Asterix and Obelix, best start of a French film for 15 years

The film “Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom” made the best start for a French film in 15 years, with 466,703 tickets sold in France on Wednesday, despite harsh reviews.

The most famous of the Gauls slightly outpaced the figures for Dany Boon’s “La Ch’tite famille”, which had 451,530 admissions for its first day in 2018, according to figures from the CBO Box Office.

It is the seventh best start of all time for a French film. However, it could not exceed the success of another film by Dany Boon, “Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis”, released in 2008 (558,359 admissions).

The director of this blockbuster, Guillaume Canet, who also plays the role of Asterix, posted a screenshot on Instagram which indicated this information with the word “Thank you”.