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El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2011)

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $237,181Details
International Box Office $358,753
Worldwide Box Office $595,934
Further financial details...

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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

El Bulli, the three-star Michelin restaurant located outside Barcelona in the Catalan province of Girona, has received the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants Award five times in the last decade, and in 2010 Ferran Adrià was named the Chef of the Decade by the same organization. Adrià is deemed a brilliant innovator, the father of molecular gastronomy, and sometimes a crazy chef. Each year for six months he and his staff sequester themselves to concentrate on creating and testing the new culinary wonders that will become their next 30-course menu.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2011 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 293 $237,181
Top 2011 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 144 $237,181
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 12,235 $3,028
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 45,970 $674
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 39,735 $873
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 17,485 $2,222
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 52,977 $472
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 40,859 $835
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 21,166 $1,857
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 43,476 $749
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 1,598 $12,149
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 58,467 $297
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 32,637 $1,147
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 9,467 $3,732
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 45,438 $690
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 37,757 $943
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 16,436 $2,350
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 47,367 $632
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 40,484 $848
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 20,196 $1,940
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 41,483 $814
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 1,459 $12,756
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 29,474 $1,297
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 4,612 $6,346
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 43,870 $737
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 60,630 $214
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 33,562 $1,108
All Time Worldwide Box Office 10,812 $595,934
All Time International Box Office 6,497 $358,753
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,007 $251,964
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 9,118 $251,964
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,839 $237,181
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,555 $237,181

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 27th, 2011 (Limited) by Alive Mind
Video Release: March 27th, 2012 by Alive Mind, released as El Bulli: Cooking in Progess
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Cinema Verite, Gastronomy
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: If...Productions
Production Countries: Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 262 $3,713 Feb 10, 2012 201
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 121 $3,713 Feb 10, 2012 201
Highest Theater Average 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 48 $1,857 Feb 10, 2012 201
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 238 $9,399 Feb 3, 2012 194
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 94 $9,399 Feb 3, 2012 194
Highest Theater Average 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 29 $2,350 Feb 3, 2012 194
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 652 $1,108 Jan 13, 2012 173
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 361 $1,108 Jan 13, 2012 173
Highest Theater Average 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 156 $1,108 Jan 13, 2012 173
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 560 $3,732 Jan 6, 2012 166
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 253 $3,732 Jan 6, 2012 166
Highest Theater Average 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 21 $3,732 Jan 6, 2012 166
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,088 $472 Dec 23, 2011 152
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 614 $472 Dec 23, 2011 152
Highest Theater Average 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 512 $472 Dec 23, 2011 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,081 $1,628 Dec 16, 2011 145
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 537 $1,628 Dec 16, 2011 145
Highest Theater Average 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 381 $814 Dec 16, 2011 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,411 $690 Dec 9, 2011 138
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 762 $690 Dec 9, 2011 138
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 509 $690 Dec 9, 2011 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,422 $1,940 Dec 2, 2011 131
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 665 $1,940 Dec 2, 2011 131
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 118 $1,940 Dec 2, 2011 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,328 $6,667 Nov 25, 2011 124
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 491 $6,667 Nov 25, 2011 124
Highest Theater Average 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 88 $2,222 Nov 25, 2011 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,990 $1,695 Nov 18, 2011 117
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 932 $1,695 Nov 18, 2011 117
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 582 $848 Nov 18, 2011 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,031 $3,892 Nov 11, 2011 110
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 822 $3,892 Nov 11, 2011 110
Highest Theater Average 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 363 $1,297 Nov 11, 2011 110
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,231 $593 Oct 28, 2011 96
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,595 $593 Oct 28, 2011 96
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,582 $297 Oct 28, 2011 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,800 $5,691 Oct 21, 2011 89
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,048 $5,691 Oct 21, 2011 89
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,204 $632 Oct 21, 2011 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,259 $5,156 Oct 14, 2011 82
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,251 $5,156 Oct 14, 2011 82
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,223 $737 Oct 14, 2011 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,055 $2,248 Oct 7, 2011 75
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,737 $2,248 Oct 7, 2011 75
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,314 $749 Oct 7, 2011 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,826 $8,031 Sep 30, 2011 68
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,338 $8,031 Sep 30, 2011 68
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 926 $1,147 Sep 30, 2011 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,699 $3,493 Sep 23, 2011 61
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,892 $3,493 Sep 23, 2011 61
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,453 $873 Sep 23, 2011 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,290 $2,695 Sep 16, 2011 54
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,192 $2,695 Sep 16, 2011 54
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,990 $674 Sep 16, 2011 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,333 $857 Sep 9, 2011 47
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,867 $857 Sep 9, 2011 47
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,012 $214 Sep 9, 2011 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,037 $4,713 Sep 2, 2011 40
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,370 $4,713 Sep 2, 2011 40
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,123 $943 Sep 2, 2011 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,659 $4,173 Aug 26, 2011 33
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,706 $4,173 Aug 26, 2011 33
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,610 $835 Aug 26, 2011 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,046 $6,056 Aug 19, 2011 26
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,840 $6,056 Aug 19, 2011 26
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 963 $3,028 Aug 19, 2011 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,751 $6,346 Aug 12, 2011 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,262 $6,346 Aug 12, 2011 19
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 439 $6,346 Aug 12, 2011 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,005 $12,149 Aug 5, 2011 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,309 $12,149 Aug 5, 2011 12
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 332 $12,149 Aug 5, 2011 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,925 $12,756 Jul 29, 2011 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,008 $12,756 Jul 29, 2011 5
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 973 $12,756 Jul 29, 2011 5
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 99 $12,756 Jul 29, 2011 5
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 3,530 $237,181 Jul 27, 2011 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 7,032 $237,181 Jul 27, 2011 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 2,323 9 Jul 27, 2011 0

