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  1. It was supposed to be released in november but SND delayed it indefinitely after the curfew announcement...no news of it since. The few images that were shown at Congrès des Exploitants to theaters owners and distributors were not very well received...and there's been no new piece of marketing since the first teaser a year ago. It has a pretty high budget, and they want to make a trilogy so they're probably waiting for the best conditions of release possible I guess.
  2. As LPLC said, the reopening was just postponed to January at the earliest. The industry expressed its anger especially since the announcement came with such short notice (many distributors with films slated for next week and the following one already had launched expensive marketing campaigns). Notable titles that were supposed to be released in December : Wonder Woman 1984, Bac Nord, Le Discours, Mandibules, Slalom, Falling, Wolfwalkers and the ones that came out in October since french law doesn't allow them to go to VOD. Box Office Pro counted 47 new releases until the end of the year. Most of the high profile local films (Comment je suis devenu super héros, Aline, Les Tuche (despite that being a christmas special)) had moved to 2021. 64.9 million admissions were sold in 2020 (-69%). Tenet was the top film of the year with 2 348 893 admissions sold, followed by 1917 (2 203 337), Bad Boys 3 (1 726 212), Ducobu 3 (1 497 326), Dolittle (1 293 055), The Call of The Wild (1 258 014) and 10 Jours Sans Maman (1 177 479). This rankings will fluctuate when the october titles are rereleased (Adieu Les Cons, Trolls 2, 30 Jours Max and Poly should make it) and with the CNC (official french instance)'s yearly rankings.
  3. It's getting a release in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Wakanim described it as "their biggest theater release ever" and said more info and a release date would be given "very soon".
  4. Big asterisk on this one, but Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008) did technically beat Les Bronzés 3's previous record (3.906 million admissions) in week 2 (4,4 million) (27/02-04/03) and 3 (3,94 million) although week 1 (20/02-27/02) was a pre-release in parts of the country (550k admissions). Week 4 wasn't that far off with 3.7 million admissions.
  5. As expected, all theaters in the country will have to close starting tomorrow at midnight. Just as the box office was starting to get back to normal... The new lockdown is supposed to last at least until Dec.1 7 day week (21/10-28/10) top 20 1. Adieu Les Cons (Gaumont), 600 044 (632 prints), 600 044 NEW 2. 30 Jours Max (STUDIOCANAL), 515 328 (615 prints), +13 %, 1 024 143 W2 3. Trolls : World Tour (Universal), 469 045 (637 prints), +52 %, 888 619 W2 4. Poly (SND) 458 029 (686 prints), 458 029 NEW 5. Petit Vampire (STUDIOCANAL), 155 496 (424 prints), 155 496 NEW 6. Miss (WB) 113 727 (290 prints), 117 727 NEW 7. Peninsula (ARP Selection), 107 865 (414 prints), 107 865 NEW 8. Druk (Haut et Court), 89 089, -19 % 204 024 W2 9. Honest Thief (Metropolitan), 83 519 (394 prints), -28 %, 199 906 W2 10. Calamity 78 309 (342 prints) +40%, 138 309 W2 10. Parents d’élèves (UGC), 77 000 (514 prints) +1%, 264 000 W3 12. Il Peccato (UFO) 56 000 (140 prints), 56 000 NEW 13. Antoinette dans les Cévennes (Diaphana) 43 000 (435 prints) -44 %, 744 000 W6 14. La baleine et l’escargote (Les films du préau) 40 000 (180 prints) NEW 15. Tenet (WB), 38 000 (283 prints) -33 %, 2 344 000 W9 16. The war with grandpa (filmalba) 32 000 (367 prints), -7%, 118 000 W3 17. Chien pourri la vie à Paris (KMBO), 26 000 (119 prints) +47 %, 59 000 W3 18. Les Blagues de Toto (SND), 24 000 (174 prints) +9 %, 1 057 000 W11 19. Bigfoot Family (Apollo) 23 000 (193 prints), +34 %, 451 000 W11 20. Josep (Dulac), 23 000 (252 prints), -37 %, 169 000 W4 % change for last week releases is without taking previews into account 3.25 million admissions were sold this week, marking the best week since February. Not much to add since the 5 day numbers. Adieu Les Cons is still doing great and it would have become the biggest french film of the year without the lockdown. 30 Jours Max passed the 1 million admissions milestone and Trolls will probably have enough time to pass it too. DNA, which was released today, just posted the third best start of the year in Paris at 2pm and the best one for a french film all year but it will only have 2 days in release before the theaters shut down again. All of the november films will move, which will probably create a chain effect. Notable titles included The Jokers' drama/horror The Swarm, which had received raves from both critics and early audiences (it was sold to Netflix in the rest of the world minus Spain), Gaumont's Céline Dion biopic Aline, which could've become a WOM breakout (would've been Tenet's first contender for the 2020 french crown), Memento's new Quentin Dupieux flick Mandibules and StudioCanal's police thriller Bac Nord (on the same release date as Les Misérables last year) and many others... Les Tuche 4, which seemed poised to win 2020, just moved from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, on Comment Je Suis Devenu Super Héros (a local big budget superhero film)'s current release date. We'll see what happens when the covid situation allows it.
