U.S. films fractionally increased their share of the Gallic box office in 2003, up 0.4% to 53%, according to figures released Tuesday.
American fare notched up 92.3 million admissions, above the 84.7 million average over the past decade.
French movies’ market share dipped 0.2% to 34.8%, the Centre National de la Cinematographie,France’s National Film Center said.
The total box office is estimated at 174.2 million admissions, down 5.6% on 2002.
June was the worst hit in terms of admissions, with ticket sales down 21%, while in November business was up more than 14%.