Box office France: The Batman crosses 2 million admissions and overtakes Uncharted at the top of 2022

The threshold of 2 million admissions has been crossed for The Batman. 3 weeks after its release, the film with Robert Pattinson offers itself 1st class in the 2022 ranking, to the detriment of Uncharted, which nevertheless made a nice comeback this week.


There were a lot of people in theaters this week, and more particularly between Sunday March 20 and Tuesday March 22: despite the good weather, the public took advantage of the Printemps du Cinéma operation, giving access to all cinema screenings at 4 euros during these 3 days.

Several films in particular have benefited from this influx of viewers, starting with The Batman, of course still at the top of the weekly ranking, with very good stability (+ 607,350 admissions, ie only -4%) and now a total of 2.4 million admissions. The film thus takes the lead in the 2022 ranking, and greatly exceeds Justice League.

Two novelties, then, surfed on the operation: Notre Dame is burning by Jean-Jacques Annaud, on the 2nd step, attracted nearly 400,000 onlookers, a score just behind The Last Wolf (483,683 first-week admissions), his previous feature, and ahead of Stalingrad (382,097 first-week admissions week).

Excellent score for Jujutsu Kaisen 0, 3rd, which offers an excellent average per copy of 880 entries! The film accumulated 347,583 admissions in one week. For comparison, My Hero Academia had 129,395 first-week entries last January, while Demon Slayer had 350,000.

Full box for Uncharted which greatly benefited from the Printemps du Cinéma: the film moved up one place, but above all gained more admissions than last week (248,093 vs 199,757, or +24%). The feature film with Tom Holland now combines 2,263,536 tickets sold, and is thus a few admissions from overtaking Lara Croft Tomb Raider (2,509,857 admissions in France), the biggest success in France to date for a film adapted from a video game. It tops Pokémon the Movie (2,224,456), Prince of Persia (2,169,514), Sonic (2,113,220), and Assassin’s Creed (1,876,898).

The following six places are occupied by French films: Retirement home continues to federate with 240,000 additional admissions this week. Goliath with Pierre Niney, Gilles Lellouche and Emmanuelle Bercot continues to impose itself, crossing 500,000 admissions in the 2nd week.

A French comedy totals 200,000 additional admissions: Building permit, on the 7th step, with Eric Fraticelli and Didier Bourdon. Two new products arrive in 8th and 9th position: Then we dance, the new production by Michèle Laroque, which gets off to a better start than her previous film Each Home. Nice performance for Full time with Laure Calamy: the auteur film exceeds 100,000 admissions. Finally, note the fine rise of Despite himself superheroes this week, 10th, with +29%, and a total close to 1.8 million admissions.

“Over here the exits”: the films in theaters since Wednesday March 23

Source: CBO Box Office