Cast

Ferran Adriá    Himself
Oriol Castro    Himself
Eduard Xatruch    Himself
Eugeni de Diego    Himself
Aitor Lozano    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Cinematographer    Josef Mayerhofer
Editor    Anja Pohl
Line Producer    Anna Glnesti
Producer    Ingo Flless

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The Future of the Per Theater Chart

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/29 63 $12,756   1 $12,756   $20,699 5
2011/08/05 72 $12,149 -5% 1 $12,149   $44,172 12
2011/08/12 81 $6,346 -48% 1 $6,346   $59,153 19
2011/08/19 86 $6,056 -5% 2 $3,028   $74,278 26
2011/08/26 85 $4,173 -31% 5 $835   $87,388 33
2011/09/02 94 $4,713 +13% 5 $943   $102,056 40
2011/09/09 118 $857 -82% 4 $214   $107,297 47
2011/09/16 106 $2,695 +214% 4 $674   $112,429 54
2011/09/23 106 $3,493 +30% 4 $873   $116,556 61
2011/09/30 81 $8,031 +130% 7 $1,147   $125,827 68
2011/10/07 103 $2,248 -72% 3 $749   $135,306 75
2011/10/14 92 $5,156 +129% 7 $737   $141,782 82
2011/10/21 90 $5,691 +10% 9 $632   $154,565 89
2011/10/28 115 $593 -90% 2 $297   $157,816 96
2011/11/11 83 $3,892   3 $1,297   $163,826 110
2011/11/18 93 $1,695 -56% 2 $848   $170,678 117
2011/11/25 69 $6,667 +293% 3 $2,222   $178,918 124
2011/12/02 85 $1,940 -71% 1 $1,940   $188,178 131
2011/12/09 102 $690 -64% 1 $690   $190,530 138
2011/12/16 80 $1,628 +136% 2 $814   $193,613 145
2011/12/23 71 $472 -71% 1 $472   $195,307 152
2012/01/06 70 $3,732   1 $3,732   $206,572 166
2012/01/13 86 $1,108 -70% 1 $1,108   $210,366 173
2012/02/03 63 $9,399   4 $2,350   $222,566 194
2012/02/10 79 $3,713 -60% 2 $1,857   $230,188 201

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/05 80 $2,478   5 $496   $104,534 41

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/22 75 $6,317   1 $6,317   $7,943 2
2011/07/29 63 $24,080 +281% 1 $24,080   $32,023 9
2011/08/05 72 $20,784 -14% 1 $20,784   $52,807 16
2011/08/12 74 $15,415 -26% 2 $7,708   $68,222 23
2011/08/19 72 $14,993 -3% 6 $2,499   $83,215 30
2011/08/26 76 $14,128 -6% 6 $2,355   $97,343 37
2011/09/02 92 $9,097 -36% 7 $1,300   $106,440 44
2011/09/09 107 $3,294 -64% 8 $412   $109,734 51
2011/09/16 112 $2,869 -13% 4 $717   $112,603 58
2011/09/23 100 $4,733 +65% 5 $947   $117,796 65
2011/09/30 74 $15,262 +222% 10 $1,526   $133,058 72
2011/10/07 98 $3,568 -77% 5 $714   $136,626 79
2011/10/14 78 $12,248 +243% 10 $1,225   $148,874 86
2011/10/21 83 $8,349 -32% 10 $835   $157,223 93
2011/10/28 107 $1,287 -85% 2 $644   $158,510 100
2011/11/11 69 $10,473   7 $1,496   $168,983 114
2011/11/18 89 $3,268 -69% 2 $1,634   $172,251 121
2011/11/25 62 $13,987 +328% 4 $3,497   $186,238 128
2011/12/02 78 $3,602 -74% 1 $3,602   $189,840 135
2011/12/09 85 $2,145 -40% 2 $1,073   $191,985 142
2011/12/16 77 $2,580 +20% 2 $1,290   $194,835 149
2011/12/23 77 $1,292 -50% 2 $646   $196,127 156
2011/12/30 78 $1,760 +36% 2 $880   $202,940 163
2012/01/06 65 $6,418 +265% 2 $3,209   $209,258 170
2012/01/13 85 $1,899 -70% 1 $1,899   $211,157 177
2012/02/03 62 $13,308   4 $3,327   $226,475 198
2012/03/09 103 $2,256   1 $2,256   $237,181 233

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