Menteur passes $6M at the domestic box office

The film directed by Emile Gaudreault has hit the mark after just 10 weeks.

French-language comedy Menteur has passed the $6 million mark after 10 weeks at the domestic box office.

Distributed by Les Films Séville, the film directed by Émile Gaudreault follows a compulsive liar (played by Louis-José Houde) who discovers all of his past lies have come true. According to Playback‘s most recent Canadian film Hot Sheet data, Menteur‘s box office total came in at $5,841,031 for the week ending Sept. 5, landing the film at #1 on the chart. All told, the film has earned a total of $6,039,870, according to the distributor.

Produced by Cinémaginaire, Menteur opened in Quebec cinemas on July 10, earning a total of $1,168,000 in its first five days. This August, the film scored $4 million, making it the highest grossing Quebec film at the domestic box office since De Père en Flic 2 (2017), another comedy directed by Gaudreault.

This new milestone for Menteur also surpasses the recent success of other Quebec-produced features like La Course des Tuques (“Racetime”) and 1991. For instance, this February saw La Course des Tuques, the sequel to 2015′s La Guerre des Tuques, cross $2.5 million at the Canadian box office. Meanwhile, last year saw Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 earn the title of 2018′s highest grossing Canadian film at the domestic box office. The final film in the writer/director’s autobiographical trilogy, the comedy made a total of $3.06 million.

Menteur is produced by Gaudreault and Denise Robert. The film was penned by Gaudreault, Eric Boulianne and Sebastien Ravary. In addition to Houde, the comedy stars Antoine Bertrand, Catherine Chabot, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Genevieve Schmidt, Véronique Le Flaguais, Luc Senay, Patrice Coquereau, Marie-Lise Pilote, Sonia Didier, Lucien Vachon, Vitaliy Makarov, Denise Filiatrault and Michel Laperrière.