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Persepolis (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,443,403Details
International Box Office $20,954,057
Worldwide Box Office $25,397,460
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
92% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,300,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2007 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: June 24th, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: 2.4.7. Films
Production Countries: France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 913 $3,954 May 16, 2008 146
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 975 $5,606 May 9, 2008 139
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,023 $9,909 May 2, 2008 132
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,041 $18,850 Apr 25, 2008 125
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,150 $25,505 Apr 18, 2008 118
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 888 $82,522 Apr 11, 2008 111
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,615 $23,510 Apr 4, 2008 104
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,797 $28,070 Mar 28, 2008 97
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,787 $44,702 Mar 21, 2008 90
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,952 $52,999 Mar 14, 2008 83
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,915 $81,832 Mar 7, 2008 76
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,649 $153,154 Feb 29, 2008 69
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,135 $387,267 Feb 22, 2008 62
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,403 $410,900 Feb 15, 2008 55
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,902 $380,263 Feb 8, 2008 48
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,584 $342,344 Feb 1, 2008 41
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,228 $342,633 Jan 25, 2008 34
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,167 $242,840 Jan 18, 2008 27
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,850 $186,734 Jan 11, 2008 20
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,982 $76,867 Jan 4, 2008 13
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,235 $88,826 Dec 28, 2007 6

Cast

   Marjane as teenage/adult
   The Mother
   The Grandmother
   The Father
   Marjane as Child
Francois Jerosme    Uncle Anouche

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Marc-Antoine Robert
Screenwriter    Marjane Satrapi
Screenwriter    Vincent Paronnaud
Director   
Director   
Executive Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Composer    Olivier Bernet
Art Director    Marc Jousset
Editor    Stephane Roche
Animation Supervisor    Christian Demares
First Assistant Director    Denis Walgenwitz
Supervising Sound Editor    Thiery Lebon
Co-Producer (USA)    Tara Grace
Line Producer    Olivier Bizet
Production Manager    Olivier Bizet
Dubbing Mixer    Thiery Lebon
Sound Editor    Eric Chevallier
Sound Editor    Samy Bardet
Casting Director    Sylvie Peyrucq

DVD Releases for June 24, 2008

June 23rd, 2008

There was a sharp drop-off in the number of releases this week, but while the numbers were down overall, there were several releases that I can enthusiastically recommend: Charlie Bartlett - Buy from Amazon, Definitely, Maybe - Buy from Amazon, Futurama - The Beast with a Billion Backs - Buy from Amazon, The Hammer - Buy from Amazon, and In Bruges - Buy from Amazon. However, while all those movies, and a few others, are worth picking up, the best of the best is Persepolis and either the DVD or the Blu-ray is worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart Hopping Over Easter Weekend

March 25th, 2008

There was not one, not two, not three, but six films that landed in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart over the weekend (not counting the three IMAX films that did the same). Topping the charts was the re-release of Contempt, again, which earned $13,946 in one theater, which was down less than 6% from last weekend. Planet B-Boy opened in second place with $13,889, missing first place on the per theater chart by a microscopic $57. Boarding Gate had a bit of separation between the rest of the films earning $11,440 in its one theater. On the other hand, Under the Same Moon, Love Songs, and Meet the Browns were all within a few hundred dollars of each other with per theater averages of $10,414, $10,244, and $10,011. More...

Can't Touch the Duchess on the Per Theater Averages

February 26th, 2008

The Duchess of Langeais was the number one film on the per theater chart this week, earning an average of $11,126 in two theaters while Oscar-winner The Counterfeiters earned an average of $10,939 in 8 theaters. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Animated Feature / Best Documentary

February 13th, 2008

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film and Best Feature Length Documentary. More...

Per Theater Averages - Two Out of 3D Ain't Bad

February 12th, 2008

Three films earned per theater averages better than $10,000 this weekend. Two of those were the same 3D concert releases that topped the charts last week. However, the number one film this week was In Bruges with a very healthy average of $16,330 in 28 theaters. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour did suffer a sophomore slump, but earned an average of $14,987, which is more than enough to keep theater owners happy. Finally, U2 3D was up more than 3% to $12,094, which bodes very well for the film's upcoming expansion. More...

4 + 3 + 2 = Number One on Per Theater Chart

January 29th, 2008

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days may have been snubbed by Oscar, but moviegoers felt differently as it earned more than $50,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $25,856 over the weekend. U2 3D earned a million dollars during its opening, more or less. Less over the weekend, but more since Wednesday. This helped it into second place on the per theater chart with an average of $15,808 in 61 theaters. The final film to top $10,000 was L'Annee Derniere a Marienbad in its second weekend of re-release earning $13,719 in one theater. More...

