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31 July 2019 à 16:08

French films at the international box office: June 2019

In June, an action film was launched in around thirty territories, while an adventure film proved a hit with Peruvian audiences and a comedy achieved success in Spain and Quebec.

This month, one French production attracted nearly 1.5 million spectators in international theaters.
 
# Title Admissions Box Office Revenues (€) No. of Prints No. of Countries Total Admissions
1 Anna 1,489,669 8,974,794 3,024 26 1,489,669
2 Mia and the White Lion 158,622 633,715 385 11 4,168,037
3 The Mystery of Henri Pick 134,440 826,269 152 2 173,377
4 Sink or Swim 87,097 530,541 312 12 893,356
5 Non-Fiction 81,744 645,530 299 13 428,324
6 Terra Willy 79,989 325,430 254 7 480,613
7 Serial Bad Weddings 2 79,200 634,759 350 7 2,526,039
8 Little White Lies 2 60,845 419,545 179 8 139,546
9 Claire Darling 57,144 287,597 253 12 175,136
10 Just a Breath Away 50,798 120,185 201 1 401,156
11 Who You Think I Am 47,465 250,625 68 5 68,062
12 The Wolf's Call 40,810 227,749 571 4 95,152
13 Belleville Cop 37,876 150,779 125 1 386,922
14 Astérix: The Secret of the Magic Potion 34,705 295,317 409 12 3,230,604
15 In Your Hands 33,633 270,648 152 6 171,165
16 The Sisters Brothers 29,534 156,243 141 7 946,788
17 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir 28,878 169,283 140 6 420,392
18 Custody 26,055 115,311 1 2 293,166
19 Venice Calling 25,699 220,197 34 2 25,699
20 Maria by Callas 21,830 112,021 12 4 661,343

During the month of June, French productions generated 3.37 million admissions outside France (€20 million in ticket sales), with majority-French titles accounting for 90% of this figure (3.03 million tickets sold, taking €17.7 million). In comparison with the results for May, we can observe a slight increase of 4% in attendance figures abroad. The figures for June 2019 were 8.7% higher than those of June 2018 (3.1 million spectators). Three titles registered more than 100,000 admissions, four more than in May, with the top 3 titles together attracting 1.78 million spectators, compared to 800,000 in May. Two new titles broke into the top 3 (Anna and The Mystery of Henri Pick), while Mia and the White Lion rose two places to stand in the number 2 position.

 Unsurprisingly, Anna was the most-seen French film in foreign markets, across five continents. Now released in around thirty international territories, and ranking among the top five films in fifteen countries, this film currently posts a running total of 1.49 million admissions (€8.97 million). What is surprising, however, is that its performance has not lived up to expectations—even though the latest offering from Luc Besson was released in 2,114 sites in the USA, it only took US$5.23 million in its opening week (equivalent to 583,000 tickets sold), due in part to a significant under-investment in publicity on the part of the film's distributor, and it did not even make it into the local top 10. In its second week, admissions rose to $7.09 million (800,000 tickets), but its circulation was cut back to 652 theaters. During the same period, Anna was also launched in a number of countries in Eastern Europe and Asia, where it notably attracted the interest of audiences in the Phillipines (€481,000, around 260,000 admissions). This  action film will continue its international run in many markets in upcoming weeks, including Russia and the United Kingdom.

 Five months after its French premiere, Mia and the White Lion has now crossed the symbolic 4 million admissions threshold abroad (with €21.6 million in ticket sales)! At this stage, it has already been released in around fifty foreign territories, across all continents apart from Oceania, and continues to lead the pack as the most successful French film to date in 2019 outside France. Among its remarkable box office scores, it attracted 915,500 moviegoers in Italy (€5.69 million), 626,000 in Spain (€3.68 million), 550,000 in Germany (€3.77 million), 460,500 in Poland (€1.89 million), 310,000 in Mexico (€678,000), and 265,000 in Colombia (€627,500). In June, this film by Gilles de Maistre was shown in 77 Peruvian theaters and registered 93,000 spectators (€264,500), earning it 4th place at the box office and ranking as the most popular French title in Peru since January. Mia and the White Lion will hit movie screens in Australia and New Zealand later in August.

 The top 3 for this month is completed by a new title in our charts. In its opening week in both Spain and Quebec, The Mystery of Henri Pick achieved the highest admissions average per print released, even outscoring Men in Black: International! After its triumphant opening week in Spain,(54,500 admissions and 4th place at the box office), this comedy's circulation was upped from 121 to 135 sites. It is set to have topped the 100,000 admissions mark by the end of June, and, at the same time, should reach CAD$200,000 in Quebec (21,000 admissions). For the moment, The Mystery of Henri Pick boasts a total of 200,000 tickets sold in theaters outside France, and it is eagerly awaited in new markets in coming months, including Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Portugal.

 

Author : Andrea Sponchiado

Latest update : 06 August 2019 à 16:08 CEST

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