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Elle s'appelait Sarah (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,691,700Details
International Box Office $17,788,331Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,480,031
Further financial details...

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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Julia Jarmond, an American journalist married to a Frenchman, is commissioned to write an article about the notorious Vel d'Hiv round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942. She stumbles upon a family secret which will link her forever to the destiny of a young Jewish girl, Sarah. Julia learns that the apartment she and her husband Bertrand plan to move into was acquired by Bertrand's family when its Jewish occupants were dispossessed and deported 60 years before. She resolves to find out what happened to the former occupants: Wladyslaw and Rywka Starzynski, parents of 10-year-old Sarah and four-year-old Michel. The more Julia discovers - especially about Sarah, the only member of the Starzynski family to survive - the more she uncovers about Bertrand's family, about France and, finally, herself.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,161 $7,691,700
All Time International Box Office 2,656 $17,788,331
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,773 $25,480,031
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 356 $7,691,700

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,500,000
Domestic Releases: July 22nd, 2011 (Limited) by Weinstein Co., released as Sarah's Key
Video Release: November 22nd, 2011 by Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay, released as Sarah's Key
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material including disturbing situations involving the Holocaust.
(Rating bulletin 2165, 3/30/2011)
PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing situations involving the Holocaust. (Re-rated after edit)
(Rating bulletin 2181, 7/20/2011)
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Keywords: Holocaust, World War II
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Hugo Productions, Studio 37, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, France 2 Cinema, Canal Plus, TPS Star, France Television
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 1,115 $2,956 Dec 2, 2011 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 503 $2,956 Dec 2, 2011 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 705 $422 Dec 2, 2011 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,024 $10,061 Nov 25, 2011 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 344 $10,061 Nov 25, 2011 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 829 $373 Nov 25, 2011 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 898 $31,913 Nov 18, 2011 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 227 $31,913 Nov 18, 2011 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 734 $614 Nov 18, 2011 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 660 $99,077 Nov 11, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 136 $99,077 Nov 11, 2011 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 817 $612 Nov 11, 2011 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 371 $269,285 Nov 4, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 71 $269,285 Nov 4, 2011 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 683 $847 Nov 4, 2011 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,830 $14,070 Oct 28, 2011 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 550 $14,070 Oct 28, 2011 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,214 $485 Oct 28, 2011 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,914 $22,222 Oct 21, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 510 $22,222 Oct 21, 2011 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,334 $463 Oct 21, 2011 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,792 $45,844 Oct 14, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 400 $45,844 Oct 14, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,391 $533 Oct 14, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,903 $58,670 Oct 7, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 411 $58,670 Oct 7, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,567 $519 Oct 7, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,697 $109,812 Sep 30, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 326 $109,812 Sep 30, 2011 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,240 $790 Sep 30, 2011 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,804 $132,564 Sep 23, 2011 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 348 $132,564 Sep 23, 2011 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,287 $878 Sep 23, 2011 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,462 $266,506 Sep 16, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 264 $266,506 Sep 16, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,239 $1,002 Sep 16, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,468 $389,088 Sep 9, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 238 $389,088 Sep 9, 2011 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,127 $1,272 Sep 9, 2011 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,515 $624,586 Sep 2, 2011 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 192 $624,586 Sep 2, 2011 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 758 $1,958 Sep 2, 2011 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,034 $634,242 Aug 26, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 233 $634,242 Aug 26, 2011 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 690 $2,332 Aug 26, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,535 $770,049 Aug 19, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 244 $770,049 Aug 19, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 377 $3,831 Aug 19, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,622 $486,096 Aug 12, 2011 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 394 $486,096 Aug 12, 2011 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 396 $4,813 Aug 12, 2011 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,155 $547,883 Aug 5, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 398 $547,883 Aug 5, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 253 $8,177 Aug 5, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,833 $366,690 Jul 29, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 558 $366,690 Jul 29, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 396 $11,112 Jul 29, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,025 $115,708 Jul 22, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,317 $115,708 Jul 22, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 324 $23,142 Jul 22, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 431 $23,142 Jul 22, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 38 $23,142 Jul 22, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 406 $7,691,700 Jul 22, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,380 $7,691,700 Jul 22, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 371 314 Jul 22, 2011 0

Cast

   Julia Jarmond
   Sarah Starzynski
Niels Arestrup    Jules Dufaure
Frederic Pierrot    Bertrand Tezac
Michel Duchaussoy    Édouard Tezac
Dominique Frot    Geneviève Dufaure
Gisèle Casadesus    Mame
Aidan Quinn    William Rainsferd

