The Intouchables Is Untouchable At The Aussie Box Office! Let’s Have A Look At French Films In Aus!

THE INTOUCHABLES continues to storm the Aussie Box Office on a limited release after it roundhouse kicked the French Box Office to the face earlier on this year to the tune of $166m US.

It’s one of the highest grossing French films of all time and it has now become the 3rd highest grossing French film release in Australian box office history. The current #1 spot is held by the 2002 smash hit AMELIE on $6.987m.

THE INTOUCHABLES is also set to become the highest grossing foreign language film of the year 2012 and will take the #2 spot all time in Australia- surpassing THE ARTIST in a matter of weeks.

Since 1995 French film releases have contributed over $84.78m to the domestic box office in Australia and there’s been a whopping 173 theatrical releases from our European friends. Let’s have a look at the films and how they performed down under. How many of these have you seen?

THE INTOUCHABLES is getting remade in the U.S. and Chris Tucker has signed on to the film.

If you’re anything like me, which might be a good or a bad thing depending, experiencing foreign language films should be high on your agenda as man there is some absolutely magnificent fare out there you’re missing out on if you don’t.

Foreign Language cinema is alive and well here in Australia!

Figures for Box Office Mojo, IBOE.

Rank Title Release Date Rating Dist Gross Market Share
1 Amelie 24/01/2002 M DEND $6,987,548 8.24%
2 Artist, The 02/02/2012 PG ROAD $4,415,420 5.21%
3 Intouchables 25/10/2012 M ROAD $3,679,493 4.34%
4 Coco Avant Chanel 25/06/2009 PG WBI $2,801,758 3.30%
5 Vie En Rose, La 12/07/2007 M ICON $2,766,706 3.26%
6 I’ve Loved You So Long 25/12/2008 M PALC $2,404,465 2.84%
7 Women On The 6th Floor 15/12/2011 PG PALC $2,027,692 2.39%
8 A Very Long Engagement 25/12/2004 MA15+ WBI $1,897,463 2.24%
9 Professional, The 27/04/1995 R18+ DISNEY $1,862,795 2.20%
10 2 Days In Paris 20/12/2007 MA15+ HOPS $1,838,281 2.17%
11 Elle s’appelait Sarah 23/12/2010 M MDMN $1,568,137 1.85%
12 Paris, je t’aime 19/04/2007 MA15+ MDMN $1,554,688 1.83%
13 Hors de prix 05/04/2007 M DEND $1,334,224 1.57%
14 Caché 04/05/2006 MA15+ MDMN $1,310,647 1.55%
15 Ensemble, c’est tout 13/12/2007 M PALC $1,291,161 1.52%
16 Swimming Pool 02/10/2003 MA15+ DEND $1,222,252 1.44%
17 Incendies 21/04/2011 MA15+ E1/HOPS $1,158,304 1.37%
18 Scaphandre et le Papillon, Le 14/02/2008 M ICON $1,083,900 1.28%
19 Etre Et Avoir 29/04/2004 G PALC $1,053,219 1.24%
20 Heure d’été, L’ 02/04/2009 M PALC $1,049,421 1.24%
21 Concert, Le 29/04/2010 M HOPS $1,047,016 1.24%
22 Micmacs à tire-larigot 01/04/2010 M HOPS $1,028,460 1.21%
23 Doublure, La 21/12/2006 M SHML $955,387 1.13%
24 Potiche 21/04/2011 M PPI $888,791 1.05%
