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French Box Office, November 18th, 2022

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the new number 1 at the French box office. Directed by Ryan Coogler with Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and Danai Gurira, the movie is about the people of Wakanda fighting to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa. The movie grossed $11,552,767.     

The Colors of Fire premiered in 2nd place. Directed by Clovis Cornillac with Léa Drucker, Benoît Poelvoorde, and Alice Isaaz, the movie is about the vengeance of a woman who should have inherited the financial empire of her father when he passed away in Paris, in 1927. The movie grossed $1,801,741.    

Mascarade lost one spot and is now in 3rd place. Directed by Nicolas Bedos with Pierre Niney, Isabelle Adjani, and François Cluzet, the movie is about a gigolo whose life changes when he meets a woman who lives off scams and amorous manipulations. The movie grossed $1,251,172 for a total of $4,105,309.

Simone Veil, a Woman of the Century, is staying at number 4. Directed by Olivier Dahan with Elsa Zylberstein, Rebecca Marder, and Élodie Bouchez, the movie is about the life of the most famous politician woman in France: Simon Veil. The epic shows her terrible childhood, tragedies, and political struggles. The movie grossed $1,105,198 for a total of $11,708,789.

From number 1, Black Adam is now in 5th place. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra with Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, and Pierce Brosnan, the movie is about the slave Black Adam who is freed from his earthly tomb and ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world by using the almighty powers he got from the Egyptian gods. The movie grossed $1,018,519, reaching a total of $14,065,300.

Armageddon Time premiered in 6th place. Directed by James Gray with Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, and Banks Repeta, the movie is a very personal story of a 1980s Queens boy coming of age, the strength of family, and the generational quest for the American dream. The movie grossed $934,264.       

November lost two spots and is now number 7. Directed by Cédric Jimenez with Jean Dujardin, Anaïs Demoustier, and Sandrine Kiberlain, this movie is following the French anti-terrorism services during the 5 days after the November 13th, 2015 attacks in Paris. The movie grossed $892,976, reaching a total of $15,684,481.

From number 6, The New Toy is now in 8th place. This movie is a remake of the successful 1976 French comedy with Pierre Richard, “Le jouet”. For his son’s birthday, the richest man in France opens the department store that belongs to him. Alexandre chooses Sami, the night watchman, as his new toy. The movie is directed by James Huth with Jamel Debbouze, Daniel Auteuil, and Simon Faliu. The movie grossed $602,680 for a total of $6,013,165.    

Cairo Conspiracy premiered in 9th place. Directed by Tarik Saleh with Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, and Mohammad Bakri, the movie is about the son of a fisher who is offered the privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo and becomes a pawn in the conflict between Egypt’s religious and political elites. The movie grossed $502,835 for a total of $2,375,474.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank lost 7 spots and is now in 10th place. Directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, and Chris Bailey, this animated movie is about Hank, a lovable dog dreaming about becoming a samurai in search of his destiny. The movie grossed $502,518, reaching a total of $6,492,940.