The figures for French cinema

To celebrate the 40th Césars award ceremony, gives you a run down of the figures for the French cinema industry.

The market share of French films in France was estimated at 62.2% in January 2015 (39% in January 2014)
In 2014, French films reached the highest level of admissions in 30 years with 91.62 million tickets sold
Cinema attendance increased by 7.7% compared to 2013 (208.43 million tickets sold), making it the second best year since 1967
The top three films were 100% French with:
  • Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au bon Dieu (12.3 million admissions)
  • Supercondriaque (5.3 million)
  • Lucy (5.2 million)


The Minions were created by the French animation studio Mac Guff

A plus for our trade balance:

2014 was the second best year in 20 years for French cinema internationally.
Films produced by French companies sold 111 million tickets (+119% compared to 2013), and brought in €640 million (+114%) (Source: Unifrance)
Lucy, produced by the French company EuropaCorp, has become France's greatest international success with 53.6 million admissions


1 Oscar (Best Animated Short Film)
2 awards at Cannes (Jury Prize and Golden Camera)
2 awards in Berlin (Alfred Bauer Prize and the Golden Bear for Best Short Film)
3 awards in San Sebastian (Special Jury Prize, TVE Otra Mirada Award and TVE Otra Mirada Award - Special Mention)
1 award in Venice (Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress)

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