International distribution of French films – March 2022

wolf and lion collects 359,000 foreign viewers, and 3 other films over 100,000.

# header Starters Income (€) Copies Quantity
the country
Accumulation
records
Accumulation
receipts
one wolf and lion 359 540 2 089 837 1550 fourteen 1 469 987 8 738 954
2 heap 140 105 685 352 774 fourteen 433 998 1 899 508
3 King 111 221 405 534 337 nine 119 446 486 621
4 Treasure of little Nicolas 109 286 314 899 141 2 553 598 2 181 850
5 Around the world in 80 Days 88 719 655 423 709 6 1 181 833 6 884 841
6 lost illusions 51 504 284 672 417 7 146 080 940 876
7 Secret 50 696 137 396 173 4 302 626 1 138 585
eight Despite being superheroes 46 763 296 110 407 eight 131 386 978 589
nine snow panther 39 051 339 150 210 6 94 557 973 170
ten high-fashion 38 257 161 914 453 5 60 541 325 165
eleven Nursing home 32 901 318 079 156 3 64 807 641 741
12 Event 29 810 184 184 201 eleven 85 287 517 204
thirteen Olympics 23 176 175 385 136 5 37 497 284 446
fourteen Waiting for Bojangles 17 873 54 434 327 3 53 759 384 156
fifteen Candisha 16 568 52 244 148 one 16 568 52 244
sixteen Triumph 16 350 94 232 69 4 98 051 726 134
17 Separation 14 342 87 561 64 one 17 739 127 686
eighteen Goodbye Mr Huffmann 13 840 85 023 113 2 29 303 227 984
nineteen little mom 12 317 79 448 159 thirteen 149 746 1 097 994
20 Maigret 10 177 110 828 41 2 18 852 199 265

Global market between easing and new challenges

Cinema easing continues throughout March : they are completely abolished in Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Romania, not to mention some parts of Germany and Australia. Other governments such as Austria, South Korea, Ecuador, Poland, or even Quebec prefer not to present a medical pass to access a room. At the same time, the resumption of the pandemic suggests tightening measures in the Indonesian capital and the closure of cinemas in Shanghai in China, while cinemas in Hong Kong have been closed since early January. Along with the health warning, the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine is also destroying local and global markets. The sanctions imposed on Russia are reflected in an ever-increasing reduction in the supply of new films (Hollywood blockbusters are no longer released in the country), in a drop in attendance and in the closure of a quarter of cinemas. The Ukrainian market, which is closely dependent on Russia, is undermined by clashes on its soil.

Solid French box office overseas

Although the number of films at the box office and new releases increased from the previous month, in March French cinema box office fell 24% compared to February 2022. At the same time, it collects more than 2 million viewers per month for the fourth time since the beginning of the pandemic and corresponds to the level of January-February 2020. leader of the month wolf and lionwell ahead of its competitors, attracting 360,000 viewers (413,000 in first place the previous month, Treasure of little Nicolas). This performance was also achieved through 3 minority productions, including Julie (in 12 chapters) which has 473,000 entries.

Julie (in 12 chapters)

Western Europe is recognized as the number one market

Europe captured nearly 3 out of 4 French cinema visits in March, with the western part of the continent winning this month (54%). Among other geographic regions, only Latin America is close to 500,000 visits and exceeds 15% of the market. Russia became the first foreign market in terms of the number of moviegoers French films sold 571,000 tickets in March 2022 and overtook Poland (249,000) in February. They are followed by Germany and Spain, each offering more than 220,000 places, and another 4 countries with more than 100,000 people.

Animation always dominates the scene

 The tricolor animation marks the second golden month on the international scene. 3 out of 7 films uniting more than 100,000 moviegoers heap and minorities Hopper and dark hamster and Valiant, belong to this genus. 1 in 3 French people going abroad in March 2022 is for entertainment. Comedies/dramas account for 30.5% of the total visits, while animation/crime/thrillers reach 20.7%. More globally, it is French family films that are popular on the world market.

Majority and minority production equally

 French initiative films collect 53% of views recorded in March, the same ratio as the previous month, with the top 4 titles exceeding 100,000 tickets. Minority productions maintain their share of 47% of monthly viewers. thanks to Julie (in 12 chapters)which exceeds the symbolic threshold of 1 million views outside of France (and Norway) and the threshold of $3 million at the US box office, and Hopper and dark hamster (559,000 visits and 0.5 million euros in total in Russia alone) and Valiant. Films in French continue to dominate the cinema scene, providing 2 out of 3 visits to French cinemas abroad.

Best tricolor performances

wolf and lion is the undisputed leader of Mars. It aims to revitalize the French presence across the Rhine by offering 152,000 entrance tickets (1.12 million euros in revenue), as well as Around the world in 80 Days which continues its triumphant career in this market and approaches 300,000 spectators (€2.03 million). Both films are under the STUDIOCANAL banner. wolf and lion also has a good continuation in Russian cinemas: 6 weeks after the launch, it is still running in almost 400 cinemas and attracts more than 20,000 young and old every week, with a total of 174,000 tickets sold (Pioneer Cinema, 0.34 million euros) . . heap invites himself again to Latin America and gathers 72,000 Colombians (Cine Colombia, 0.18 million euros) and continues his European tour through Portugal, where there are 23,000 spectators (Cine Mundo, 0.12 million euros). After, among other things, a minority Valiant and heapit’s the turn King start his career in Latin America accompanied by B.F. It is greeted by more than 100,000 moviegoers in the region’s 7 top ten markets, including 64,000 Peruvians (€0.18 million). Although leaving the monthly top three below, Treasure of little Nicolas still arouses the interest of the Poles 2 months after the release on the big screen. The only French-initiated production to have attracted more than half a million viewers in another country since the start of the health crisis, the latest installment of “Little Nicolas” is the second most popular of the trilogy in Poland (523,000 visits and 1.9 million euros). behind Journey of little Nicolas (626,000 and 2.45 million euros), both distributed by Kino Swiat. As for festival films, lost illusions manages to reach 200,000 Canadian dollars and 20,000 tickets in Quebec (Les Films Opale), an observation shared by wolf and lion it’s CAD$308,000 and 30,000 spectators (mk2 Mile End).

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Treasure of little NicolasTreasure of little Nicolas


This analysis is written based on results published on April 14, 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 : April 15, 2022 at 15:27 CET

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