Jon Watts’ film overtakes Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man while Nightmare Alley enters the top 10. (Source: Le film français)
This is not a surprise for the Spinner film having had the best start: Spiderman No Way Home has finally broken the admissions record for the Spiderman by Sam Raimi, released in 2002 and accumulating 6,477,438 admissions at the time of its release. The third part of the saga interpreted by Tom Holland reached this week the 6,652,879 tickets sold since the beginning of its distribution last November. Unbeatable, the film remains in first position in the rankings for the sixth consecutive week, with 770 copies (against 857 last week). The other feature film with the most prints remaining All on stage 2, with 814 theaters for 2,253,265 spectators in five weeks.
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Facing these two monsters with millions of admissions, we find in the top 3 the new film by Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley, which for its first week of distribution has already accumulated 142,309 admissions for 539 prints. Representing a 7% market share, this American-style noir thriller competes Love is better than life, the 50th film by Claude Lelouch, and Tender and Rare by Christopher Thompson, the other two newcomers entering the top 10, in sixth and tenth position respectively. They each represent 105,611 and 72,295 spectators in the first week of release, and come to feed a very French ranking with the presence ofWaiting for Bojangles, Ouistreham and Farewell Mr. Haffmann.
The latter retains second position in the ranking, ahead of Del Toro, with 432,511 admissions in two weeks of distribution, and 9% market share. The French drama stands up to Scream, an iconic slasher which recorded a loss of 43% of spectators for its second week of release and found itself in fourth position in the top 10. It has accumulated 334,728 tickets sold.
French weekly box office from January 19 to 25, 2022: