Magazine article Screen International

How Did Last Year's Cannes Films Fare at the Box Office?

Magazine article Screen International

How Did Last Year's Cannes Films Fare at the Box Office?

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Elle, It's Only The End Of The World and Julieta were the big hits from Cannes 2016.

With Cannes over for another year, Screen revisited some of last year's Cannes titles and assessed how they performed at the box office in major European markets (see below), as part of our investigation into how foreign language films perform in the UK.

The figures show that Pedro Almodovar's Julieta was the most succesful at the box office, making more than $1 million in four regions, including $5.5m in France. Julieta was also one of only two films that broke the million dollar barrier in the UK, along with Elle.

France was perhaps unsurprisingly the biggest market for Cannes films, with Xavier Dolan's It's Only The End Of The World earning more than $7 million in the territory. Cristian Mungiu's Graduation was the only film on our list to make less than $1 million in France.

Figures below from comScore.

Aquarius

France: $1,223,834

Italy: $260,416

Spain: $109,608

UK: $64,031

Elle

France $4,537,412

Germany $1,268,347

Italy $1,059,836

UK & Ireland $1,039,599

Spain $1,002,034

Graduation

France $966,293

Italy $534,493

Spain $105,717

UK & Ireland $97,184

Julieta

France $5,645,601

Spain $2,250,354

Italy $2,184,562

UK & Ireland $1,731,876

Germany $714,341

The Handmaiden

France $2,047,282

UK & Ireland $878,353

Germany $280,591

Spain $159,902

It's Only The End Of The World

France $7,548,295

Italy $891,578

Germany $207,803

Spain $109,256

UK & Ireland $107,772

Neruda

France $1,626,255

Italy $599,092

Germany $299,495

UK & Ireland $113,401

Spain $93,770

The Salesman

France $1,943,590

Italy $1,069,647

Spain $680,858

Germany $490,655

UK & Ireland $302,063

Toni Erdmann

Germany $8,314,209

France $2,407,627

UK & Ireland $721,778

Spain $585,105

Italy $454,060

The Unknown Girl

France $1,347,583

Italy $465,192

UK & Ireland $89,084

Spain $81,491

Germany $37,204

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