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Stephane Marsil
Screenwriter    Serge Joncour
Screenwriter    Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Story Creator    Tatiana de Rosnay
Cinematographer    Pascal Ridao
Production Designer    Francoise Dupertuis
Editor    Herve Schneid
Composer    Max Richter

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 22nd, 2011

November 22nd, 2011

It's kind of a slow week on the home market in two ways. Firstly, the only major release of the week is Super 8. Secondly, half the releases I was supposed to review are running late. Fortunately, Super 8 is a top notch film and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is this week's Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Detective Dee on the Case

September 7th, 2011

The per theater chart is nearly empty and only Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame topping $10,000 over the three-day portion of the weekend. It's average from Friday through Sunday was $17,533 in three theaters. Bodyguard earned an average of $9,813 in 88 theaters over the three-day portion of the weekend, but crossed over the $10,000 mark if you include Monday. It was even more impressive if you take into account its Wednesday and Thursday numbers. More...

Per Theater Chart: Weather Dampens Specialty Releases

August 30th, 2011

Normally I disregard weather effects on the box office; after all, even big storms generally only affect a small fraction of the population of the domestic market. However, Irene caused theaters in New York City to be closed for Saturday and Sunday, which had a huge impact on limited releases and none of the new ones reached that $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Red State did earn that much in its lone theater over the weekend, while the closest any new release came was Higher Ground with an average of $7,165 in three theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: State Makes Senna See Red

August 24th, 2011

Red State continued its run of special engagements this past weekend earning $25,800 in one theater. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was Senna, which earned an average of $11,365 in 14 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Senna Races to the Top

August 16th, 2011

Senna easily won the race to the top of the per theater chart with an average of $36,749 in two theaters. The next best was way back, as CornerStore earned $12,743 in its lone theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was The Help at $10,278. More...

Per Theater Chart: Apes Conquer Crowded Field

August 9th, 2011

Just as it led the overall box office chart, Rise of the Planet of the Apes led the per theater chart with an average of $15,024. Gun Hill Road was in second place with an average of $12,609, which put it just ahead of El Bulli: Cooking in Progress's haul of $12,149 in its lone theater. Bellflower's amazing reviews helped it earn an average of $11,140 in two theaters. The final member of the $10,000 club was The Guard with an average of $10,209 in 19 theaters. It should still find room to expand while reaching at least one major milestone is likely. More...

The Future of the Per Theater Chart

August 3rd, 2011

Miranda July's second film, The Future, opened about as well as her first film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, did. It earned $27,137 in its lone theater, which was enough for top spot on the per theater chart and suggests a strong potential for expansion. The Devil's Double and The Guard were in a virtual tie with averages of $19,283 and $19,209 respectively. Attack the Block was one of the wider limited releases of the week, and it had the biggest opening in terms of raw dollars. Furthermore, its average of $17,198 suggest potential to expand. El Bulli: Cooking in Progress opened in one theater earning $12,756 over the weekend and $20,699 since Wednesday. Sarah's Key expanded from 5 theaters to 33, but still managed a very strong per theater average of $11,112. The final film to cross the $10,000 per theater average was The Smurfs at $10,489. More...

Key to the Per Theater Chart

July 26th, 2011

Sarah's Key found its way to the top of the per theater chart with $23,142 in five theaters. Another Earth was also a strong performer earning an average of $19,435 in four theaters. Captain America: The First Avenger led the way on the overall chart and earned an average of $17,512 on the per theater chart. Last week's winner, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Part 2, fell to fourth place with $10,839. More...

Weekend Estimates: Captain America Neck-and-Neck with Thor for Superhero Honors

July 24th, 2011

After last week's fireworks, this weekend was another good one for the industry thanks to a better-than-expected opening for Captain America: The First Avenger. The superhero movie is set to gross about $65.8 million at the box office this weekend, which is almost exactly the same as Thor's $65.7 million opening back in May. Captain's estimate does rely on a slightly better Sunday than Thor, so it might not quite top the list of superhero opening weekends in 2011, but the difference will basically be a rounding error. What was billed as a potentially close race for top spot this weekend turned in to a very one-sided battle, with Deathly Hallows dropping a steep 72% from its massive opening to an estimated $48.1 million. $274 million after 10 days is still a best for the franchise, however. More...