Awards Season - No Shortage of Love for Country or Blood

January 22nd, 2008

The Oscar nominations were announced today and there is no shortage of contenders. In fact, with no real juggernaut to deal with, the competition is more up in the air that most years. More...

Expansion Doesn't Hurt Blood

January 15th, 2008

There Will Be Blood again won the race to top the per theater average chart with an average of $14,421, despite expanding from 51 to 129 theaters. The only other release to top $10,000 was Persepolis, which saw its average decline a mere 5.5% to $10,374 despite more than doubling its theater count. More...

Million Dollar Expansion for Blood

January 8th, 2008

There Will Be Blood expanded into 50 or so theaters over the weekend but was still able to come out on top of the per theater charts with an average of $25,905. Second place went to The Bucket List, which was down less than 3% to $20,424 and is poised to do very well in its wide expansion this weekend. Persepolis was the only other film to top $10,000 as it earned an average of $10,981 in 7 theaters. More...

Bloody Win on Per Theater Chart

January 3rd, 2008

There Will Be Blood scored the best opening in limited release this year with an amazing $190,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $95,370, and that's for a Wednesday release. The Bucket List opened with an average of $20,990 in 16 theaters. Two imports earned nearly identical averages with Persepolis topping The Orphanage $12,689 to $12,280. While There Will Be Blood earned the best per theater average of the year, I was more impressed with Juno and Atonement, both of which topped $10,000 despite being in theaters for weeks now and undergoing massive expansions during that time. Juno earned over $10 million in less than 1000 theaters for an average of $10,436 while Atonement earned an average of $10,074 in just over 300 theaters thanks to a holiday boost. More...

2008 Preview: January

January 1st, 2008

It's the beginning of a new month, and a new year. This new beginning brings with it a sense of hope and exhilaration for many people, but this does not extend into the movie world. January is dominated by films from last year. Not only are holdovers going to overwhelm new releases at the box office for the next couple weeks, but with the award season heating up, most buzz is about who will win what. In fact, only Cloverfield seems to be able to rise above the award season buzz, but this is not a sure sign that the film will survive at the box office. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of December 28, 2007

December 29th, 2007

It was a mixed week for websites this time around. Not as many new releases didn't have a website, and most were a cut above average quality. However, none jumped out as award worthy. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem - Official Site has the best game, but The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep - Official Site has the best overall features. But like I said, neither wins the Weekly Website Award. More...

Last Chance for Oscar Hopefuls

December 28th, 2007

With the deadline for Oscar eligibility nearly here, we have several films that are contenders for Oscar glory. Those that can earn enough buzz will have a better shot at escaping their limited release and expanding wide. Or in the case of The Bucket List, even poor reviews won't prevent that now. More...

Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

December 13th, 2007

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories. More...

2007 Preview: December

December 1st, 2007

It's been a while since we went into the final month of the year on such a down note. Since mid-September the box office has been down on a year-to-year comparison every weekend but two. There is some good news, including a competitive Oscar race and a strong group of films aiming for box office glory. While there are no films that appear to be heading for the monster hits territory, there are also no films that look like outright bombs. (Although a couple would be there if it weren't for the holidays.) Every week at least one Oscar contender and one box office giant are being released. This means that every weekend there is at least one film that should hit $100 million, or more. If five or more can reach that milestone, 2007 will set the record for most $100 million films in a year. More...

Award Season - Juno and Dylan Have Plenty of Spirit

November 29th, 2007

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced. Several films received nods, but I'm Not There and Juno were the big hits. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 21, 2007

October 21st, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Harold and Kumar 2, Son of Rambow, Wolverine and more! More...

Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22, 2007

September 22nd, 2007

Not a long list this week, but at least we had a clear winner for the Weekly Website Award, Resident Evil: Extinction - Official Site. IN the coming weeks we should see some big sites launch as award season starts to heat up. More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - August 21, 2007

August 21st, 2007

Starting today we will provide a list of announced movies, new stars and directors on our website each Tuesday. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11, 2007

August 12th, 2007

Another good week for movie sites with a few sites that either won in the past or could win in the future. This includes this weeks winner, The Brothers Solomon - Official Site. More...

International Details - Pirates Still Have Some Fight Left in Them

July 15th, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End remained in sixth place with $8.94 million on 5442 screens in 101 markets for a total of $624.93 million. Internationally the film is in fifth place all-time and should top Dead Man's Chest shortly. Worldwide, it is also in fifth place but Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone's $974.56 million seems safe. As for At World's End's individual markets, the U.K. is still ahead of Japan $80.06 million to $77.58 million. However, Japan is catching up $2.28 million on 674 screens compared to just $738,000 on 357 in the U.K. At this pace Japan will need just two weeks to become the film's biggest draw. More...

