France’s film industry is one of the largest in the world and one of the most successful in Europe. France is the world’s third-largest film market in terms of attendance and revenue, with 215 million tickets sold in 2011. France’s films have a global audience and share rights to other languages. The domestic film business is massive, and receipts are rebounding well; ticket prices are greater in comparison to Indian ticket prices. The production costs of the films are similarly high, vying with Hollywood’s high-budget films. Asterix at the Olympic Games is now the most expensive film, with a production cost of 107 million dollars, and A Very Long Engagement is the least expensive.
The Ranking of France’s High Budget Films is the most recent update from several major sources on the Web. The production cost is stated in both US dollars and Euros.
|Rank||Movie Name||Year||Production Costs (US$)||Production Costs (Euro)||Poster|
|1||Asterix at the Olympic Games||2008||107,000,000||87,000,000|
|2||A Very Long Engagement||2004||56,600,000||45,900,000|
|3||Asterix and Obelix vs Caesar||1999||48,000,000||39,300,000|
|4||Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra||2002||47,000,000||38,500,000|
|5||Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse||2004||46,430,000||38,000,000|
|6||The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec||2010||46,000,000||37,700,000|
|9||The Tiger Brigades||2006||38,000,000||31,100,000|
|10||Empire of the Wolves||2005||37,120,000||30,400,000|