Biutiful

Biutiful poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,101,237Details
International Box Office $20,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $25,101,237
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,424,089 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $387,262 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,811,351
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out of bounds, his sacrifices for his children know no bounds. Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life’s corridors, whether bright, bad or biutiful

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Theatrical Release: January 21st, 2010 (Special Engagement) by Roadside Attractions
December 29th, 2010 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Roadside Attractions
January 28th, 2011 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: May 31st, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2140, 9/29/2010)
Keywords: Ensemble, LGBT, Hauntings, Religious, Organized Crime, Mental Illness, Foreign Language, Dysfunctional Family, Terminal Illness
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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Limited Releases are Biutiful

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Cast

Javier Bardem    Uxbal
Maricel Alvarez    Marambra
Eduard Fernandez    Tito
Diaryatou Daff    Ige
Tai Shen Cheng    Hai

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Producer    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Producer    Jon Kilik
Producer    Fernando Bovaira
Screenwriter    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Screenwriter    Bo Armando
Screenwriter    Nicolas Giacobone
Cinematographer    Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer    Stephen Mirrione
Production Designer    Brigitte Broch
Composer    Gustavo Santaolalla

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/29 - $9,629   2 $4,815   $9,629 1
2010/12/30 - $9,750 +1% 2 $4,875   $19,379 2
2010/12/31 - $7,550 -23% 2 $3,775   $26,929 3
2011/01/01 - $19,985 +165% 2 $9,993   $46,914 4
2011/01/02 - $17,758 -11% 2 $8,879   $64,672 5
2011/01/03 - $8,787 -51% 2 $4,394   $73,459 6
2011/01/04 - $7,310 -17% 2 $3,655   $80,769 7
2011/01/21 - $2,947   4 $737   $83,716 24
2011/01/22 - $5,083 +72% 4 $1,271   $88,799 25
2011/01/23 - $3,293 -35% 4 $823   $92,092 26
2011/01/24 - $1,028 -69% 4 $257   $93,120 27
2011/01/25 - $1,046 +2% 4 $262   $94,166 28
2011/01/26 - $1,260 +20% 4 $315   $95,426 29
2011/01/27 - $2,483 +97% 4 $621   $97,909 30
2011/01/28 - $120,946 +4,771% 62 $1,951   $283,256 31
2011/01/29 - $184,197 +52% 62 $2,971   $467,453 32
2011/01/30 - $152,063 -17% 62 $2,453   $619,516 33
2011/01/31 - $42,062 -72% 62 $678   $661,578 34
2011/02/01 - $40,174 -4% 62 $648   $701,752 35
2011/02/02 - $41,034 +2% 62 $662   $742,786 36
2011/02/03 - $41,709 +2% 62 $673   $784,495 37
2011/02/04 20 $186,896 +348% 179 $1,044   $971,391 38
2011/02/05 20 $303,848 +63% 179 $1,697   $1,275,239 39
2011/02/06 19 $150,976 -50% 179 $843   $1,426,215 40
2011/02/07 18 $61,050 -60% 179 $341   $1,487,265 41
2011/02/08 18 $68,926 +13% 179 $385   $1,556,191 42
2011/02/09 19 $65,065 -6% 179 $363   $1,621,256 43
2011/02/10 19 $61,840 -5% 179 $345   $1,683,096 44
2011/02/11 19 $147,590 +139% 191 $773   $1,830,686 45
2011/02/12 20 $254,043 +72% 191 $1,330   $2,084,729 46
2011/02/13 - $178,612 -30% 191 $935   $2,263,341 47
2011/02/14 - $72,934 -59% 191 $382   $2,336,275 48
2011/02/15 - $56,147 -23% 191 $294   $2,392,422 49
2011/02/16 - $53,076 -5% 191 $278   $2,445,498 50
2011/02/17 - $54,553 +3% 191 $286   $2,500,051 51
2011/02/18 - $121,691 +123% 156 $780   $2,621,742 52
2011/02/19 - $224,754 +85% 156 $1,441   $2,846,496 53
2011/02/20 - $190,968 -15% 156 $1,224   $3,037,464 54
2011/02/21 22 $113,813 -40% 156 $730   $3,151,277 55
2011/02/22 - $60,744 -47% 156 $389   $3,212,021 56
2011/02/23 - $53,538 -12% 156 $343   $3,265,559 57
2011/02/24 - $57,759 +8% 156 $370   $3,323,318 58
2011/02/25 - $129,177 +124% 181 $714   $3,452,495 59
2011/02/26 - $229,617 +78% 181 $1,269   $3,682,112 60
2011/02/27 - $101,706 -56% 181 $562   $3,783,818 61
2011/02/28 - $37,011 -64% 181 $204   $3,820,829 62
2011/03/01 - $51,815 +40% 181 $286   $3,872,644 63
2011/03/02 - $43,966 -15% 181 $243   $3,916,610 64
2011/03/03 - $41,952 -5% 181 $232   $3,958,562 65
2011/03/04 - $67,188 +60% 145 $463   $4,025,750 66
2011/03/05 - $123,867 +84% 145 $854   $4,149,617 67
2011/03/06 - $83,201 -33% 145 $574   $4,232,818 68
2011/03/07 - $21,462 -74% 145 $148   $4,254,280 69