International Details - Pirates Ship Starts to Sink

July 8th, 2007

Some very interesting news on the international front this weekend regarding Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. First of all, it fell out of the top five; however, it was still able to pull in more than $10 million over the weekend. Not too long ago it was a chore to find a dozen films that cracked $1 million, while this past weekend we had 6 that earned $10 million or more. Over the weekend the film added $14.02 million on 5775 screens in 104 markets for a total of $608.89 million internationally. It is the sixth film to cross $600 million internationally and is now in fifth place on that chart. Worldwide the film has $906.89 million making it the ninth highest grosser of all time. The U.K. is still the film's best market at $78.51 million compared to second pace Japan where it has made $74.02 million. However, that gap continues to narrow with the film making $3.23 million on 691 screens in the latter and $1.37 million on 401 screens in the former. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/28 37 $88,826   7 $12,689   $163,372 6
2008/01/04 40 $76,867 -13% 7 $10,981   $313,640 13
2008/01/11 28 $186,734 +143% 18 $10,374   $540,085 20
2008/01/18 30 $242,840 +30% 30 $8,095   $871,078 27
2008/01/25 32 $342,633 +41% 58 $5,907   $1,344,334 34
2008/02/01 30 $342,344 n/c 100 $3,423   $1,808,381 41
2008/02/08 28 $380,263 +11% 125 $3,042   $2,322,174 48
2008/02/15 25 $410,900 +8% 211 $1,947   $2,866,715 55
2008/02/22 29 $387,267 -6% 536 $723   $3,454,903 62
2008/02/29 38 $153,154 -60% 165 $928   $3,778,450 69
2008/03/07 42 $81,832 -47% 77 $1,063   $3,929,918 76
2008/03/14 49 $52,999 -35% 60 $883   $4,019,675 83
2008/03/21 53 $44,702 -16% 57 $784   $4,101,434 90
2008/03/28 63 $28,070 -37% 39 $720   $4,155,965 97
2008/04/04 69 $23,510 -16% 30 $784   $4,200,980 104
2008/04/11 46 $82,522 +251% 147 $561   $4,293,233 111
2008/04/18 66 $25,505 -69% 46 $554   $4,364,662 118
2008/04/25 73 $18,850 -26% 23 $820   $4,401,845 125
2008/05/02 76 $9,909 -47% 27 $367   $4,423,052 132
2008/05/09 91 $5,606 -43% 15 $374   $4,435,405 139
2008/05/16 92 $3,954 -29% 5 $791   $4,443,403 146

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/25 - $37,118   7 $5,303   $37,118 1
2008/01/21 33 $41,929   30 $1,398   $913,007 28
2008/02/18 26 $72,485   211 $344   $2,939,200 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/21 42 $75,546   7 $10,792   $75,546 3
2007/12/28 37 $162,227 +115% 7 $23,175   $236,773 10
2008/01/04 39 $116,578 -28% 7 $16,654   $353,351 17
2008/01/11 27 $274,887 +136% 18 $15,272   $628,238 24
2008/01/18 29 $373,463 +36% 30 $12,449   $1,001,701 31
2008/01/25 31 $464,336 +24% 58 $8,006   $1,466,037 38
2008/02/01 30 $475,874 +2% 100 $4,759   $1,941,911 45
2008/02/08 31 $513,904 +8% 125 $4,111   $2,455,815 52
2008/02/15 25 $611,821 +19% 211 $2,900   $3,067,636 59
2008/02/22 28 $557,660 -9% 536 $1,040   $3,625,296 66
2008/02/29 37 $222,790 -60% 165 $1,350   $3,848,086 73
2008/03/07 43 $118,590 -47% 77 $1,540   $3,966,676 80
2008/03/14 48 $90,056 -24% 60 $1,501   $4,056,732 87
2008/03/21 51 $71,163 -21% 57 $1,248   $4,127,895 94
2008/03/28 61 $49,575 -30% 39 $1,271   $4,177,470 101
2008/04/04 67 $33,241 -33% 30 $1,108   $4,210,711 108
2008/04/11 45 $128,446 +286% 147 $874   $4,339,157 115
2008/04/18 64 $43,838 -66% 46 $953   $4,382,995 122
2008/04/25 72 $30,148 -31% 23 $1,311   $4,413,143 129
2008/05/02 76 $16,656 -45% 27 $617   $4,429,799 136
2008/05/09 84 $9,650 -42% 15 $643   $4,439,449 143
2008/05/16 99 $3,954 -59% 5 $791   $4,443,403 150

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