Follow us on

Holy Motors (2012)

Holy Motors poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $641,054Details
International Box Office $3,589,372Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,230,426
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine "appointments," transforming into new characters or incarnations at each stop. Fetched in the morning by Céline, his trusty chauffeur on this surreal journey, Oscar begins the day as a captain of industry. Then he becomes a gypsy crone, begging for spare change on a bridge over the Seine. Inside a digital production facility, heʼs a ninja warrior transformed by cutting edge technology into a reptilian sex god. Next he's a gibberish-spewing troglodyte who kidnaps a fashion model from a photo shoot in Père-Lachaise cemetery, ferrying her to his underground lair in the sewers. Then he's the melancholy father of a teenage daughter, followed by a shadowy assassin sent to kill his own doppelgänger, a dying old man, and finally a thwarted lover revisiting a flame from his past atop a decaying Right Bank department store next to the Pont-Neuf. Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, futuristic sex fantasia… HOLY MOTORS is all of these and, then again, none of these. It is a ravishing, shape-shifting, fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. From celluloid magic to the digital data stream, Monsieur Oscarʼs epic journey of the soul is all of our dreams.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2012 (Limited) by Indomina Releasing
International Releases: July 11th, 2012 (Wide) (Belgium)
August 9th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
August 23rd, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
August 30th, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
August 31st, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
... Show all releases
Video Release: February 26th, 2013 by Indomina Releasing
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 116 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Midnight Special
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Avant Garde, Unnamed Character
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Martine Marignac, Maurice Tinchant, Albert Prevost, Pierre Grise Productions, Theo Films, ARTE France, Pandora Filmproduktion, WDR/Arte, Canal Plus, Le Centre National du Cinema et de L'Image
Production Countries: France,
Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,700 $18,583 Jan 25, 2013 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,131 $11,394 Jan 18, 2013 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,267 $16,788 Jan 11, 2013 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,379 $25,382 Jan 4, 2013 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,728 $24,177 Dec 28, 2012 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,421 $14,100 Dec 21, 2012 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,448 $25,194 Dec 14, 2012 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,589 $37,886 Dec 7, 2012 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,111 $35,242 Nov 30, 2012 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,399 $45,953 Nov 23, 2012 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,864 $48,576 Nov 16, 2012 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,697 $32,153 Nov 9, 2012 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,896 $15,234 Nov 2, 2012 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,580 $15,296 Oct 26, 2012 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,156 $18,866 Oct 19, 2012 5

Cast

   Monsieur Oscar
   Celine
   Eva Grace / Jean
   Kay M.
   The Man with the Birthmark
  
  

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Leos Carax
Cinematographer    Caroline Champetier
Set Designer    Florian Sanson
Composer    Neil Hannon
Film Editor    Nelly Quettier
Sound    Erwan Kerzanet

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 26th, 2013

February 26th, 2013

It's a good week on the home market with not only one of the biggest films of the last year coming out, but also one of the best. The biggest is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, which should be the best selling DVD and Blu-ray for the week, but it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. For that honor, we go back a few weeks to Frankenweenie. The screener arrived late, but it was worth waiting for and the 3D Combo Pack, while a little pricey, is worth picking up. Also in contender for Pick of the Week is Rocko's Modern Life: The Complete Series. More...

Weekend Estimates: Argo Takes Lead as Openers Fail to Impress

October 28th, 2012

A terrible weekend for new releases will leave Argo the weekend winner by default, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. The biggest disappointment of the weekend is Cloud Atlas, a pricey ($102 million, according to reports) sci-fi epic from Lana and Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer, that will open with $9.4 million or so, and won't be helped by a C+ CinemaScore. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D confirms that it won't be the new Halloween franchise by opening with a projected $8m, but that looks positively healthy compared to the openings of Fun Size and Chasing Mavericks. With those films projected to open with $4.06 million and $2.2 million respectively, this pre-Halloween weekend looks like a bloodbath. More...

Per Theater Chart: Awards Season is In Session

October 23rd, 2012

The Sessions was one of two films to top $10,000 over the weekend on the Per Theater Chart. It managed an average of $28,367 in four theaters. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie - Part 1: Beginnings / Part 2: Eternal earned an average of $12,468 in five theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Paranormal Activity Continues Halloween Tradition

October 21st, 2012

After five years of Saw, and a hand-over period of a couple of years, the Paranormal Activity franchise has come to dominate the brief Halloween movie season. Showing that horror moviegoers may be more tradition-bound than any other category of film fans, Paranormal Activity 4 is set for a healthy opening this weekend, with Paramount projecting at total of $30.4 million by the end of the weekend. That's down quite a bit from the $50 million-plus debut of Paranormal Activity 3 last year, and the franchise does look like it is losing some momentum. With production budgets around $5 million, and relatively modest marketing costs, however, the studio will earn a healthy profit from this release and has, predictably, announced Paranormal Activity 5 will go into production early next year for release in October. More...

