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BOX OFFICE France

Yves Saint Laurent close to one million admissions

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- For the past two weeks, Jalil Lespert’s film has dominated theatre admissions where Belle et Sébastien continues to shine and Philomena stands out

Yves Saint Laurent close to one million admissions

Carried by Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne, Yves Saint Laurent [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jalil Lespert
film profile
]
by Jalil Lespert currently dominates the French box-office. The film, which will open the Panorama of the 64th Berlinale (February 6 to 16, 2014), was viewed by 965,334 spectators in two weeks (distribution SND on 437 screens). It will be released amongst others on March 14 in Sweden, March 27 in the Czech Republic, April 11 in Norway, April 17 in Germany and May 23 in Poland.   

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Still third in the weekly charts for its 5th week in theatres, Belle et Sébastien [+see also:
trailer
making of
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by Nicolas Vannier confirms its huge success in France, having been seen by 2.59 million spectators (distribution Gaumont on 674 screens). The film will notably be released on January 30 in Italy and February 20 in the Czech Republic.

It is also worth noting the great performance of Philomena [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
by English director Stephen Frears (distribution Pathé on 231 screens) with its 305,247 admissions and numbers only decreasing by 4% in its second week in theatres.  

Amongst other titles, French comedy Jamais le premier soir [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Melissa Drigeard (with Alexandra Lamy, Mélanie Doutey and Julie Ferrier in the leads) stands out with 657,000 spectators in two weeks (distribution EuropaCorp on 303 screens) and Love is the Perfect Crime [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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started off with 176,231 admissions foduringr its first week (Gaumont 200 screens).

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(Translated from French)

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