The first feature film “Kaamelott” had been awaited for a very long time by fans of the series and they were present at the theatrical release. In a context complicated by the health situation, the box office result is impressive.
A series turned into a movie
Before the film there is the series Kaamelott. A creation by Alexandre Astier who humorously revisits the legend of King Arthur. The latter aspires to find the Holy Grail but his entourage is not of much help in this quest. Whether it is the Knights of the Round Table or the members of his family, the poor king can definitely count on no one. The series has managed to unite an army of loyal fans, who have been chomping at the bit for years while waiting for the famous transposition of the universe to the big screen. The film ended up being released on July 21, in a not necessarily very happy atmosphere. Even though cinemas can work, the health crisis is not over and restrictions weigh heavily on the attendance of theaters. What was to be the summer of renewal for operators is starting to turn sour, but there are still some reasons for satisfaction.
Kaamelott on the roof of the French box office
Whether it be Black widow, Conjuring 3: Under the influence of the Devil Where Fast and Furious 9, they all exceeded 1.5 million admissions with us. Not surprisingly results for American productions expected by the public. But that’s not one of them ruling the box office right now. It’s good Kaamelott: First Stream with precisely 1,904,876 entries.
One more little effort and he should cross the two million mark. Industry watchers expected the film to be a success, because the fan community of Kaamelott has always expressed unfailing support for Alexandre Astier. Symbolically, it’s rather beautiful to see a French production pass in front of large machines from the United States.
We inevitably wonder if the results would have been the same if the films had been released in a normal context, and if the health pass had not been an additional obstacle. Certainly, it is conceivable that blockbusters could have exceeded Kaamelott, but one can also very well imagine that the success of the feature film of Alexandre Astier would have been also more important without certain conditions. Other behemoths will land in theaters before the end of the year. However, we can already say that Kaamelott will, at the time of the assessment, one of the big boxes of 2021 in our territory.