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19 September 2013 à 12:11

Young & Beautiful hits its stride in Russia

Focus on Young & Beautiful, The Gilded Cage, and Titeuf, le film.

Young & Beautiful attracted 39,000 spectators in its first week after its opening weekend in Russia (Paradise/MGN), bringing its attendance score to 83,000 admissions. This is a positive development, and somewhat unexpected after a sluggish start to its career (44,000 admissions in 4 days, with 263 prints released). Its release was expanded this week to an ambitious 242 prints, and now, after just ten days, it ranks as the third best performing French film in Russia in 2013, behind On The Other Side of The Tracks (Exponenta – 231,000 admissions) and the French minority production I Give it a Year (Cascade - 151,000 admissions). Its distributor Paradise/MGN has allowed the film to take its time to win over audiences, a rare event in this market. Last summer, another Russian distributor, Premium Film, also offered an extended run to Mood Indigo of around ten weeks, but with a far more limited release of 50 prints at the most in circulation. The film finished its run with 80,000 admissions. To return to the latest offering from François Ozon, Young & Beautiful has been sold across the globe. It is scheduled for upcoming release in wide-ranging markets, including Brazil (Imovision), Denmark (Scanbox), Greece (Feelgood), Israel (Shani Films), Japan (Kino Films), and the United Kingdom (Lionsgate).

The Gilded Cage is still sitting at the top of the box office in Portugal (Lusomundo) for the fifth consecutive week, with a total of 468,000 admissions. It registered an additional 70,000 admissions this week (down 27% from the previous week), and it seems that nothing will stand in its way to rank as the most successful French film in Portugal since uniFrance Films began monitoring this market, a feat it looks set to achieve next week. After ten days on screens in Germany (Prokino), it has raked in 42,000 admissions. The number of prints was upped from 62 to 75, although German audiences have shown limited interest in the film. After five weeks in Quebec (A-Z Films), its results remain stable at around 900 additional admissions this week, for a total of 12,000. However, its chances of reaching 20,000 admissions by the end of its run are growing slimmer. Still bolstered by its stellar performance in Portugal, The Gilded Cage currently tallies a total of 600,000 admissions in international theaters.

Released in Italy six weeks ago, Titeuf, le film (Cloud Movie) has put in an unusual performance, to say the least. With 142 prints in circulation on its opening weekend, it only attracted a meager 7,000 spectators, resulting in its distributor's decision to quickly scale down its release. However, for the past three weeks, it has registered between 8,000 and 9,000 admissions, while the number of prints has been reduced from 66 to 29. Oddly enough, French animated films released in Italy since 2010 have struggled to attract substantial audiences. In this period, only Sammy 2 (Eagle – 310,000 admissions) and Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (Moviemax – 111,000) topped 100,000 spectators. No other animated film has attracted more than 70,000 spectators. This includes titles offered a wide release, such as Arthur and the War of the Two Worlds (Moviemax – 62,000 admissions from 141 prints maximum) and Zarafa (Good Films – 52,000 admissions from 148 prints maximum), as well as the more modest release of Ernest & Celestine (Sacher – 35,000 admissions from 54 prints maximum) and Magasin des suicides (Video S.p.A. – 24,000 admissions from 27 prints maximum). Titeuf, le film has registered a total of 140,000 admissions in six foreign markets since the start of its international run in 2011.

Author : Matthieu Thibaudault

Latest update : 25 September 2013 à 12:11 CEST

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