Limited Releases Could Use a Little Help

July 22nd, 2011

There are several limited releases on this week's list with reviews that are good, but not many that have reviews that are great. Myth of the American Sleepover is that one film with great reviews and with strong buzz it could have the best shot at breakout success. However, it might not be the only one. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/22 38 $115,708   5 $23,142   $115,708 3
2011/07/29 18 $366,690 +217% 33 $11,112   $536,650 10
2011/08/05 16 $547,883 +49% 67 $8,177   $1,279,891 17
2011/08/12 18 $486,096 -11% 101 $4,813   $2,024,525 24
2011/08/19 17 $770,049 +58% 201 $3,831   $3,072,884 31
2011/08/26 21 $634,242 -18% 272 $2,332   $4,084,749 38
2011/09/02 28 $624,586 -2% 319 $1,958   $5,046,750 45
2011/09/09 27 $389,088 -38% 306 $1,272   $5,852,425 52
2011/09/16 30 $266,506 -32% 266 $1,002   $6,316,800 59
2011/09/23 35 $132,564 -50% 151 $878   $6,592,747 66
2011/09/30 36 $109,812 -17% 139 $790   $6,770,091 73
2011/10/07 40 $58,670 -47% 113 $519   $6,882,893 80
2011/10/14 47 $45,844 -22% 86 $533   $6,974,409 87
2011/10/21 68 $22,222 -52% 48 $463   $7,025,670 94
2011/10/28 67 $14,070 -37% 29 $485   $7,057,350 101
2011/11/04 24 $269,285 +1,814% 318 $847   $7,338,460 108
2011/11/11 37 $99,077 -63% 162 $612   $7,576,480 115
2011/11/18 48 $31,913 -68% 52 $614   $7,661,829 122
2011/11/25 64 $10,061 -68% 27 $373   $7,685,374 129
2011/12/02 80 $2,956 -71% 7 $422   $7,691,700 136

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/22 - $30,754   5 $6,151   $30,754 1
2011/07/23 - $46,568 +51% 5 $9,314   $77,322 2
2011/07/24 - $38,386 -18% 5 $7,677   $115,708 3
2011/07/25 - $13,450 -65% 5 $2,690   $129,158 4
2011/07/26 - $14,542 +8% 5 $2,908   $143,700 5
2011/07/27 - $13,538 -7% 5 $2,708   $157,238 6
2011/07/28 - $12,722 -6% 5 $2,544   $169,960 7
2011/07/29 - $89,522 +604% 33 $2,713   $259,482 8
2011/07/30 - $155,490 +74% 33 $4,712   $414,972 9
2011/07/31 - $121,678 -22% 33 $3,687   $536,650 10
2011/08/01 - $42,632 -65% 33 $1,292   $579,282 11
2011/08/02 - $51,151 +20% 33 $1,550   $630,433 12
2011/08/03 - $52,182 +2% 33 $1,581   $682,615 13
2011/08/04 - $49,393 -5% 33 $1,497   $732,008 14
2011/08/05 - $127,410 +158% 67 $1,902   $859,418 15
2011/08/06 - $229,835 +80% 67 $3,430   $1,089,253 16
2011/08/07 - $190,638 -17% 67 $2,845   $1,279,891 17
2011/08/08 - $64,110 -66% 67 $957   $1,344,001 18
2011/08/09 - $81,866 +28% 67 $1,222   $1,425,867 19
2011/08/10 - $61,017 -25% 67 $911   $1,486,884 20
2011/08/11 - $51,045 -16% 67 $762   $1,537,929 21
2011/08/12 - $107,003 +110% 101 $1,059   $1,644,932 22
2011/08/13 - $205,314 +92% 101 $2,033   $1,850,246 23
2011/08/14 - $173,779 -15% 101 $1,721   $2,024,025 24
2011/08/15 - $69,202 -60% 101 $685   $2,093,227 25
2011/08/16 - $78,518 +13% 101 $777   $2,171,745 26
2011/08/17 - $63,316 -19% 101 $627   $2,235,061 27
2011/08/18 - $67,774 +7% 101 $671   $2,302,835 28
2011/08/19 - $192,728 +184% 201 $959   $2,495,563 29
2011/08/20 - $337,601 +75% 201 $1,680   $2,833,164 30
2011/08/21 - $239,720 -29% 201 $1,193   $3,072,884 31
2011/08/22 - $82,387 -66% 201 $410   $3,155,271 32
2011/08/23 - $103,339 +25% 201 $514   $3,258,610 33
2011/08/24 - $95,735 -7% 201 $476   $3,354,345 34
2011/08/25 - $96,162 n/c 201 $478   $3,450,507 35
2011/08/26 - $190,121 +98% 272 $699   $3,640,628 36
2011/08/27 - $264,636 +39% 272 $973   $3,905,264 37
2011/08/28 - $179,485 -32% 272 $660   $4,084,749 38
2011/08/29 - $79,654 -56% 272 $293   $4,164,403 39
2011/08/30 - $97,738 +23% 272 $359   $4,262,141 40
2011/08/31 - $82,241 -16% 272 $302   $4,344,382 41
2011/09/01 - $77,782 -5% 272 $286   $4,422,164 42
2011/09/02 - $146,269 +88% 319 $459   $4,568,433 43
2011/09/03 - $246,501 +69% 319 $773   $4,814,934 44
2011/09/04 - $231,816 -6% 319 $727   $5,046,750 45
2011/09/05 23 $213,946 -8% 319 $671   $5,260,696 46
2011/09/06 - $68,694 -68% 319 $215   $5,329,390 47
2011/09/07 - $69,156 +1% 319 $217   $5,398,546 48
2011/09/08 - $64,791 -6% 319 $203   $5,463,337 49
2011/09/09 - $107,062 +65% 306 $350   $5,570,399 50
2011/09/10 - $173,785 +62% 306 $568   $5,744,184 51
2011/09/11 - $108,241 -38% 306 $354   $5,852,425 52
2011/09/12 - $36,502 -66% 306 $119   $5,888,927 53
2011/09/13 - $53,397 +46% 306 $175   $5,942,324 54
2011/09/14 - $53,424 n/c 306 $175   $5,995,748 55
2011/09/15 - $54,546 +2% 306 $178   $6,050,294 56
2011/09/16 - $71,224 +31% 266 $268   $6,121,518 57
2011/09/17 - $120,215 +69% 266 $452   $6,241,733 58
2011/09/18 - $75,067 -38% 266 $282   $6,316,800 59
2011/09/19 - $26,985 -64% 266 $101   $6,343,785 60
2011/09/20 - $42,623 +58% 266 $160   $6,386,408 61
2011/09/21 - $36,204 -15% 266 $136   $6,422,612 62
2011/09/22 - $37,571 +4% 266 $141   $6,460,183 63
2011/09/23 - $36,103 -4% 151 $239   $6,496,286 64
2011/09/24 - $60,297 +67% 151 $399   $6,556,583 65
2011/09/25 - $36,164 -40% 151 $239   $6,592,747 66
2011/09/26 - $14,849 -59% 151 $98   $6,607,596 67
2011/09/27 - $16,235 +9% 151 $108   $6,623,831 68
2011/09/28 - $16,402 +1% 151 $109   $6,640,233 69
2011/09/29 - $20,046 +22% 151 $133   $6,660,279 70
2011/09/30 - $29,428 +47% 139 $212   $6,689,707 71
2011/10/01 - $46,839 +59% 139 $337   $6,736,546 72
2011/10/02 - $33,545 -28% 139 $241   $6,770,091 73
2011/10/03 - $11,496 -66% 139 $83   $6,781,587 74
2011/10/04 - $13,802 +20% 139 $99   $6,795,389 75
2011/10/05 - $14,035 +2% 139 $101   $6,809,424 76
2011/10/06 - $14,799 +5% 139 $106   $6,824,223 77
2011/10/07 - $15,590 +5% 113 $138   $6,839,813 78
2011/10/08 - $22,862 +47% 113 $202   $6,862,675 79
2011/10/09 - $20,218 -12% 113 $179   $6,882,893 80
2011/10/10 - $10,343 -49% 113 $92   $6,893,236 81