  6. 5-day weekend top 20 (21/10-25/10) 1. Adieu Les Cons (Gaumont) 475 203 (632 prints), 475 203 NEW 2. 30 Jours Max (STUDIOCANAL) 381 546 (615 prints), +24 %, 890 258 W2 3. Trolls : World Tour (Universal) 336 365 (637 prints), +96 %, 755 939 W2 4. Poly (SND) 334 492 (686 prints), 334 492 NEW 5. Petit Vampire (STUDIOCANAL), 108 320 (424 prints), 108 320 NEW 6. Miss (WB) 78 540 (290 prints), 78 540 NEW 5. Peninsula (ARP Selection) 84 742 (414 prints), 84 742 NEW 8. Druk (Haut et Court), 65 763, -20 % 180 698 W2 9. Honest Thief (Metropolitan), 64 899 (394 prints), -29 %, 181 286 W2 10. Parents d’élèves (UGC), 53 794 (514 prints) +16 %, 240 808 W3 11. Calamity 52 513 (342 prints) +71 %, 112 564 W2 12. Il Peccato (UFO) 41 461 (140 prints), 41 461 NEW 13. Antoinette dans les Cévennes (Diaphana) 30 112 (435 prints) -44 %, 731 294 W6 14. Tenet (WB), 28 849 (283 prints) -30 %, 2 333 915 W9 15. La baleine et l’escargote (Les films du préau) 28 972 (180 prints) NEW 16. The war with grandpa (filmalba)22 416 (367 prints), +14 %, 108 175 W3 17. Chien pourri la vie à Paris (KMBO), 17 927 (119 prints) +118 %, 50 893 W3 18. Josep (Dulac), 16 090 (252 prints), -37 %, 162 626 W4 19. Les Blagues de Toto (SND, 16 079 (174 prints) +92 %, 1 049 042 W11 20. Bigfoot Family (Apollo) 14 192 (193 prints), +117 %, 441 495 W11 % change for last week releases is without taking previews into account 2.4 million admissions were sold this weekend, +82% over last weekend, despite no shows after 9pm in 73% of France's cinemas due to the curfew. 3M admissions should be easily be surpassed over the full week, marking the best week since the reopening, but we're still 40% down from the same weekend the last 4 years. Adieu Les Cons (Bye Bye Morons), a french dramedy, had the best opening for a french film of the year, on its way to around 600k OWeek. It's currently performing 13% ahead of Au Revoir La-Haut, the director's previous film, which was released on the same week. It's skewing old so the end of the school break won't matter too much. If theaters aren't shut down (which is anything but certain), it should end up with around 2M, helped by great WOM. All the films targeting younger audiences, namely 30 Jours Max (teens) but primarily the kids' ones are posting impressive increases (+118% for Chien Pourri, + 117 for Bigfoot, +96% for Trolls) because of the school break. Trolls (336k, going for 450k week) and 30 Jours (380k, 515k week) are recovering but neither will match their predecessors (2.8M for Trolls, 2.5M for 30JM). That's also a strong opening for Poly but its internal multi is a bit disapointting. It will nevertheless easily cross the 1M admissions mark. Weak for Miss but WB changed the release date 3 days before so some of the audience probably doesn't even know that it released (the advertising material still says oct. 28). Peninsula's opening is a decent one and very close to Train to Busan. Without the terrible WOM and it being available on streaming sites since the korean VOD release it problably could have done much better. Good opening for Il Peccato from independent distributor UFO. Druk posted a strong second week hold and will pass The Guilty sometime next week or the following one (speaking of which, I can't believe Festen did 650k admissions). 1M is definetly dead for Antoinette dans les Cévennes but it's still a phenomenal performance for an indie rom-com between a teacher and a donkey.