25 Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis 04/09/2008 M HOPS $878,654 1.04%
26 Tête en Friche, La 07/04/2011 M ICON $876,218 1.03%
27 Appartement, L’ 13/02/1997 TBC DEND $843,161 0.99%
28 Arnacoeur, L’ 26/12/2010 M HOPS $794,842 0.94%
29 Nannerl, La Soeur de Mozart 07/07/2011 PG RIALT $772,629 0.91%
30 Caramel 18/09/2008 M HOPS $755,131 0.89%
31 Paris 17/04/2008 M ICON $741,221 0.87%
32 Welcome 01/04/2010 M PALC $737,506 0.87%
33 Joyeux Noël 15/12/2005 M HOPS $708,498 0.84%
34 Prête-moi ta main 21/06/2007 M HOPS $672,682 0.79%
35 Elegance du Hérisson, L’ 08/07/2010 M MDMN $663,946 0.78%
36 Mon meilleur ami 24/05/2007 M HOPS $639,104 0.75%
37 Fils de l’Épicier, Le 02/10/2008 M JUMP $636,291 0.75%
38 Apres Vous 16/12/2004 M SHML $630,000 0.74%
39 Émotifs Anonymes, Les 19/04/2012 M MDMN $609,039 0.72%
40 Secret, Un 15/05/2008 M ICON $589,622 0.70%
41 Petits Mouchoirs, Les 16/06/2011 MA15+ E1/HOPS $582,414 0.69%
42 Choristes, Les 20/01/2005 M DISNEY $557,318 0.66%
43 Poupees Russes, Les 26/12/2005 M PALC $549,377 0.65%
44 Soeurs Fachees, Les 28/07/2005 M POLY $536,150 0.63%
45 Gout Des Autres, Le 01/11/2001 PALC $523,619 0.62%
46 Dialogue avec mon jardinier 08/11/2007 M RIALT $503,889 0.59%
47 Vrais Mensonges, De 21/07/2011 M PPI $498,750 0.59%
48 Délicatesse, La 03/05/2012 M PPI $497,512 0.59%
49 Comme un Chef 14/06/2012 M ICON $489,575 0.58%
50 Babies 05/05/2011 G MDMN $487,874 0.58%
51 Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky 15/04/2010 MA15+ MDMN $473,060 0.56%
52 Havre, Le 29/03/2012 PG SHML $473,035 0.56%
53 Cave of Forgotten Dreams 22/09/2011 G RIALT $465,494 0.55%
54 Looking for Eric 24/09/2009 MA15+ ICON $456,766 0.54%
55 Entre les Murs 22/01/2009 M SONY $449,635 0.53%
56 Père de Mes Enfants, Le 26/08/2010 M PALC $441,981 0.52%
57 Et Maintenant, On Va Ou? 28/06/2012 M E1/HOPS $439,340 0.52%
58 Nathalie… 08/04/2004 MA15+ PALC $433,378 0.51%
59 Affaire Farewell, L’ 01/07/2010 M HOPS $420,682 0.50%
60 Apprenti pere noel, L’ 10/11/2011 G BECK $420,188 0.50%
61 Molière (2007) 01/05/2008 PG HOPS $393,949 0.46%
62 Graine et le mulet, La 20/03/2008 M PALC $384,706 0.45%
63 Hommes et Des Dieux, Des 26/05/2011 MA15+ SONY $369,903 0.44%
64 Roman de gare 06/11/2008 M ARKL $366,277 0.43%
65 Fauteuils D’Orchestre 31/05/2007 M RIALT $360,955 0.43%
66 Copie Conforme 17/02/2011 M MDMN $349,857 0.41%
67 Ne le dis à personne 08/11/2007 MA15+ MDMN $349,415 0.41%
68 Lady Chatterley 06/09/2007 M HOPS $347,224 0.41%
69 Beaux Gosses, Les 25/12/2009 MA15+ PALC $339,543 0.40%
70 Et si on vivait tous ensemble? 26/07/2012 M MDMN $339,500 0.40%
71 Séraphine 24/09/2009 PG RIALT $333,332 0.39%
72 Science Of Sleep, The 03/05/2007 M RIALT $318,480 0.38%
73 Angèle et Tony 19/05/2011 M PALC $317,747 0.37%
