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21 November 2016 à 11:15

French films at the international box office: October 2016

In the month of October, two French comedies hit the mark in French-language markets and Mexico, while two candidates for the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film crossed the symbolic 100,000 admissions mark in European markets.

This month, three majority-French productions registered over 100,000 admissions in international theaters.

# Title Admissions Box Office Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Penny Pincher! 176,528 1,207,348 82 3 243,241
2 Frantz 149,589 1,122,656 353 7 268,539
3 Elle 115,682 710,222 87 2 324,783
4 Things to Come 99,386 711,167 243 8 308,894
5 Cézanne and I 90,846 707,829 139 5 102,784
6 Up for Love 69,847 254,143 147 7 675,839
7 Irreplaceable 58,996 287,234 142 7 415,812
8 A Sense of Wonder 50,425 168,105 73 4 879,094
9 Being Seventeen 46,242 241,184 103 5 69,279
10 Brice 3 46,239 438,374 58 2 46,239
11 The Cow 41,413 236,950 70 4 316,976
12 Seasons 34,057 132,188 43 2 696,013
13 The Odyssey 31,185 296,634 47 2 31,185
14 L'Ami (François d'Assise et ses frères) 27,480 134,188 108 1 27,480
15 The Student and Mr. Henri 25,321 159,346 93 2 615,022
16 Saint Amour 23,223 153,047 130 5 48,971
17 Babysitting 2 22,159 128,285 56 3 544,979
18 Last Call for Nowhere 17,249 60,383 139 1 43,567
19 Tomorrow 16,617 102,336 46 7 474,406
20 Agnus Dei 16,487 84,820 21 2 315,668

 

  Penny Pincher! enjoyed a highly successful debut in international French-language markets this month. In Belgium, it jumped to second place at the box office in its opening week, and currently tallies a total of just under 187,000 admissions after 6 weeks on the screens. Another excellent performance can be seen in French-speaking Switzerland, where Radin! hit the top of the charts in its opening week, with a running total of over 50,000 admissions. The film by Fred Cavayé was also eagerly-awaited in theaters in Quebec: released on 26 screens, it continues to win over French-speaking audiences, after taking over CAD$107,000 in its opening week, for around 12,000 tickets sold. These results propelled the film to 7th place in the weekly charts, boasting the best performance for a non-American film in this period. These results are all the more encouraging considering that French comedies that had enjoyed hit status in France have struggled to find an audience in this market in recent years. After 4 weeks in Quebec theaters, Radin! now posts a total of CAD$263,000, with over 29,000 admissions registered.

  Another noteworthy comedy this month is Up for Love, which has reached 12th place at the Mexican box office, with around 30,000 spectators registered from 51 theaters. It currently posts over 50,000 admissions in this market—an impressive score for a French film in Mexico this year, where the most successful French title to date is Mon roi (96,000 admissions), all so far remaining under 100,000 admissions. Released in around fifteen foreign markets at this time, Up for Love has registered 679,000 admissions to date, including 182,000 in Poland and 153,000 in Russia.

  The French candidate for the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, Elle, continues its successful international run. Released in Australia late October, it attracted around 7,000 moviegoers in 16 theaters. This ranks as the best per-screen admissions average registered by a French-language film in this market since the beginning of the year, ahead of Marguerite (19,000 admissions at the end of its run) and Belle & Sebastian, the Adventure Continues... (10,000). Paul Verhoeven's film is also proving popular in European markets, having crossed the 100,000 admissions mark in Spain (136,000 admissions) and the Netherlands (105,000 admissions). Elle is scheduled for release in upcoming weeks in Quebec and the USA.

  Another highlight of the month of October is the triumphant release of Frantz in Germany, where it has also topped 100,000 admissions after 4 weeks (140,000 tickets sold to date), which marks its best results outside France after its excellent performance in Italy (88,000 admissions).

Author : Marie Besançon

Latest update : 24 November 2016 à 11:15 CET

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