  7. ODs - 21/10 (in admissions) Poly - 128 486 (59k previews) / 3.8/5 Allociné score biggest OD of the year for a French film Adieu Les Cons - 111 586 (51k previews) 4.2/5 4th biggest OD for a French film Petit Vampire - 37 222 (15k previews) 3.6/5 Peninsula - 25 798 (13k previews) 2.8/5 Miss - 14 367 (5k previews) 3.9/5 Very strong Wednesday. Around 450k admissions were sold across the board. Poly and Adieu Les Cons, despite posting the best ODs since the reopening (after Tenet) were only ranked 3rd and 4th, behind Trolls and 30 Jours Max which should see a nice hold this week. Ciné-directors' prediction for the week (I think that 30 Jours and Trolls will hold slightly better than what he's predicting) Rank Title Admissions Hold Cume Budget 1 Poly 580 000 New 0,580 11 M€ 686 2 Adieu les cons 510 000 New 0,510 10,3 M€ 632 3 30 jours max 460 000 - 10 % 0,969 13 M€ 615 4 Les trolls 2 360 000 - 15 % 0,780 90 M$ 637 5 Petit vampire 180 000 New 0,180 - M€ 424 6 Peninsula 105 000 New 0,105 16 M$ 415 7 Drunk 100 000 - 15 % 0,215 - M€ 288 8 Honest Thief 95 000 - 20 % 0,211 - M$ 376 9 Miss 75 000 New 0,075 6,1 M€ 311 10 Calamity 70 000 + 20 % 0,130 13 M€ 250 - Parents d'élèves 65 000 - 15 % 0,252 4,6 M€ 465 - Antoinette dans les Cévennes 60 000 - 20 % 0,761 3,6 M€ 700 - La baleine et l'escargote 55 000 New 0,055 - M€ 180 - Tenet 45 000 - 25 % 2,350 224 M$ 524 - Michel-Ange 45 000 New 0,045 - M€ 140 - Les apparences 35 000 - 20 % 0,377 4 M€ 580 - Mon cousin 35 000 - 25 % 0,373 12,1 M€ 868
  8. Really unprecedented week ahead. Until late this Sunday, no one knew for sure what films would be released and what films would not. ARP Selection initially delayed Peninsula to December but then moved it back to this week, "in solidarity with the whole profession". WB moved Miss up a week while Gaumont confirmed at the last minute that Adieu Les Cons would not be delayed. Some November releases such as Kaamelott and L'origine du Monde were delayed indefinitely. This week, Adieu Les Cons (a French comedy drama) and Poly (kids horse movie) are opening on more than 600 prints, Petit Vampire (cartoon) and Peninsula on 400+ and Miss on 300+. Adieu Les Cons, which arrives with excellent reviews and great WOM from previews, posted a 61k OD + 51k previews which is the second best OD since the reopening and slightly more than the director's last film (Au Revoir Là Haut) which finished with over 2M admissions. This week will be the strongest one since the reopening, with great holds expected and strong openings from everything. With some luck, we might hit 3M admissions this week which would be a normal week pre-corona.
  9. Weekly Top 10 (14/10-20/10) Rank Title Distributor Admissions Prints PTA Cume Week 1 30 JOURS MAX STUDIOCANAL 443 425 615 721 508 815 1 2 LES TROLLS 2 – TOURNÉE MONDIALE UNIVERSAL 311 445 637 489 419 574 1 3 THE GOOD CRIMINAL METROPOLITAN 116 384 376 310 116 384 1 4 DRUNK HAUT ET COURT 110 087 288 382 114 935 1 5 PARENTS D’ÉLÈVES UGC 76 637 465 165 187 014 2 6 ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVENNES DIAPHANA 75 848 700 108 701 182 5 7 TENET WARNER 57 709 541 107 2 305 066 8 8 CALAMITY GEBEKA 55 694 250 223 60 051 1 9 MON COUSIN PATHÉ 48 737 868 56 338 099 3 10 LES APPARENCES SND 43 403 580 75 342 159 4 30 Jours Max really recoved from its mediocre OD and posted a very good opening with 510k admissions, the second best opening since the reopening. With the help of the vacations, it will easily surpass 1.5 million admissions. Trolls : World Tour underperformed but still had a decent OW even though it's half of what the first Trolls did. Fine opening for Honest Thief and a great one for Drunk with both 115k. WOM is excellent for Drunk. Also OK opening for Calamity. With the school break and its good WOM it should become a small success. Holds are so-so considering that this week had 2 days of school break, probably hurt by the curfew and the new competition. 1M is still possible for Antoinette but not as likely. For the first time since the reopening, 4 major openers dominated the week. 2 million admissions were sold this week, +79% over last week.
