and the new
Asterix and Obelix
have combined 1.7 million cinema admissions, taking the lead in the French box office for the week of February 15 to 21.
New production by Philippe Lacheau, with Élodie Fontan and Tarek Boudali, joined for the cause by Didier Bourdon or Arielle Dombasle,
again brought together a million spectators alone, according to figures compiled by CBO Box-Office.
If it continues its momentum, the second installment of
could exceed the score of the first film in the series, which remains to this day, the biggest card of the "band of Fifi" (3.6 million euros). 'entries).
Lacheau is ahead of
Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire
and its 750,000 admissions.
Despite a strong start, Guillaume Canet's film will probably not meet all the hopes of its producers, who bet big: in three weeks, it has accumulated 3.6 million admissions.
But it would probably have to reach 6 million for the studios to cover their costs, which seems unlikely.
The adventures of the most famous Gallic heroes remain in second place, ahead of those of a Marvel superhero,
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
, and its 735,000 entries.
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Far behind are followed by
A Happy Man
, a comedy with Catherine Frot and Fabrice Luchini which tackles the question of gender transition (230,000 admissions), and
Avatar: The Way of the Water
by James Cameron, which still records 228,897 admissions for a total dizzying 13,595,206 admissions in ten weeks.