List of 2012 box office number-one films in France

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekly box office in France during 2012. The weeks start on Wednesdays, and finish on Tuesdays. The box-office number one is established in terms of tickets sold during the week.

# Date Film Tickets sold Notes
1 January 4, 2012 Intouchables 687,681
2 January 11, 2012 J. Edgar 627,624 J. Edgar broke the 10-week number-one streak of Intouchables.
3 January 18, 2012 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 477,509
4 January 25, 2012 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 981,375
5 February 1, 2012 La Vérité si je mens ! 3 1,944,022 La vérité si je mens ! 3 made the lowest-grossing opening week for the franchise. Also noting that the movie was benefiting from the third widest release ever behind Asterix at the Olympic Games and Nothing to Declare. We can also note that this week, a cold wave struck France, showing a decline in frequentation.
6 February 8, 2012 La Vérité si je mens ! 3 1,059,930
7 February 15, 2012 La Vérité si je mens ! 3 742,335
8 February 22, 2012 Chronicle 458,842
9 February 29, 2012 The Players 1,082,028 This movie, featuring Jean Dujardin, was released days after his Academy Award for Best Actor win. The Artist was second this week, and made the best 20th week of all-time following a wide re-release.
10 March 7, 2012 The Players 550,596 The Players beat John Carter, which was a box office bomb all around the world.
11 March 14, 2012 Cloclo 1,006,479 Project X had a much higher average of tickets sold per theater.
12 March 21, 2012 The Hunger Games 509,426
13 March 28, 2012 Mince alors ! 365,886 Mince alors ! narrowly beat Wrath of the Titans which was released the same day.
14 April 4, 2012 Sur la piste du Marsupilami 1,728,270 Sur la piste du Marsupilami was directed by Alain Chabat, starring himself and Jamel Debbouze, which were already reunited ten years prior in Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, which was an incredible success at the French box-office, totalling over 14.5 million tickets sold.
15 April 11, 2012 Sur la piste du Marsupilami 1,288,098
16 April 18, 2012 Sur la piste du Marsupilami 1,015,296
17 April 25, 2012 The Avengers 2,041,362 The Avengers sold more tickets in one week, than every other Marvel movie in their entire theatrical run (except Iron Man 2). It currently holds the best opening week of 2012.
18 May 2, 2012 The Avengers 1,101,255
19 May 9, 2012 Dark Shadows 676,890
20 May 16, 2012 Rust and Bone 651,578 Rust and Bone released on Thursday, but managed to beat other releases.
21 May 23, 2012 Men in Black 3 802,879 The third episode has the lowest amount of tickets sold in the trilogy.
22 May 30, 2012 Prometheus 812,356
23 June 6, 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 1,087,767 The opening week was stronger than the first Madagascar film, but slightly lower than Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
24 June 13, 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman 706,260
25 June 20, 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman 512,764
26 June 27, 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift 1,767,490
27 July 4, 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift 1,397,190
28 July 11, 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift 1,066,947
29 July 18, 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift 547,843
30 July 25, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 1,835,547
31 August 1, 2012 Brave 955,285
32 August 8, 2012 Brave 490,863
33 August 15, 2012 Total Recall 551,476 The Dark Knight Rises (3,653,657) surpassed the box office total of The Dark Knight (3,036,568)
34 August 22, 2012 The Expendables 2 935,219 The Expendables had begun in 773,121 tickets sold in the first week, for a box office total of 1,651,610.
35 August 29, 2012 The Expendables 2 500,906
36 September 5, 2012 The Expendables 2 219,085
37 September 12, 2012 Camille redouble 244,443
38 September 19, 2012 The Bourne Legacy 485,799
39 September 26, 2012 Les Seigneurs 1,088,676
40 October 3, 2012 Taken 2 1,231,066 Taken had begun in 291,494 tickets sold in the first week, for a box office total of 1,018,518.
41 October 10, 2012 Taken 2 717,111 Ted (418,035) and In the House (403,162) in their first week.
42 October 17, 2012 Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service 1,132,279
43 October 24, 2012 Skyfall 1,839,220
44 October 31, 2012 Skyfall 2,186,661
45 November 7, 2012 Skyfall 1,136,474
46 November 14, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2,409,923 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 had begun in 2,018,771 tickets sold in the first week.
47 November 21, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 1,029,989
48 November 28, 2012 Rise of the Guardians 571,590
49 December 5, 2012 Rise of the Guardians 402,279
50 December 12, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 1,434,119
51 December 19, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 900,000
52 December 26, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 1,109,453

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