  10. Top 5 ODs 14/10/2020 Title Distributor Admissions ( inc. previews) Shows (true OD) Per Show Average TROLLS : WORLD TOUR UNIVERSAL 146 886 (108 129) 2236 19 30 JOURS MAX CANAL 102 878 (65 390) 2361 16 HONEST THIEF METROPOLITAN 13 140 1338 10 DRUK HAUT ET COURT 17 948 (4848) 813 16 CALAMITY GEBEKA 10 631 (4357) 562 11 The president announced new covid restrictions, including a curfew everyday from 9pm in the major cities, starting this saturday. FNCF (theater union) is lobbying hard so that there can be an exemption for moviegoers coming back from 7pm showings ending at 9pm. There will be a clear effect on box office prospects as 30-40 % admissions are sold after 7pm. Honestly disappointing ODs. Both Trolls and 30 Jours Max had extensive previews which are inflating their official opening days. Under normal circumstances, Trolls should take the lead this week with around 420k admissions, followed by 30 Jours with 330k, both much lower than what was expected. Great however for Druk (Drunk here and Another Round elsewhere), which would have opened with around 115k admissions without the new restrictions. WOM is excellent and it has a chance to become the biggest Danish film in France since 2011’s Melancholia.
  11. Zero explanation for that. It seems that the ATP they give is increasing every week. Title Distributor Admissions Prints PTA Cume Week ANTOINETTE DANS LES CEVENNES DIAPHANA 117 062 (-23%) 854 137 625 334 4 PARENTS D’ÉLÈVES UGC 103 938 (NEW) 452 230 110 248 1 TENET WARNER 88 056 (-36%) 610 144 2 247 357 7 MON COUSIN PATHE 84 145 (-59%) 706 119 289 362 2 LES APPARENCES SND 69 144 (-19%) 536 129 298 756 3 THE WAR WITH GRANDPA ALBA 50 862 (NEW) 341 149 50 862 1 JOSEP DULAC DISTRIBUTION 49 187 (-19%) 232 212 110 215 2 RELIC STAR INVEST FILMS 39 142 (NEW) 200 196 39 142 1 LES CHOSES QU’ON DIT… PYRAMIDE 38 428 (-33%) 534 72 248 435 4 LA DARONNE LE PACTE 32 747 (-45%) 502 65 403 252 5 Great hold again for Antoinette, which was #1 of the week for the first time. It should finish around the 1M admission mark and should become the second french film to achieve that since the reopening, after Les Blagues de Toto which surpassed it this week. There’s not much to be said : openings are pretty muted although Relic did decently. Outside the top 10, L’Enfant Rêvé opened with 30k admissions, Lupin III : The First with 26k and Yalda with 23k. Tenet is losing some speed, Mon Cousin’s hold is terrible even though its opening week was inflated with previews. Josep delivered a truly impressive second week hold : -19 % counting previews last week/ -11 % without and Un Pays Qui Se Tient Sage (The Monopoly of Violence) added 27k (-11%) admissions in week two. 1.1 million admissions were sold this week (-15%).
