Backed by a more than enthusiastic press, Looking for Eric made a successful debut at the French box-office. Wisely released on a Wednesday when there were no blockbusters at the gate, Ken Loach ‘s social comedy was almost on a par with Sam Raimi’s new feature, Jusqu’en Enfer (To Hell With You), which was eagerly awaited by fans.
170,003 spectators smiled this week at Eric “I’m not a man” Cantona. And with excellent word-of-mouth, the numbers should continue to grow. In a rare move, the number of cinemas showing the film was increased from 331 to 374.
Looking for Eric, which won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival (strangely enough, not much has been said about it), will be released next week, on Wednesday the 10th!