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25 February 2014 à 15:21

International box office news: On My Way releases in Germany

On My Way, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, and Belle and Sébastien release in theaters abroad.

With almost 16,000 admissions for 55 prints, On My Way has launched relatively well in Germany (Wild Bunch), if we take into account the difficulties encountered by films of this genre in this territory. As a matter of comparison, Bright Days Ahead (Wild Bunch) registered 15,000 admissions for 47 prints in its first week last year, and went on to reach 68,000 by the end of its run. Catherine Deneuve's popularity will have a definite influence on On My Way 's result in Germany, as was the case in 2013 in The Netherlands (Wild Bunch), where the film attracted almost 60,000 spectators for a maximum of 27 prints, a very fine perfomance in this territory. Lastly, in Brazil (Esfera Culturals), 38,000 admissions have been garnered by Emmanuelle Bercot's film after nine weeks on screen. On My Way's total admissions thus far abroad have reached 163,000.

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart joined the Top 10 ranks in Belgium (uDream) during its first week out on release. The latest from the EuropaCorp studio has tallied almost 13,000 admissions on 31 prints, a slightly more modest launch than for the company's earlier films, such as A Monster in Paris (uDream), with its 20,000 admissions for 59 prints during its first week in 2011, reaching 134,000 admissions by the end of its run. In 2007, Arthur and the Invisibles (Belga Films) racked up 357,000 admissions, the best result ever achieved by a French animated film in this territory.

While still in Belgium, we note that Yves Saint Laurent (SND) crossed the 50,000 admissions threshold after four weeks in theaters, with a stable release of 29 prints, being 7 more than in its first week.

The success of Belle and Sébastien is confirmed in Italy (Notorious), where the film has been leading the box office since its second week in distribution, with almost 400,000 spectators for 521 prints. This unusually expansive release strategy is the most important ever registered in this territory for a majority-French production, beating the record held until now by The Intouchables (Medusa Film), which was distributed on a maximum of 437 prints. With nearly 800,000 tickets sold in two weeks in Italian theaters, Belle and Sébastien can expect to overtake Amelie (Bim), which drew a crowd of 1.5 million spectators. However, audience numbers will have to be maintained in the coming weeks if the film is to reach the record achieved by a French film, currently held by The Intouchables, with 2.5 million admissions. Thus far Belle and Sébastien has accumulated 1,100,000 admissions in international theaters.

Meanwhile in Italy, Cycling with Moliere (Teodora film) has crossed over the threshold of 150,000 spectators after 10 weeks in theaters, yet another remarkable performance for Philippe Le Guay, after the excellent results of his previous film, Service Entrance (The Women on the 6th Floor) (Archibald Entreprise Film), which accumulated almost 220,000 admissions in 2012.

Quentin Deleau (uniFrance films)

Author : Jean-Rémi Ducourtioux

Latest update : 24 April 2014 à 15:21 CEST

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