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International statistics

07 May 2013 à 17:35

B. O. for French films abroad: Week of April 19-25, 2013

UniFrance Films box office report: Renoir paints a pretty picture in United States.

Renoir, this week's frontrunner, has got off to a great start and looks well set to overtake its results at the French box office. With 41,000 admissions this week, it has now clocked up 280,000 admissions abroad compared with 500,000 in France. The United States (Samuel Goldwyn Films) have been the territory where it has achieved its best results, with more than 30,000 spectators this week with a stable of 56 prints in circulation, making a grand total of 100,000 admissions. This is a rather stable result in relation to last week, which should allow the film to enjoy a long career. Whatever the actual result, revenues will soon pass the million dollar mark. The film gently finishes its run in Germany (Arsenal), where it has raked up 113,000 admissions, with 2200 this week. Here again, the film has met with good results, just as it has done in Quebec (Metropole), where it attracted 13,000 spectators in its first week, and another 8800 this week from 17 prints.

In the House has also launched well in Quebec (Les Films Séville, drawing 16,000 admissions for 15 prints, making it the best opening week for a French film, behind Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannica. We note that the film has tallied 663,000 spectators abroad, with 222,000 in Spain and 134,000 in the United Kingdom. With 1.2 million admissions in France, it is likely to quickly rack up high admissions during its international release.

Paulette, a surprise success in France, with 1 million admissions, has just released in Portugal (Lusomundo) to good results, with 33,000 admissions in two weeks for 33 prints. This is already better than in Quebec (11,000 admissions) and Switzerland (9000 admissions). The film has hence become this year's top-rating French film in Portugal and should attract 70,000 admissions, a superior result to that achieved by The Artist last year. Paulette will release in Russia and Brazil later in the year.

Author : Matthieu Thibaudault

Latest update : 29 May 2013 à 17:35 CEST

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