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21 December 2017 à 11:14

French films at the international box office: November 2017

In November, an action film appealed to Mexican spectators, an animated film crossed the million admissions threshold, while an historical thriller launched in China.


During the past month, a majority French production attracted more than 200,000 spectators to international theaters.
 
# Title Admissions Box Office Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Overdrive 235,092 508,291 489 7 1,683,916
2 The Jungle Bunch: The Movie 225,499 669,760 983 17 1,106,306
3 HHhH 185,483 898,709 112 5 380,007
4 C'est la vie! 179,919 1,274,653 241 8 314,693
5 Marry Me, Dude 144,967 764,766 356 5 149,286
6 Gauguin 78,817 513,676 353 6 85,989
7 Happy End 50,330 398,469 173 6 172,262
8 Back to Burgundy 46,608 287,295 176 10 431,987
9 Les Ex 39,642 111,877 88 3 42,285
10 Amant double 38,808 136,840 40 8 363,824
11 Dr. Knock 37,522 199,123 39 3 65,042
12 See You Up There 32,658 269,893 55 2 48,131
13 Django 31,846 261,923 137 5 117,371
14 À bras ouverts 28,397 182,784 106 3 453,873
15 Miss Sloane 25,434 235,957 58 2 1,103,371
16 Visages, villages 24,094 170,474 33 2 81,719
17 School of Life 22153 160,732 39 3 34,776
18 Madame 21,150 145,571 61 5 98,348
19 Les Nouvelles Aventures de Cendrillon 20,956 152,124 26 2 48,655
20 March of the Penguins 2 - The Call 20,745 167,291 199 5 84,215

In November, Mexico was the leading foreign territory in terms of admission figures (400,000) for French titles, followed by Belgium (243,000) and the USA (241,000). After dominating the monthly ratings during four consecutive months, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets relinquished its number 1 position.

 Already present in the top monthly ratings 3 times, Overdrive became the French title that generated the highest number of admissions abroad during the month of November. Almost all of this score was produced in Mexico: Overdrive was released in 430 theaters and attracted 221,500 spectators and €464,500 in box office revenues. The film hence achieved its best international release here, and even doubled, in a single week, the film's performance in Russia (212,000 admissions) and Italy (204,000 admissions), to reach a total of 1.68 million spectators abroad.

 The Jungle Bunch: The Movie remained stable in 2nd position and presented a much higher score than in the previous month. The film began its Mexican career at the same time as Overdrive: programed in 457 theaters, it appealed to 113,500 spectators (€222,500 in box office revenues). It wasn't easy to claim a place in a market charmed by Coco (Walt Disney – 22 million spectators!), but the film succeeded and also achieved its best second international launch, following on from the Russian release (130,000 admissions, 281,000 in total). The good Mexican perfomance, added to those in Serbia (23,500 admissions), Croatia (21,000 admissions), and in Britain, where it continued to be shown (GBP170,000 in box office revenues, GBP1.58 million and 216,500 spectators in total), allowed it to cross the symbolic threshold of one million spectators abroad (1.10 million)!

 For the very first time, HHhH made its way on to the podium. The thriller launched in China, which in 2017 once again became the foreign territory where French films have generated the highest number of admissions, but succeeded in attracting only 122,500 spectators (€476,500 in box office revenues). In Portugal, the film was selected by 9,000 spectators during its release on 26 screens (€48,500 in box office revenues). To date, HHhH has been director Cédric Jimenez's greatest international success and, although its career is low-key, we should note that the film appealed to 100,000 spectators in Spain.

 Outside the top 3, Le Sens de la fête has currently enjoyed a fine career in Belgium, where it has earned close to €1 million in box office revenues (being around 141,000 admissions), followed by the Netherlands (€311,000 at the box office, 38,500 spectators), French-speaking Switzerland (36,000 admissions), and Israel (62,000 spectators). Marry Me, Dude has generated €378,500 in Belgium (around 54,000 spectators), 40,000 admissions in Russia and 36,500 in Ukraine. Besides Russia, the film, in which Tarek Boudali and Philippe Lacheau have worked together once again, is achieving a greater success in these territories than its director's earlier Alibi.com.

Author : Andrea Sponchiado

Latest update : 21 December 2017 à 11:14 CET

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