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Bel Ami (2012)

Bel Ami poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $120,462Details
International Box Office $6,044,657
Worldwide Box Office $6,165,119
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  7. Trailer


BEL AMI is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute?s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
28% - Rotten
29% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 8th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: August 7th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2203, 12/21/2011)
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Relationships Gone Wrong, Infidelity, Rags to Riches, Returning Soldiers, Costume Drama
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Red Wave, XIX Film, Protagonist Pictures, RAI Cinema
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom


   Mme Rousset
Colm Meaney    Rousset
Charles Forestier    Philip Glenister
Holliday Grainger    Suzanne

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Uberto Pasolini
Executive Producer    Simon Fuller
Screenwriter    Rachel Bennette
Director of Photography    Stefano Falivene
Production Designer    Attila F. Kovacs
Editor    Mashahiro Hirakubo
Costume Designer    Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Make-up and Hair Designer    Jenny Shircore
Composer    Lakshman Joseph De Saram
Composer    Rachel Portman

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 7th, 2012

August 7th, 2012

This is not a really slow week on the home market this week, as we have The Lorax coming out, and it was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, until Brave overtook is very recently, so it should be a big seller on the home market. Unfortunately, it is the only major release of the week. There are some other releases worth checking out, a few worth picking up, but very few that are contenders for Pick of the Week. High Fidelity is a great movie, but its Blu-ray debut is Shovelware. Personally, I think Spaceballs is really underrated, but this is not the first time it has been released on Blu-ray and double-dips are rarely Pick of the Week material. In the end, I'm going with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, because I liked the first DVD release more than I thought I would. More...

Per Theater Chart: Moon Shines Over Wide Releases

June 12th, 2012

For the third weekend in a row, Moonrise Kingdom remained the top film on the per theater chart with an average of $16,247. Again, most limited releases would kill to have an opening week per theater average that high while playing in only a couple theaters. Moonrise Kingdom did it in its third weekend of release while playing in nearly 100 theaters. To call it a success is an understatement. Prometheus finished in second place with $15,032, while the overall box office leader, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, was right behind with an average of $14,166. Dark Horse opened with $13,551 in its lone theater. Safety Not Guaranteed opened in ninety theaters, which is a little high for a limited release, but it still earned an impressive average of $10,862. More...

Limited Releases: Success Not Guaranteed

June 8th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including quite a few that earned some pre-release buzz: Bel Ami, Dark Horse, Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, Lola Versus, and Safety Not Guarenteed. Unfortunately, only the last one is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Hopefully it will perform well enough that it can escape the art house circuit and earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 45 $38,018   16 $2,376   $38,018 3
2012/06/15 57 $16,619 -56% 12 $1,385   $72,853 10
2012/06/22 60 $11,388 -31% 13 $876   $94,066 17
2012/06/29 72 $3,065 -73% 6 $511   $102,194 24
2012/07/06 63 $5,165 +69% 5 $1,033   $111,450 31
2012/07/13 79 $1,421 -72% 2 $711   $114,371 38
2012/07/20 77 $2,084 +47% 1 $2,084   $117,210 45
2012/07/27 81 $1,887 -9% 2 $944   $119,919 52

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 47 $56,234   16 $3,515   $56,234 7
2012/06/15 55 $26,444 -53% 12 $2,204   $82,678 14
2012/06/22 65 $16,451 -38% 13 $1,265   $99,129 21
2012/06/29 71 $7,156 -57% 6 $1,193   $106,285 28
2012/07/06 63 $6,665 -7% 5 $1,333   $112,950 35
2012/07/13 79 $2,176 -67% 2 $1,088   $115,126 42
2012/07/20 78 $2,906 +34% 1 $2,906   $118,032 49
2012/07/27 79 $2,430 -16% 2 $1,215   $120,462 56

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