Menteur breaks $4M at the domestic box office

The box office haul makes it the highest grossing Quebec film since 2017.
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French-language feature Menteur has surpassed $4 million at the domestic box office, making it the first Quebec film to do so since 2017.

The Émile Gaudreault-directed film hit the milestone after less than one month in theatres, according to distributor Les Films Seville.

The film opened in cinemas on July 10, earning more than $1.55 million during its first eight days.

The last Quebec film to break $4 million at the domestic box office was 2017′s De Père en Flic 2also directed by Gaudreault. That film pulled in more than $7 million in total and was released in the same year as Bon Cop Bad Cop 2, which also eclipsed $7 million.

Written by Eric K. Boulianne, Menteur stars Louis-José Houde as a man whose compulsive lies suddenly become reality. It is produced by Cinémaginaire and distributed by Les Films Seville.

Last month, it was revealed that international sales company Seville International, a subsidiary of Les Film Seville, was closing its doors. With the closure, former Seville International execs Anick Poirier and Lorne Price launched a new sales licensing agent, WaZabi Films. The new company has a distribution deal with Les Film Seville as the exclusive distributor of the Seville International catalogue.