20 October 2004 à 13:02
International box office: September 2004
“Chorists” hits the right note! The film by Christophe Barratier’s international career has now taken off, following its phenomenal success in France.
This film leads our charts for the month of September, thanks in particular to its release in Germany and Austria, where it has achieved excellent results. It was released on 138 screens in Germany by Constantin Film on September 2. It achieved its best per-print average in its third week, when it was showing on 140 screens, with around 1,380 spectators registered per print. By early October, the film had taken €2.6 million euros in Germany, representing 430,000 admissions. Constantin Film also distributed the film in Austria, with €125,000 in receipts registered at the beginning of October, for 19,000 spectators, with16 prints in circulation. And finally, in German-speaking Switzerland, “Chorists” tallied €380,000 and roughly 43,000 spectators at the end of September, with a steady 9-print distribution since its release by Vega Film on July 18. In total, the film’s results in these German-speaking territories thus comes to €3.1 million, for 492,000 spectators.
The second best score this month can also be attributed to results in Germany, with the release of “Two Brothers” by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Its distributor, Tobis Film, launched 351 prints of the film on September 16. After two weeks on the screens, the film boasted €1.3 million in receipts and 257,000 spectators in Austria and Germany.
In the United States, the surprise hit of the month was “Intimate Strangers” by Patrice Leconte. The film has gone from strength to strength since its release at the end of July, with its distributor Paramount Classics maintaining a circulation of more than 50 prints, upping this to 94 prints in the first week of September. By early October, the film was approaching the $2 million mark, representing roughly 330,000 spectators. And with its run not yet completed, these figures are set to rise. Still in the United States, it is worth noting the interesting results for the latest film by Cédric Kahn, “Red Lights.” Distributed in the U.S.A. by Wellspring, the film was released August 20 on 1 print. It currently has 20 prints in circulation and at October 3 posted $397 000 in receipts for around 65,800 spectators.
With its 181,000 admissions score in the space of three months, RRRrrrr !!! now already ranks as number 7 in our top 10 for French-language films in Poland since January 1st, 1995. The film was released July 23 by SPI International Polska on 56 screens, and registered an excellent per-print average in its opening week, with 1,380 spectators per print.
“Two Brothers” in Japan
The film by Jean-Jacques Annaud was released in Japan on September 18 and initial results are encouraging. It was over to Nippon Herald to handle this ambitious 255-print release. Right from its opening week, the film raked in over 320 millions yen (roughly €2.5 million), and attracted around 260,000 spectators. It boasted a per-print average of 1,020 spectators, representing a very good start to its run. The film has currently passed the €13 million mark, with 1.4 million spectators registered.
Julien Gaulier – Economic Data Manager
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