So even with the global recession, the French have flocked to their local cinemas ... but not to see the local product:
Ticket sales jumped 51.6% compared with July 2008 thanks to popular animated hits "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and Disney/Pixar's 3D "Up," plus Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince." .
It's been 2 1/2 animated movies that have made all the difference in overall box office.
Good to see the sons and daughter of Napoleon appreciate the finer things.