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Ballerina (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,959,739Details
International Box Office $75,065,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $94,024,739
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11-year-old orphan, Félicie has one dream—to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor, an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own—to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But— there’s a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut and her wicked mother Régine. Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 25th, 2017 (Wide) by Weinstein Co., released as Leap!
International Releases: December 21st, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
December 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 29th, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
January 6th, 2017 (Wide), released as Балерина (Bulgaria)
January 6th, 2017 (Wide) (Lithuania)
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Video Release: November 7th, 2017 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as Leap!
MPAA Rating: PG for some impolite humor, and action.
Running Time: 89 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
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Keywords: Ballet, Dancing, Orphan, Orphanage, Inventor, Paris, Runaway, France, 1880s, Coming of Age, Big Break, 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D, Development Hell, Delayed Release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Gaumont, Quad Films, Caramel Film, Main Journey, M6 Films, Telefilm Canada, Sodec, Radio-Canada Television, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, W9, 6TER
Production Countries: Canada,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Labor Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 147 $6,266,182 Sep 1, 2017 10
Labor Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 196 $6,131,502 Sep 1, 2017 10


   Félicie Milliner
Dane DeHaan    Victor
Carly Rae Jepsen    Odette
Maddie Ziegler    Camille Le Haut
Mel Brooks    Luteau
Kate McKinnon    Régine Le Haut/Mother Superior/Félicie’s Mother
Joe Sheridan    The Director of the Opera
Terrence Scammell    Merante
Elana Dunkelman    Dora/Rosita
Shoshana Sperling    Nora
Tamir Kapelian    Rudolph/Mathurin
Ricardo Sanchez    Postman

Production and Technical Credits

Story based on an original idea by    Eric Summer
Story by    Laurent Zeitoun
Screenwriter    Carol Noble
Screenwriter    Laurent Zeitoun
Screenwriter    Eric Summer
Choreography    Aurelie Dupont
Choreography    Jeremie Belingard
Director of Photography    Jericca Cleland
Composer    Klaus Badelt
Music Supervisor    Robyn Klein
Art Director    Florent Masurel
Artistic Producer    Guillaume Ivernel
Editor    Yvann Thibaudeau
Casting Director    Bonnie Timmermann
Casting Director    Lucie Robitaille
Casting Director    Robyn Klein
Animation Director    Ted Ty
Character CG Supervisor    Benoit Blouin
Production Manager    Laurence Vacher
Producer    Yann Zenou
Producer    Laurent Zeitoun
Producer    Nicolas Duval Adassovksy
Producer    Andre Rouleau
Producer    Valerie d’Auteuil

Weekend Wrap-Up: Labor Day Bounce Helps Bodyguard Pull In $10.54 million

September 6th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The last weekend of the summer had no new wide releases, so it made sense that the box office would drop even further. However, that was not the case. I think the combination of the last long weekend of the summer and terrible recent box office results led a lot of people to go to the movies one last time before school starts. After all, it is likely most moviegoers haven’t seen a movie in theaters for several weeks. The Hitman’s Bodyguard easily led the way with $10.54 million over three days and $13.27 million including Monday. It earned more over three days than any of its competitors earned over four. Overall, the box office rose 9.8% from last weekend to $76 million. Sadly, this is still 24% lower than the same weekend last year, but it could have been worse. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $7.45 billion, which puts it 6.3% or $500 million behind last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Labor Day Weekend Looking Better Than Expected

September 3rd, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

This weekend is somewhat uncharted territory for the movie industry, with no new releases rolling out in over 1,000 theaters and no dominant film already playing. Fortunately, the result is looking like a glass that is at least half full. Thanks in part to the holiday weekend, and the start of recovery from Hurricane Harvey, several returning films improved their box office from last weekend, and the number one film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, will remain flat from its last outing, with $10.25 million expected by Lionsgate, and a total around $55 million by the end of the day on Sunday. More...

Friday Estimates: Hitman Guards the Box Office with $2.43 million

September 2nd, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Expectations for this weekend were really low. They were so low that when I saw The Hitman’s Bodyguard had earned $2.43 million on Friday, I was pleasantly surprised. That’s only 20% lower than last Friday and the holiday should boost its three-day legs, helping it earn just over $9 million. It’s on pace for $12 million over four days for a running tally of over $55 million. That’s enough for Lionsgate’s share to cover its entire $30 million production budget. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Hitman Assassinate the Box Office?