74 Pina 18/08/2011 G E1/HOPS $317,237 0.37%
75 Café de Flore 25/04/2012 MA15+ ICON $304,635 0.36%
76 Invité, L’ 20/03/2008 PG DNDYSH $300,882 0.35%
77 Desert Flower 09/12/2010 MA15+ MDMN $285,928 0.34%
78 Baader Meinhof Komplex, Der 07/05/2009 MA15+ ICON $273,520 0.32%
79 Guerre est Déclarée, La 31/05/2012 M PALC $265,508 0.31%
80 Comme une Image 24/03/2005 PG DEND $264,452 0.31%
81 Sequins (Brodeuses) 19/05/2005 M PTNL $247,727 0.29%
82 Faubourg 36 30/04/2009 M SONY $242,835 0.29%
83 Persepolis 21/08/2008 M ROAD $241,360 0.28%
84 Dreamers, The 29/04/2004 R18+ FOXI $240,605 0.28%
85 Femmes de l’ombre, Les 07/08/2008 MA15+ BECK $234,946 0.28%
86 Cypher 14/08/2003 M ICON $234,146 0.28%
87 The Beat My Heart Skipped 30/06/2005 M PALC $233,537 0.28%
88 Fat Girl 31/05/2001 PTNL $232,941 0.27%
89 Mademoiselle Chambon 10/06/2010 M SHML $231,804 0.27%
90 Tourneuse de Pages, La 10/05/2007 PG PTNL $227,406 0.27%
91 Emmerdeur, L’ 09/04/2009 M SHML $220,402 0.26%
92 Swing 28/11/2002 PG PTNL $212,746 0.25%
93 Gamin au Vélo, Le 15/03/2012 M MDMN $211,263 0.25%
94 Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) 04/11/2010 M HOPS $208,855 0.25%
95 Amour de Jeunesse, Un 05/04/2012 M PALC $206,127 0.24%
96 Fille du Puisatier, La 05/04/2012 PG MDMN $200,656 0.24%
97 Illusionist, The 28/07/2011 PG PTNL $196,112 0.23%
98 Crime d’amour 04/08/2011 M RIALT $193,438 0.23%
99 Copacabana (2010) 25/11/2010 M JSSHA $189,070 0.22%
100 Voyage du ballon rouge, Le 29/05/2008 PG MDMN $181,368 0.21%
101 Prophète, Un 11/02/2010 MA15+ SONY $176,342 0.21%
102 Rivières Pourpres, Les 28/06/2001 M SONY $176,244 0.21%
103 Coeurs 06/12/2007 M SHML $174,591 0.21%
104 Rafle, La 05/05/2011 M SHML $172,912 0.20%
105 Couperet, The 01/06/2006 M PTNL $167,652 0.20%
106 Renard et l’Enfant, Le 09/07/2009 G HOPS $166,422 0.20%
107 Vers Le Sud 26/12/2006 M PTNL $166,089 0.20%
108 Mensonges Et Trahisos Et Plus Si 16/11/2006 M DEND $159,303 0.19%
109 Inside Paris 09/08/2007 M PTNL $157,319 0.19%
110 Post coïtum animal triste 17/12/1998 TBD $155,335 0.18%
111 Große Stille, Die 17/05/2007 G DEND $150,709 0.18%
112 Anatomy Of Hell 01/07/2004 R18+ PTNL $146,807 0.17%
113 Planète Blanche, La 06/09/2007 G MDMN $133,806 0.16%
114 Mesrine: L’instinct de mort 24/12/2009 MA15+ MDMN $129,431 0.15%
115 Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 25/12/2009 MA15+ MDMN $128,348 0.15%
116 Changement D’Adresse 28/06/2007 PG SHML $128,144 0.15%
117 Princesse de Montpensier, La 19/05/2011 M MDMN $125,797 0.15%
118 Partir 22/07/2010 MA15+ RIALT $123,503 0.15%
119 Holy Motors 23/08/2012 MA15+ ICON $121,739 0.14%
120 Eden à l’Ouest 20/08/2009 M JPSH $115,692 0.14%
121 Une vieille maîtresse 15/11/2007 R18+ PTNL $110,631 0.13%
122 Polisse 28/06/2012 MA15+ CURI $104,707 0.12%
123 Enfant, L’ 24/08/2006 M MDMN $102,299 0.12%
