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‘Wars’ conquers France

In its first foreign forays, Fox’s reissue of ”Star Wars” wowed France, beaming an estimated $3.7 million in its first five days from 404 theaters. In Paris, pic’s 145,000 admissions overshadowed admissions for ”Jerry Maguire” (47,000), ”Mars Attacks” (67,000), ”Last Man Standing” (50,000) and ”The English Patient” (64,000).

In Thailand, takings from the first two days of the reissue’s release overtook the entire takings from its original outing two decades ago. Pic nabbed $405,000 from 67 screens.

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