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Elle (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,017,138Details
International Box Office $2,769,041Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,786,179
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Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified Fresh
93% - Certified Fresh

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: June 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
September 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
September 30th, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
October 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
November 4th, 2016 (Limited), released as O Kadin (Turkey)
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MPAA Rating: R for violence involving sexual assault, disturbing sexual content, some grisly images, brief graphic nudity, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2441 (Cert #50658), 9/7/2016)
Running Time: 130 minutes
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Keywords: Sex Crimes, Home Invasion, Non-Chronological, Christmas in November, Christmas, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: SBS Productions, Twenty Twenty Vision, France 2 Cinema, Entre Chien et Loup, Proximus
Production Countries: Belgium,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,023 $49,243 Jan 6, 2017 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,175 $64,672 Dec 30, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,817 $54,323 Dec 23, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,658 $37,044 Dec 16, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,976 $47,216 Dec 9, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,050 $83,010 Dec 2, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,247 $117,732 Nov 25, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,504 $126,452 Nov 18, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,921 $50,934 Nov 11, 2016 3


Laurent Lafitte    Patrick
Anne Consigny    Anna
Charles Berling    Rochard
Virginie Aefira    Rebecca
Judith Magre    Irène
Christian Berkel    Robert
Jonas Bloquet    Vincent
Alice Isaaz    Josie
Vamila Pons    Hélène
Arthur Mazet    Kevin
Raphael Lenglet    Ralf
Lucas Prisor    Kurt
Hugo Conzelmann    Phillip Kwan
Stéphane Bak    Omar

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    David Birke
Story based on the novel "OH…" by    Phillipe Djian
Producer    Said Ben Said
Producer    Michel Merkt
Co-Producer    Thanassis Karathanos
Co-Producer    Kate Merkt
Co-Producer    Diana Elbaum
Co-Producer    Sebastien Delloye
Co-Producer    François Touwaide
Production Manager    Oury Milshtein
Director of Photography    Stephane Fontaine
Editor    Job Ter Berg
First Assistant Director    Brieuc Vanderswalm
Costume Designer    Nathalie Raoul
Production Designer    Laurent Ott
Script Supervisor    Bénédicte Darblay
Casting Director    Constance Demontoy
Composer    Anne Dudley
Sound Designer    Jean-Paul Mugel
Sound Designer    Alexis Place
Sound Designer    Katia Boutin
Hairstylist    Frédéric Souquet

Theater Averages: The New Year has a Patriotic Start

January 10th, 2017

Patriots Day

The theater average chart was dominated by holdovers, as is the norm this time of year. The top film was Patriots Day with an average of $14,972 in seven theaters. This bodes very well for its wide expansion next weekend. 20th Century Women is becoming a sleeper hit earning an average of $13,047 in ten theaters. This is one of those films that should be earning more Awards Season buzz, but I fear it has slipped between the cracks. Toni Erdmann and Paterson were neck-and-neck with averages of $10,472 and $10,205 respectively. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Winners - La La Lands on Top

January 8th, 2017

La La Land

The first major awards night was Sunday with the Golden Globes being handed out. La La Land led the way with seven wins, winning in every category it was nominated in. This is great news for its Oscar chances, but there’s already backlash building. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Jackie Hopes O stands for Oscar

December 2nd, 2016


There are not a lot of limited releases on this week’s list. Things to Come is earning the best reviews, but it is a foreign-language film and that will limit its box office potential. Believe is the biggest in terms of theater count, but it’s a faith-based film and there’s a chance it will open well below the Mendoza Line. On the other hand, Jackie has the best box office potential and Natalie Portman could win an Oscar for her performance. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016


The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

Theater Averages: It’s a Long Walk to the Top with $57,065

November 16th, 2016

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk earned first place on the theater average chart over the weekend earning an average of $57,065 in two theaters. That’s the good news. The bad news is its reviews suggest poor word of mouth and difficulty expanding wide this coming weekend. Elle opened in second place with an average of $25,467, also in two theaters. Loving remained in the $10,000 club for the second weekend with an average of $11,149 in 46 theaters. It still has room to grow. Doctor Strange was right behind with an average of $11,069. The final film in the $10,000 was the biggest new release of the week, Arrival, which earned an average of $10,390. More...

