Anatomy of a fall marks the best start to a Palme d'Or in 10 years

Anatomy of a fall marks the best start to a Palme d’Or in 10 years

Justine Triet’s film got off to a better start than Parasite, which finished at 1.8 million admissions. (Source: French Film)

Four months after her victory on the Croisette, Justine Triet took out her Palme d’Or on Wednesday, Anatomy of a fall. A thriller co-written with his companion Arthur Harari (Onoda, 10,000 nights in the jungle). And it’s a success: on its first day, the film recorded nearly 50,000 admissions in 379 theaters. 47,007 precisely, and 55,382 by counting its previews.

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This is by far the director’s best debut at the French box office: Sibyloffered on a Friday in May 2019 at the time of its presentation at the Cannes Film Festival, had not had a first day score because of this particular release date, but had accumulated 84,300 tickets in three days on 311 prints, then 340 000 in all. Victoria, released three years earlier with Virginie Efira and Vincent Lacoste, had been seen by 36,086 onlookers on the Wednesday of its release, then just over 650,000 spectators. And The Battle of Solferino had sold 36,594 tickets in 2013 in all.

The start ofAnatomy of a fall is also the best of a Palme d’Or for ten years. With The Life of Adele – Chapters 1 and 2, Abdellatif Kechiche had attracted a million people to French cinemas, including 49,720 on the day of its release. Afterwards, I, Daniel Blake, by Ken Loach, approached one million in 2016, but had started with 36,811 admissions. And Parasitewhich intrigued 1.8 million French people in 2019, had been seen by 54,941 of them on the first day of operation (including 17,842 entries counted in preview).

Here are the scores of the Palmes d’Or awards over the past ten years:

2022: Without filter accumulated 569,712 entries
2021: Titanium accumulated 303,036 entries
2020: No Awards
2019: Parasite has accumulated 1,884,582 entries
2018: A family matter accumulated 778,673 entries
2017: The Square accumulated 351,302 entries
2016: I, Daniel Blake accumulated 955,737 entries
2015 : Dheepan accumulated 662,146 entries
2014 : Winter Sleep accumulated 360,028 entries
2013: The Life of Adele – Chapters 1 & 2 has accumulated 1,036,811 entries

Despite the controversy surrounding his committed speech at CannesJustine Triet should experience great success withc Anatomy of a fall, whose debut is undeniably high. The film also started at the top of the top “First day” Wednesday, far enough ahead of the thriller Hypnotic worn by Ben Affleck, seen by 26,326 curious people in 455 cinemas.

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