08 September 2004 à 13:02
"Chorists" delights German audiences
The debut film by Christophe Barratier, distributed by Constantin (and sold internationally by Pathé), has attracted over 60,000 spectators in its opening weekend in Germany.
Launched September 2 on a substantial, but not overly ambitious, 138-print release, "Chorists," with a cast headed by Gérard Jugnot, has certainly won the hearts of audiences across the Rhine. In spite of unfavorable weather conditions for moviegoing (down 31% compared to the previous weekend), the film produced by Galatée registered 60,577 admissions between Thursday evening and Sunday evening, taking a total of €377,351 at the box office.
Distributed as “Die Kinder des Monsieur Mathieu” (translated as “Monsieur Mathieu’s Children”), the film took out 10th place in the overall charts and boasted an excellent per-print average of 439 spectators, the third best score behind “Pitch Black” and “Street Style.” Judging by the encouraging reaction in theaters so far, its distributor Constantin Film is counting on good word of mouth for the film, raising hopes for a fine career in the long-term.
The success of “Chorists” can be added to that of a number of other French productions that have performed well in Germany in recent weeks, such as “Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran” (520,000 admissions), “Love Me If You Dare” (close to 100,000 admissions in 3 weeks) and “Nathalie...” (90,000 admissions).
Elizabeth Conter – Marketing Department – Germany, Austria, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom
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