List of highest-grossing films in France

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The following is a list of the films with the most cinema admissions in France, as of January 13, 2019.

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Rank Title Tickets Sold[1] Year[2]
1 Titanic 21,774,181 1997
2 Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis 20,489,303 2008
3 The Intouchables 19,490,688 2011
4 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 18,319,651 1938
5 La Grande Vadrouille 17,267,607 1966
6 Gone with the Wind 16,719,236 1950
7 Once Upon a Time in the West 14,862,764 1969
8 Avatar 14,775,990 2009
9 The Jungle Book 14,695,741 1967
10 One Hundred and One Dalmatians 14,660,594 1961
11 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra 14,559,509 2002
12 Ten Commandments 14,229,745 1956
13 Ben-Hur 13,826,124 1960
14 Les Visiteurs 13,782,991 1993
15 The Bridge on the River Kwai 13,481,750 1957
16 Cinderella 13,226,772 1950
17 Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo 12,791,168 1952
18 The Aristocats 12,481,726 1971
19 Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu ? 12,366,033 2014
20 The Longest Day 11,933,629 1962
21 Le Corniaud 11,739,783 1965
22 Lady and the Tramp 11,175,716 1955
23 The Lion King 10,716,947 1994
24 Bambi 10,679,571 1948
25 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 10,507,561 2015
26 Les Bronzés 3 : Amis pour la vie 10,355,930 2006
27 Taxi 2 10,345,901 2000
28 Three Men and a Cradle 10,251,465 1985
29 The Guns of Navarone 10,197,729 1961
30 Les Misérables 9,940,533 1957
31 War of the Buttons 9,936,391 1962
32 Doctor Zhivago 9,816,054 1966
33 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 9,619,259 1955
34 Finding Nemo 9,528,033 2003
35 The Greatest Show on Earth 9,488,114 1952
36 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9,470,090 2001
37 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 9,415,886 1982
38 Le Dîner de Cons 9,247,001 1998
39 The Big Blue 9,194,343 1988
40 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 9,144,701 2002
41 The Bear 9,136,266 1988
42 Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar 8,948,624 1999
43 Emmanuelle 8,893,996 1974
44 La Vache et le Prisonnier 8,844,199 1959
45 The Great Escape 8,756,631 1963
46 West Side Story 8,719,610 1962
47 sky's battalion 8,649,691 1947
48 Amélie 8,636,041 2001
49 The Chorus 8,636,013 2004
50 For Whom the Bell Tolls 8,274,596 1947
51 The Great Dictator 8,269,894 1945
52 Nothing to Declare 8,150,825 2011
53 Violettes impériales 8,125,766 1952
54 The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time 8,043,129 1998
55 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 7,924,857 1999
56 Un indien dans la ville 7,870,802 1994
57 Tarzan 7,859,751 1999
58 Ratatouille 7,845,210 2007
59 Pinocchio 7,835,702 1946
60 La Vérité si je mens ! 2 7,826,393 2001
61 Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez 7,809,334 1964
62 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 7,803,757 2009
63 The Sixth Sense 7,799,130 2000
64 The Count of Monte Cristo 7,780,642 1955
65 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 7,731,601 2005
66 The Fifth Element 7,727,697 1997
67 A Clockwork Orange 7,602,396 1971
68 Robin Hood 7,472,637 1973
69 Les Bidasses en folie 7,460,911 1971
70 La Famille Bélier 7,450,944 2014
71 Le Retour de don Camillo 7,425,550 1953
72 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 7,393,904 2003
73 The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob 7,295,727 1973
74 Aladdin 7,280,423 1993
75 Dances with Wolves 7,280,124 1991
76 Peter Pan 7,255,475 1953
77 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 7,247,809 2005
78 Jean de Florette 7,223,657 1986
79 The Rescuers 7,219,476 1977
80 Shrek 2 7,185,626 2004
81 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 7,138,548 2004
82 Samson and Delilah 7,116,442 1951
83 Joan of Arc 7,092,586 1949
84 La Chèvre 7,079,674 1981
85 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 7,076,549 2017
86 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 7,070,194 2002
87 Monsieur Vincent 7,055,290 1947
88 The Magnificent Seven 7,037,826 1961
89 Jour de fête 7,027,487 1949
90 Skyfall 7,003,902 2012
91 Les grandes vacances 6,986,917 1967
92 Royal Affairs in Versailles 6,986,788 1954
93 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 6,951,441 2001
94 The Wages of Fear 6,944,306 1953
95 Les Trois Frères 6,897,098 1995
96 Michel Strogoff 6,868,854 1956
97 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 6,833,195 1996
98 Le gendarme se marie 6,828,626 1968
99 Asterix at the Olympic Games 6,817,803 2008
100 Mission spéciale 6,781,120 1946

The website for the above table lists La Grande Illusion (1937) with an estimated 12.5 million admissions but the actual admissions are unknown.[3]

French productions[edit]

The following are the 100 highest-grossing French films of all time in France, as of January 13, 2019.

