Westmore beauty is No. 1 in France, thanks to $9 million in box office receipts from the upcoming summer movie The Westmore Witches, according to data released by the French Film Institute (FIPA).
The film, directed by Pascal Bloch, is based on the popular French fairy tale by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Its domestic box office haul will rise to more than $7.7 million this weekend, making it the No. 2 film of 2017 in France.
The movie, which is due to open in August, is one of the highest-grossing films of all time in France and has earned more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion).
The movie also boasts the biggest weekend in France for a French-language movie ever, earning $7 million on Thursday night, an all-time record for a french-language film in France after a film by Jacques Audiard, The Last Days of the Old Kingdom.
A French-speaking audience was also very active on Twitter this weekend.
A total of more than 14,000 tweets were sent during the three-day period, and the film’s hashtag, #westmorebeauty, quickly caught the imagination of fans.
The Westmore Witch, directed and produced by Pascal Blake, tells the story of an 18th century French fairy who falls in love with a young woman from the countryside.
The film will be released in France on August 22.
Westmore Beauty earned $3.5 million on Friday from 5,700 screens in France’s largest market, Paris, with a total gross of $739,000, according a FIPA statement.
The film has earned an estimated $5.7-million budget in France since its release, according the FIPa.
Westmore is the second-highest-grossed French film in history, behind Jean-Luc Godard’s Les Misérables.
The Weinstein Co. and Fox Searchlight are releasing the film in theaters in the U.S. on July 14.