FRANCE: 'The Butler' Posts $2.6M Premiere, Beats 'Pain and Gain' Debut
on September 18, 2013
Lee Daniels' The Butler was the surprising champion at the French box office over the weekend. The indie drama walked away with a $2.6 million debut from France's highly competitive market, nearly grossing twice as much as the opening frame of Michael Bay's Pain and Gain in a head-to-head battle. The Michael Bay dark comedy finished the weekend in second place with a $1.4 million gross.
Now You See Me reached an important benchmark by hitting the $25 million mark after seven weeks in France. The Conjuring reached the $8 million mark in its fourth frame. Red 2 nears the bottom of the table after surpassing the $5 million mark in its third frame, a long way down from its opening weekend as the top film on the market.
Top 10 Films in France. September 13-15, 2013