International distribution of French films – April 2022

wolf and lion collects 259,000 foreign viewers, and 2 other films over 200,000.

# header Starters Income (€) Copies Quantity
the country
Accumulation
records
Accumulation
receipts
one wolf and lion 259 684 1 753 348 1170 eleven 1 732 230 10 517 510
2 my unknown 249 373 1 154 303 0 one 684 638 3 080 157
3 What the hell have we all done? 200 572 1 807 234 123 3 200 572 1 807 234
4 King 152 465 466 671 780 17 271 911 953 292
5 Olympics 113 438 853 199 429 fifteen 153 225 1 146 628
6 heap 82 705 470 677 480 thirteen 523 783 2 412 366
7 snow panther 76 059 529 847 305 nine 170 616 1 503 017
eight Maigret 51 189 211 094 438 3 70 041 410 359
nine Event 43 108 358 532 307 fourteen 128 395 875 737
ten Vanishing 32 502 214 459 540 one 32 502 214 459
eleven Ouistream 32 268 205 405 96 5 82 350 546 648
12 Secret 30 427 148 725 263 4 333 203 1 287 310
thirteen In body 30 239 323 067 37 2 30 239 323 067
fourteen Annette 29 809 293 426 59 5 386 586 2 518 900
fifteen Notre Dame is on fire 29 400 190 265 404 eleven 37 518 275 095
sixteen Goodbye Mr Huffmann 27 321 241 397 164 5 71 384 621 004
17 Around the world in 80 Days 27 304 180 639 227 6 1 209 137 7 065 480
eighteen Delicious 26 171 106 313 77 eight 362 181 2 551 011
nineteen Titanium 23 331 232 564 38 4 521 961 3 813 879
20 little mom 22 312 174 211 105 nine 172 793 1 272 354

slow recovery

The easing of measures for cinemas continued throughout April., and the number of countries currently subject to restrictions remains limited. However, mostly families and young people returned to the cinema, and their selection is mostly focused on Hollywood blockbusters, animation and a few local productions. The hardest thing to find your place and your audience is author’s and festival films. The top two markets experienced below-expected results (North America) and restrictions (China), resulting in a 75% drop in the national box office. Conflict between Russia and Ukraine deprives French cinema of two key marketsRussia takes 1st placeD place in 2020 and 2and in 2021 by the number of viewers who watched the French production in cinemas. Without forgetting that it is summer, a period characterized by the desertification of cinemas is approaching, especially in the Mediterranean countries. The hope for a real recovery is also placed on the films that will be presented at the next Cannes Film Festival, as well as on films from the beginning of the school year.

Slight increase in France’s overseas box office

French cinema attracted nearly 3 million moviegoers in April, up 7 points from the previous month. This is the second richest month in terms of the number of applicants this year. after February (3.61 million). There are 264 French films and 232 new films at the box office, the highest number since the start of the health crisis. Third time in 2022 wolf and lion – the most popular production in foreign theaters (260,000 visits): it attracted 36,000 spectators more than in January, but 100,000 less than in March. It is followed by my unknown and its 249,000 tickets in China.

Western Europe remains the leading market

Europe captured nearly 2 out of 3 French cinema visits in April, and this month the western part of the continent is more important (77%). It should be noted that Asia is progressing and is close to 500,000 visits with a share of 16.2%, which is twice that of Latin America (14.6%) and even Eastern Europe (14.2%). Germany becomes the first foreign market in terms of the number of moviegoers for French films, 342,000 tickets were sold in April 2022, and in March they overtook Russia (174,000), taking first place. They are followed by China, Mexico, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg, each offering over 220,000 entry tickets, while another 5 countries bring in over 100,000.

Return Comedy

 For the first time this year, comedy dominates the international scene. 3 out of 5 films with over 200,000 moviegoers my unknown and What the hell have we all done?as well as a minority Julie (in 12 chapters) belong to this genus. 1 in 3 French international admissions in April 2022 is comedy. Animation retains its influence, accounting for 25.6% of total visits, while drama and adventure/crime/thriller each top 10%. More globally, French family films are still popular on the world market.

The production of the majority outstrips the production of the minorities

 French initiative films provide 65% of views recorded in April, thus scoring 12 points from the previous month, with 5 titles ahead with over 100,000 tickets. The share of minority productions was reduced to 35% of monthly viewers.but are included in their highly valued ranks Hopper and dark hamster (326,000 entries) and Julie (in 12 chapters) (282,000) without forgetting Abuela (159,000). Films in French continue to dominate the cinema scene, providing more than 2 out of 3 visits to French cinemas abroad.

Best tricolor performances

wolf and lion has a strong continuation in Germany. Six weeks after launch, it’s playing in the same number of theaters (460) as it did when it was released, and it’s still in the top 10 most watched films in that market. It seems that his career is far from over (STUDIOCANAL, 285,000 visits and 2.06 million euros in revenue), as he should soon overtake Around the world in 80 Days which currently holds the prize for the biggest French success “after Covid-19” across the Rhine with 304,000 tickets (STUDIOCANAL, 2.11 million euros). My unknown is the first three-color release of the year in China and the market has been hit hard by the current restrictions. Despite a modest attendance of 25% of national capacity, the comedy takes advantage of reduced competition for titles, allowing it to unite 249,000 Chinese (China Film Group, €1.15m) and still be programmed a month after its launch. At the same time, as in France, What the hell have we all done? started his international career in 3 Francophone territories where he appeared in every top 5. In its first week, the third episode of the saga attracted 33% fewer viewers than the second (2019), but 15% more than the first (2014). ). Many launches await him in the coming months. Excluding the top 3, King continued his tour in Latin America, where 250,000 visits (0.76 million euros) were recorded in 15 different markets, while Olympics invites himself to the screens of a dozen countries. Although it is missing from the top 10 below, little mom had a good start to his career in North America. Neon shows it in 4 theaters across the US, each averaging over $15,000 and 1,500 admissions, which is high for a new film in the US. limited edition. Cast members Small Mum first it was expanded to 31 numbers, then to 224.

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This analysis is written based on results published on May 12, 2022. The numbers are constantly consolidating, the graph generated automatically by the site will differ from the table presented in this news.

Author: Andrea Sponciado

Last update : May 16, 2022 at 10:16 CET

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