You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Superchondriac’ Racks up Int’l Sales for Distributor Pathe (EXCLUSIVE)

Dany Boon's name gives heft to French comedy

PARIS — Pathe Intl. has closed a flurry of sales across Europe on Dany Boon’s latest comedy blockbuster “Superchondriac,” which has racked up the second-best first day box office – $3.2 million – of any French film since Boon’s own box office uber-phenom “Welcome to the Sticks” six years ago.

The movie, which marks Boon’s follow-up to mega-hits “Welcome to the Sticks” and “Nothing to Declare,” pre-sold to Prokino (Germany), Eagle (Italy), Volga (Russia), Eden (Israel),  Vandetta (Portugal), Paradiso (Netherlands), Monolith (Poland), MTVA (Hungary), Spentzos (Greece), Megarama (Maghreb), Chantier (Turkey) and Gulf Films (Middle East).

Alternative released  the movie in Belgium on Feb. 26. Pathe will distribute it in Switzerland.

Budgeted at €22 million ($30 million), the film centers on a middle-aged loser suffering from hypochondria (Boon) and his best friend, who is also his doctor (Kad Merad).

It’s produced by Pathe, Boon’s Les Productions du Ch’timi, TF1 Films Prods. and Belgium’s Artemis Prods..

Although the pic boasts considerable B.O. potential in French-speaking territories and in select markets, “Superchondriac” isn’t an easy sell for Pathe due to its big price tag and the fact that it belongs to the breed of mainstream comedies that are often too culturally specific to travel widely. Yet, the legacy of Boon (as a director) remains strong enough to enlist major distributors looking for what could be the next big French laffer hit.

More Film

  • Jane Fonda appears in Jane Fonda

    Sundance Film Review: 'Jane Fonda in Five Acts'

    PARIS — Pathe Intl. has closed a flurry of sales across Europe on Dany Boon’s latest comedy blockbuster “Superchondriac,” which has racked up the second-best first day box office – $3.2 million – of any French film since Boon’s own box office uber-phenom “Welcome to the Sticks” six years ago. The movie, which marks Boon’s […]

  • 'I Think We're Alone Now' Review

    Sundance Film Festival: 'I Think We're Alone Now'

    PARIS — Pathe Intl. has closed a flurry of sales across Europe on Dany Boon’s latest comedy blockbuster “Superchondriac,” which has racked up the second-best first day box office – $3.2 million – of any French film since Boon’s own box office uber-phenom “Welcome to the Sticks” six years ago. The movie, which marks Boon’s […]

  • The Happy Prince

    Sundance Film Review: 'The Happy Prince'

    PARIS — Pathe Intl. has closed a flurry of sales across Europe on Dany Boon’s latest comedy blockbuster “Superchondriac,” which has racked up the second-best first day box office – $3.2 million – of any French film since Boon’s own box office uber-phenom “Welcome to the Sticks” six years ago. The movie, which marks Boon’s […]

  • Sundance Film Review: 'Skate Kitchen'

    Sundance Film Review: 'Skate Kitchen'

    PARIS — Pathe Intl. has closed a flurry of sales across Europe on Dany Boon’s latest comedy blockbuster “Superchondriac,” which has racked up the second-best first day box office – $3.2 million – of any French film since Boon’s own box office uber-phenom “Welcome to the Sticks” six years ago. The movie, which marks Boon’s […]

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan - Salman Khan

    Eros Confirms Wide Release in China for Salman Khan's ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’

    PARIS — Pathe Intl. has closed a flurry of sales across Europe on Dany Boon’s latest comedy blockbuster “Superchondriac,” which has racked up the second-best first day box office – $3.2 million – of any French film since Boon’s own box office uber-phenom “Welcome to the Sticks” six years ago. The movie, which marks Boon’s […]

  • Lion

    Hollywood Increases Domination of Australian Box Office in 2017

    PARIS — Pathe Intl. has closed a flurry of sales across Europe on Dany Boon’s latest comedy blockbuster “Superchondriac,” which has racked up the second-best first day box office – $3.2 million – of any French film since Boon’s own box office uber-phenom “Welcome to the Sticks” six years ago. The movie, which marks Boon’s […]

  • Frances McDormand SAG Awards

    SAG Awards: Actors Fall Hard for 'Three Billboards' but the Oscar Race Is Far From Over

    PARIS — Pathe Intl. has closed a flurry of sales across Europe on Dany Boon’s latest comedy blockbuster “Superchondriac,” which has racked up the second-best first day box office – $3.2 million – of any French film since Boon’s own box office uber-phenom “Welcome to the Sticks” six years ago. The movie, which marks Boon’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content