2011/03/08 - $30,222 +41% 145 $208   $4,284,502 70
2011/03/09 - $25,342 -16% 145 $175   $4,309,844 71
2011/03/10 - $27,636 +9% 145 $191   $4,337,480 72
2011/03/11 - $44,906 +62% 114 $394   $4,382,386 73
2011/03/12 - $83,694 +86% 114 $734   $4,466,080 74
2011/03/13 - $54,232 -35% 114 $476   $4,520,312 75
2011/03/14 - $18,781 -65% 114 $165   $4,539,093 76
2011/03/15 - $24,100 +28% 114 $211   $4,563,193 77
2011/03/16 - $20,313 -16% 114 $178   $4,583,506 78
2011/03/17 - $17,290 -15% 114 $152   $4,600,796 79
2011/03/18 - $25,928 +50% 88 $295   $4,635,038 80
2011/03/19 - $38,993 +50% 88 $443   $4,674,031 81
2011/03/20 - $27,216 -30% 88 $309   $4,701,247 82
2011/03/21 - $10,228 -62% 88 $116   $4,711,475 83
2011/03/22 - $14,509 +42% 88 $165   $4,725,984 84
2011/03/23 - $10,962 -24% 88 $125   $4,736,946 85
2011/03/24 - $14,321 +31% 88 $163   $4,751,267 86
2011/03/25 - $18,504 +29% 66 $280   $4,769,771 87
2011/03/26 - $32,452 +75% 66 $492   $4,802,223 88
2011/03/27 - $22,678 -30% 66 $344   $4,824,901 89
2011/03/28 - $7,501 -67% 66 $114   $4,832,402 90
2011/03/29 - $10,180 +36% 66 $154   $4,842,582 91
2011/03/30 - $9,446 -7% 66 $143   $4,852,028 92
2011/03/31 - $9,021 -4% 66 $137   $4,861,049 93
2011/04/01 - $12,018 +33% 58 $207   $4,873,067 94
2011/04/02 - $18,748 +56% 58 $323   $4,891,815 95
2011/04/03 - $12,908 -31% 58 $223   $4,904,723 96
2011/04/04 - $5,724 -56% 58 $99   $4,910,447 97
2011/04/05 - $7,246 +27% 58 $125   $4,917,693 98
2011/04/06 - $6,625 -9% 58 $114   $4,924,318 99
2011/04/07 - $6,932 +5% 58 $120   $4,931,250 100
2011/04/08 - $12,003 +73% 38 $316   $4,943,253 101
2011/04/09 - $14,488 +21% 38 $381   $4,957,741 102
2011/04/10 - $11,423 -21% 38 $301   $4,969,164 103
2011/04/11 - $3,406 -70% 38 $90   $4,972,570 104
2011/04/12 - $6,021 +77% 38 $158   $4,978,591 105
2011/04/13 - $6,060 +1% 38 $159   $4,984,651 106
2011/04/14 - $5,346 -12% 38 $141   $4,989,997 107
2011/04/15 - $5,978 +12% 32 $187   $4,995,975 108
2011/04/16 - $9,487 +59% 32 $296   $5,005,462 109
2011/04/17 - $7,121 -25% 32 $223   $5,012,583 110
2011/04/18 - $3,021 -58% 32 $94   $5,015,604 111
2011/04/19 - $3,458 +14% 32 $108   $5,019,062 112
2011/04/20 - $3,745 +8% 32 $117   $5,022,807 113
2011/04/21 - $3,116 -17% 32 $97   $5,025,923 114
2011/04/22 - $4,610 +48% 21 $220   $5,030,533 115
2011/04/23 - $5,615 +22% 21 $267   $5,036,148 116
2011/04/24 - $3,608 -36% 21 $172   $5,039,756 117
2011/04/25 - $2,062 -43% 21 $98   $5,041,818 118
2011/04/26 - $2,311 +12% 21 $110   $5,044,129 119
2011/04/27 - $1,797 -22% 21 $86   $5,045,926 120
2011/04/28 - $2,189 +22% 21 $104   $5,048,115 121
2011/04/29 - $2,526 +15% 22 $115   $5,050,641 122
2011/04/30 - $2,908 +15% 22 $132   $5,053,549 123
2011/05/01 - $2,549 -12% 22 $116   $5,056,098 124
2011/05/02 - $1,711 -33% 22 $78   $5,057,809 125
2011/05/03 - $2,569 +50% 22 $117   $5,060,378 126
2011/05/04 - $2,242 -13% 22 $102   $5,062,620 127
2011/05/05 - $2,117 -6% 22 $96   $5,064,737 128
2011/05/06 - $1,832 -13% 16 $115   $5,066,569 129
2011/05/07 - $2,585 +41% 16 $162   $5,069,154 130
2011/05/08 - $2,291 -11% 16 $143   $5,071,445 131
2011/05/09 - $2,339 +2% 16 $146   $5,073,784 132
2011/05/10 - $1,537 -34% 16 $96   $5,075,321 133
2011/05/11 - $982 -36% 16 $61   $5,076,303 134
2011/05/12 - $901 -8% 16 $56   $5,077,204 135
2011/05/13 - $1,064 +18% 11 $97   $5,078,268 136
2011/05/14 - $4,303 +304% 11 $391   $5,082,571 137
2011/05/15 - $2,853 -34% 11 $259   $5,085,424 138
2011/05/16 - $1,227 -57% 11 $112   $5,086,651 139
2011/05/17 - $2,016 +64% 11 $183   $5,088,667 140
2011/05/18 - $903 -55% 11 $82   $5,089,570 141
2011/05/19 - $809 -10% 11 $74   $5,090,379 142
2011/05/20 - $1,019 +26% 7 $146   $5,091,398 143
2011/05/21 - $1,375 +35% 7 $196   $5,092,773 144
2011/05/22 - $1,671 +22% 7 $239   $5,094,444 145
2011/05/23 - $1,356 -19% 7 $194   $5,095,800 146
2011/05/24 - $832 -39% 7 $119   $5,096,632 147
2011/05/25 - $527 -37% 7 $75   $5,097,159 148
2011/05/26 - $471 -11% 7 $67   $5,097,630 149
2011/05/27 - $305 -35% 3 $102   $5,097,935 150
2011/05/28 - $169 -45% 3 $56   $5,098,104 151
2011/05/29 - $458 +171% 5 $92   $5,098,562 152
2011/05/30 72 $912 +99% 5 $182   $5,099,474 153
2011/05/31 - $284 -69% 5 $57   $5,099,758 154
2011/06/01 - $272 -4% 5 $54   $5,100,030 155
2011/06/02 - $110 -60% 5 $22   $5,100,140 156
2011/06/03 - $314 +185% 2 $157   $5,100,454 157
2011/06/04 - $457 +46% 2 $229   $5,100,911 158
2011/06/05 - $26 -94% 2 $13   $5,100,937 159
2011/06/06 - $22 -15% 1 $22   $5,100,959 160
2011/06/07 - $105 +377% 1 $105   $5,101,064 161
2011/06/08 - $107 +2% 1 $107   $5,101,171 162
2011/06/09 - $66 -38% 1 $66   $5,101,237 163

