By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

En savoir plus et gérer ces paramètres[OK]

International statistics

12 January 2021 à 18:36

French Films on the international marketplace and at festivals in 2020

In 2020, French cinema reached 13.7 million admissions and 86.6 million euros in receipts in foreign theatres. It experienced a difficult year, losing nearly 70% of its international box office. But despite most key indicators being in the red, French cinema preserved a strong foothold in theaters and festivals abroad.

KEY FIGURES AND TRENDS

  • 13.7* million admissions for French cinema (45.3 million in 2019, down 69.8%*) / Note: In France, French films generated 29.2** million admissions in 2020, down 60.7%** compared to 2019
  • 86.6* million euros in receipts for French cinema (275.6 million in 2019, down 68.6%*)
  • 9.5* million admissions (69.5%* of the total) for majority-French productions (38 million in 2019, down 75%*)
  • 10.6* million admissions (77.6%* of the total) for French-language films (26.9 million in 2019, down 60.6%*)
  • 611* French films on release in foreign theaters (869 in 2019, down 29.7%*)
  • 1,398* releases of French films (2,836 in 2019, down 50.7%*)
  • 2* French films sold more than 1 million tickets abroad (7 in 2019)
  • 28* French films drew more than 100,000 spectators abroad (68 in 2019)
  • Russia becomes the leading territory in terms of admissions for French films in 2020, ahead of Spain and Italy*
  • 163 French films were selected across 8 major international film festivals*** and accounted for 19.5% of the films presented (199 and 19% in 2019, down 18.1% and up 2.6%)

Complete data can be found in the attached document (in French or English)


Note: *The figures given in this brochure are provisional and non-exhaustive. The definitive figures will be available in the fall and will inevitably be higher. / **Provisional data estimated by the CNC. / ***Berlinale, Busan, Cannes, Rotterdam, San Sebastián, Sundance, Toronto, and Venice.

Author : Andrea Sponchiado

Latest update : 02 February 2021 à 18:36 CET

Study (2)