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International statistics

08 June 2010 à 15:50

International box office results for French films: May 2010

Oceans, The Ghost Writer, and From Paris With Love have continued to top international box office charts since the beginning of the year, while Babies has won over American audiences.

RankTitleAdmissionsReceiptsNo. of printsNo. of countries

Total admissions

1Oceans1 257 5187 594 439172395 448 683
2The Ghost Writer891 3355 200 7051078125 350 049
3Babies724 0154 416 6535472724 015
4From Paris With Love414 7633 013 24871995 951 342
5The Concert200 4221 762 39012241 153 106
6The Hedgehog127 146858 169974806 732
7Camping 298 390659 680352131 464
8Wild Grass63 061366 555733115 634
9Little Nicholas42 124256 0879841 461 114
10Mr. Nobody37 620199 286102161 836
11Vincere35 315218 122593103 267
12Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis35 142187 3179216 184 721
13A Prophet33 517197 127916991 223
14Micmacs32 894155 5691602323 709
15Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky32 472208 069744214 411 
16The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec31 666228 71132262 394
17Vengeance26 803153 96480164 045
18Certified Copy24 292135 05164324 292
19The perfect date21 140161 47415221 140
20Gainsbourg: Je t'aime...Moi non plus18 948154 524192147 955

Oceans continues its dazzling international career. In the United States, the film's excellent launch at the end of April has been confirmed by the 2.5 million spectators who've since filled theaters during the first month of release. When the 170,000 admissions achieved in Spain during May, followed by the 45,000 in Mexico after one week alone, are added to this figure, the May tally for the documentary by Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin reaches 1.250 million spectators, bringing admission figures to a total of 5 million since the beginning of the year.

Babies by Thomas Balmes ventured to American theaters for its first release. Out on more than 500 prints, the documentairy produced by Alain Chabat has already attracted 725,000 American and Quebec spectators. These illustrious beginnings are very promising for the film's career. It was released on June 16 in France, and releases in many other territories will follow in the months ahead.

After achieving remarkable results in Italy and Spain, The Concert carried off a third successful release in Japan (130,000 admissions), thereby racking up more than 1 million admissions abroad. The film by Radu Mihaileanu is slated for release in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada (Quebec) this summer.

In a more discreet fashion, Camping 2 got off to a good start in Switzerland and, most particularly, Belgium (107,000 since the end of April), where it leads the French films seen by the highest number of spectators since the beginning of the year.

Apart from Oceans, during the month of May, the 5 million admissions mark has also been crossed  by the French-majority production The Ghost Writer, in particular thanks to its release in Spain (825,000 admissions), in Italy (580,000), and the United Kingdom (770,000). This thriller has already outclassed the international results tallied by Oliver Twist, Roman Polanski's previous film.

Oceans and The Ghost Writer are therefore now only a few steps behind From Paris With Love, which continues to maintain its first place position of 2010, with almost 6 million spectators. The fine career of Luc Besson's production continued this month, in particular thanks to its successful release in Japan (200,000 admissions) and Mexico (140,000 admissions in its first week).

Author : Jean-Rémi Ducourtioux

Latest update : 17 April 2012 à 15:50 CEST


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