French film exports reach 10-year record with $282 million in 2012

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Overseas box office of French movies also jumped by 93.8% to 144.1 million admissions, of which 70.6% were garnered by the top five movies.

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Powered by Gaumont’s “The Intouchables” (pictured above), EuropaCorp’s “Taken 2″ and Wild Bunch’s Oscar-winning “The Artist,” French film sales scored €211.3 million  ($282.2 million)  in 2012, a 34.9% year-on hike and a 10-year record, reports Variety.