Luc Besson only attracted 140,000 spectators DogManthat would mark his comeback behind the camera, way back The creatoran American science fiction film that dominates the French box office for the week, according to CBO Box Office data on Wednesday.
Directed by Gareth Edwards (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”), “The Creator,” starring John David Washington, depicts a war between humans and artificial intelligence.
The film dethrones The Nun 2, a horror film that still has 160,000 viewers and is in second place in its third week in theaters.
For his big return behind the camera after financial difficulties and the final dismissal of the judicial investigation into rape allegations by the Court of Cassation, Luc Besson is only in third place with his DogMan, worn by Caleb Landry Jones. The film attracted 140,000 viewers.
This is the worst opening for a Besson film in years: a far cry from the 2 million admissions for Lucy the week after its release in 2014 or the 1.8 million admissions for The Fifth Element (1997).
As for Woody Allen, another big name in cinema targeted by the #MeToo movement, his attempt at a comeback with a first film shot in Paris in French with actors like Lou de Laagence and Valérie Lemercier is not helping him continue Any success. No luck.
Coup de Chance drew only 72,623 viewers, again one of the New York director’s worst starts.
The most watched films in French cinemas from September 27th to October 3rd:
1. The Creator: 262,507 entries from 447 copies (new)
2. The Nun 2: 160,412 entries on 425 copies (887,309 entries in three weeks)
3. DogMan: 139,989 entries on 527 copies (new)
4. Reboot: 124,644 of 547 copies (new)
5. Mystery in Venice: 120,818 entries (556,541 entries in three weeks)