Quebec comedy ‘Menteur’ scores big at Canadian box office

Screen | 8/21/2019 | Staff
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After a year in which Quebec films saw their share of Canadian box office dollars decline, French-language comedy Menteur (Compulsive Liar) has bucked the trend and taken more than $3.8m (CAD $5m) after five weeks in Canadian cinemas.

According to distributor Les Films Séville, the film’s five-day opening gross of $903,000 (CAD $1.2m), from around 100 screens, was the best opening for a Quebec film in Canada since the release of action comedy De père en flic (Father and Guns) in 2009.

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Les Films Séville (owned by Entertainment One) reports that Menteur now ranks as the thirteenth-highest grossing Quebec film of all time.

Louis-José Houde (also from De père en flic) and Antoine Bertrand star in the comedy about pathological liar who wakes up one day to find himself and his twin brother living in a parallel universe where all his lies become reality.

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Both Menteur and De père en flic, which eventually...
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