Background colour      indicates films currently in cinemas
Rank Title Tickets Sold[1] Year[4]
1 Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis 20,489,303 2008
2 The Intouchables 19,490,688 2011
3 La Grande Vadrouille 17,267,607 1966
4 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra 14,559,509 2002
5 Les Visiteurs 13,782,991 1993
6 Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo 12,791,168 1952
7 Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu ? 12,366,033 2014
8 Le Corniaud 11,739,783 1965
9 Les Bronzés 3 : Amis pour la vie 10,355,928 2006
10 Taxi 2 10,345,901 2000
11 Three Men and a Cradle 10,251,465 1985
12 Les Misérables 9,940,533 1957
13 War of the Buttons 9,936,391 1962
14 Le Dîner de Cons 9,247,001 1998
15 The Big Blue 9,194,343 1988
16 The Bear 9,136,266 1988
17 Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar 8,948,624 1999
18 Emmanuelle 8,893,996 1974
19 La Vache et le Prisonnier 8,844,199 1959
20 fr:Le Bataillon du ciel 8,649,691 1947
21 Amélie 8,636,041 2001
22 The Chorus 8,636,016 2004
23 Nothing to Declare 8,150,825 2011
24 Violettes impériales 8,125,766 1952
25 The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time 8,043,129 1998
26 Un indien dans la ville 7,870,802 1994
27 fr:La Vérité si je mens ! 2 7,826,393 2001
28 Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez 7,809,334 1964
29 The Count of Monte Cristo 7,780,642 1955
30 The Fifth Element 7,727,697 1997
31 Les Bidasses en folie 7,460,911 1971
32 La Famille Bélier 7,450,944 2014
33 Le Retour de don Camillo 7,425,550 1953
34 The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob 7,295,727 1973
35 Jean de Florette 7,223,657 1986
36 La Chèvre 7,079,674 1981
37 Monsieur Vincent 7,055,290 1947
38 Jour de fête 7,027,487 1949
39 Les grandes vacances 6,986,917 1967
40 Royal Affairs in Versailles 6,986,788 1954
41 The Wages of Fear 6,944,306 1953
42 Les Trois Frères 6,897,098 1995
43 Michel Strogoff 6,868,854 1956
44 Le gendarme se marie 6,828,626 1968
45 Asterix at the Olympic Games 6,817,803 2008
46 Mission spéciale 6,781,120 1946
47 Fanfan la Tulipe 6,726,744 1952
48 Nous irons à Paris 6,658,693 1950
49 Manon des sources 6,645,177 1986
50 Taxi 6,522,121 1998
51 Arthur and the Invisibles 6,396,989 2006
52 fr:La Cuisine au beurre 6,396,529 1963
53 La Symphonie Pastorale 6,373,123 1946
54 My Father's Glory 6,291,402 1990
55 Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres 6,280,070 1979
56 Pas si bête 6,195,419 1946
57 Marche à l'ombre 6,168,425 1985
58 Germinal 6,161,776 1993
59 Taxi 3 6,151,691 2003
60 La Chartreuse de Parme 6,151,521 1948
61 Mr. Orchid 6,138,877 1946
62 Oscar 6,122,041 1967
63 Mourir d'aimer 5,912,404 1970
64 My New Partner 5,882,397 1984
65 L'Aile ou la cuisse 5,842,400 1976
66 Le Bossu 5,826,584 1959
67 Les Anges gardiens 5,793,034 1995
68 Stadium Nuts 5,744,270 1972
69 Andalousie 5,735,113 1951
70 La Bataille du rail 5,727,203 1946
71 Going Places 5,726,031 1974
72 À nous les petites Anglaises 5,704,446 1977
73 The Truth 5,692,390 1960
74 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 5,687,222 1956
75 Les Tuche 3 5,687,076 2018
76 La Ch'tite famille 5,623,243 2018
77 Delusions of Grandeur 5,562,576 1971
78 The Brain 5,547,305 1969
79 Quai des Orfèvres 5,544,721 1947
80 The Little Bather 5,542,796 1968
81 Le petit Nicolas 5,520,562 2009
82 Gendarme in New York 5,495,045 1965
83 Camping 5,491,412 2006
84 Little White Lies 5,457,251 2010
85 L'as des as 5,452,593 1982
86 La Cage aux Folles 5,406,614 1978
87 Napoléon 5,405,252 1955
88 Papa, maman, la bonne et moi 5,374,131 1954
89 fr:La Bataille de l'eau lourde 5,373,377 1948
90 The Three Musketeers 5,354,839 1953
91 Les Spécialistes 5,319,564 1985
92 The Closet 5,317,858 2000
93 Sur la piste du Marsupilami 5,304,366 2012
94 The Grand Maneuver 5,302,076 1955
95 La Jument verte 5,272,066 1959
96 Supercondriaque 5,269,924 2014
97 Le Professionnel 5,243,511 1980
98 La Vie en rose 5,242,769 2007
99 Lucy 5,203,226 2014
100 Brotherhood of the Wolf 5,179,174 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b According to JP's Box-Office, Official figures of the distributors.
  2. ^ Movies with several exploitations = Titanic, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Jungle Book, Avatar, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Cinderella, The Aristocats, Lady and the Tramp, Bambi, War of the Buttons, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Pinocchio, Ben-Hur, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Ten Commandments, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Exorcist, The Fox and the Hound, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, The Longest Day, The Big Blue, West Side Story, The Great Dictator, A Clockwork Orange, Robin Hood, Jour de fête
  3. ^ "Film: 'The Grand Illusion'." Box Office Story. Retrieved: 20 March 2017.
  4. ^ Movie with several exploitations = War of the Buttons, The Big Blue, Jour de fête