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Potiche (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,618,844Details
International Box Office $32,533,743Details
Worldwide Box Office $34,152,587
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Set in 1977 in a provincial French town, POTICHE is a free adaptation of the 1970s eponymous hit comic play. Catherine Deneuve is Suzanne Pujol, a submissive, housebound 'trophy housewife' (or "potiche,") who steps in to manage the umbrella factory run by her wealthy and tyrannical husband after the workers go on strike and take him hostage. To everyone's surprise, Suzanne proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when her husband returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated. Gerard Depardieu plays a former union leader and Suzanne's ex-beau who still holds a flame for her. Writer-director Francois Ozon who had previously directed Ms. Deneuve in the international hit "8 Women," twists the original play on its head to create his own satirical and hilarious take on the war between the sexes and classes.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
61% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 25th, 2011 (Limited) by Music Box Films
International Releases: April 21st, 2011 (Limited), released as Trophy Wife (Australia)
June 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality
(Rating bulletin 2158, 2/9/2011)
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Foreign Language, Kidnap, Romance
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Mandarin Cinema
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,744 $313 Jul 29, 2011 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 959 $313 Jul 29, 2011 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 867 $313 Jul 29, 2011 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,944 $520 Jul 22, 2011 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 1,021 $520 Jul 22, 2011 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 806 $520 Jul 22, 2011 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,184 $768 Jul 15, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,108 $768 Jul 15, 2011 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 644 $768 Jul 15, 2011 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,062 $3,618 Jul 8, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 847 $3,618 Jul 8, 2011 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 413 $1,206 Jul 8, 2011 108
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,507 $5,065 Jun 24, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 954 $5,065 Jun 24, 2011 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 966 $724 Jun 24, 2011 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 2,616 $8,251 Jun 17, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 894 $8,251 Jun 17, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 725 $1,031 Jun 17, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 2,789 $12,422 Jun 10, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 883 $12,422 Jun 10, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,154 $776 Jun 10, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 2,556 $35,148 Jun 3, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 638 $35,148 Jun 3, 2011 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 897 $1,065 Jun 3, 2011 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,608 $52,003 May 27, 2011 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 606 $52,003 May 27, 2011 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 648 $1,445 May 27, 2011 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3,133 $44,215 May 20, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 777 $44,215 May 20, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,300 $961 May 20, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,006 $80,254 May 13, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 678 $80,254 May 13, 2011 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,035 $1,360 May 13, 2011 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 3,152 $110,140 May 6, 2011 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 680 $110,140 May 6, 2011 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,110 $1,530 May 6, 2011 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,652 $119,266 Apr 29, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 768 $119,266 Apr 29, 2011 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,196 $1,680 Apr 29, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,005 $150,341 Apr 22, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 782 $150,341 Apr 22, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,005 $2,313 Apr 22, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,527 $156,874 Apr 15, 2011 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 842 $156,874 Apr 15, 2011 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,378 $2,307 Apr 15, 2011 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,112 $138,757 Apr 8, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,005 $138,757 Apr 8, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,754 $2,523 Apr 8, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,636 $112,221 Apr 1, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,210 $112,221 Apr 1, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,497 $4,676 Apr 1, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,325 $86,017 Mar 25, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,585 $86,017 Mar 25, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,045 $12,288 Mar 25, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,571 $12,288 Mar 25, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 105 $12,288 Mar 25, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,479 $1,618,844 Mar 25, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,978 $1,618,844 Mar 25, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 966 67 Mar 25, 2011 0

Cast

   Suzanne Pujol
   Maurice Babin
   Robert Pujol
   Nadege
   Laurent Pujol
   Joelle

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Eric Altmayer
Producer    Nicolas Altmayer
Screenwriter    Francois Ozon
Story Creator    Pierre Barillet
Story Creator    Jean-Pierre Gredy
Cinematographer    Yorick Le Saux
Production Designer    Katia Wyszkop
Editor    Laure Gardette

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 19th, 2011

July 18th, 2011

Looking at the overall strength of the home market releases this week and there's not a lot to look forward to. If you don't count Rango, which came out on Blu-ray / DVD on Friday, then the biggest hit of the week is Limitless. That film is worth picking up on Blu-ray, but it's not exactly Pick of the Week material. In fact, the best release on this week's list is Once Upon a Time in America, which made its Blu-ray debut at the end of May, but the screener arrived very late. Despite this, I'm awarding it the Pick of the Week. More...

