The soup with the grimace in the French rooms. One week after cannon boot from Dune, which has brought smiles back to operators, the atmosphere should be very different in the face of the release figures for Wednesday, September 22. Which, at first glance, are dominated by the documentary Bigger than us. But this one is essential especially thanks to the free previews which took place in recent days, and gave him the vast majority of his score.
If we put aside these very popular previews, there are two winners, neck and neck: Everything went well by François Ozon with Sophie Marceau, who is just ahead of the Stillwater by Tom McCarthy, detective drama set in Marseille in which Matt Damon plays Camille Cottin. However, we have to go back more than ten years, to Refuge in 2010, to find a less good start in the career of the French director.
And while Stillwater is doing a little worse than the Oscar winner Spotlight, also directed by Tom McCarthy (21,562 admissions compared to 17,076 today), Matt Damon signs one of his weakest starts in the last ten years, ahead of Welcome to Suburbicon and My Life with Liberace.
Far behind this top trio, two beautiful animated films are doing well: My mother is a gorilla (so what?), which also took advantage of the organized previews (5,306 admissions out of 6,981 on its first day). And The Summit of the Gods, adaptation of Jirô Taniguchi’s manga acclaimed by critics.
Finally, note the very good average of the documentary Where time stood still : shown in only one, this film centered on an 89-year-old man living on a farm near the Monts du Lyonnais still attracted 324 spectators.
Here are the September 22 releases