James Bond fills theaters, best start of the year in France

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(AFP) – The new James Bond “Die can wait” crushed the box office when it was released in French theaters, signing the best start of the year and jumping by 25% over a week attendance cinemas, according to figures published by Cbo-Box Office.

As in the United States, the film starts off with a bang: out of 2.1 million people who were at the movies during the week, 1, 38 million have wanted to see this last part with Daniel Craig of the adventures of the famous British spy invented by the writer Ian Fleming.

The film certainly had a worse first week than the previous ones ” 0 07 “, far from the score of “Specter” in 2015, which attracted 2.2 million spectators. But he made the best cinema start of the year, ahead of “Fast and Furious 9”, released in July.

Far behind, the other films share the crumbs. In second position, Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” attracted 275. 00 fans of science fiction, and has been accumulating for four weeks 2.4 million spectators in theaters.

Two French films follow: “Boîte Noire”, a thriller in the field of air safety with Pierre Niney now close to the million spectators since its release five weeks ago (100. 000 still on the week), then “Bac Nord “, which exceeded two million spectators in eight weeks (90. 02 on the week).

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, the first Marvel Studios film to have an Asian director (Destin Daniel Cretton) and a cast also dominated by Asian stars, close this Top 5.

1 “Die can wait” : 1. 384. 858 entries ( novelty) – 812 copies

2 “Dune”: 275. 224 entries (4th week) – 604 copies

3 “Black Box” 100. 553 entries (cumulative 5th week 970. 100) – 480 copies

4 “North bin” 89. 864 entries ( cumulative 8th week 2. 38. 604) – 429 copies

5 “Shang-Chi” 63. 480 entries (cumulative 6th week 1. 304. 432)) – 525 copies

Cbo-Box office figures for the week from 6 to 12 October

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