- Box Office
French Box Office, February 3, 2023
Avatar: The Way of Water has still not let go of its first-place spot in France. Directed by James Cameron with Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, the Avatar sequel has brought in 12.7 million spectators to theaters.
The movie became the 18th highest grossing of all time in France. The movie has the highest-grossing total of $136,961,521.
Babylon hung on to second place. With a total of 855,000 spectators, the film is predicted to soon reach the benchmark of one million tickets sold.
Damien Chazelle‘s latest movie, Babylon, has already surpassed the final figures of his previous films, Whiplash (552,000) and First Man (786,000), in France. That’s a very encouraging sign even if it’s less than Chazelle’s La La Land, which has sold 1.3 million tickets at this point. Starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, Babylon grossed $2,396,480 and has reached a total of $5,744,657.
Epic Tails came in third place. This animated movie takes place in a beautiful port city in ancient Greece called Yolcos whose population is threatened by the wrath of Poseidon. Directed by David Alaux, Eric Tosti and Jean-François Tosti, the movie grossed $1,534,831.
Mayday premiered in fourth place. Directed by Jean-François Richet with Gerard Butler, Mike Colter and Yoson An, the movie is about a commercial pilot, Brodie Torrance, who pulled off the feat of landing his storm-damaged plane on dry land but discovers that he landed in a war zone. The movie grossed $1,043,263.
To cap the top five, Father & Soldier lost one spot and is now ranked fifth. The war film still found its place among the box office leaders and became the first film released in 2023 to reach one million admissions. Directed by Mathieu Vadepied with Omar Sy, Alassane Diong and Jonas Bloquet, the movie grossed $752,002 and has reached a total of $7,827,566.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish lost one spot and moved down to sixth place. Directed by Joel Crawford and Januel Mercado, the movie earned $728,205 for a total of $19,061,816 so far.
Vaincre ou mourir bowed in seventh place. Directed by Vincent Mottez and Paul Mignot with Hugo Becker, Rod Paradot and Gilles Cohen, the film is about a former officer in the Royal Navy in 1793 who becomes a charismatic leader by taking command of the rebellion to fight for freedom with peasants, deserters, women, old people and children. The movie grossed $674,140.
TÁR came in eighth place. The film centers on Lydia Tár, a fictional character, created by writer-director Todd Field, who is considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors and the very first female director of a major German orchestra. Starring Cate Blanchett in the title role, Nina Hoss and Noémie Merlant, the movie earned $579,247.
Divertimento debuted in ninth place. Directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar with Oulaya Amamra, Lina El Arabi and Niels Arestrup, the film is about a woman who dreams of becoming a conductor while her twin sister is a professional cellist. The movie grossed $482,824.
The Lulus suffered its biggest drop in attendance with -64.1%, a significant drop for the French historical and family adventure to tenth position, with only 72,000 additional tickets. Directed by Yann Samuell with Tom Castaing, Léonard Fauquet and Mathys Gros, the film grossed $459,124 for a total of $2,006,978.