In Russia, the animated film was launched in the largest number of theaters (850), accommodating 85,000 viewers of all ages (Central Partnership, €0.24 million in box office revenues), while it achieved its best performance in Mexico with 150,000 admissions (Zima Entertainment, €0.36 million). Pil successfully exported to Latin America, where it attracted a third of its foreign audience, including 72,000 Colombians (Cine Colombia, €0.18 million). It reached the local top 5 in 12 foreign countries when it was released in 2022.
The animated film is the biggest majority-fFrench production success of the year so far in more than 10 markets, including South Korea (Challan, 38,000 admissions and €0.22 million in box office revenues), Sweden (Noble, 43,000 and €0.43 million), Turkey (Bir, 56,000 and €0.12 million), and Vietnam (The Green Media, 40,000 and €0.13 million). The same is true for the Slovak and Czech markets, where Pil was back in the top 5 and top 3 respectively six weeks after its launch (Bontonfilm A.S., 63,000 tickets and €0.37 million and 52,000 and €0.30 million), while its attendance figures have risen sharply compared to the week of its launch in Peru (Andes, 50,000 spectators and €0.12 million overall). Its career is therefore far from over. Moreover, it is expected in Poland (M2 Films) at the beginning of November.
Pil is the tenth French production to attract more than one million foreign viewers in theaters since the beginning of the pandemic, after The Wolf and the Lion (1.79 million admissions and €8 million at the box office), Serial (Bad) Weddings 3 (1.7 million and €13.4 million), and Around the World in 80 Days (1.25 million and €7.55 million), without forgetting the minority-French productions The Father (4.14 million and €28.9 million), Bigfoot Family (2.68 million and €13.3 million), Pinocchio (2.55 million and €13.0 million), Fireheart (1.96 million and €6.93 million), The Worst Person in the World (1.65 million and €11.6 million), and Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness (1.44 million and €5.63 million).