Le Havre

Le Havre poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $611,709Details
International Box Office $12,868,487
Worldwide Box Office $13,480,196
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa into the path of Marcel Marx, a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carne, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
99% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,500,000
Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Janus Films
Video Release: July 31st, 2012 by Criterion
Running Time: 93 minutes
Keywords: Culture Clash, Immigration, Political, War, Refugee, Foreign Language
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Sputnik, Pyramide Productions, ARTE France, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arte, ZDF, Finnish Film Foundation, Canal Plus, Centre National du Cinema, TV Fond, YLE Finland, et de l'Image animée, Cinecinema

Cast

   Marcel Marx
Kati Outinen    Arletty
   Monet
   Idrissa
Elina Salo    Claire
Roberto "Little Bob" Piazza    Little Bob

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Aki Kaurismaki
Director   
Producer    Aki Kaurismaki
Assistant Director    Gilles Charmant
Casting Director    Gilles Charmant
Cinematographer    Timo Salminen
Sound Designer    Tero Malmberg
Set Designer    Wouter Zoon
Costume Designer    Fred Chambler
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Valerie Thery-Hamel
Editor    Timo Linnasaio
Production Manager    Remi Pradinas
Production Manager    Mark Lwoff
Line Producer    Stephane Parthenay
Line Producer    Hanna Hemila
Executive Producer    Fabienne Vonier
Executive Producer    Reinhard Brundig

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/21 60 $26,363   6 $4,394   $26,363 3
2011/10/28 59 $19,644 -25% 7 $2,806   $60,018 10
2011/11/04 53 $29,201 +49% 13 $2,246   $100,701 17
2011/11/11 50 $39,192 +34% 17 $2,305   $151,124 24
2011/11/18 49 $29,627 -24% 13 $2,279   $198,868 31
2011/11/25 51 $26,738 -10% 12 $2,228   $238,265 38
2011/12/02 50 $21,618 -19% 16 $1,351   $267,348 45
2011/12/09 47 $38,210 +77% 23 $1,661   $317,638 52
2011/12/16 48 $24,258 -37% 21 $1,155   $358,706 59
2012/01/06 52 $19,952   18 $1,108   $457,720 80
2012/01/20 61 $11,198   14 $800   $514,968 94
2012/01/27 61 $12,199 +9% 11 $1,109   $534,803 101
2012/02/03 60 $11,707 -4% 12 $976   $555,245 108
2012/02/17 72 $7,194   7 $1,028   $577,113 122
2012/03/02 83 $4,171   6 $695   $589,510 136
2012/03/09 84 $4,964 +19% 4 $1,241   $595,018 143
2012/03/16 88 $2,279 -54% 4 $570   $600,554 150
2012/03/23 98 $370 -84% 1 $370   $602,163 157
2012/03/30 88 $2,018 +445% 3 $673   $607,521 164
2012/04/06 94 $1,163 -42% 1 $1,163   $609,457 171
2012/04/13 94 $1,864 +60% 1 $1,864   $611,709 178

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