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04 June 2013 à 15:31

B. O. for French films abroad: Week of May 17-23, 2013

UniFrance Films box office report: Paulette continues its successful run in Portugal.

Paulette (Zon Lusomundo) maintains strong results at the Portuguese box office this week. After jumping to 2nd place in its opening week, it now holds 6th position, currently in its 5th week. With a total of 59,000 admissions to its credit, Paulette boasts the best performance by a French film released in this market in 2013. This feat is all the more significant considering that the Portuguese theatrical market is currently in tatters, with movie attendance plummeting by 12% in 2012 and this grim context continuing since the beginning of 2013. In French-language markets, Paulette registered 14,000 admissions in Quebec (AZ Film) and 9,000 in French-speaking Switzerland (Pathé Films AG).

Renoir posted a 21% drop in box office takings in its 8th week in the USA/English-speaking Canada (Samuel Goldwyn), taking an additional $180,000. This decrease does not, however, signal the beginning of the end for this film in these markets. Already credited with a cumulative total of $1.5 (around 206,000 admissions), it should easily reach $2 million before the end of June, a score comparable to that of The Chorus (Miramax, 255,000 admissions) and, more recently, Rust & Bone (Sony Classics, 266,000 admissions). Still showing in Germany (Arsenal) after 16 weeks, Renoir has registered a total of 120,000 spectators, ranking as the 4th highest attendance figures for a French film in Germany in 2013, behind Rust & Bone (Wild Bunch, 167,000 admissions), Fly Me to the Moon (SquareOne, 206,000 admissions), and On the Other Side of the Tracks (Senator, 275,000 admissions). Renoir currently tallies a total of 409,000 admissions in international theaters.

Despite somewhat modest results in France, where it attracted 46,000 spectators, A Lady in Paris has proved that it can hold its own on the international stage, with its career kicking off in Estonia (Amrion). Here, in the director Ilmar Raag's homeland, it stands out as the second most successful French-language film ever monitored by uniFrance Films, with 37,000 admissions registered, behind The Intouchables (Forum Cinemas, 39,000 admissions). In other markets, it has notably won over 26,000 moviegoers in Germany (Arsenal, after 6 weeks), 7,000 in New Zealand (Rialto, 9 weeks), 4,000 in Austria (Filmladen, 2 weeks), and 2,000 in Norway (Fidalgo, 2 weeks) and French-speaking Switzerland (Xenix, 4 weeks). Released this week in Italy (Officine), it put in an unspectacular but respectable performance, with 13,000 admissions registered from 38 prints.

Author : Matthieu Thibaudault

Latest update : 07 June 2013 à 15:31 CEST

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