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18 April 2019 à 11:05

Mia and the While Lion, Climax, and The Mustang bring added dynamism to French cinema abroad

Mia and the White Lion is the French title that has attracted the largest audiences outside France since January 1 this year, while Climax ranks as the most successful film to date by Gaspar Noé in the United States, where Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's debut feature The Mustang has already taken over $3 million in ticket sales.

Three and a half months after it was launched in international theaters, Mia and the White Lion has now crossed the symbolic 3 million admissions mark abroad (€15.6 million in box office revenues). Among the forty or so markets in which the film has been released (mainly concentrated in Latin America and Europe), it has achieved particular success in Italy, where it has won over 911,000 spectators (€5.67 million), to which can be added the 539,000 admissions registered in Germany (€3.71 million), 456,000 in Poland (€1.87 million), 309,000 in Mexico (€677,500 €), and 265,000 in Colombia (€627,500). And the international career of Gilles de Maistre's latest film is by no means over, with recent impressive debuts in the Spanish and Russian markets: on its opening weekend, it attracted, respectively, 80,000 and 75,000 spectators (€489,500 and €174,000). To date, Mia and the White Lion stands out as the most popular French film outside France since the beginning of the year.

French cinema has regained its dynamism on the other side of the Atlantic thanks to the performance of Climax and The Mustang. The latest film directed by Gaspar Noé, which had its circulation increased from five to 217 sites in its third week, is credited with box office takings of $804,000, representing around 90,000 admissions, thus becoming Noé's most successful film to date in the United States. The Mustang is the first feature by director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and is scheduled for release in France in July. Launched in the United States in four theaters mid-March, it will be shown in 527 sites by the time it reaches its fifth weekend, with ticket sales set to reach $3.16 million, representing over 350,000 tickets sold! Over recent months, the only majority-French co-production to have achieved comparable results in North America as a whole has been The Sisters Brothers.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2019 à 11:05 CEST

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