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Pathé launches Boyle’s 127 Hours on 181 screens

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Pathé launches Boyle’s 127 Hours on 181 screens

UK productions and co-productions are enjoying a great start to the year in French theatres. After Mike Leigh’s Another Year [+see also:
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(Diaphana Distribution – 450,000 admissions in eight weeks) and Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech [+see also:
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(almost 1.32m viewers in 19 days and only a 17% drop in its third week – Wild Bunch Distribution on 399 screens), now it’s Danny Boyle’s turn to enter the fray with 127 Hours [+see also:
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which has six nominations for the upcoming Oscars (including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay) and is being released today by Pathé Films on 181 screens.

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Standing out among this Wednesday’s 12 other new releases are four French productions: Audrey Estrougo’s Toi, Moi, Les Autres [+see also:
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(“You, Me and the Others”, unveiled at the Rome Film Festival – see reviewMars Distribution on 185 screens); Jonathan Nossiter’s whimsical Rio Sex Comedy [+see also:
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(featuring Charlotte Rampling, Bill Pullman and Irène Jacob – Océan Films on 26 screens); Jérôme Le Gris’s Requiem for a Killer [+see also:
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(starring Mélanie Laurent and Clovis Cornillac – see news – distributed by StudioCanal); and Serge Papagalli’s documentary Mais Y Va Où Le Monde? [+see also:
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(“But Where Is the World Going?”, MC4 Distribution).

Also hitting screens are Exit: A Personal History [+see also:
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by Italy’s Massimiliano Amato (distribution: Les Grands Films Classiques); and Mediterranean Food [+see also:
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by Spain’s Joaquin Oristrell (Zootrope Films).

At the box office, Dany Boon’s Nothing To Declare [+see also:
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continues to dominate with 5.66m admissions in 19 days (Pathé Films on 1,034 screens). The following two titles have also got off to a good start: Jérôme Salle’s The Burma Conspiracy [+see also:
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(475,000 admissions in five days – Wild Bunch Distribution on 532 screens); and Philippe Le Guay’s Service Entrance [+see also:
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(376,000 viewers – SND on 338 screens).

There have also been impressive results for Spanish director Icíar Bollaín’s Even the Rain [+see also:
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(Haut et Court Distribution – 180,000 admissions in six weeks); Alix Delaporte’s Angèle et Tony [+see also:
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(Pyramide Distribution – 155,000 admissions in three weeks); Canadian helmer Denis Villeneuve’s French co-production Scorched [+see also:
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(170,000 admissions in five weeks and audience figures on the rise – Happiness Distribution); and animated film A Cat In Paris [+see also:
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(315,000 admissions in nine weeks – Gebeka Films).

Finally, four French films passed the 1m admissions mark during the first two months of the year: Jean-Pierre Améris’s Romantics Anonymous [+see also:
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(1.15m admissions in eight weeks – StudioCanal); Nicole García’s A View of Love [+see also:
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(1.03m admissions in nine weeks – EuropaCorp Distribution); b>Nicolas Cuche’s Second Chance [+see also:
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(Mars Distribution – 1.03m admissions in six weeks); and Philippe Guillard’s Jo’s Boy [+see also:
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(Gaumont – 1.13m admissions in five weeks).

(Translated from French)

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