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13 French films with more than 1 million admissions in 2015

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- The report on how European films did in French theatres is dominated by French comedies

13 French films with more than 1 million admissions in 2015
Les nouvelles aventures d'Aladin by Arthur Benzaquen

The three films released in France in 2015 that pulled in the most viewers were all American productions, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens (6,8 million admissions in 14 days)in first place, Minions in second (with 6.4 million admissions) and Jurassic World in third (5.12 million viewers). Nonetheless, it should be pointed out that French feature film The Bélier Family [+see also:
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by Eric Lartigau, which was released by Mars Distribution on 14 December 2014, ended its run with 7.4 million admissions.

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The European film that had the most success out of all those released in 2015 was French comedy Les nouvelles aventures d'Aladin [+see also:
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by Arthur Benzaquen (with 4.4 million admissions in seven weeks - Pathé Distribution) which came in fourth overall. Also featuring in the top ten is another French comedy: Les profs 2 [+see also:
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by Pierre-François Martin-Laval (with 3.4 million viewers - UGC).

Of the 40 films that registered more than 1 million admissions, 11 more are French: there’s comedy Papa ou Maman [+see also:
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by Martin Bourboulon (2.88 million - Pathé), English language action film Taken 3 [+see also:
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 by Olivier Mégaton (2.6 million - EuropaCorp Distribution), Evolution Man [+see also:
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by Jamel Debbouze (2.4 million - Pathé), All Gone South [+see also:
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 by duo Philippe Lacheau - Nicolas Benamou (2,13 million -Universal), The Little Prince [+see also:
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by Mark Osborne (1.8 million - Paramount), Bis [+see also:
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by Dominique Farrugia (1.5 million - EuropaCorp Distribution), Wolf Totem [+see also:
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by Jean-Jacques Annaud (1.27 million - Mars), The Parisian Bitch [+see also:
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 by Eloïse Lang and Noémie Saglio (1.19 million - Gaumont), Memories [+see also:
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by Jean-Paul Rouve (1.06 million - UGC), Belle & Sebastian, the Adventure Continues [+see also:
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 by Christian Duguay (1, 02 - Gaumont) and Marguerite [+see also:
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by Xavier Giannoli (1.02 million - Memento Films Distribution).

Other French films featuring in the top 100 include The Measure of a Man [+see also:
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by Stéphane Brizé (963,000 admissions - Diaphana Distribution), Lolo [+see also:
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by Julie Delpy (893,000 - Wild Bunch Distribution), Courted [+see also:
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by Christian Vincent (893,000 - Gaumont), One Wild Moment [+see also:
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by Jean-François Richet (854,000 - Mars), Family to Rent [+see also:
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by Jean-Pierre Améris (751,000 - StudioCanal), Mon Roi [+see also:
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by Maïwenn (733,000 - StudioCanal), Entre amis [+see also:
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(715,000 - Pathé), Standing Tall [+see also:
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by Emmanuelle Bercot (686,000 - Wild Bunch), A Perfect Man [+see also:
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by Yann Gozlan (662,000 - Mars), Dheepan [+see also:
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by Jacques Audiard (634,000 - UGC), Un + Une [+see also:
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 by Claude Lelouch (620,000 - Metropolitan), Ange & Gabrielle [+see also:
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 by Anne Giafferi (597,000 - UGC), The Transporter: Legacy [+see also:
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by Camille Delamarre (594,000 - EuropaCorp), All three of us [+see also:
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by Kheiron (572,000 - Gaumont), En équilibre [+see also:
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by Denis Dercourt(543,000 - StudioCanal), Families [+see also:
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by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (535,000 - ARP Sélection), Robin Hood, the True Story [+see also:
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by Anthony Marciano (525,000 - Mars) and Mune le gardien de la lune [+see also:
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 by Benoît Philippon (524,000 - Paramount).

Then there’s L'étudiante et Monsieur Henri [+see also:
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 by Ivan Calbérac (518,000 - StudioCanal), Home Sweet Home [+see also:
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by Stéphane Meunier (464,000 - SND), Mustang [+see also:
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by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (457,000 - Ad Vitam), The Sweet Escape [+see also:
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by Bruno Podalydès (435,000 - UGC), Nos femmes [+see also:
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by Richard Berry (426,000 - Mars), I Kissed a Girl [+see also:
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by Noémie Saglio and Maxime Govare (420,000 - Gaumont), Florida [+see also:
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by Philippe Le Guay (398,000 - Gaumont) and SK1 [+see also:
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by Frédéric Tellier (391,000 - SND).

Non-French European productions that feature in the rankings include American-British features 007 Spectre [+see also:
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 by Sam Mendes (4.7 - Sony Pictures), Kingsman: The Secret Service [+see also:
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by Matthew Vaughn (1.07 - StudioCanal) and The Imitation Game [+see also:
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by Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (1.07 - StudioCanal), German-Australian animation Maya the Bee Movie [+see also:
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 by Alexs Stadermann(1 million - La Belle Company) and British animation Shaun the Sheep [+see also:
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by duo Richard Starzak - Mark Burton (996,000 admissions - StudioCanal), and The Brand New Testament [+see also:
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 by Belgian filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael (816,000 - Le Pacte), Youth [+see also:
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by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (379,000 - Pathé), Labyrinth of Lies [+see also:
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by German director Giulio Ricciarelli (340,000 - Sophie Dulac Distribution), Woman in Gold [+see also:
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by British director Simon Curtis (336,000 - SND), and Marshland [+see also:
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by Spanish filmmaker Alberto Rodriguez (324,000 - Le Pacte).

Also worth mentioning is My Mother [+see also:
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by Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti (310,000 - Le Pacte), The Lobster [+see also:
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by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (224,000 - Haut et Court), Son of Saul [+see also:
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Q&A: László Nemes
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by Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes (200,000 - Ad Vitam), Snow Therapy [+see also:
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by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund (177,000 - Bac Films) and Phoenix [+see also:
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by German director Christian Petzold (171,000 - Diaphana).

(Translated from French)

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