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Holy Motors (2012)

Holy Motors poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $641,054Details
International Box Office $3,589,372
Worldwide Box Office $4,230,426
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


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, he?s 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 Oscar?s epic journey of the soul is all of our dreams.


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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2012 (Limited) by Indomina Releasing
Video Release: February 26th, 2013 by Indomina Releasing
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Unnamed Character, Avant Garde, Same Actor, Multiple Roles
Source:Original Screenplay
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,


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

Production and Technical Credits

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...

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...

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...

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Daily Box Office Performance

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

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