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05 April 2016 à 12:44

French films at the international box office: February 2016

In February, French productions took center stage at French-language film markets around the world, while our comedies charmed Belgian audiences and French films maintained a strong presence in theaters in Quebec.

In the month of February, 5 majority-French productions succeeded in attracting over 100,000 admissions in international theaters.

 

# Title Admissions Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 The Tuche - The American Dream 269,206 2,025,021 51 2 269,206
2 The Little Prince 154,521 799,955 378 15 17,730,692
3 Seasons 128,172 1,228,291 340 3 439,380
4 Mustang 113,105 688,181 265 16 393,269
5 Monsieur Chocolat 100,943 1,011,735 64 3 100,943
6 Belle & Sebastian, the Adventure Continues... 99,455 509,394 433 10 940,067
7 The New Adventures of Aladdin 79,795 226,762 708 3 411,796
8 Tomorrow 71,602 653,428 62 2 168,175
9 Call me Bernadette 51,751 166,637 83 1 71,336
10 Good Guys Go to Heaven, Bad Guys Go to Pattaya 49,704 412,766 39 2 49,704
11 Mon roi 39,206 175,004 185 3 178,608
12 Joséphine, Pregnant & Fabulous 38,022 295,656 32 2 38,022
13 Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants 29,138 177,934 146 3 2,572,117
14 The Measure of a Man 26,262 180,382 84 8 142,257
15 La Famille Bélier 25,574 217,738 54 3 3,878,215
16 Tour 2 Contrôle Infernale 18,469 143,797 33 2 18,469
17 Once in a Lifetime 17,820 92,483 46 3 248,495
18 The Cow 16,267 164,269 26 2 16,267
19 Un plus une 16,257 100,642 14 3 62,865
20 Dheepan 16,063 104,711 39 7 247,014

 

  February was a triumphant month for French comedies in Belgium. The Tuche - The American Dream enjoyed an outstanding debut, registering over 100,000 admissions in its opening week, with 33 prints in circulation. Sitting at second place at the box office and boasting an excellent average number of spectators per theater, this film posted a total of 258,000 tickets sold at the end of February. It is now well on its way to mirroring the recent success of La Famille Bélier (296,000 admissions) and Superchondriac (312,000).

 

 

By the end of the month, Good Guys Go to Heaven, Bad Guys Go to Pattaya occupied 4th place at the Belgian box office, amassing just over 40,000 admissions in its opening week from 31 prints. For the third time in as many months—following the success of The Tuche - The American Dream and The New Adventures of Aladdin (23,000 spectators at the end of February)—a French comedy has achieved the highest average number of spectators per print in this market in its opening week.

 

  A host of new French titles hit theaters in Quebec in February. Released on an ambitious 54 screens, The Little Prince opened at 4th spot at the box office and took CAD$650,000 in three weeks (around 74,000 spectators). On a more modest release, Un plus une registered 16,000 admissions on a maximum number of 12 screens during the same period, while Dheepan garnered 8,300 in a maximum of 8 theaters. This thus represents 3 films released on 3 different release packages and of three different genres that posted a per-screen average number of spectators that was in line with expectations in a highly difficult market.

 

  By late February, Belle & Sebastian, the Adventure Continues... was showing in 50 theaters in Quebec, after attracting close to 37,000 spectators in two weeks. Also in Quebec, Love at First Child (5,100 admissions) and April and the Extraordinary World (2,200) both began their distribution in around ten theaters. In this fiercely competitive market, French films are managing to retain a substantial presence on screens in Quebec.

Author : Quentin Deleau

Latest update : 26 April 2016 à 12:44 CEST

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