  12. 2nd trend #1 Jim Knopf und die wilde 13 200k #2 Es ist zu deinem Besten 75k #3 Tenet 65k #4 Gott, du kannst ein Arsch sein! 50k #5 Ooops!2 50k #6 La Daronne 40k #7 After We Collided 35k #8 Dark Waters 20k #9 Brave Mädchen tun das nicht 15k #10 Peninsula 15k #11 Follow Me 12.5k #12 New Mutants 12.5k
  13. Weekly top 10 (30/09-07/10) Title Distributor Admissions Screns PTA Cume Week MON COUSIN PATHÉ 205 217 (NEW) 699 254 205 217 1 ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVENNES DIAPHANA 153 315 (-15%) 638 240 508 272 3 TENET WARNER 139 499 (-28%) 868 161 2 159 301 6 LES APPARENCES SND 85 992 (-38%) 365 236 229 612 2 JOSEP DULAC DISTRIBUTION 61 028 (NEW) 200 305 61 028 1 LA DARONNE LE PACTE 59 212 (-33%) 710 83 370 505 4 LES CHOSES QU'ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU'ON FAIT PYRAMIDE 55 073 (-25%) 200 275 210 007 3 BOUTCHOU ORANGE STUDIO 44 324 (-41%) 399 111 120 583 2 UN PAYS QUI SE TIENT SAGE JOUR2FÊTE 41 487 (NEW 89 466 41 487 1 LE BONHEUR DES UNS SND 36 961 (-41%) 551 67 265 552 4 Overall, 1.3 million admissions were sold this week, down 5% from the past week and 63% from the same week last year. September as a whole was down 51%. 56.2 million admissions were sold in 2020, compared to 150.6 at the same point in 2019. Vertigo Research projects 96.5M admissions in total by the end of the year and a 50% share of the market for french films. Tenet finally loses its top spot to newcomer Mon Cousin. It surpassed the 2M admissions milestone and should top the 2020 rankings next week (1917 is currently first). 2.5M should be doable, which would put it in the vicinity of Interstellar (2,6M) and Dunkirk (2.5M). Antoinette dans les Cévennes, an independant comedy (received the Cannes 2020 label) which opened three weeks ago, obviously has excellent WOM and is showing very good legs (it had an increase last week !). 800k is extremely likely and if it doesn't suffer too much from the upcoming competition, it might even be able to surpass the 1M admissions mark. Had it been released in normal times, it's unlikely that it would have been as successful. Josep, a french-spanish-belgian animated movie about Josep Bartoli (also Cannes 2020) had a very good opening despite only 200 screens. WOM is excellent. The real standout this week is Un pays qui se tient sage, a documentary about police violence during demonstrations, which made the top 10 with the best PTA of the week. Outside the top 10, Les Blagues de Toto should cross the 1 million admissions mark soon, Every Day a Good Day is on track for 120k admissions and Gaspard Noe's latest, Lux Aeterna sold 26k admissions in two weeks. Notable openers next week (everything looks very weak) : The War with Grandpa, Parents d'élèves, Lupin III : The First, L'enfant rêvé. The october and november releases seem more promising : Trolls World Tour and 30 jours max (the filmmakers' last movie sold 1.6 million admissions and the 3 previous ones all surpassed 2.4 M) ( both are opening Oct. 14) should probably be aiming for at least 1.5 admissions. Peninsula, Poly and Adieu les cons are also opening on Oct. 22. Gaumont moved their Céline Dion false biopic Aline to Nov. 11 following NTTD's delay. It has the biggest budget of the year for a french film and early audience reactions seem great. Kaamelott Premier Volume, probably the most anticipated movie of the year opens on Nov. 25 (if it doesn't move again). Not to mention Les Tuche 4 (previous one did 5.7M in 2018) opening in early december.
  14. Effacer l'historique (Delete History) : 50 027 adm (inc. 17 977 in previews). Higher than directors' previous film I feel good (30 773 with un unknown share of previews). Should easily clear 200k OW. Dans un jardin qu'on dirait éternel (Everyday a good day) : 14 226 (10k previews) Spycies : 8539 (2k previews) Petit Pays, an adaptation of a french best-seller about the Tutsi genocide comes out today. It's a bit of a wild card, but it could surprise. It would be very good but then again the only number we have right now is the 9 AM Les Halles so this is all very speculative. October and november are stacked (if everything isn't delayed) but september looks depressingly empty...
  15. Came in expecting a dumpster fire and was pleasantly surprised. It's pretty bad and soppy but there are some interesting ideas. The group has some chimestry despite most of the performances being mediocre. Visual effects look like they were made 20 years ago. There is a text at the end of the credits which highlights the number of hours spent on making and distributing the film and the thousands of jobs supported.
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