Weekend Estimates: Healthy Arrivals Help Veterans Day Box Office

November 13th, 2016

Doctor Strange

While Doctor Strange and Trolls aren’t really being threatened at the top of the chart this weekend, a few healthy new releases are giving Veterans Day weekend a timely boost at the box office. Arrival is the stand-out performer in wide release, with $24 million from 2,317 theaters and an average over $10,000. The sci-fi drama is a critical darling, but is having a harder time with general audiences who might be expecting something with a few more explosions and laser battles, and its CinemaScore is a B. Its potential long-term performance is a therefore a little hard to gauge at this point, but it would be very surprising for it not to pick up a few more theaters, and it might be decent counter-programming to the explosions and laser battles promised by several other films coming up in the next few weeks. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Release Dates are Bewitching

November 11th, 2016

The Love Witch

One of the more difficult aspects of this job is keeping track of release dates. For instance, we thought The Love Witch came out two weeks ago, but its release date changed at the last minute. The official site says it’s coming out this week, so if it gets changed again, it is not my fault. It arguably has the best reviews on this week’s list and it is the one I’m most interested in seeing. That said, it is too out there to expect it to find mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 42 $50,934   2 $25,467   $50,934 3
2016/11/18 34 $126,452 +148% 24 $5,269   $212,538 10
2016/11/25 34 $117,732 -7% 36 $3,270   $399,232 17
2016/12/02 33 $83,010 -29% 32 $2,594   $537,819 24
2016/12/09 37 $47,216 -43% 27 $1,749   $630,634 31
2016/12/16 36 $37,044 -22% 24 $1,544   $697,740 38
2016/12/23 30 $54,323 +47% 37 $1,468   $778,756 45
2016/12/30 34 $64,672 +19% 35 $1,848   $916,450 52
2017/01/06 36 $49,243 -24% 36 $1,368   $1,017,138 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 42 $86,086   4 $21,522   $86,086 7
2016/11/18 39 $195,414 +127% 35 $5,583   $281,500 14
2016/11/25 32 $173,309 -11% 36 $4,814   $454,809 21
2016/12/02 34 $128,609 -26% 32 $4,019   $583,418 28
2016/12/09 37 $77,278 -40% 27 $2,862   $660,696 35
2016/12/16 40 $63,737 -18% 24 $2,656   $724,433 42
2016/12/23 34 $127,345 +100% 37 $3,442   $851,778 49
2016/12/30 35 $116,117 -9% 35 $3,318   $967,895 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/28/2016 $47,821 16 18 81 $197,734 12/13/2016
Brazil 11/17/2016 $40,458 29 29 105 $199,074 1/18/2017
Central America 1/5/2017 $0 0 1 1 $13,872 1/18/2017
Chile 12/8/2016 $0 0 2 8 $13,747 1/18/2017
Croatia 12/29/2016 $0 0 3 6 $8,604 1/18/2017
Finland 12/9/2016 $16,249 37 37 73 $61,037 1/18/2017
Netherlands 6/2/2016 $145,061 56 62 471 $954,226 8/25/2016
New Zealand 12/23/2016 $759 2 4 12 $61,210 1/16/2017
Peru 12/22/2016 $0 0 2 5 $16,510 1/18/2017
Portugal 11/18/2016 $20,011 9 9 42 $81,493 1/13/2017
Russia (CIS) 9/23/2016 $97,610 205 205 312 $182,651 10/4/2016
Spain 9/30/2016 $178,040 63 82 425 $924,204 12/16/2016
Sweden 1/13/2017 $40,931 25 25 25 $40,931 1/18/2017
Turkey 11/4/2016 $5,860 13 562 575 $13,748 11/16/2016
International Total$2,769,041 1/18/2017

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