August 31st, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Not only will this weekend likely be the worst weekend of the year, there’s a very high likelihood it will be the worst weekend in over a decade. It arguably could be the worst weekend of all time. There are no wide releases, or even semi-wide releases. The widest “new” release of the week is the 40th Anniversary re-release for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but last week’s 3D re-release for Terminator 2: Judgment Day suggests it won't come close to the top ten. Tulip Fever is a long-delayed Weinstein Co. release and just avoiding the Mendoza Line would be a reason to celebrate. Up next in terms of theater counts is Hazlo Como Hombre. It is a Chilean film and films aimed at Hispanics have had success in recent years. They only need to earn just over $2 million during the three-day weekend to reach the top ten, so one of them could get there, but that’s not a sure thing. This leaves The Hitman’s Bodyguard with an easy path to first place. This weekend last year, the biggest new release was The Light Between Oceans, which earned just under $5 million. Sadly, this might be more than all three new releases earn this year. Last year the overall box office finished just under $100 million. More...

Contest: Leap of Faith: Winning Announcement

August 30th, 2017


The winners of our Leap of Faith contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Leap!’s opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hitman Guards the Top of the Chart with $10.26 million

August 29th, 2017


Amazingly, the weekend box office was actually worse than expected, as every new release we talked about in our predictions missed the Mendoza Line*. This left The Hitman’s Bodyguard with an easy first place with $10.26 million during its second weekend of release, just avoiding the bottom ten worst number one films of the 21st century. It could break the record next weekend, as there are no new wide releases looking to take top spot. Overall, the box office plummeted 28% to just $69 million. This is in the bottom ten smallest domestic weekends of the 21st century, 13th worst including the year 2000. (Interestingly, the year 2000 produced 5 of the worst 7 weekends in that time frame and September 2000 alone has 4 of the 5 worst weekends.) Again, since there are no new wide releases next weekend, we could see this record fall. The $69 million weekend total is 41% lower than the same weekend last year, which is a decline you normally only see when there is a misalignment in holidays. Unfortunately, we’ve seen a similar decline several times in recent weeks. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $7.32 billion, which is $490 million or 6.2% less than 2016’s pace. We really need 2017 to put up some wins soon, or we simply won’t be able to turn around the deficit before the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Industry Suffering Worst Slump in at Least 30 Years

August 27th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Things are so bad at the box office this weekend that it’s hard to figure out just how bad. We’ve been tracking box office since 1997, and have researched weekend reports back to the beginning of the 1980s, and a diligent search of our database doesn’t offer a weekend that’s clearly been worse than this one. Based on current ticket sales, it’s the 9th-worst in terms of consumer spending since 2000, with $66.6 million reported so far. That number will go up a bit when numbers are announced for all movies on Monday, but most likely only fractionally (I think we have numbers for everything that made over $500,000). But that figure doesn’t account for ticket price inflation. If we do so, things look even more dire… More...

Friday Estimates: Leap! Comes up Lame as Hitman Tops Chart with $3.15 million

August 26th, 2017


As expected, The Hitman’s Bodyguard earned first place on opening Friday, and better than average for the summer. It will likely finish with just under $10 million instead of just over $10 million. This isn’t a major issue for the film, but if it does earn first place with less than $10 million, it will be only the tenth film to do so in the 21st century. Being on this list isn’t necessarily a bad sign for the film and instead is a bad sign for the overall market. For example, Guardians of the Galaxy earned first place during its sixth weekend of release, with just $10.4 million, not because it was struggling, but because the competition was terrible. In this case, The Hitman’s Bodyguard is on pace to become a midlevel hit, while the new releases are all bombs. In fact, the film is on pace to earn enough domestically for Lionsgate’s share to cover its entire production budget and this is reason to celebrate. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Leap! Make the Box Office Jump for Joy?

August 24th, 2017


This will likely be the worst weekend of the year at the box office, at least so far. There’s only one wide release, Leap!, while there are two other films opening “nationwide” that both have a real shot at the top ten, All Saints and Birth of the Dragon. All three films combined might not earn more than $10 million over the weekend. By comparison, this weekend last year, Don’t Breathe opened with $26.41 million. 2017 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison yet again and we can hardly afford to fall further back. More...

Contest: Lucky Hit: Winning Announcement

August 23rd, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The winners of our Lucky Hit contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Leap of Faith

August 18th, 2017


There is one wide release coming out next weekend, Leap!, and it only has about a 50/50 chance of opening in more than 2,000 theaters. Birth of the Dragon and All Saints are opening in less, but both have a shot at the top five. In fact, All Saints could be the biggest new release of the weekend, as faith-based films are notoriously unpredictable. However, I’m going with Leap! as the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest, because All Saints is just too unpredictable. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for Leap!.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don’t delay! More...

