After a week of operation, “Kaamelott: Premier section” has already reached the symbolic milestone of one million admissions. However, since the introduction of the health pass, admissions have been plummeting.
The million for Kaamelott
Kaamelott: First part made a smashing entry at the box office. The sequel to the series kicked off in theaters for its first day of operation on Wednesday July 21. And even before! In preview, the film gathered nearly 300,000 spectators. An impressive figure which made it possible to launch Alexandre Astier’s feature film in the best possible conditions. The days passed, and the entries kept piling up to wait after one week 1,015,247. Excluding previews, Kaamelott reached 707,348 admissions for its first week of operation. Something to delight SND, the distributor of the film, which necessarily plays big with this production.
A worrying drop in admissions
Only here, behind this beautiful symbolic figure of the million, a concern remains. Since the implementation of the health pass in cinemas from the day of release Kamelott: First part, admissions have decreased drastically. So if Kaamelott get by with a good average of 877 entries per copy, the rest of the programming is in danger. After also reaching more than a million admissions in a week, Fast & Furious 9 attracted only 248,852 spectators in the second week. Or a drop of more than 80%! Same observation for Black widow which for its third week fell by 70% with a score of 129,821 entries.
In another category, Designated guilty, Titanium and Ainbo, princess of the Amazon are also down sharply (see the French box office here).
Result, we can worry about Kaamelott: First part. Without its maddening preview number, the film would be “only” 700,000 admissions. And new releases are coming this week Jungle Cruise, The Suicide Squad and Spirit: the indomitable present in more than 500 rooms. It is to be hoped for Alexandre Astier and the fans that the decrease in admissions will not be the same as for his competitors in the coming weeks. Remember that the director wants to make a trilogy. Corn before embarking on a second component, it will be necessary to attract even more spectators …