International distribution of French films – May 2022

little mom climbed to the top, attracting 90,000 foreign spectators.

# header Snacks Income (€) Copies Number
country
Accumulation
records
Accumulation
receipts
one little mom 90 051 744 147 362 12 262 844 2016501
2 What the hell have we all done? 75 838 558 795 336 6 274 123 2 366 019
3 heap 69 516 315 077 347 fifteen 593 322 2 727 526
four Candisha 57 445 138 731 150 2 78 034 202 688
5 spoiled rotten 52 528 415 573 344 2 108 145 837 367
6 Vortex 36 273 257 360 171 7 42 527 313 526
7 eiffel 29 331 274 191 242 5 373 249 2 710 686
eight wolf and lion 28 764 200 984 370 6 1 764 064 10 718 493
9 Kill Party 28 306 152 872 395 one 29 953 166 431
ten Olympics 27 135 216 540 236 fourteen 180 237 1 363 176
eleven Event 27 045 231 544 311 eleven 155 327 1 107 990
12 Nearly 22 632 124 207 259 four 99 663 914 672
13 yakari movie 21 352 99 856 141 6 373 018 2 534 619
fourteen snow panther 17 410 131 300 185 ten 188 031 1 634 352
fifteen Secret 17 196 97 514 254 3 351 605 1 388 749
16 Maigret 14 453 114 456 94 3 96 234 641 468
17 Monster in Paris 14000 89 901 266 one 1 628 273 9 755 320
eighteen Ouistreham 13 442 91 992 76 7 95 585 639 015
19 King 12 183 37 075 210 eight 284 094 990 367
twenty my unknown 12 038 18 929 CN one 696 676 3 099 085

Very fragmented world map

The word “recovery” is used in all markets, but the overall vision, taking into account the local context of each country (active pandemic containment measures, economic situation, film shipments, attendance, etc.) highlights differences that are widening the gap between countries even more than in the past. Among other things, the sector is suffering from a sharp drop in activity in major markets such as China, due to the latest wave of the pandemic, and Russia, due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which affects both local and global circulation and exploitation of films. Part of the audience is returning to cinemas, and attendance is showing a positive trend compared to 2020 and 2021, but remains weak compared to 2019. Despite the impact on the screens and box office of Hollywood blockbusters and family films, several “author” successes prove that this genre, one of the cornerstones of French cinema, continues to be valuable when it manages to combine the success of critics and moviegoers of all ages and cultures, for example little mom Celine Syamma or Julie (in 12 chapters) Joachim Trier.

French box office hit internationally

French cinema saw 1.4 million viewers in theaters in May, less than half of the previous month’s total of 2.93 million. This is the least wealthy month in terms of receipts since December 2021 (1.19 million).. The big successes of the beginning of the year had already ended most of their international careers and the immediate transfer did not take place; anticipated startups, including Cannes Films, are planned for the coming months. There are 244 French films and 179 new releases at the box office, which is the same as in February and March. For the first time in 2022, an original film, little mom, goes up. Also for the first time, the leader of the month does not collect more than 100,000 viewers.

Western Europe remains the leading market

Europe accounts for just over half of French cinema visits in May, and this month the western part of the continent dominates (62%). After taking off in April, Asia retreated and lost 10 points (6.3%), while Latin America made significant progress, and its share rose from 14.6% to 22.5%. Mexico becomes the first foreign market in terms of the number of moviegoers for French films in May 2022, which sold 168,000 tickets (a first for a non-European country this year), ahead of the US (113,000), the only other territory offering more than 100,000 tickets to French cinemas.

Three floors side by side

As in February and March, animation dominates the international scene. This time it’s only a short chapter because comedy/drama and drama follow very closely: in May 2022, each of the three genres is the source of 1 French admission to theaters outside of our borders out of 4. However, there are 23 in the works. animated films, i.e. 3 times less than comedy films, and 4 times less than dramatic ones, which count on dozens of sequels. While French family films are still popular on the global market, fine productions such as little mom and from Vortex prove that the public is still passionate about auteur cinema and festivals, although the recovery of this type of production looks more uneven.

The production of the majority outstrips the production of the minorities

French initiative films provide 62% of views recorded during May, thus losing only 3 points from the previous month, but none of the titles totaled more than 100,000 tickets. The share of minority productions increased significantly to 38% of monthly viewers. and includes 2 films that crossed the threshold mentioned above: Hopper and dark hamster (125,000 visits in 17 territories) and Abuela (122,000 in Mexico). Films in French continue to dominate the cinema scene, accounting for more than 3 out of 4 visits to French cinemas abroad.

Best tricolor performances

neon spear little mom in 4 cinemas in the USA, which became 224 in 3e weekend for a total of $780,000 in revenue after 6 weeks or 85,000 visits. Celine Sciamma’s latest film allowed France to enter the local top 20 and become seconde the biggest success of most francophone production since the start of the health crisis after Titanium ($1.44 million and 150,000 hits), also under the Neon banner. little mom attracted 262,000 foreign viewers (2.02 million euros in revenue), i.e. 4.2 times more than in France, in more than 30 markets. Still on the arthouse side are 16,000 visits in the United States (Utopia, €0.14 million) and 8,000 in the United Kingdom (Picturehouse, €71,000) and Turkey (Baska, €15,000). Vortex enter the top ten for the month. What the hell have we all done? uses the continuation on the screens of French-speaking territories (in particular, 163,000 visits and 1.39 million euros accumulated in Belgium, Belga) and new starts in Eastern Europe (the most successful is Slovak, 18,000 tickets and 0.12 million euros, CinemaArt) to win 2e place in the May ranking 2022. The last place on the podium goes to heap which continues its international career, breaking into the top 7 foreign universities and approaching 600,000 visits outside of France. 31,000 Colombians (Babilla, €72,000) and 26,000 Peruvians (Star, €66,000) are not enough thrill-seekers candisha, fantastic film released direct to VOD in France in July 2021. spoiled rotten returned to the monthly ratings thanks to releases in Germany and Austria: it was in the latter country, respectively, that he attracted the most viewers (Luna Film, 11,000 and 92,000 euros). against. 42,000 and 0.32 million euros in Germany, Telepool), until winning the fifthe local first place on the weekend after launch.

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This analysis is written based on results published on June 10, 2022. The numbers are constantly consolidating, the graph automatically generated by the site will differ from the table presented in this news.

Author: Andrea Sponciado

Last update : June 17, 2022 at 11:42 CET

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