French box office of August 10: OSS 117 starts well

Kaamelott loses first place, but approaches 2 million entries. (Source: Le Film Français)

Two French feature films are at the top of the rankings this week, despite strong competition from American blockbusters: OSS 117: Red Alert in Black Africa and Kaamelott – First part. The comedy carried by Jean Dujardin was seen by 685,878 curious people (previews included) gathered in 685 cinemas. It is, however, the lowest score of the three films, Cairo’s nest of spies having been seen by more than 800,000 spectators in the first week, in 2006, then Rio no longer responds crossing the million in 2009. The two films, released long before the Covid epidemic and the restrictions imposed on cinemas, had finally accumulated around two and a half million admissions.

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King Arthur therefore loses the top of the ranking in the third week, but only 28% of its audience, or 371,699 additional people displaced in 846 theaters, the largest cast at the moment. It is thus approaching 2 million tickets.

The drop in continuations is also less drastic than the two previous weeks: between -15% of attendance for Jungle Cruise and -33% for Fast & Furious 9, even on Monday and Tuesday, when the 49 spectator gauge has been removed and the health pass imposed on all adults wanting to go to the cinema. The adventure film with Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson is thus third with 525,741 tickets sold in two weeks, including 241,080 this week, and The Suicide Squad, released at the same time, follows it with 438,193 cumulative countermarks, including 181,677 over the last seven days.

Only two other novelties made it into the top 10: the horror film American Nightmare 5, seen by 173,729 spectators out of 275 screens, and the animated film Around the world in 80 days, which follows it in sixth position thanks to 163,520 people displaced in front of 472 screens.

The French weekly ranking from August 4 to 10, 2021:

French box office of August 10: OSS 117 starts well
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