124 Désaccord parfait 06/12/2007 M DEND $96,044 0.11%
125 Exils 30/12/2004 M PTNL $91,734 0.11%
126 Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris 21/10/2010 M MDMN $91,716 0.11%
127 Mondovino 15/09/2005 PG PALC $89,419 0.11%
128 Tu seras mon fils 01/11/2012 M SHML $88,919 0.10%
129 Premier Jour du reste de ta Vie 12/08/2010 M RIALT $86,554 0.10%
130 Sans queue ni tête 07/07/2011 MA15+ MELSA $83,218 0.10%
131 Van Gough: Brush with Genius 13/08/2009 G IMAX $77,253 0.09%
132 Mes amis, mes amours 16/07/2009 M HOPS $75,856 0.09%
133 After Him 27/03/2008 M PALC $67,351 0.08%
134 Comme t’y es belle! 05/04/2007 M CHMP $65,951 0.08%
135 Pour elle 04/11/2010 M RIALT $65,910 0.08%
136 Marche de l’Empereur, La 30/03/2006 G ROAD $60,208 0.07%
137 The Last Trapper 12/10/2006 G PALC $56,212 0.07%
138 Zidane 01/03/2007 G MDMN $55,376 0.07%
139 Enfer, L’ (Hell) 22/06/2006 M RIALT $53,900 0.06%
140 Sagan 07/10/2010 M HYTS $52,778 0.06%
141 JCVD 05/03/2009 M TRNSFM $52,650 0.06%
142 Renaissance 17/08/2006 M MGNA $49,980 0.06%
143 Géants, Les 01/11/2012 TBC PALC $49,963 0.06%
144 Carlos The Jackal 28/04/2011 MA15+ MDMN $47,470 0.06%
145 Temps qui reste, Le 30/11/2006 MA15+ DEND $42,053 0.05%
146 Woman in the Fifth, The 03/05/2012 M MDMN $41,941 0.05%
147 Menteurs, Les (Liars, The) 05/06/1997 DEND $40,976 0.05%
148 Tomboy 29/03/2012 G RIALT $37,590 0.04%
149 Idole, L’ (Idol, The) 26/06/2003 M DEND $36,805 0.04%
150 Baiser s’il vous plaît, Un 11/06/2009 PG UMP $34,754 0.04%
151 Lost Son, The 25/11/1999 NUVIS $33,529 0.04%
152 Fu chou 26/11/2009 MA15+ DRMMV $30,486 0.04%
153 Enter the Void 02/12/2010 R18+ TRNSFM $27,548 0.03%
154 Carriers Are Waiting, The 05/07/2001 M PALC $26,086 0.03%
155 Soeur Sourire 12/11/2009 PG PTNL $25,838 0.03%
156 MassaiLes Guerriers De La Pluie 26/12/2005 M DEND $24,965 0.03%
157 Quand j’étais Chanteur 05/04/2007 M TBD $22,865 0.03%
158 Maison de Nina, La 23/11/2006 PG CHMP $21,416 0.03%
159 Transylvania (2006) 17/01/2008 M PTNL $19,775 0.02%
160 Betty Blue: Director’s Cut 29/05/1997 PTNL $19,097 0.02%
161 Source des Femmes, La 08/03/2012 M MDMN $15,813 0.02%
162 Heureux événement, Un 05/07/2012 MA15+ UMBEN $15,165 0.02%
163 Ordre et la morale, L’ 12/04/2012 M JUMP $12,531 0.01%
164 Louise Michel 08/10/2009 M VNDFM $11,509 0.01%
165 Genesis 11/08/2005 G PALC $10,414 0.01%
166 Au petit Marguery 28/08/1997 TBD $9,803 0.01%
167 Enfer, L’ (1994) 22/06/2006 M RIALT $6,906 0.01%
168 Dancer, The 14/06/2001 M FOXI $5,080 0.01%
169 Lemming 26/10/2006 M PALC $2,705 0.00%
170 Astérix aux jeux Olympiques 09/04/2009 PG INDP $1,870 0.00%
171 Modern Love 06/12/2007 R18+ SPNK $756 0.00%
172 Monstre a Paris, Un 20/09/2012 G MDMN $541 0.00%
$84,777,304

THE INTOUCHABLES in currently in release in AUSTRALIA through ROADSHOW FILMS