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Crazy Horse (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $154,691Details
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores one of the most mythic and colorful places dedicated to women, the Crazy Horse - a legendary Parisian cabaret club, founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin. Over the years it has become the Parisian nightlife "must" for visitors, ranking alongside the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Wiseman finds the Crazy Horse a uniquely French showcase, with an emphasis on elegance, perfectionism and a grueling schedule (2 shows a night and 3 on Saturdays, 7 days a week). The film shows us the rehearsals for and the unveiling of the brand new show - Désir - created by the renowned French choreographer Phillippe Decoufle.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
83% - Certified Fresh
52% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 18th, 2012 (Limited) by Zipporah
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 134 minutes
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Keywords: Cinema Verite, Strippers / Stripping, Performing Arts
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Zipporah, Sophie Dulac, Crazy Horse Productions
Production Countries: France,
United States


Philippe Decoufle    Himself
Ali Mahdavi    Himself
Fifi Chachnil    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Pierre-Olivier Bardet
Producer    Frederick Wiseman
Editor    Frederick Wiseman
Cinematographer    John Davey
Sound Designer    Frederick Wiseman
Sound Mixer    Emmanuel Croset

Per Theater Chart: Pina Dances to the Top

January 25th, 2012

There were only three films this past weekend to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater average, and none of them were new releases. Pina finally expanded playing in ten theaters, while it climbed to the top of the per theater average with $13,667. It should hit its first major milestone soon. A Separation doubled its theater count and saw its per theater average grow to $12,986. It too should reach its first milestone sooner rather than later. The final member of the $10,000 club was We Need to Talk About Kevin with an average of $10,530 in seven theaters. The best new release of the week was Crazy Horse with $7,963 in its lone theater. However, it was a Wednesday release and if you include its first two days of release, it earned $12,336. If it were a Friday release, it likely would have reached the $10,000 market. More...

Limited Releases are in Full Bloom

January 20th, 2012

Among the number of limited releases coming out this week, there are a surprisingly high number of films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, Coriolanus, Crazy Horse, and The Pruitt Igoe Myth. Unfortunately, three of those four films are documentaries and those rarely earn any measure of mainstream success. I don't think there's enough buzz behind Coriolanus to make up the difference. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/20 64 $7,963   1 $7,963   $12,336 5
2012/01/27 63 $9,911 +24% 2 $4,956   $26,924 12
2012/02/03 58 $12,131 +22% 3 $4,044   $45,816 19
2012/02/24 73 $10,340   8 $1,293   $71,256 40
2012/03/02 71 $12,560 +21% 10 $1,256   $90,796 47
2012/04/06 92 $1,498   2 $749   $150,477 82

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