French boxoffice admissions plummeted 10% in 2005 as compared with the previous year. Atotal 176 million tickets were sold in 2005 down from 196 million in 2004.
Top for theyear was the fourth Harry Potter installment with 7.284 million tickets soldfollowed by Star Wars Episode
Brice DeNice was the onlyFrench film to break the top ten while Cedric Klapisch'sRussian Dolls,
While 2004represented a 20 year record, 2005 still edged out 2003 in terms of performanceby 8%. The first half of 2005 was largely responsible for the drop with nearly88 million tickets sold versus a record 102 million in 2004.
WarnerBros. and UIP ran almost neck and neck for the top distributor slot. Warners, however, edged out the competition selling20,198,528 tickets helped largely by Harry Potter And TheGoblet Of Fire and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. MarsDistribution, meanwhile, was the winner for top independent French distributorthanks in part to the success of Russian Dolls.
Top TenFilms (source www.cbo-boxoffice.com)
Harry Potter And TheGoblet Of Fire,Warner Bros.
Star Wars Episode
Charlie And TheChocolate Factory,Warner Bros.
War Of The Worlds, UIP
The Chronicles Of Narnia, BVI
Million Dollar Baby, Mars
Mr And Mrs Smith, SND
King Kong, UIP
Top TenLocal Films (source www.cbo-boxoffice.com)
Brice de Nice, TFM
Russian Dolls, Mars
Palais Royal, Gaumont
March Of The Emperor, BVI
Joyeux Noel, UGC
Espace Detente, ARP Selection
Tout Pour Plaire, Diaphana
Kirikou Et Les Betes Sauvages, Gebeka
Oliver Twist, Pathe
Top TenDistributors (source: www.cbo-boxoffice.com)
WarnerBros 17films 20,198,528admissions
UIP 29films 20,116,800admissions
BVIFrance 17 films14,301,243 admissions
Fox19 films 13,720,240admissions
TFM20 films 12,916,203admissions
Gaumont/ColumbiaTri Star 28films 12,506,030admissions
Mars27 films 11,260,892admissions
Pathe23 films 11,013,821admissions
Metropolitan25 films 6,884,996admissions
SND13 films 6,543,132admissions