Quebec comedy ‘Menteur’ scores big at Canadian box office

Quebec comedy ‘Menteur’ scores big at Canadian box office
The French-language release had the biggest local opening in a decade.

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.

Les Films Séville (owned by Entertainment One) reports that
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