Ma Part du Gâteau adds to roaring success of domestic flicks
by Fabien Lemercier
On the wave of great results notched up recently by domestic features in French theatres, Cédric Klapisch has claimed top place in the weekly box office rankings with Ma Part du Gâteau [+see also:
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Philippe Le Guay’s Service Entrance [+see also:
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Although not expected to reach the dizzy heights of Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
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European productions are also doing well with Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech [+see also:
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film profile], which clocks in at number 10 this week with a total of 2.65 million admissions in seven weeks (Wild Bunch Distribution, 478 screens); and Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra’s Unknown [+see also:
film profile], ranked fifth in the box office charts with nearly 845,000 viewers in three weeks (StudioCanal, 339 screens).
(Translated from French)
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