Cave has Memorable Start on the Per Theater Chart

May 3rd, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams had the best per theater average for any Werner Herzog film with an average of $27,820. The 3-D ticket prices helped, but so did the reviews. The overall number one film, Fast Five, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $23,655, which is a stunning result. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was 13 Assassins with an average of $11,464 in four theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart was Full of Win

March 30th, 2011

Seven films topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this week, but leading the way were last week's top two films: Bill Cunningham New York and Win Win. The former earned $21,786 in 3 theaters while the latter was right behind with $20,192 in 23. My Perestroika earned $17,680 in its lone theater over the weekend and $25,084 since its Wednesday opening. Mia and the Migoo and Miral were neck-and-neck at $16,975 and $16,561. They also share something else, bad reviews, so their futures are in doubt. Trophy Wife earned an average of $12,288 in seven theaters. Finally, Jane Eyre made nearly $1 million over the weekend in 90 theaters for an average of $10,778. More...

Will We Hear a Peep from Limited Releases?

March 25th, 2011

There are plenty of limited releases to talk about this week, including a few that were earning better than average buzz either due to their cast or their directors, or both. However, in a couple of cases, the buzz did not translate into strong reviews, so either these releases will have to overcome their poor reviews, or we will need one of the lesser known limited releases to have breakout success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/25 37 $86,017   7 $12,288   $86,017 3
2011/04/01 33 $112,221 +30% 24 $4,676   $235,116 10
2011/04/08 32 $138,757 +24% 55 $2,523   $421,844 17
2011/04/15 29 $156,874 +13% 68 $2,307   $636,980 24
2011/04/22 32 $150,341 -4% 65 $2,313   $863,041 31
2011/04/29 34 $119,266 -21% 71 $1,680   $1,040,132 38
2011/05/06 35 $110,140 -8% 72 $1,530   $1,200,196 45
2011/05/13 46 $80,254 -27% 59 $1,360   $1,330,493 52
2011/05/20 48 $44,215 -45% 46 $961   $1,409,462 59
2011/05/27 47 $52,003 +18% 36 $1,445   $1,480,908 66
2011/06/03 49 $35,148 -32% 33 $1,065   $1,545,307 73
2011/06/10 59 $12,422 -65% 16 $776   $1,574,606 80
2011/06/17 71 $8,251 -34% 8 $1,031   $1,589,548 87
2011/06/24 82 $5,065 -39% 7 $724   $1,600,658 94
2011/07/08 82 $3,618   3 $1,206   $1,611,838 108
2011/07/15 100 $768 -79% 1 $768   $1,613,227 115
2011/07/22 100 $520 -32% 1 $520   $1,614,335 122
2011/07/29 115 $313 -40% 1 $313   $1,618,844 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 47 $13,478   36 $374   $1,494,386 67

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/25 39 $122,895   7 $17,556   $122,895 7
2011/04/01 33 $160,192 +30% 24 $6,675   $283,087 14
2011/04/08 31 $197,019 +23% 55 $3,582   $480,106 21
2011/04/15 31 $232,594 +18% 68 $3,421   $712,700 28
2011/04/22 33 $208,166 -11% 65 $3,203   $920,866 35
2011/04/29 36 $169,190 -19% 73 $2,318   $1,090,056 42
2011/05/06 37 $160,183 -5% 74 $2,165   $1,250,239 49
2011/05/13 46 $115,008 -28% 61 $1,885   $1,365,247 56
2011/05/20 53 $63,658 -45% 46 $1,384   $1,428,905 63
2011/05/27 48 $81,254 +28% 36 $2,257   $1,510,159 70
2011/06/03 51 $52,025 -36% 34 $1,530   $1,562,184 77
2011/06/10 61 $19,133 -63% 16 $1,196   $1,581,297 84
2011/06/17 75 $14,296 -25% 8 $1,787   $1,595,593 91
2011/06/24 83 $7,872 -45% 9 $875   $1,603,465 98
2011/07/01 78 $4,755 -40% 5 $951   $1,608,220 105
2011/07/08 88 $4,239 -11% 3 $1,413   $1,612,459 112
2011/07/15 104 $1,356 -68% 2 $678   $1,613,815 119
2011/07/22 80 $4,716 +248% 2 $2,358   $1,618,531 126
2011/07/29 121 $313 -93% 1 $313   $1,618,844 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 4/21/2011 $0 0 1 1 $506,591 9/8/2015
Mexico 6/22/2012 $20,087 13 13 36 $68,976 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $31,958,176
 
International Total$32,533,743 12/11/2015

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