15 2月 2023 へ 23:56
French films at the international box office: January 2023
In January 2023, French cinema was represented in international theaters by over 270 films already distributed and over 170 new releases, registering a total of 2.3 million admissions and generating €17 million in ticket sales.
|#||Title||Entrées||Admissions (€)||No. of Prints||No. of Countries||Total Admissions||Total Revenues|
|1||Belle and Sebastian - Next Generation||78,224||553,594||808||14||334,700||1,724,635|
|2||The New Toy||64,51,3||354,475||255||6||263,482||1,905,474|
|3||Maria into Life||46,570||371,426||153||4||61,513||479,086|
|4||Father & Soldier||34,890||394,361||51||2||34,890||394,361|
|5||Simone: The Journey of the Century||34,307||205211||70||6||156,274||1,357,235|
|7||Ernest and Célestine : A Journey in Charabia||27,412||206,378||201||6||83,770||644,921|
|8||One Fine Morning||26,191||176,595||81||6||62,910||480,488|
|11||The Passengers of the Night||24,561||197,320||78||4||76,190||539,807|
|14||The Origin of Evil||21,692||145,732||61||2||24,833||172,502|
|15||Little Nicholas - Happy as Can Be||17,495||88,703||105||9||83,335||523,508|
|17||Les Choristes / コーラス||15,615||70,533||0||1||5,540,170||29,478,139|
|18||The Big Hit||15,585||120,480||66||2||176,330||1,318,919|
|20||Everything Went Fine||10,543||34,332||92||2||134,342||906,618|
Box office for French films dropped slightly internationally
French cinema attracted 2.3 million spectators and generated €17 million in international box office revenues in January. With the exception of box office revenues, which remained unchanged, admissions (-8%), films in distribution (-5%), and new releases (-6%) were slightly down on the previous month. Europe became even more central for audience numbers for French films, and, while comedy remained in the lead, drama made a significant comeback. Among the four films attracting more than 100,000 spectators (Triangle of Sadness, The Eight Mountains, Close, and Corsage), none was a majority-French production and only one was shot in the French language: inevitably, French cinema in international theaters in January was hence mainly driven by minority-French and foreign language productions.
Europe continued to strengthen its leadership
Western Europe accounted for almost a third of French cinema admissions in January (1.4 million), up 6% on the previous month. The central and eastern part of the continent still accounted for around 23%, but for fewer spectators than in December. Europe as a whole remained the leading geographical area in terms of the number of tickets sold by French films (82.5%): four out of five spectators were therefore from this region. Unsurprisingly, among the six countries with more than 100,000 spectators attending French films (-2 in one month), five were in this zone: イタリア (322,000 admissions) remained in first place, again ahead of オランダ (287,000), while ポーランド reached third (279,000). Outside Europe, which was the only territory offering more than 100,000 admissions, the アメリカ合衆国 & English-speaking カナダ showed a strong recovery, driven in particular by the minority-French film Corsage (66,000 admissions): as a result, they enabled North America to demonstrate the month's strongest growth in terms of attendance (+177%). With the exception of the latter zone, as well as Western Europe and Oceania, all other regions offered fewer admissions to French cinema than in December and their respective market shares did not reach 5%.
Drama returned to the forefront
For the seventh consecutive time this year, comedy/dramatic comedy was the leading genre of the month, attracting 1 million foreign filmgoers, or 41% of the total, boosted by one production exceeding 100,000 spectators (the minority-French Triangle of Sadness). Figures show that comedies lost a quarter of their December audience, a global drop that only spared one genre, drama, which had a good month in January, attracting 0.8 million filmgoers, a third of the total (+72%), thanks in particular to the good performances of the minority-French productions The Eight Mountains (255,000 admissions) and Close (143,000). The biopic was the third and last genre to have a title tallying more than 100,000 spectators (the minority-French Corsage, 131,000), while animation benefited from the Italian re-release of the minority-French Where Is Anne Frank(106,000 total admissions in Italy).
Minority-French productions shot in foreign languages rise to the top
The 205 majority-French financed films (73% of the overall offer) exhibited in theaters generated 38% of the admissions recorded during the month of January, and lost major ground compared to the previous month (-37%). Minority-French productions (72 titles, 25%) attracted 29% of filmgoers and saw their market share of admissions grow to to 62%. The same was true for language: French-language titles no longer dominated the scene (1.1 million admissions, 47% of the total and -26% in one month), which favored foreign-language titles, whose market shares were all up (1.2 million, 53% and +20%). This reversal of the trend of previous months can be explained by the greater success of minority-French productions, to which the four titles that attracted more than 100,000 spectators (Triangle of Sadness, The Eight Mountains, Close, and Corsage) belong. With the exception of the Franco-Belgian Close, all are also in a foreign language. The most successful majority-French financed production (and in French), Belle and Sebastian - New Generation reached a ceiling of 78,000 tickets sold.
The best performances by French films
Belle and Sebastian - New Generation was the French film that was most seen in movie theaters abroad in January. Moreover, it was the only title in the top 10 to be released in more than 10 markets. Its releases in Germany (Splendid, 36,000 admissions and €0.26 million in box office revenues) and Russia ロシア (Cinema Pioner, 20,000 and €80,000) drove it to the top of the monthly rankings. The best performance by a majority-French production in a foreign country was achieved by Nouveau Jouet, which attracted an additional 40,000 spectators in Poland, for a total of 66,000 since the end of December (Kino Swiat, €0.27 million). Among the newcomers, Maria into Life capitalized on its successful launch in Germany (Atlas, 31,000 admissions and €0.26 million) to reach third place. As for The Innocent, One Fine Morning, and L'Envol, it was the performances achieved in Italy that opened the doors to the monthly top 10 (respectively 32,000 [01 Distribution, €0.21 million], 21,000 [Teodora, €0.13 million], and 25,000 [01 Distribution, €0.16 million] tickets sold on the transalpine market). Father & Soldier opened in French-speaking markets and attracted 26,000 filmgoers in Belgium and Luxembourg (Athena, €0.26 million), and 9,000 in Switzerland (Elite, €0.14 million). The other new film to appear in the monthly top 10 was Argonuts, which was released in ウクライナ at the same time as in France. Despite the war that has been ravaging the country for almost a year now, a few new films have been released and the French animated film has been playing on a 150 screens and generated 23,000 admissions (Adastra, €69,000). Based on the few results registered so far, this title has achieved the best launch for a French film in ウクライナ in the last four years.
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Linked films and programs (26)
Belle and Sebastian - Next Generation
Ernest and Célestine : A Journey in Charabia
Everything Went Fine
Father & Soldier
Les Choristes / コーラス
Little Nicholas - Happy as Can Be
Maria into Life
One Fine Morning
Simone: The Journey of the Century
The Big Hit
The Eight Mountains
The New Toy
The Origin of Evil
The Passengers of the Night
Triangle of Sadness
Where Is Anne Frank