Jean Dujardin rules
by Fabien Lemercier
08/03/2012 - The five Oscars won by The Artist [trailer, film focus] (see the info) have breathed new life into the cinema success of Michel Hazanavicius's film , which has climbed back up to second place in France's weekly box-office, with more than 360,000 admissions in its 21st week with distribution extended to 580 copies by Warner. The multi award-winning feature film has totalled 2.71m admissions (or takings of €17.1M). In the US takings have reached over $36M, in Italy €2.14M, in Germany €2.75M, in Spain €4.12M and in the UK €10.1M.
The collective film The Players [trailer] (see the article), initiated byJean Dujardin (co-writer, actor, director of a segment and producer of the film) is also riding on this positive wave, kicking off with 1.08m admissions in five days (Mars Distribution per501 copies).
Also worth noting the great success of animation film Zarafa [trailer] by Rémi Besanzon and Jean-Christophe Lie (article) which still holds 6th place in the weekly rankings in its 4th week and has totalled 1.1m admissions (Pathé Distribution per 698 copies).
Oslo, August 31st [trailer, film focus] by Norway's Joachim Trier has got off to a very good start with 38,412 admissions per 38 copies, which is the week's second average per copy. A performance which encouraged Memento Films Distribution to extend its distribution to 53 copies yesterday.
Finally, it's worth noting the good results achieved by British productions Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [trailer], by Sweden's Tomas Alfredson (590,000 viewers in four weeks - StudioCanal per 216 copies), and Phillipa Lloyd's The Iron Lady [trailer] (480,000 admissions in three weeks - Pathé per 334 copies).
(Translated from French)