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“The Wolf and the Lion” climbs to first place in the Italian charts

In 2019, Mia and the White Lion achieved its best performance outside France in Italy (Eagle Pictures – 925,000 admissions and €5.73 million in box office receipts). The last feature film by Gilles de Maistre (Photo), The Wolf and the Lion, was therefore eagerly awaited by the local public.

The Italian launch of the film recorded the second highest number of admissions for a predominantly French production abroad since the start of the pandemic, after that of Yakari, a spectacular trip to Germany (Léonine – 154,000 admissions and 1, €02 million).

The following weekend, January 26, more than 200 additional screens were added, for a total of 777; The wolf and the lionattendance fell by only 13% and, on Sunday January 30, it even allowed itself the luxury of climbing to the top of the charts despite competition from alley of nightmares.

Already released in around thirty foreign markets, The wolf and the lion totaled 664,000 admissions and €3.63 million in box office receipts, including 209,000 in Poland (Kino Swiat – €722,000), 141,000 in Spain (Tripictures – €853,000) and 46,000 in Hungary (Big Bang Media – €174,000). It has already appeared in 15 different top 10 charts and has been in the top three three times (No. 1 in Italy and No. 2 in Lithuania and Poland), and its international tour will continue in Germany (StudioCanal), in Austria (Constantin Film), the United States (Blue Fox Entertainment) and Quebec (MK2 I MILE END)

Note that the Italian top 10 included another French film. Aline, the voice of love was released in 345 theaters and took eighth place with 28,000 spectators (Lucky Red/Universal – €177,000). No other French-speaking production with a French majority had attracted so many moviegoers the week of its release on the peninsula since the reopening of theaters in mid-May 2021.

Author : Andrea Sponchiado

Last update : February 05, 2022 at 00:40 CET