Thank you Black Adam and November, the French box office is on the rise again

Only two new releases made it into the top 10 this week: Plancha and La Preie du Diable. (Source: French Film)

By attracting 657,103 spectators from more than 717 cinemas, black adamthe latest Warner Bros superhero blockbuster worn by Dwayne Johnson, remain at the top of the rankings French weekly, and has already exceeded one million admissions in a fortnight. This is also the case this week of Simone – The Journey of the Centurythe biopic of Simone Veil in theaters for three weeks, which is third and horror film Smile, on view for five weeks, and seventh in the top. Note that we must go back to Jumanji: Next Level, released at the end of 2019, to find a film with The Rock that does just as well: 1.3 million admissions in two weeks. Over the same duration, Jungle Cruisewhich was already realized as black adam by Jaume Collet-Serra, which was released in theaters in the summer of 2021, had done three times worse.

Whether November, is no longer in the lead since the arrival of this big action film, Cédric Jimenez’s thriller retains second position thanks to 387,124 additional spectators, and reaches 1.7 million tickets exchanged in one month for 918 theaters (i.e. the biggest combination of the moment). At this rate, it should soon reach the 2.1 million admissions of the director’s last film, North ferry.

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Two novelties then start: comedy Griddle and horror production The Devil’s Prey. Following Barbecue attracts 271,193 curious in 573 cinemas, which is well below its predecessor, which recorded 647,797 tickets in the first week in 2014, then 1.6 million in all. It takes fourth place in the ranking if we take into account its previews, or sixth without it. The horror film is eighth thanks to 209,337 admissions recorded on 246 prints.

Among the continuities, there are three family productions, which is not surprising in this period of school holidays: Samurai Academy and The new toy remain in the top 5 while crossing 500,000 admissions in three and two weeks, and Belle and Sébastien: New generation is ninth thanks to 171,196 tickets sold in 616 theaters, i.e. 350,000 in two weeks. The Innocentby Louis Garrel, completes this top 10 by attracting 150,000 more curious people, or 500,000 in three weeks.

Finally, it should be noted that the CNC has published the scores for French cinema for the whole of October, and that with 14.26 million admissions recorded over this period, attendance is finally on the rise again. She was historically low this summeras well as in September (only 7.38 million, i.e. the smallest result since the creation of monthly box office statements in France, in 1980!). This rise gives hope to professionals in the sector: in October 2021, theaters recorded a similar accumulation (14.27 million tickets sold), but this is still below the pre-Covid results (19.9 million on this same month of 2019). This increase is notably due to the attraction of the public for November, Black Adam, Simone Where Smile, mentioned above, all of which exceeded one million admissions during the month of October. Golden Palm Without filter Where The Innocent also did well in passing 500,000 tickets.

French weekly box office from October 26 to November 1, 2022:

Black Adam and November hit the French box office
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Thank you Black Adam and November, the French box office is on the rise again