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21 October 2016 à 10:32

French films at the international box office: September 2016

In September, a French comedy crossed a symbolic threshold in Italy, a film awarded at the Venice Film Festival has successfully launched in European theaters, while in the United Kingdom, the release of a French drama is looking very promising. 

In September, 4 majority French productions pulled in more than 100,000 admissions abroad.

# Title Admissions Box Office Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Up for Love 141,534 747,361 338 6 601,848
2 Things to Come 133,587 983,553 230 7 200,155
3 Paradise Lost 125,949 737,207 188 1 1,325,824
4 Frantz 118,773 849,820 191 5 118,773
5 The Little Prince 97,543 563,306 267 3 18,164,833
6 The Red Turtle 76,891 847,305 182 5 166,779
7 Irreplaceable 73,511 602,224 189 7 356,816
8 Back to Mom's 72,627 445,946 207 6 305,129
9 Penny Pincher! 66,713 521,140 49 2 66,713
10 The Student and Mr. Henri 62,884 486,450 250 3 589,701
11 Elle 61,336 327,827 255 2 209,101
12 Lolo 52,247 242,527 179 3 305,507
13 The Cow 50,849 254,969 135 8 275,563
14 Sophie's Misfortunes 43,583 174,327 43 1 46,228
15 Seasons 40,349 151,559 62 1 510,056
16 The Together Project 37,027 210,413 77 1 42,491
17 The New Adventures of Aladdin 31,776 132,290 141 1 528,179
18 The Visitors: Bastille Day 26,211 155,002 221 2 286,784
19 Agnus Dei 23,792 152,833 49 4 299,181
20 A Sense of Wonder 21,618 140,141 62 4 828,693

 

 Up for Love crossed the 100,000 mark in Italy after 4 weeks on the screens! As it approaches the end of its career, Laurent Tirard's film has managed to maintain the same 300-spectator average per screen as in the first week of its run, clocking up 14,000 admissions in fifty theaters.  After Macadam Stories (155,000 admissions), and, of course, The Little Prince (1,500,000 admissions), Up for Love is the third French-language film to reach the symbolic threshold of 100,000 admissions in the Italian territory since the beginning of the year. Also released this month in Germany (29,000 spectators), in Austria (8,500 admissions), and in German-speaking Switzerland (2,300 entrées), at the end of September Up for Love's achieved a total of 600,000 admissions across fifteen international markets, including 182,000 in Poland and 153,000 in Russia.

  Frantz had its first releases this month. In French-speaking markets, the film has attracted more than 14,000 spectators in Belgium, compared with 6,000 in French-speaking Switzerland. In Italy, the film just missed making the local Top 10 list during its opening week, drawing in 28,500 spectators in 65 theaters. It nevertheless remains the best result of the week for a foreign film, apart from English-language blockbusters. The film by François Ozon has also received a warm welcome in German-speaking regions. Released there at the end of September, the film registered more than 48,000 German spectators for 86 prints, being its best opening week performance to date. With this result, Frantz rises to 12th place in the local weekly top rankings, with the week's best average per print for a non-Hollywood production. After the Netherlands in December, more than fifteen international markets will still be awaiting Frantz's arrival.

 A fine release for Things to Come in the United Kingdom at the beginning of September. Launched on 19 screens, the film by Mia Hansen-Løve attracted 16,000 spectators during its opening week and achieved its best launch abroad to date, with an average of 850 admissions per screen. Six months after its first international release in Belgium (10,000 admissions), atthe end of September, the film had accumulated 200,000 admissions in 10 foreign territories, of which 58,000 were in Germany, 38,000 in the Netherlands, and 35,000 in Spain

Author : Marie Besançon

Latest update : 31 October 2016 à 10:32 CET

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