French films reach record box office revenue abroad


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While the French film industry has been rattled by recent criticism of its government-supported financing system, it had a record-breaking year abroad, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Pushed by a trio of popular pictures – Taken 2, The Artist and The Intouchables - French film exports hauled in $1.16 billion (€875 million) internationally in 2012, a new record. Overall, French films sold a total of 140 million tickets in international markets last year.