Concorde reigns supreme in first half of 2011
Like last year, in the first half of 2011, Munich-based Concorde Filmverleih has emerged as the best-performing independent distributor, with a 4.5% box-office share and 5% audience share.
Its biggest hit so far has been Yasemin Samdereli’s comedy Almanya – Welcome to Germany [+see also:
interview: Yasemin Samderely
film profile] , which was shown out of competition at the Berlinale and went on to win two Lola German Film Awards. Since its release on March 10, the film has sold almost 1.2m admissions (which makes it the second biggest German hit of the year, behind the phenomenal Kokowääh [+see also:
Concorde has also had good results with French films Potiche [+see also:
film profile] (425,000 admissions since its release on March 24) and My Afternoons With Marguerite [+see also:
film profile] (365,000 viewers since its release on January 6).
Concorde is currently distributing Terrence Malick’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winner Tree of Life (released on June 16), and will launch Woody Allen’s latest Midnight in Paris [+see also:
film profile]on August 18.
(Translated from French)
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