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22 February 2017 à 16:21

French films at the international box office: January 2017

In January, a dramatic comedy took over German screens, a drama crossed a symbolic threshold in the United States, and a comedy created a surprise in Australia.

During the month of January, 1 majority French production garnered more than 1 million admissions abroad.

# Title Admissions Box Office Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Two is a Family 1,341,042 10,192,755 1,135 8 1,591,411
2 Elle 141,380 1,108,879 283 11 710,326
3 Full Speed 115,921 559,547 378 4 159,968
4 Fanny's Journey 84,758 409,014 367 2 90,193
5 Rosalie Blum 78,951 748,052 27 1 138,096
6 Family Heist 76,646 358,495 590 2 76,646
7 Irreplaceable 68,380 397,472 76 7 601,557
8 Frantz 65,673 386,023 107 4 434,127
9 Back to Mom's 62,711 410,752 107 2 464,452
10 The Red Turtle 37,323 262,969 47 3 219,136
11 Dalida 34,451 312,787 47 2 34,451
12 Agnus Dei 27,582 204,967 114 6 485,618
13 A Bag of Marbles 27,365 224,793 57 2 27,365
14 Shut In 26,400 148,758 125 10 1,861,151
15 Things to Come 25355 154,035 40 5 448,264
16 He Even Has Your Eyes 21,895 199,071 39 3 21,895
17 From the Land of the Moon 21,094 98,756 116 2 64,659
18 Penny Pincher! 19,279 87,315 72 2 390,292
19 Roommates Wanted 19,063 144,785 115 3 85,288
20 Last Call for Nowhere 14,731 61,600 23 1 64,155

Two is a Family got off to a tremendous start in 2017 in German theaters. In Germany, the film, released on 215 prints, attracted nearly 243,000 spectators in its opening week (797,000 admissions in total). Armed with this result, the comedy reached 6th position at the local box office, with the best average per print among the rankings, outpacing the Hollywood blockbuster Passengers, which was released at the same time on more than 530 prints (487,000 admissions). It met with the same success in Austria, where Two is a Family achieved the third best result of the week it released, with 46,000 admissions recorded for 49 screens (134,000 total admissions). Lastly, in German-speaking Switzerland, Hugo Gélin's film rose to the top of the weekly rankings with nearly 20,000 spectators for 29 screens in its opening week (62,000 admissions in total).
While still in Europe, Two is a Family also stood out in Russian theaters during January. Released on 271 copies, the title accumulated nearly 87,000 admissions during its opening week and rose to ninth place at the weekly box office (347,000 total admissions). Also noteworthy: the film's fine performance in Lebanon, where Two is a Family crossed the symbolic threshold of 10,000 spectators after a 6-week run in two theaters. A threshold that only The Little Prince (25,000 admissions) and La Famille Bélier (10,000 admissions), in French, have crossed in the past two years. To date, Two is a Family has clocked up more than 1.8 million admissions in 9 foreign territories.

 After 9 weeks on screen in an average of thirty theaters, Elle passed the million dollar mark at the American box office ($1.8 million - around 234,000 admissions)! Paul Verhoeven's film hence establishes itself as the best result for a French-language film in this territory for the past 2 years, overtaking The Salt of the Earth ($1.2 million - around 159,000 admissions), The Past ($0.9 million - 148,000 admissions), and Agnus Dei ($0.9 million -126,000 admissions). Released in twenty foreign territories to date, Elle has accumulated nearly 540,000 admissions thus far, of which 143,000 in Spain and 105,000 in the Netherlands. The film is due for release in Singapore, Thailand, Germany, and Austria In February, and in the United Kingdom and Italy in March.

 A fine surprise in Australian theaters during the beginning of the year! After three weeks of successful theatrical preview screenings (AUD 260,000 garnered), Rosalie Blum released on 23 screens at the end of December. With a total of nearly AUD 600,000 tallied at the end of its opening week (being around 45,000 spectators), Julien Rappeneau's film became the second most successful French-language title of 2016, behind La Famille Bélier, released exactly one year prior by the same distributor (168,000 admissions). The good word-of-mouth noted since the Alliance Française French Film Festival last March allowed the film to rapidly garner more than a million Australian dollars at the box office (AUD 1.7 million / 128,000 total admissions), a reassuring signal for French films in this territory after 2016, when admissions dropped by more than 60% in comparision with 2015.

Author : Marie Besançon

Latest update : 23 February 2017 à 16:21 CET

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