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/28 26 $456,930   59 $7,745   $619,240 33
2011/02/04 19 $641,720 +40% 179 $3,585   $1,426,215 40
2011/02/11 19 $580,245 -10% 191 $3,038   $2,263,341 47
2011/02/18 20 $537,413 -7% 156 $3,445   $3,037,464 54
2011/02/25 21 $449,059 -16% 182 $2,467   $3,772,377 61
2011/03/04 24 $274,256 -39% 145 $1,891   $4,232,818 68
2011/03/11 28 $179,007 -35% 114 $1,570   $4,516,487 75
2011/03/18 37 $92,137 -49% 88 $1,047   $4,701,247 82
2011/03/25 41 $73,634 -20% 66 $1,116   $4,824,901 89
2011/04/01 49 $43,674 -41% 58 $753   $4,904,723 96
2011/04/08 50 $37,914 -13% 38 $998   $4,969,164 103
2011/04/15 55 $22,586 -40% 32 $706   $5,012,583 110
2011/04/22 67 $13,833 -39% 21 $659   $5,039,756 117
2011/04/29 74 $7,983 -42% 22 $363   $5,056,098 124
2011/05/06 84 $6,708 -16% 16 $419   $5,071,445 131
2011/05/13 77 $8,220 +23% 11 $747   $5,085,424 138
2011/05/20 88 $4,065 -51% 7 $581   $5,094,444 145
2011/05/27 94 $932 -77% 5 $186   $5,098,562 152
2011/06/03 100 $797 -14% 2 $399   $5,100,937 159

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/5/20112035,318 35,318$635,371$635,3711
6/12/20112918,403-48% 53,721$338,983$974,3542

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