French B.O. up 9%

U.S. pic market share up to 50%

Total French box office in the first half of the year rose 8.9% to €635.3 million ($802.4 million) compared to the same time last year, according to Centre National du Cinema estimates.

The U.S. market share was up from 44.1% to 49.8%, rolling off bumper takings from “Avatar,” which has grossed nearly $100 million in Gaul this year.

Other U.S. standouts, all topping the charts for two weeks running, were “Shutter Island,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Robin Hood” and “Sex and the City 2.”

Local pics’ market share edged down from 39.9% to 38.5%. Top Gallic pic was Pathe co-produced “Camping 2,” followed by “Heartbreakers,” one of UPI’s first co-productions in France.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety