Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,371,810Details
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Synopsis

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, MONSIEUR LAZHAR tells the story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
97% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Music Box Films
International Releases: October 28th, 2011 (Limited) (Canada)
Video Release: August 28th, 2012 by Music Box Films Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, a disturbing image and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2199, 11/23/2011)
Keywords: Terrorism, Writing and Writers, Death of a Spouse, Death of a Son or Daughter, Suicide, Immigration, Inspirational Teacher
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Micro_Scope

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 28th, 2012

We are clearly in TV on DVD season on the home market as there are five TV on DVD releases among the top six selling releases, with Battleship being the only first run release to break up the TV on DVD dominance. There are many such releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week: Boardwalk Empire: Season Two on Blu-ray, Homeland: Season One on Blu-ray, Once Upon a Time: Season One on Blu-ray, and The Walking Dead: Season Two on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with The Pirates! Band of Misfits on 3D Combo Pack as the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Monsieur Lazhar on DVD or Blu-ray earns a rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases Are Overshadowed

No new releases managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club on this week's per theater chart. That doesn't mean it was empty, as The Avengers remained potent with an average of $23,696 during its second weekend of release. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was arguably even more impressive, as it expanded into more than 150 additional theaters, but its per theater average only fell to $15,012. It did well enough to grab eighth place overall, and with this average, it will certainly expand more. On the other hand, the best new release was Dark Shadows with an average of $7,906. This is good, but not great. The best limited release was Girl in Progress. That was was playing in more than 300 theaters and managed an average of $4,298. That's a good start, but I don't think it will expand greatly. More...

Per Theater Chart: The Here and Now

No film topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. The film that came closest was Here with $7,927 in its lone theater. This does suggest some potential to expand, but it is quite low for the number one film. More...

Will Limited Releases Earn a Perfect Score or Get Detention?

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, but few of them are earning overall positive reviews. In fact, only Monsieur Lazhar and Post Mortem are earning reviews above 80% positive, although Here is close to that mark. Additionally, the PG-13 cut of Bully is also coming out this week and it should be the biggest hit out of all of the limited releases. More...

2012 Awards Season: Hugo and The Artist Compete for Oscar Glory

Yesterday was one of the biggest days during Awards Season as The Oscar nominations were announced in the morning. It was a two horse race for top spot as far as the big winners are concerned. Hugo earned the most nominations with eleven, while The Artist was right behind with ten. However, one could argue The Artist is the bigger winner, as more of its nominations were in the more prestigious categories. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/28 25 $246,410   28 $8,800   $246,410 3
2011/11/04 28 $215,646 -12% 39 $5,529   $621,639 10
2011/11/11 29 $208,676 -3% 40 $5,217   $976,968 17
2011/11/18 31 $154,711 -26% 36 $4,298   $1,231,583 24
2011/11/25 37 $113,855 -26% 37 $3,077   $1,417,396 31
2011/12/02 39 $82,161 -28% 39 $2,107   $1,561,107 38
2012/04/13 33 $112,190   19 $5,905   $1,673,297 3
2012/04/20 28 $152,098 +36% 33 $4,609   $1,866,859 10
2012/04/27 21 $245,126 +61% 68 $3,605   $2,167,547 17
2012/05/04 22 $222,460 -9% 84 $2,648   $2,390,007 24
2012/05/11 29 $127,462 -43% 77 $1,655   $2,606,294 31
2012/05/18 30 $91,710 -28% 67 $1,369   $2,763,163 38
2012/05/25 29 $113,523 +24% 65 $1,747   $2,925,936 45
2012/06/01 37 $78,375 -31% 59 $1,328   $3,004,311 52
2012/06/08 39 $51,278 -35% 48 $1,068   $3,055,589 59
2012/06/15 45 $33,604 -34% 35 $960   $3,112,935 66
2012/06/22 46 $33,522 n/c 25 $1,341   $3,169,424 73
2012/06/29 45 $28,727 -14% 20 $1,436   $3,217,546 80
2012/07/06 49 $15,746 -45% 13 $1,211   $3,260,584 87
2012/07/13 53 $16,114 +2% 10 $1,611   $3,285,720 94
2012/07/20 64 $8,569 -47% 8 $1,071   $3,301,323 101
2012/07/27 66 $7,598 -11% 7 $1,085   $3,315,026 108
2012/08/03 53 $14,714 +94% 10 $1,471   $3,333,696 115
2012/08/10 63 $8,549 -42% 10 $855   $3,347,908 122
2012/08/17 74 $3,008 -65% 6 $501   $3,357,073 129
2012/08/24 88 $1,833 -39% 3 $611   $3,361,236 136
2012/08/31 74 $3,201 +75% 2 $1,601   $3,365,750 143
2012/09/14 98 $875   2 $438   $3,366,625 157
2012/09/21 92 $1,468 +68% 3 $489   $3,369,368 164
2012/10/05 85 $1,966   2 $983   $3,371,334 178

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 10/28/2011 $0000$0
 
International Total$0

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Cast

Monhamed Fellag    Bachir Lazhar
Sophie Nelisse    Alice
Emilien Neron    Simon
Danielle Proulx    Mme Vaillancourt
Brigitte Poupart    Claire Lajoie
Jules Philip    Gaston

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Philippe Falardeau
Producer    Luc Dery
Story Creator    Evelyne de la Cheneliere
Screenwriter    Philippe Falardeau
Producer    Kim McCraw
Director of Photography    Ronald Plante
Editor    Stephane Lafleur