2016 has been a good year for French cinemas as many people came to watch movies and it increased the total revenue in the country. There weren’t any movies that stood out too much, but the number of films that people liked and watched was bigger than in previous years.
Nothing stops movie-goers from watching their favorite installments
France was shaken by the terrorists and their attacks in Nice and Bataclan and that caused smaller attendance at theaters and museums. These things didn’t affect cinema according to a number of sold tickets and revenue.
The total box office in France was 213 million which is topped only by 2011 box office that was 2017 million. The total gross box office for 2016 was 1.47 million dollars which mean that cinema in France generates more money than any other European nation.
There weren’t any high profile movies like “Star Wars Episode 7” to make an enormous amount of revenue by itself, but a lot of movies sold over two, sometimes even three million tickets. American movies fared well as they sold 112 million tickets which is seven to ten millions more than they usually bring in.
Top grossing movies in French cinema
The highest grossing movies in France were a mix of Hollywood animations and French comedies. The number one movie in France was Zootopia (one of five animated films that entered top ten) as it sold 4.8 million tickets and earned more than 35 million dollars. The second most viewed film was the Les Tuche 2 which tells the story about French hillbillies that visit the USA. Moana was the third most viewed movie in France, and that shows the domination of the teen audience over older people.
Other notable entries in French top thirty box office films
Bridget’s Jones’s Baby found itself at 25th place and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was at the eight place. The Hateful Eight managed to sell 1.7 million tickets. The rest of top thirty entries were mostly French comedies and other Hollywood blockbusters.