French cinema in Hong Kong - 2013 report [fr]
As every year, Unifrance films, the organisation in charge of promoting French cinema throughout the world, edits its report on French cinema abroad .
In 2013, French films have gathered 50.8 million spectators and made € 298.7 million in revenue abroad. After 2012 exceptional year, (144.1 million admissions), it is therefore a decline.
2013 is also a more complicated year for French cinema in Hong Kong whose market share decreased from 4% to 0.6%, its level in 2011 (0.5%).
However, the number of film releases remains fair, 18 films in 2012 and 19 films in 2013 and demonstrates the confidence and fidelity of local distributors for our cinematography.
In 2013, French films have gathered 122,347 spectators in Hong Kong.
The most successful releases reflect the diversity of French cinema: Amour by Michael Haneke with 14 189 entries (First Distributors), The Family by Luc Besson with 13 490 entries (Media Asia) and Populaire by Régis Roinsard with 11 245 entries (Sundream Pictures).
In comparison, Untouchable by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache have attracted 120 233 spectators in 2012. This film is so far the biggest box office success for a French film in Hong Kong.
With strong releases such as Lucy by Luc Besson (Golden Scene/Panorama) and Blue is the Warmest Color by Abdellatif Kechiche (Edko Films), 2014 promises to be a good year for French cinema in Hong Kong.
Full report (French only) :
- Bilan 2013 du cinéma français à l’international
- (PDF - 567.2 kb)