions), animation (The Little Prince – 464,000 admissions), and fantasy (Beauty and the Beast – 134,000 admissions) genres.

  La Famille Bélier continues its excellent Australian career, and has accumulated nearly 130,000 admissions after five weeks in theaters. It is the best performance for a French-language film since 2012 and The Intouchables (467,000 admissions). La Famille Bélier hence overtakes the result achieved by La Ritournelle (64,000 admissions), which made a mark on the local box office exactly a year ago. 

  The Little Prince crossed the threshold of a million admissions in Italy in less than two weeks! It hence became the fifteenth French film to register this number of admissions in Italy during the past 20 years. It is worth noting that, in 2014, Belle & Sebastien attracted a million spectators in three weeks, ending its career with 1.2 million admissions.

Author : Quentin Deleau

Latest update : 04 March 2016 à 10:30 CET

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