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Studies & Market Reports

16 April 2013 à 12:38

B. O. for French films abroad: Week of March 29-April 4, 2013

Unifrance box office report: On The Other Side of The Tracks is off to a good start in Italy.

On The Other Side of The Tracks has had a successful launch in Italy (distributed by Medusa). Attracting 91,000 moviegoers from 140 prints, it ranks in 10th position at the box office. The scale of the film's release appears to have hit the mark, with good average attendance figures per print this week. In Germany (Senator), admissions at the end of its second week dropped back by 38%, despite an additional 24 prints in circulation. The film has nonetheless clocked up 231,000 admissions in this market and is holding firm in 11th place.

In the House has garnered 91,000 spectators after two weeks in the UK (Alliance). Arriving on the screens after a particularly lethargic first quarter for French films across the Channel, In the House is the first French-language release since the beginning of 2013 to have topped 20,000 admissions in this market. In upcoming weeks, it should succeed in matching the performance of director François Ozon's previous film, Potiche (Studiocanal Ltd.), which ended its UK run with 155,000 admissions in 2011. In the House currently tallies 596,000 admissions outside France, including 223,000 in Spain (Golem), 70,000 in Germany (Concorde), 52,000 in the Netherlands (Cinemien), and 30,000 in Russia (Paradise).

Haute Cuisine is still showing in Quebec (Métropole), where it has put in a respectable performance with 35,000 admissions registered in five weeks, ranking as the 3rd best score for a French film in this market in 2013, after Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (Séville, 163,000 admissions) and Love (Métropole, 56,000 admissions). It also appears to have won over audiences in Spain (Golem), with attendance figures in its second week rising by 53% to reach a total of 39,000 admissions. The opposite scenario applies in Italy (Lucky Red), where after a promising opening week with 37,000 spectators registered from 82 prints, the film has not lived up to expectations, posting a total of 65,000 admissions at the end of four weeks. Saveurs du palais has registered a grand total of 290,000 to date in international theaters.

Renoir has hit the screens in the USA and English-speaking Canada (Samuel Goldwyn), where it raked in $100,000 in its opening week with six prints released (around 13,000 admissions), boasting the 4th highest per-print average this week. This is a highly encouraging debut, especially since its distributor has scheduled to increase the number of prints in circulation next week. It may well cross the symbolic 1 million admissions threshold in upcoming weeks, thus rivaling the performance of recent auteur films in this market, such as Farewell My Queen (Cohen Media Group) and Le Fils de l’Autre (Cohen Media Group), which both took around $1.3 million in 2012. Renoir posts a running total of 163,000 admissions abroad, including 106,000 in Germany alone (Arsenal).

Matthieu Thibaudault (uniFrance Films)

Author : Communications

Latest update : 19 April 2013 à 12:38 CEST

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