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International statistics

10 January 2023 à 11:30

Figures and trends for the French film and audiovisual industries abroad in 2022

In 2022, French films generated 27 million admissions and generated 167.4 million euros in receipts in international theaters. The box office was up 51.8% compared to 2021. It was however 32.5% down on the symbolic threshold of 40 million calculated over the past decade: this discrepancy being due to the fall in worldwide cinema-going compared to 2019. Furthermore, French cinema has managed to preserve its place in theaters, at festivals, and on SVOD platforms internationally. Finally, positive trends are emerging for the audiovisual sector, whose export figures for 2022 are being consolidated.



  • 27* million admissions (up 51.8%* compared to 2021)
  • 167.4* million euros in receipts (up 47.7%* compared to 2021)
  • 17* million admissions for majority-French productions (up 78.9%* compared to 2021)
  • 19.6* million admissions for French-language productions (up 139.2%* compared to 2021)
  • 2,132* new releases (up 12.9%* compared to 2021)
  • 902* films on release (down 4.0%* compared to 2021)
  • 7* films sold more than 1 million tickets (up 4* compared to 2021)
  • 47* films sold more than 100,000 tickets (up 15* compared to 2021)
  • Western Europe was once again the leading region in terms of admissions (12.2* million admissions)
  • Germany became the leading territory in terms of admissions (2.82* million admissions)

*The figures for the part « theatrical results » in this brochure are provisional and not exhaustive. The definitive figures will be available in the fall and will inevitably be higher.


  • 24.2% of the total number of films in the official selections of the 10 major festivals were French (up 2.5 points compared to 2021)
  • 238 French films in the official selections of the 10 major festivals (up 17.8% compared to 2021)
  • For the second consecutive year, France was the country with the most films selected, and which picked up the most awards, across the 10 festivals surveyed

**The 10 festivals studied are: BAFICI, Berlin, Busan, Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Sundance, Toronto, and Venice.


  • 6.5% of films available on SVOD platforms in July 2022 were French
  • More than 5,800 French films were available on SVOD platforms in July 2022
  • In the sample of 105 international platforms studied (excluding France), 2.5% of series on SVOD platforms worldwide are French. France is thus the sixth most represented country of production for series available on SVOD platforms in the world.

Download the complete study below (available in French and English).


The audiovisual figures for 2022 have not yet been consolidated, but some trends are already emerging:

  • A critical success that is confirmed through several prestigious awards: a Golden Globe Award for Lupin, Critics Choice Awards for Lupin and Call My Agent!, the Séries Mania International Competition Award for Le Monde de demain, Emmy® Awards for Iraq’s Lost Generation... (Best Documentary) and The Mad Women's Ball (Lou de Laâge Best Actress)
  • An increasing number of adaptations of French programs (Irresponsible adapted in Germany, Philharmonia adapted in South Korea, and Call My Agent!, spin-offs of which continue to spread around the world).


Contact : Andrea Sponchiado

Latest update : 10 January 2023 à 11:30 CET

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