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21 August 2012 à 16:22

B.O. for French Films abroad: Week of August 3-9, 2012

Intouchables still breaking box office records!

The Intouchables has held tight at the box office in the United States (released by the Weinstein Co.) since last week, raking in an additional $840,000 dollars (around 105,000 spectators) with a stable 194 prints in circulation. The film is now credited with $6 million after 11 weeks on the screens. Admissions are currently standing at 756,000, matching those of Paris, je t’aime in 2007 (First Look Pictures).

In the Netherlands (FilmFreak), the film managed to charm 34,000 spectators in its 20th week and looks set to cross the million spectators mark in the next two weeks. These are record results in this market. In Central and Eastern Europe, The Intouchables has made its mark both in Russia (Cascade Film), where it attracted over 200,000 moviegoers, and in Croatia (Blitz), where it has registered the 5th best performance for a French-language film since last decade, boasting 47,000 admissions. Intouchables currently tallies a total of 22.3 million admissions outside France.

Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami has taken its success to a higher level in Russia (Volga). After a decisive opening weekend registering 96,000 spectators, it had clocked up 143,000 admissions by the end of its opening week (with 389 prints released), representing a total of 239,000 admissions all up. In the same period in Ukraine (Volga), it amassed 21,000 admissions, showing a promising opening yet again. These results confirm Central Eastern and European audiences' particular fondness for family-oriented films.

When Pigs Have Wings has come out on top in Germany (Alamode), registering 42,000 admissions on 66 prints in its opening week, ranking in 9th place at the box office. In the same period in Austria (ThimFilm/Alamode), it attracted 2,000 spectators on 7 prints. This warm welcome offered to the film by German audiences contrasts with the somewhat lackluster results registered in Belgium (uDream - 13 000 admissions in 9 weeks on a maximum of 8 prints) as well as in Quebec (Séville - 5,000 admissions in 5 weeks on a maximum of 3 prints).

Farewell My Queen has had the number of prints released in the United States raised from 33 to 56, taking an additional $270,000 in its 4th week (Cohen Media Group). The film already posts a total of $705,000 in the USA (for 89,000 admissions) and should cross the million dollar threshold in upcoming weeks.

Matthieu Thibaudault

Author : Matthieu Thibaudault

Latest update : 10 September 2012 à 16:22 CEST

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