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26 December 2018 à 17:10

French films at the international box office: November 2018

In November, a comedy appealed to the French-speaking markets, an action film launched in several European countries, while an animated feature continued to draw in Italian spectators.

In November, two French productions gathered together more than 100,000 spectators abroad.

 
# Title Admissions Box Office Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Sink or Swim 122,558 879,246 308 8 161,021
2 Belleville Cop 102,507 658,965 124 9 161,725
3 White Fang 96,271 560,268 356 11 747,984
4 Maria by Callas 95,146 736,133 69 5 398,722
5 Nothing to Hide 91,592 685,323 50 2 179,229
6 Climax 59,137 199,138 139 11 204,761
7 The Brand New Adventures of Aladin 49,403 383,354 62 5 184,815
8 Angel Face 45,748 233,982 74 4 62,145
9 The Sisters Brothers 43,586 349,532 215 5 401,713
10 Le Brio 22,972 136,305 35 3 536,104
11 A Man in a Hurry 22,037 199,621 40 2 22,037
12 The Other Woman 20,366 85,376 93 6 184,467
13 Rolling to You 14,978 60,503 64 3 447,716
14 Return of the Hero 14,230 45,996 57 4 127,715
15 Strange Birds 14,059 55,305 20 1 16,852
16 Taxi 5 13,516 85,767 240 2 2,427,483
17 Custody 13,216 38,406 45 4 223,652
18 At War 11,109 64,684 39 3 20,193
19 Alibi.com 10,616 73,051 140 1 638,938
20 Place publique 9,284 71,711 75 4 90,946

 

Although they progressed by 43% last month, in November, the admissions generated by majority French productions again lost ground and diminished by 40% in comparison with the previous month (-51% compared with the same period in 2017). 2 titles each attracted more than 100,000 spectators (compared with 5 in October), while 3 others verged on this symbolic threshold.

 The most popular comedy among French audiences since the return from summer break rose to the top of the monthly chart! Sink or Swim began its international career, notably in the French-speaking markets. After 5 weeks in theaters, characterized by a constant progression in terms of screens (from 8 to 15), Sink or Swim remained in the top 3 in French-speaking Switzerland, where it had already appealed to 33,000 spectators (€436,000 in box office revenues)! In Belgium, where it launched a week after Nothing to Hide (€1.23 million in box office revenues and 171,500 spectators), Sink or Swim seems to have suffered from this competition because its box office intake was two times less (€590,000 and 82,500 admissions), but word of mouth enabled it to still remain in 35 cinemas after 5 weeks. Gilles Lellouche's film also did well in Quebec, where it achieved the 2nd best launch of the year for a French film, behind La Ch'tite Famille (CA$492,500 and 52,000 total admissions) with a very high box office revenues average per print of CA$9,500 (€6,500 and 1,000 admissions). Sink or Swim will release during the New Year period in Italy and Portugal.

 A new title took 2nd position in the monthly ratings. Belleville Cop also attracted more than 100,000 foreign spectators in November, around 61,000 of which were in Belgium (€436,500 in box office revenues) and more than 20,000 were in Israel (€161,500). The cop comedy launched in several Eastern European territories, garnering more than 10,000 admissions in BulgariaCroatia, and Romania. In Hungary, the drew in 12,000 spectators (€56,000 in box office revenues) and rose to 3rd position in the local chart. For the first time in 2018, a French title claimed a leading place at the Hungarian box office the week it opened! The international career of Belleville Cop will continue in 2019, when it will arrive in Germany and Spain, among other territories.

 After having dominated the charts for two consecutive months, White Fang relinquished its position without however leaving the leading 3 titles. The animated film continued its fine Italian career and captured the attention of 74,000 additional spectators, taking its total admissions to 331,500 since mid-October (€2.06 in box office revenues). This is the best score for this film outside France, ahead of Poland (226,000 admissions and €876,500), where the film became the most viewed French title of the year, as was the case in Croatia (22,500 admissions and €80,500), and Norway (22,000 spectators and €222,000). Danish and Greek audiences will encounter White Fang during the Christmas vacation period.

 Among the titles outside the Top 3, we should note the sterling success encountered by Maria by Callas in North America (around $850,000 in box office revenues and more than 100,000 spectators in Canada and the USA)! In Turkey, despite its challenging subject matter, Climax broke through on a market dominated by local and US productions and appealed to 30,000 moviegoers (€65,500).

Author : Andrea Sponchiado

Latest update : 27 December 2018 à 17:10 CET

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