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23 April 2013 à 11:43

B. O. for French films abroad: Week of April 5-11, 2013

UniFrance Films box office report: Fly Me to the Moon shines bright in Austria.

Fly me to the moon has held firm in the Top 10 at the Austrian box office (released by Constantin) for the past four weeks and has already clocked up 51,000 admissions. This is an excellent score in this market, where only 25 French-language films have attracted more than 50,000 spectators since the 2000s. For the record, it is worth noting that the previous film by director Pascal Chaumeil, Heartbreaker (Constantin), achieved a relatively low 14,000 admissions in Austria. On another extreme, Welcome to the Sticks (Luna Film), directed by and starring Dany Boon, pulled in 142,000 Austrian moviegoers, ranking as the 7th most successful French-language film of all time in this market according to uniFrance Films statistics. Fly Me to the Moon has currently registered a total of 530,000 admissions in international theaters, including 190,000 in Germany (Square One), 100,000 in Belgium (Belga Films), and 100,000 in Russia (Cascade).

On The Other Side of The Tracks is struggling to make its mark in Europe. In Italy (Medusa), attendance dropped by 58% in its second week, with just 38,000 additional spectators registered. With a total of 129,000 admissions to its credit in Italy, it ranks as the 3rd most successful French film released in 2013, behind the minority French production by Juan Solanas, Upside Down (Notorious, 318,000 admissions) and Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (Lucky Red, 200,000 admissions). In Spain (Vertigo), it has registered 32,000 admissions to date after its third weekend in theaters. This is a disappointing performance considering that the film was initially released on 96 prints in its opening week, with the added bonus of the reference made in its Spanish title Incompatibles to the Spanish title of The Intouchables: Intocable.

In Germany (Senator), the film still benefits from a wide release of 232 prints in its third week, although attracting only 23,000 additional spectators. It has nonetheless crossed the 250,000 admissions mark since its release and may well reach 300,000 spectators by the end of its run, a feat achieved by only around 20 majority French productions in this market in the past five years.

Bolstered by an increase in the number of prints released from 6 to 20, Renoir took an additional $144,000 in its second week in the United States/English-speaking Canada (Samuel Goldwyn). It has raked in a total of $241,000, for around 32,000 spectators, which stands as the highest attendance score registered by a French film in these markets in 2013. As it turns out, the majority of results for French films this year are credited to the continued distribution of titles released in 2012: Love (Sony, 856,000 admissions in 2013, for a total of 890,000), Rust & Bone (Sony, 178,000 admissions in 2013 for a total of 266,000), and Taken 2 (Fox, 104,000 admissions in 2013 for a total of 17.5 million). Renoir currently tallies a running total of 186,000 admissions abroad.

Author : Matthieu Thibaudault

Latest update : 25 April 2013 à 11:43 CEST

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