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11 December 2012 à 18:41

B. O. for French films abroad: Week of November 23-29, 2012

UniFrance Films box office report: The Intouchables warms up Scandinavia

The Intouchables has proved a hit in Denmark (released by Scanbox). The film by Nakache and Toledano attracted 205,000 spectators by the end of its third week on Danish screens, ranking as the best performance by a French film since the early 2000s and outstripping the score of the current record-holder, Amelie (Camera Film – 149,000 admissions).

Also distributed by Scanbox in Norway, The Intouchables' performance remained stable in its third week, registering an additional 20,000 admissions for a total of 61,000 all up. Attendance figures look set to top 100,000 spectators in coming weeks. Only three French-language films have achieved this feat in Norway since the early 2000s: Amelie (Europafilm – 163,000 admissions), The Emperor's Journey (Oro Film - 143,000 admissions), and Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (Sandrew Metronome – 140,000 admissions).

Finland, on the other hand (where it is also released by Scanbox), appears to have been spared The Intouchables' wave of popularity, with a meager 5,100 admissions registered in two weeks. Nonetheless, the potential influence in upcoming weeks of the film's success in other Scandinavian countries cannot be underestimated. The Intouchables currently posts a total of 29.4 million admissions in international theaters.

Love continues its European run. Currently in its second week in the Netherlands (Cineart), it has drawn 22,000 additional spectators, showing a slight fall of 25% in attendance, with a stable 34 prints in circulation. Credited with 52,000 admissions since its release, the film by Michael Haneke now ranks as the 4th most successful French-language film released in the Netherlands in 2012, after Rust & Bone (Lumière – 61,000 admissions).

Also showing in the UK (Artificial Eye), Love has clocked up close to 70,000 admissions after its third weekend. This score is equivalent to that achieved by Partir (Metrodome Distribution) in 2010 after 16 weeks. In Italy (Teodora – 170,000 admissions), Love has now outscored What's in a Name? (Eagle – 161,000 admissions) and ranks as the 4th most successful French film released in Italy in 2012, behind Taken 2 (Fox – 337,000 admissions), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Medusa – 457,000 admissions), and The Intouchables (Medusa – 2.5 million admissions). Love has registered 800,000 admissions abroad to date.

The Other Son pursues its North American tour. It took over $100,000 in its 5th week in the USA (Cohen Media), with $821,000 in the till since its launch (representing around 103,000 admissions). It should soon rank as the 3rd French-language film released in 2012 to have crossed the million dollar threshold at the box office, after Farewell My Queen (Cohen Media – $1.3 million, 170,000 admissions) and The Intouchables (Weinstein Co. – $10 million, 1.3 million admissions). Fils de l’autre has attracted a total of 122,000 spectators abroad.

Matthieu Thibaudault

Author : Matthieu Thibaudault

Latest update : 12 December 2012 à 18:41 CET

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