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27 November 2012 à 11:08

B. O. for French films abroad: Week of November 9-15, 2012

UniFrance box office report: The Intouchables stands out in Scandinavia

After eight weeks on Swedish screens, The Intouchables (released by Scanbox) has amassed 310,000 admissions, ranking as the second best performance by a French film in this market since the early 2000s, behind Amelie (Triangelfilm - 349,000 admissions, released in 2001). It has also enjoyed a successful launch in Norway (Scanbox), where it has climbed to 3rd place at the box office, with just under 20,000 admissions registered to date from 51 prints. It looks set to cross the 50,000 admissions mark in the next two weeks. This is a rare feat in Norway, achieved only by 7 French-language films since the early 2000s, including Arthur and the Minimoys (Scanbox – 52,000 admissions, released in 2007), La Vie en Rose (Sandrew Metronome – 86,000 admissions, released in 2007), and The Emperor's Journey (Oro Film – 143,000 admissions, released in 2006). The Intouchables is slated for release in upcoming days in Denmark and Finland (by Scanbox in both markets), where hopes are high that its success will extend across from neighboring states as is often the case in this region. The Intouchables currently boasts a total of 28.6 million admissions in foreign theaters.

In the House has capitalized on the success of its opening week in Spain (Golem), attracting an additional 51,000 spectators (+18% over last week). By next week, it should rank as the 7th French film released in Spain this year to top 100,000 admissions. The Intouchables (A Contracorriente – 2.5 million admissions), Taken 2 (Fox - 630,000 admissions), Delicacy (A Contracorriente - 185,000 admissions), Service Entrance (Savor – 182,000 admissions), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Golem – 144,000 admissions), and What's in a Name? (Vertigo - 129,000 admissions) are other French titles that have made their mark this year in Spain despite a general decline in movie admissions. In the House tallies 236,000 to date in theaters abroad.

The Other Son continues its run in the USA (Cohen Media Group), where it has put in a remarkably stable performance over three weeks. It raked in an additional $200,000 this week, posting just under 75,000 admissions since its launch. In the next two weeks, it should rank as the third French-language film to top 100,000 admissions in the USA in 2012, behind The Intouchables (Weinstein – 1.3 million admissions) and Farewell My Queen (Cohen Media Group - 170,000 admissions). The Other Son posts a running total of 92,000 admissions abroad.

Author : Matthieu Thibaudault

Latest update : 29 November 2012 à 11:08 CET

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