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19 July 2018 à 16:22

French films at the international box office: June 2018

In June, an adventure film claimed a place at the box office in Poland, a comedy won over Belgian audiences, while another comedy charmed Mexican filmgoers.

In June, a French production hovered at the 200,000 admissions mark in theaters abroad.

French films at the international box office (outside France)
- from 05/28/2018 through 06/24/2018
# Title Admissions Box of Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life 193,707 734,704 312 4 730,497
2 Dany 117,842 843,759 44 1 117,842
3 Madame 117,732 385,284 190 5 657,185
4 Based on a True Story 115,060 702,271 406 10 474,593
5 Taxi 5 106,934 497,021 267 12 1,333,919
6 Big Bad Fox & Other Tales 79,897 483,254 212 2 686,731
7 Marry Me, Dude 59,408 312,063 364 4 388,353
8 White Fang 50,271 316,581 344 3 55,330
9 La Ch'tite Famille 49,540 338,670 328 9 915,009
10 C'est la vie! 49,067 300,962 323 6 1,874,381
11 Visages, villages 48,093 332,101 197 12 372,532
12 Dr. Knock 47,659 312,515 130 3 227,058
13 The Jungle Bunch: The Movie 45,004 383,524 310 8 2,031,470
14 Maria by Callas 43,123 320,544 176 7 196,320
15 Le Brio 43,089 307,979 109 5 250,721
16 Amant double 35,675 222,777 116 8 626,310
17 Bright Sunshine In 34,898 251,586 117 9 557,652
18 The Young Karl Marx 31,983 167,385 44 5 929,091
19 50 is the New 30 31,846 200,497 88 1 68,526
20 Rolling to You 29,099 157,346 116 9 172,517

In June, majority French productions generated 1.9 million admissions internationally, representing a drop of 42% compared to the previous month. In May, Taxi 5 (683,000 admissions) and The Young Karl Marx (444,000 admissions), the month's leaders, by themselves alone brought together more than 1 million spectators, whereas in June, no film followed suit by achieving such strong performances.

Five titles attracted more than 100,000 spectators and the territories that particularly stood out were SpainMexico, and Poland.

 Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life was already present in the top monthly ratings in February and March, but in June it passed from 3rd to 1st position. That said, the number of admissions recorded in June was lower than those for the first two months of the year, when it approached 250,000 units. Nearly all the film's June results come from Poland. Released widely (207 screens) on May 31, it had gathered together 90,000 spectators (€346,500 in box office revenues) a week into its release. This very good start allowed for an increase in screens in the 2nd week (225) and for a fine run, with the film still being exhibited after five weeks. To date, it has accumulated 190,000 tickets sold (€677,111), thus becoming the greatest French success in 2018 in Poland. Despite this, the 3rd episode is far from equalling the results of the 1st (2014 – 248,500 admissions and €865,500 in box office revenues) or of the 2nd (2015 – 316,500 spectators and €1.07 million). Belle and Sébastien, Friends for Life, which has already attracted 442,000 spectators in Italy (Notorious Pictures – €2.74 million), will release in new markets between now and the end of the year.

 And now for the month's surprise. Released in Belgium alone, Dany met with a sterling success that propelled it into 2nd position in the monthly rankings. During its opening week, the debut feature by François Damiens generated €359,000 in box office revenues in 44 Belgian theaters (including premiere screenings), which corresponds to around 50,000 admissions. The majority Franco-Belgian production staked its claim despite stiff competition from American blockbusters and rose to the top of the Belgian box office, also achieving excellent average box office revenues per print equalling €7,300 (1,000 spectators), being the equivalent of that achieved by Taxi 5 during its release, and largely superior to those of its competitors. After five weeks, Mon Ket had clocked up €886,500 in box office revenues (123,500 admissions), being the fourth best result for a French film in 2018 in Belgium, behind Les Tuche 3, liberté, égalite, fraternituche (€2.58 million and 361,500 admissions), La Ch'tite Famille (€2.19 million and 306,000 admissions), and Taxi 5 (€1.32 million and 184,500 admissions).

 The last step on the podium is filled by Madame. In mid-June, in Mexico, while American blockbusters benefited from an impressive print run of more than 600 screens each, the comedy, programmed by 165 theaters, nevertheless managed to attract 67,500 spectators (€228,458 in box office revenues) and to reach the local Top 10 (8th place). After three weeks on screens, Madame had accumulated 105,000 admissions (€351,395 in box office revenues), thus becoming the most-seen French title in Mexico in 2018. For the second time, after Germany (126,000 admissions and €953,000 in box office revenues), the film generated more admissions in a foreign territory than in France (100,000 admissions).

 Besides the Top 3, it is important to note that The Jungle Bunch: The Movie, the fourth largest success for a majority-financed production in 2017, now celebrates 2 million admissions in international theaters! And, a last note: in Spain, Based on a True Story appealed to 103,000 filmgoers, making it the film's best performance outside France.

Author : Andrea Sponchiado

Latest update : 30 August 2018 à 16:22 CEST

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