Limited Releases: Holy Cow!

October 19th, 2012

It's a slower week for limited releases, but there are a couple that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Holy Motors is one of them, but while it should do well in art house theaters, its chances at mainstream success is a lot more limited. The Sessions reviews are even better and it has a lot more mainstream appeal. It is never easy for a limited release, but of all of the film's on this week's list, this one has the best shot at the box office. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/19 59 $18,866   2 $9,433   $27,680 5
2012/10/26 61 $15,296 -19% 2 $7,648   $56,208 12
2012/11/02 59 $15,234 n/c 5 $3,047   $83,665 19
2012/11/09 49 $32,153 +111% 14 $2,297   $124,060 26
2012/11/16 41 $48,576 +51% 23 $2,112   $193,129 33
2012/11/23 45 $45,953 -5% 21 $2,188   $268,753 40
2012/11/30 47 $35,242 -23% 25 $1,410   $332,510 47
2012/12/07 43 $37,886 +8% 29 $1,306   $391,692 54
2012/12/14 50 $25,194 -34% 21 $1,200   $445,328 61
2012/12/21 52 $14,100 -44% 11 $1,282   $476,876 68
2012/12/28 45 $24,177 +71% 14 $1,727   $511,231 75
2013/01/04 48 $25,382 +5% 18 $1,410   $560,586 82
2013/01/11 54 $16,788 -34% 13 $1,291   $588,099 89
2013/01/18 52 $11,394 -32% 6 $1,899   $612,168 96
2013/01/25 57 $18,583 +63% 12 $1,549   $641,054 103

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/19 57 $32,098   2 $16,049   $40,912 9
2012/10/26 59 $27,519 -14% 2 $13,760   $68,431 16
2012/11/02 60 $23,476 -15% 5 $4,695   $91,907 23
2012/11/09 47 $52,646 +124% 14 $3,760   $144,553 30
2012/11/16 43 $78,247 +49% 23 $3,402   $222,800 37
2012/11/23 45 $74,468 -5% 21 $3,546   $297,268 44
2012/11/30 46 $56,538 -24% 25 $2,262   $353,806 51
2012/12/07 42 $66,328 +17% 29 $2,287   $420,134 58
2012/12/14 53 $42,642 -36% 21 $2,031   $462,776 65
2012/12/21 52 $24,278 -43% 11 $2,207   $487,054 72
2012/12/28 45 $48,150 +98% 14 $3,439   $535,204 79
2013/01/04 50 $36,107 -25% 18 $2,006   $571,311 86
2013/01/11 48 $29,463 -18% 13 $2,266   $600,774 93
2013/01/18 51 $21,697 -26% 6 $3,616   $622,471 100
2013/01/25 60 $18,583 -14% 12 $1,549   $641,054 107

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 8/23/2012 $27,100 9 9 9 $42,236 12/11/2015
Austria 8/31/2012 $0 0 5 15 $38,410 12/12/2015
Belgium 7/11/2012 $12,770 5 6 38 $40,191 12/11/2015
Brazil 11/30/2012 $11,194 10 10 34 $93,165 12/14/2015
Colombia 11/22/2013 $8,072 7 7 19 $27,018 12/13/2015
Croatia 11/1/2012 $1,612 1 1 2 $2,560 12/12/2015
Denmark 11/15/2012 $13,432 6 7 24 $1,790,918 12/12/2015
Germany 8/30/2012 $58,940 51 51 146 $153,789 12/11/2015
Hong Kong 2/7/2013 $7,371 5 5 7 $19,544 12/14/2015
Iceland 2/1/2013 $689 1 1 1 $689 12/14/2015
Netherlands 8/9/2012 $0 0 12 12 $37,975 12/11/2015
Norway 3/22/2013 $8,761 5 5 5 $10,076 12/14/2015
Poland 1/11/2013 $0 0 21 42 $58,493 12/14/2015
Portugal 12/20/2012 $2,377 1 2 7 $18,447 12/14/2015
Romania 12/7/2012 $3,224 7 7 12 $5,320 12/12/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 12/13/2012 $0 0 5 25 $6,214 12/14/2015
Spain 11/16/2012 $41,124 14 14 67 $180,339 12/14/2015
Sweden 11/16/2012 $18,838 14 14 14 $18,838 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 9/28/2012 $104,986 23 25 83 $373,185 12/12/2015
 
Rest of World $671,965
 
International Total$3,589,372 12/14/2015

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.