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24 December 2012 à 17:56

B.O. for French films abroad: Week of December 7-13, 2012

UniFrance Films box office report: The Intouchables continues its successful run in Scandinavia.

With a total of 259,000 admissions registered at the end of its 4th week in Danish theaters, The Intouchables (distributed by Scanbox) has now outscored The Fifth Element (Buena Vista International), which pulled in 234,000 spectators in 1997, and now ranks as the most successful French film of all time in Denmark, according to uniFrance Films' records. It has achieved similar success in Sweden (Scanbox), where it has established a new record for French films, credited with 375,000 admissions after 12 weeks. In Norway (Scanbox), it now stands as the best performing French-language title of the past five years, with 88,000 admissions registered in 5 weeks.

In Finland (Scanbox), The Intouchables ranks as the second most successful French film released in 2012, behind The Artist (Scanbox – 28,000 admissions).

Its late release in Venezuela (Cines Unidos) mid-November was also triumphant, achieving 135,000 admissions and standing out as the best performance by a French-language film since the early 2000s.

The Intouchables currently boasts a running total of 30.4 million admissions in international theaters.

Rust & Bone had a somewhat lackluster opening in Spain (Vertigo), with 15,000 spectators registered in 3 days on 57 prints. It is worth noting that A Prophet (Alta Films) ended its run in Spain in 2010 with 74,000 admissions. Still showing in theaters in the USA (Sony), its performance remains restrained at this stage due to the limited number of prints released. However, with only 4 prints in circulation after three weeks, it has succeeded in taking $150,000 (for around 19,000 admissions). This reflects a cautious strategy on the part of the film's distributor, Sony, in a market in which A Prophet (Sony) achieved its best results outside France, grossing over $2 million in 2010 for around 280,000 admissions. Attendance figures in the UK (Studiocanal Ltd.) have now reached 137,000 admissions, slightly higher than results in Belgium earlier this year (Lumière - 135,000 admissions).

Rust & Bone currently totals 513,000 admissions abroad.

After two weeks on the screens in Spain (released by A Contracorriente), The Chef has clocked up close to 72,000 admissions. By the end of the year, it will rank as the 10th French film released in 2012 to have registered over 100,000 admissions in Spain. Released so far in over 20 territories, the film's international career has been marked by a number of outstanding performances, such as in Germany (Senator - 145,000 admissions), Poland (64,000 admissions), and Greece (Village Films - 59,000 admissions). It is currently credited with 610,000 admissions outside France, with new releases programmed in 2013 in around 20 additional markets, notably in Latin America and Asia, which should allow it to cross the million admissions mark before the end of its international run.

Matthieu Thibaudault

Author : Matthieu Thibaudault

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