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21 July 2017 à 16:54

French films at the international box office: June 2017

In June, a thriller crossed the 100,000 admissions mark in Spain, a dramedy moved Polish audiences, while a drama appealed to Italian spectators.

In June, a majority French production garnered more than 100,000 admissions abroad.

# Title Admissions

Box Office Revenues (€)

No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Miss Sloane 109,762 603,135 363 5 890,184
2 Two is a Family 94,365 438,635 217 5 4,293,693
3 The Midwife 93,584 630,701 294 6 120,735
4 Penny Pincher! 89,168 338,082 275 3 779,450
5 The Red Turtle 66,412 359,085 157 7 529,429
6 A Bag of Marbles 53,971 245,557 61 5 206,437
7 The Student and Mr. Henri 50,905 151,602 39 2 778,838
8 Overdrive 41,755 170,183 91 3 41,755
9 The Eavesdropper 33,453 209,474 56 1 54,660
10 Mune 32,897 311,668 260 4 2,186,866
11 From the Land of the Moon 30,591 201,707 115 6 221,253
12 Like Mother, Like Daughter 30,196 122,969 109 2 53,032
13 Jour J 28,381 128,713 117 3 56,163
14 M. & Mme Adelman 27,755 144,719 104 4 60,659
15 50 is the New 30 27,563 234,701 45 2 27,563
16 The African Doctor 26,814 191,707 202 2 213,334
17 Elle 26,225 164,029 122 7 1,452,531
18 Up for Love 25,433 257,433 22 3 906,967
19 Frantz 24,183 160,258 86 10 754,285
20 The Young Karl Marx 23,908 112,674 40 5 237,513

 

Summer is here, and June proved slower in admissions than the month prior. We note that the two leading films in the ratings have inversed positions compared with May.

 The award for the most-seen French production in June goes to Miss Sloane. The film by John Madden attracted almost 110,000 spectators in 5 territories. Among them, Spain was the country where the thriller garnered its highest figures. Released mid-May, the number of screens remained virtually unchanged throughout the first three weeks of the film's run, with a maximum of 267 theaters recorded in its second week. The title was still among the Spanish Top 10 at the beginning of June. To date, it has clocked up 166,500 admissions and €1 million in box office revenues, 75,000 of which were in the month of June, which makes it the 3rd most successful French film of the year in Spain, and the best performance in international theaters, just behind the USA ($3.50 million in box office revenues, being around 404,500 spectators). Further east, Miss Sloane also attracted 27,500 Polish spectators.

 After two months in the lead, Two is a Family drops down a place in the monthly ratings, but maintains its status as the most successful French film of 2017. Still in Poland, after being presented during the 8th edition of the New French Cinema festival, the film launched strongly in 145 theaters, garnering 102,000 admissions during its opening week in mid-May. The dramedy's success didn't stop there, because 79,000 additional spectators were recorded in June, allowing the film to attain a solid total of admissions thus far of 238,000 (€1.07 million in box office revenues). Since January 2017, in Poland, only Leap has done better, with 508,000 enchanted spectators, whereas the 66,500 total admissions of Mune represented the highest score for a majority French film recorded before the arrival of Two is a Family.

 For the very first time, The Midwife has entered the monthly Top 20 thanks to six new international releases. In Italy, the latest film by Martin Provost got off to a good start by attracting  24,500 spectators for 100 prints, after 7 days in theaters. Although it has generated more admissions than the director's previous films in this territory (Séraphine and Violette), the film faced stiff competition between distributors who program their last titles of the current season before the start of summer, and had to cope with a strong drop in cinema-going audiences in Italy. In June, The Midwife notably appealed to 43,000 Italian, 20,000 German, and 13,500 Argentinean spectators.

 Apart from the Top 3, we should also mention the return of Penny Pincher!, which has been enjoying a fine career in the theaters of two Eastern European countries, in Russia (89,000 total admissions), and in Hungary (9,500). Across the Channel, it's an animation film that stands out and seems to have benefitted from the support of exhibitors and good word-of-mouth: The Red Turtle has generated ₤219,500 in box office revenues, being around 32,500 spectators (with a total of 67,000 to date), in the United Kingdom.

Author : Andrea Sponchiado

Latest update : 24 July 2017 à 16:54 CEST

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