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Polisse (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $176,988Details
International Box Office $22,567,144Details
Worldwide Box Office $22,744,132
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Polisse follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. They not only deal with the stress of their jobs but the inevitable fall-out in their personal lives—breakdowns, divorce and adulterous relations within the force. In between, there are frequent flashes of humor as the team attempts to diffuse daily realities. As the cases, confessions and interrogations pile up, the squad members have only each other as support as they face an uphill battle against both criminals and bureaucracy.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$8,900,000
Domestic Releases: May 18th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: June 15th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
June 28th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
July 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Turkey)
September 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Brazil)
April 25th, 2013 (Wide) (Thailand)
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 127 minutes
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Keywords: Police Procedural, Directing Yourself, Ensemble, Narcotics, Addiction, Domestic Abuse, Dysfunctional Family, Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Juvenile Delinquent, Screenplay Written By the Star, Child Prostitution
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Les Productions du Tresor, ARTE France, Mars Films, Chaocorp, Canal Plus, Cinecinema, Arte, Cofinova 7, Manon, Wild Bunch
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,232 $8,253 Jun 15, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,550 $12,227 Jun 8, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,515 $29,034 Jun 1, 2012 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,483 $16,568 May 18, 2012 3


Joey Starr    Fred
Marina Fois    Iris
Nicolas Duvauchelle    Mathieu
Maiwenn    Melissa
Riccardo Scamarcio    Francesco

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Maiwenn
Screenwriter    Emmanuelle Bercot
Composer    Stephen Warbeck
Producer    Alain Attal
Cinematographer    Pierre Aim
Cinematographer    Claire Mathon
Cinematographer    Jowan Le Besco
Production Designer    Nicolas de Boiscuille
Editor    Laure Gardette
Editor    Yann Dedet
Sound Mixer    Nicolas Provost
Sound Mixer    Sandy Notariani
Sound Mixer    Rym Debbarh-Mounir
Sound Mixer    Emmanuel Croset
1st Assistant Director    Frederic Gerard
Casting Director    Nicolas Ronchi
Costume Designer    Marite Coutard
Production Manager    Xavier Amblard
Unit Production Manager    Laurent Rizzon
Post-Production Manager    Nicolas Mouchet

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 30th, 2012

October 30th, 2012

It's not a great week on the home market. The best first run release is The Campaign, but while the movie is good, the DVD and the Blu-ray Combo Pack don't have enough extras. There are a few limited releases that piqued my interested as far as Pick of the Week was concerned. Safety Not Guaranteed on DVD or Blu-ray, Ruby Sparks on DVD or Blu-ray, and Polisse on DVD were all contenders. However, in the end I went with Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. The Blu-ray box set is awesome. More...

Per Theater Chart: Nothing Left to Avenge

May 23rd, 2012

The Avengers was the only film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart earning an average of $13,096. Elena probably would have earned a spot in the $10,000 club had it not opened on Wednesday. It earned $9,035 in one theater over the weekend, but $13,240 over its five-day opening. More...

Guiding Limited Releases

May 18th, 2012

It could be a bad week for limited releases. There are a number of films that are opening this week that earned more buzz than most limited releases earn, but almost all of them have really bad reviews. The one I'm most interested in is Indie Game: The Movie, which is currently earning 100% positive reviews, but I'm not sure there are enough fans of Indie games to support the film in theaters. Likewise, Polisse and Quill: Life of a Guide Dog are earning great reviews, but foreign language films rarely expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. Maybe one of them will prove to be the exception. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/18 57 $16,568   3 $5,523   $16,568 3
2012/06/01 49 $29,034   21 $1,383   $131,863 17
2012/06/08 62 $12,227 -58% 8 $1,528   $157,394 24
2012/06/15 67 $8,253 -33% 9 $917   $171,320 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/18 49 $28,369   3 $9,456   $28,369 7
2012/06/01 53 $42,338   21 $2,016   $145,167 21
2012/06/08 63 $17,900 -58% 8 $2,238   $163,067 28
2012/06/15 64 $13,921 -22% 9 $1,547   $176,988 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 6/28/2012 $28,550 9 9 9 $28,550 12/10/2015
Brazil 9/7/2012 $823 8 13 47 $32,786 12/12/2015
Mexico 7/24/2014 $1,880 5 5 5 $2,224 12/17/2015
Thailand 4/25/2013 $1,148 1 1 1 $1,148 12/14/2015
Turkey 7/27/2012 $708 3 3 3 $708 12/11/2015
United Kingdom 6/15/2012 $25,985 13 14 33 $68,356 12/10/2015
Rest of World $22,433,372
International Total$22,567,144 12/17/2015

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