In May, a majority French production garnered more than 500,000 admissions abroad.
| #|| Title|| Admissions|| Box Office Revenues (€)|| No. of Prints|| No. of Countries|| Total Admissions|
| 1|| Two is a Family|| 598,175|| 3,048,919|| 851|| 8|| 4,194,785|
| 2|| Miss Sloane|| 161,840|| 1,118,423|| 489|| 4|| 780,062|
| 3|| Full Speed|| 86,928|| 165,682|| 200|| 3|| 286,766|
| 4|| The African Doctor|| 80,713|| 619,080|| 296|| 2|| 186,520|
| 5|| Frantz|| 80,672|| 570,268|| 181|| 12|| 730,102|
| 6|| A Bag of Marbles|| 72,136|| 218,643|| 61|| 3|| 152,466|
| 7|| Things to Come|| 50,098|| 356,030|| 85|| 5|| 619,606|
| 8|| Dalida|| 49,881|| 267,520|| 172|| 5|| 205,187|
| 9|| Raw|| 47,576|| 158,841|| 75|| 5|| 379,617|
| 10|| From the Land of the Moon|| 38,927|| 142,977|| 100|| 10|| 179,721|
| 11|| The Odyssey|| 35,886|| 153,516|| 157|| 5|| 325,940|
| 12|| The Red Turtle|| 35,133|| 267,683|| 55|| 6|| 450,016|
| 13|| Personal Shopper|| 34,774|| 664,904|| 115|| 9|| 408,183|
| 14|| Django|| 32,133|| 272,579|| 95|| 3|| 35,022|
| 15|| In Bed with Victoria|| 29,404|| 222,219|| 141|| 4|| 73,727|
| 16|| If I Were a Boy|| 27,022|| |
| 176|| 1|| 36,482|
| 17|| Yellowbird|| 24,511|| 110,008|| 48|| 1|| 1,007,411|
| 18|| The Young Karl Marx|| 24,152|| 128,834|| 78|| 5|| 213,605|
| 19|| Lost in Paris|| 22,760|| 142,096|| 108|| 4|| 29,580|
| 20|| Mune|| 19,321|| 170,597|| 167|| 2|| 2,143,275|
Two is a Family settles into its role as the French film that has been most seen abroad in 2017. By the middle of May, Hugo Gélin's film had crossed the million admissions mark in Italy and became the first majority French film of the year to cross this symbolic threshold in a territory! Supported by its distributor and spurred on by postitive world of mouth, the film continues to attract Italian spectators: in the sixth week of its run, it was still on the Top 10 of the local box office. With a total of 1.06 million admissions and €6.49 million in box office revenues registered at the end of May, the dramedy confirms its place as the greatest French success for the first half of the year in this territory, and is also placed 11th in the rankings, registered by UniFrance, of the most-seen French films of all time in Italy.
After having been presented at the New French Cinema festival, which took place at the beginning of May in several Polish cinemas, Two is a Family went on to enjoy a fine release in the country. Released on many screens, which increased in the second week (from 145 to 159), and including the previews, the film already garnered 153,500 admissions and €697,500 in box office revenues after two weeks. Since January 2017 in Poland, only Leap has done better, with 508,000 mesmerized spectators. During May, Two is a Family generated 598,000 additional admissions, which allowed it to cross the 4 million spectator threshold abroad!
Miss Sloane returned to the monthly Top 20 and even rose to second place. The thriller had several strong releases in May. In the United Kingdom, distributed on 219 screens, the film garnered £329,000 in its first week, being around 49,000 admissions. Although the film is in ninth place at the local box office, a more solid and less nuanced start was expected for this English language thriller. At the same time, it should be noted that the English market is often dominated by American blockbusters and it is difficult for other productions to find a good perch. At the end of May, the thriller had accumulated £491,500 in box office revenues, being 73,500 admissions.
In Spain, Miss Sloane benefited from a wide release in 267 theaters and attracted 88,000 spectators (€548,000 in box office revenues) after two weeks on screens. It is the second best performance achieved by the film abroad, after the USA, where it clocked up around 404,500 admissions ($3.50 million in box office revenues). And as the second week result showed a growth trend, we can expect that the thriller will cross the 100,000 spectator threshold at the beginning of June. Internationally, Miss Sloane has accumulated 780,000 admissions and €5.81 million in box office revenues.
In the first half of the year, French cinema has been doing particularly well in Mexico. By May 31, 1.98 million admissions had been recorded in this territory (around €4.73 million in box office revenues), compared to 315,500 during the same period in 2016 (around €806,500 in box office revenues). It is indeed in this country that Full Speed has enjoyed its strongest release internationally. 76,000 Mexican spectators went to one of the 190 theaters presenting the film in the middle of May, a relative success, however, because the film lost almost 90% of its admissions in its second week and ended up with a tally of 85,000 admissions (€160,500 in box office revenues). The same trend has occurred in Peru, because, again in its second week, Full Speed reached a maximum of 22,000 admissions. In all, the film currently has 286,500 admissions and €1.24 million in box office revenues abroad.
In May 2017, we should also mention the very fine career of Things to Come in Australia, which has garnered AUD802,000 (being around 60,000 admissions) and has become the second biggest French success of the year, after the sensational success of Rosalie Blum (AUD1.26 million in box office revenues). Last but not least, The African Doctor is doing well in Germany, with 147,000 spectators and €1.12 million in box office revenues, becoming the second most-seen French comedy in this territory in 2017, after Two is a Family (926,000 admissions).
Latest update : 13 May 2020 à 10:07 CEST