2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

Leap! Trailer

March 24th, 2017

Animated adventure with the voices of Elle Fanning and Nat Wolff opens April 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/08/25 3 $4,730,038   2,575 $1,837   $4,730,038 3
2017/09/01 4 $4,845,793 +2% 2,705 $1,791   $11,340,596 10
2017/09/08 6 $2,443,405 -50% 2,691 $908   $15,817,841 17
2017/09/15 8 $2,163,778 -11% 2,416 $896   $18,705,564 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/08/25 3 $1,628,386   2,575 $632   $1,628,386 1
2017/08/26 4 $1,820,996 +12% 2,575 $707   $3,449,382 2
2017/08/27 4 $1,280,656 -30% 2,575 $497   $4,730,038 3
2017/08/28 6 $392,520 -69% 2,575 $152   $5,122,558 4
2017/08/29 6 $670,590 +71% 2,575 $260   $5,793,148 5
2017/08/30 6 $360,707 -46% 2,575 $140   $6,153,855 6
2017/08/31 6 $340,948 -5% 2,575 $132   $6,494,803 7
2017/09/01 4 $1,070,572 +214% 2,705 $396   $7,565,375 8
2017/09/02 4 $1,950,918 +82% 2,705 $721   $9,516,293 9
2017/09/03 4 $1,824,303 -6% 2,705 $674   $11,340,596 10
2017/09/04 4 $1,420,389 -22% 2,705 $525   $12,760,985 11
2017/09/05 6 $278,069 -80% 2,705 $103   $13,039,054 12
2017/09/06 6 $192,774 -31% 2,705 $71   $13,231,828 13
2017/09/07 6 $142,608 -26% 2,705 $53   $13,374,436 14
2017/09/08 7 $540,741 +279% 2,691 $201   $13,915,177 15
2017/09/09 6 $1,150,326 +113% 2,691 $427   $15,065,503 16
2017/09/10 6 $752,338 -35% 2,691 $280   $15,817,841 17
2017/09/11 9 $132,351 -82% 2,691 $49   $15,950,192 18
2017/09/12 8 $235,232 +78% 2,691 $87   $16,185,424 19
2017/09/13 7 $185,393 -21% 2,691 $69   $16,370,817 20
2017/09/14 7 $170,969 -8% 2,691 $64   $16,541,786 21
2017/09/15 9 $466,604 +173% 2,416 $193   $17,008,390 22
2017/09/16 8 $1,002,887 +115% 2,416 $415   $18,011,277 23
2017/09/17 6 $694,287 -31% 2,416 $287   $18,705,564 24
2017/09/18 10 $111,678 -84% 2,416 $46   $18,817,242 25
2017/09/19 10 $142,497 +28% 2,416 $59   $18,959,739 26

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/08/25 4 $6,494,803   2,575 $2,522   $6,494,803 7
2017/09/01 4 $6,879,633 +6% 2,705 $2,543   $13,374,436 14
2017/09/08 6 $3,167,350 -54% 2,691 $1,177   $16,541,786 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 1/13/2017 $682,468 221 238 1563 $3,726,768 5/8/2017
Bulgaria 1/6/2017 $24,613 0 0 0 $136,886 3/27/2017
China 2/1/2017 $1,670,000 5441 5441 5441 $5,370,000 2/22/2017
Czech Republic 3/10/2017 $9,432 17 126 482 $276,541 5/11/2017
Italy 2/16/2017 $1,275,232 0 0 0 $4,550,471 3/29/2017
Lithuania 1/6/2017 $3,098 6 143 799 $325,937 8/15/2017
Mexico 12/29/2016 $488,917 0 0 0 $1,817,642 1/24/2017
Netherlands 12/21/2016 $28,983 84 84 599 $800,006 8/1/2017
New Zealand 1/13/2017 $86,626 67 67 545 $482,985 5/1/2017
Portugal 4/28/2017 $137,385 86 86 539 $626,910 9/13/2017
Russia (CIS) 1/27/2017 $1,398,873 1236 1236 3844 $4,115,840 3/9/2017
Slovakia 2/24/2017 $16,184 15 70 346 $409,924 6/26/2017
Slovenia 1/6/2017 $17,947 24 24 102 $101,586 3/23/2017
South Korea 1/23/2017 $0 0 434 798 $1,362,468 7/27/2017
Spain 1/27/2017 $1,533,056 657 657 4715 $7,660,103 5/19/2017
Turkey 8/4/2017 $105,407 237 237 675 $451,899 8/30/2017
United Kingdom 12/23/2016 $0 0 524 1529 $4,768,303 1/18/2017
Rest of World $38,080,731
International Total$75,065,000 9/13/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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