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Comme un chef (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $342,667Details
International Box Office $5,396,323Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,738,990
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $194,121 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $26,876 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $220,997
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine. A legend in his own time, Lagarde is in serious conflict with Stanislas Matter, the new CEO of the group that owns his restaurant, Cargo Lagarde. Matter is plotting to destroy Lagarde’s reputation so that he’ll have grounds to fire Lagarde and move the restaurant away from Lagarde’s classic French cuisine towards trendy molecular gastronomy. Desperate to cling to his status as a Three Star chef, Lagarde teams up with Jacky and together they try to find the balance between tradition and trend, as well as between family life and food obsession.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
48% - Rotten
Audience
57% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 20th, 2014 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group, released as Le Chef
International Releases: May 11th, 2012 (Wide) (Latvia)
June 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
June 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
June 14th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
June 21st, 2012 (Wide) (Hungary)
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Video Release: October 21st, 2014 by eOne/Cohen
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2281, 7/17/2013)
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Big Break, Professional Rivalry, Corporate Life, Fired
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gaumont, TF1 Film Productions, Contracorriente Films, uFilm, Canal Plus, Cine Plus
Production Countries: France,
Spain

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,553 $4,318 Aug 15, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,448 $11,188 Aug 8, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,491 $23,197 Aug 1, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,819 $29,589 Jul 25, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,276 $31,852 Jul 18, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,785 $32,100 Jul 11, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,062 $44,547 Jul 4, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,802 $35,523 Jun 27, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,052 $11,290 Jun 20, 2014 3

Cast

   Alexandre Lagarde
   Jacky Bonnot
Raphaelle Agogue    Beatrice
Julien Boissilier    Stanislas Matter
Salome Stevenin    Amandine
Pierre Vernier    Paul Matter
Santiago Segura    Juan
Serge Lariviere    Titi
Issa Doumbia    Moussa
Bun Hay Mean    Chang

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Daniel Cohen
Screenwriter    Olivier Dazat
Producer    Sidonie Dumas
Production Designer    Hugues Tissander
Editor    Geraldine Retif
Composer    Nicola Piovani
Director of Photography    Robert Fraisse
Co-Producer    Jeremy Burdek
Co-Producer    Nadia Khamlichi

Per Theater Chart: Putting Thought in the Per Theater Chart

June 24th, 2014

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There were three films in the $10,000 club. They were led by the number one film on the overall chart, Think Like a Man Too, with an average of $13,142 in more than 2,000 theaters. Venus in Fur was close behind with an average of $12,381 in two theaters. The final film in this list was Le Chef with $11,290 in one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Every Third Person Should See a Limited Release

June 20th, 2014

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There are a dozen limited releases on this week's list, including five films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Unfortunately, I don't think any of them will be monster hits. There's a Code Black, documentary, which is a genre that rarely finds breakout success. There's Coherence, a high concept Sci-fi movie that will likely be too out there to find an audience. Norte, the End of History, a four-hour foreign-language film, which will reduce its target demographic and the number of screenings that can be shown. A Summer Tale, a French film from 1996, which is making its theatrical debut. And finally Venus and Fur, which is probably going to be the biggest limited release hit of the weekend, but I really doubt it will expand wide enough to find a measure of mainstream success. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/20 62 $11,290   1 $11,290   $11,290 3
2014/06/27 44 $35,523 +215% 19 $1,870   $55,276 10
2014/07/04 44 $44,547 +25% 18 $2,475   $120,586 17
2014/07/11 46 $32,100 -28% 12 $2,675   $171,175 24
2014/07/18 47 $31,852 -1% 15 $2,123   $219,802 31
2014/07/25 51 $29,589 -7% 14 $2,114   $265,631 38
2014/08/01 53 $23,197 -22% 18 $1,289   $306,724 45
2014/08/08 64 $11,188 -52% 13 $861   $329,737 52
2014/08/15 77 $4,318 -61% 6 $720   $342,667 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/20 61 $19,753   1 $19,753   $19,753 7
2014/06/27 42 $56,286 +185% 19 $2,962   $76,039 14
2014/07/18 47 $48,092   15 $3,206   $236,042 35
2014/07/25 51 $47,485 -1% 14 $3,392   $283,527 42
2014/08/01 49 $35,022 -26% 18 $1,946   $318,549 49
2014/08/08 61 $19,800 -43% 13 $1,523   $338,349 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 6/14/2012 $105,077 31 33 97 $391,753 12/10/2015
Austria 6/7/2012 $91,645 48 54 308 $349,985 12/11/2015
Colombia 3/22/2013 $18,011 6 6 27 $114,812 12/14/2015
Croatia 7/12/2012 $5,291 4 4 25 $33,249 12/11/2015
Czech Republic 12/6/2012 $0 0 7 7 $22,755 12/12/2015
Denmark 8/23/2012 $0 0 16 39 $68,167 12/11/2015
Egypt 10/10/2012 $1,761 4 4 4 $14,953 12/12/2015
Germany 6/7/2012 $269,075 131 150 1272 $1,253,992 12/11/2015
Greece 7/19/2012 $144,046 32 32 132 $471,266 12/11/2015
Hong Kong 8/9/2012 $0 0 5 11 $93,559 12/11/2015
Hungary 6/21/2012 $15,592 10 20 150 $124,560 12/11/2015
Italy 6/22/2012 $87,657 98 102 244 $370,250 12/11/2015
Latvia 5/11/2012 $4,347 4 5 20 $27,791 12/10/2015
Mexico 3/22/2013 $66,320 35 35 102 $247,303 12/14/2015
Netherlands 7/26/2012 $13,307 10 10 10 $20,862 12/11/2015
New Zealand 8/2/2012 $43,180 35 37 183 $222,892 12/11/2015
Poland 7/13/2012 $90,675 56 58 257 $358,950 12/11/2015
Portugal 12/6/2012 $9,818 6 6 22 $35,516 12/14/2015
Slovakia 12/6/2012 $13,709 16 16 48 $47,107 12/13/2015
Slovenia 7/19/2012 $5,472 2 6 12 $17,856 12/11/2015
Spain 12/5/2012 $0 0 84 177 $1,004,006 12/14/2015
Taiwan 1/11/2013 $24,850 9 9 21 $78,998 12/14/2015
United Arab Emirates 8/2/2012 $12,948 8 8 14 $25,741 12/11/2015
 
International Total$5,396,323 12/14/2015

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