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/22 38 $169,960   5 $33,992   $169,960 7
2011/07/29 18 $562,048 +231% 33 $17,032   $732,008 14
2011/08/05 18 $806,421 +43% 67 $12,036   $1,538,429 21
2011/08/12 18 $764,406 -5% 101 $7,568   $2,302,835 28
2011/08/19 17 $1,147,672 +50% 201 $5,710   $3,450,507 35
2011/08/26 21 $971,657 -15% 272 $3,572   $4,422,164 42
2011/09/02 27 $1,041,173 +7% 319 $3,264   $5,463,337 49
2011/09/09 25 $586,957 -44% 306 $1,918   $6,050,294 56
2011/09/16 29 $409,889 -30% 266 $1,541   $6,460,183 63
2011/09/23 36 $200,096 -51% 151 $1,325   $6,660,279 70
2011/09/30 36 $163,944 -18% 139 $1,179   $6,824,223 77
2011/10/07 38 $104,777 -36% 113 $927   $6,929,000 84
2011/10/14 46 $74,448 -29% 86 $866   $7,003,448 91
2011/10/21 55 $39,832 -46% 48 $830   $7,043,280 98
2011/10/28 60 $25,895 -35% 29 $893   $7,069,175 105
2011/11/04 23 $408,228 +1,476% 318 $1,284   $7,477,403 112
2011/11/11 35 $152,513 -63% 162 $941   $7,629,916 119
2011/11/18 50 $45,397 -70% 52 $873   $7,675,313 126
2011/11/25 65 $13,431 -70% 27 $497   $7,688,744 133

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