Liberte, Fraternite, Hanks

After years of negotiations, the argument that could bring down the huge gatt is a dispute over Sleepless in Seattle. The U.S. and France disagree bitterly over France's protection of its film industry. The fight concerns money and cultural identity: U.S. films, comedies and action pictures have a 60% market share in France, while films from the entire European Community, many of which involve ineffable sentiments, have barely 1% of the U.S. market. Here's a rundown of what's hot in France.


(tickets sold through Dec. 7)

JURASSIC PARK American 6,116,118

GERMINAL French 5,613,040

ALADDIN American 1,774,462


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