30 April 2013 à 12:51
B. O. for French films abroad: Week of April 12-18, 2013
UniFrance Films box office report: In the House takes up residence in the UK.
In the House continues its triumphant run in the UK. It now tallies close to 130,000 admissions after four weeks and already ranks as the 2nd most successful film by François Ozon in this market, after Potiche (Studiocanal), which ended its UK run with 155,000 admissions in 2011. Since the early 2000s, eight films by Ozon have been released across the Channel (not including In the House), with an average of 22 prints released and each title attracting an average of 55,000 spectators. After Potiche, the director's most successful films in Britain are Swimming Pool (UGC Films, 102,000 admissions in 2003), 8 Women (UGC Films, 87,000 admissions in 2002), and 5x2 (UGC Films, 54,000 admissions in 2005).
Renoir sat at 9th place at the Quebec box office in its opening week (with the best results for a non-American film), pulling in over 13,000 spectators from 19 prints. This is the second best opening registered by a French released in this market in 2013, after Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (Séville, 165,201 admissions in eight weeks). Also in North America, Renoir has had its distribution raised from 20 to 49 prints in its third week in the USA/English-speaking Canada. It took an additional $276,000, reaching a total of $516,000 since its release (close to 70,000 admissions). Renoir currently tallies a total of 186,000 admissions in international theaters.
At the end of its second weekend on German screens, Populaire registered at total of 31,000 spectators (Studiocanal), with a stable 70 prints in circulation. This is an average performance for this debut feature by Régis Roinsard, whose films appear once again to struggle to win over audiences in this market. With a total of 118,000 admissions registered to date outside France, it attracted 37,000 spectators in Belgium (Cinéart), 21,000 in Russia (CP Digital), 18,000 in Poland (Gutek), 14,000 in French-speaking Switzerland, and 10,000 in Quebec (Métropole).
Matthieu Thibaudault (uniFrance Films)
Latest update : 01 May 2013 à 12:51 CEST