Already more than 850,000 admissions for the new comedy by Olivier Baroux. (Source: Le Film Français)
Unsurprisingly, seen his good scores from last wednesday, The Tuche 4 starts at the top of the French weekly box office, thanks to 852,098 tickets sold in 921 theaters (the largest distribution at the moment). An excellent start, for this new comedy on the family led by Jean-Paul Rouve and Isabelle Nanty: the first opus had sold 354,177 tickets in the first week, then 1.5 million in all, in 2011, then the sequels did better in 2016 and 2018 with 1.5 and 2 million at start-up, and 4.6 and 5.6 million at the end of the race. Note that the film went well in previews, attracting nearly 100,000 curious in this context.
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Encanto, the fantastic Madrigal family, the last Disney animated film, therefore lost first place, despite a drop of only 14% in attendance. Offered in 652 theaters in the third week, it added 351,433 countermarks to its score, accumulating 1.2 million admissions.
West Side Story starts on the podium thanks to 177,526 tickets sold for 446 theaters. A disappointing score for Steven Spielberg, who has always done better in France: ten of his achievements have passed the million admissions in the first week, in particular The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which recorded the best start of its career in 2011 with 3.1 million spectators gathered when it was released, then 5.3 million in all, and Jurassic Park, with 2.2 million admissions in seven days of operation in 1993, then 6.7 million cumulatively.
The latest innovation in the ranking is The Elfkins: Pastry operation, which begins in eighth position thanks to 68,039 tickets sold out of 482 copies.
Among the continuities, which lose between -29% (Clifford) and -48% (Ghostbusters: the legacy), Bodins in Thailand remains in the top 5 in the fourth week, adding 150,000 curious to its counter, or 1.3 million spectators in all, distributed in front of 578 screens.
French weekly box office from December 8 to 14, 2021: