A hit for Artus' film: “A little extra thing” exceeds 5 million spectators and is ahead of Asterix!

01 June 2024 / Jerome Goulon

A little something extra, has just reached the milestone of 5 million admissions in just one month, becoming the biggest success of French cinema since the Covid-19 epidemic.

Released on May 1, Artus' comedy was boosted by the Cannes Film Festival, particularly during the remarkable rise of the film team. The latter surpasses the American blockbuster Dune, , becoming the most popular film of the year. Another achievement: A little something extra also exceeded Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Kingdom by Guillaume Canet, who had nevertheless benefited from a much more aggressive promotional campaign and who held the previous record with 4,6 million spectators in 2023.

As a reminder, the film features Clovis Cornillac and Artus in the roles of two little thugs who hide in a summer camp for young people with mental disabilities in order to escape the police. Artus pretends to be a boarder, while Clovis Cornillac plays the role of his specialized educator. Around ten amateur actors with disabilities share the stage with professionals, including Alice Belaïdi, bringing this unique touch which had nevertheless put off some cautious producers.

Faced with the popular success of this comedy, the film team was invited to the Élysée in June for a special screening in the presence of Emmanuel Macron.