FRANCE: 'Now You See Me' Makes 'The Smurfs 2' Disappear
on August 07, 2013
A $6.4 million opening weekend
You See Me eclipsed the debut of The Smurfs 2 in France. Now You See Me played in 503 screens
against The Smurfs' 700, outgrossing the children's film in a reduced screen
count by $2.5 million. The combined business of the new releases bumped down The
Wolverine to third place in its second weekend, where the superhero
film managed a $2.9 million take from 689 locations. The Wolverine has grossed $12.4 million in France.
Despicable Me 2 has had a spectacular run in France. It took in $1.2 million in its sixth weekend, bringing its total to an impressive $34.1 million, well beyond the $25.3 million total of its predecessor. Monsters University pales in comparison to the success of the Minions sequel; the Pixar prequel hit the $13 million mark after a $1.1 million tally in its fourth weekend. R.I.P.D. officially bombed in France. A lackluster $907k opening weekend landed the film in sixth place, a poor result that will likely see the film slide out of the top ten chart in the coming weeks.
Top Ten Films in France. August 2-4, 2013