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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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  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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,739 $313 Jul 29, 2011 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,935 $520 Jul 22, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,177 $768 Jul 15, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,050 $3,618 Jul 8, 2011 108
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,491 $5,065 Jun 24, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,601 $8,251 Jun 17, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,770 $12,422 Jun 10, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,538 $35,148 Jun 3, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,592 $52,003 May 27, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,103 $44,215 May 20, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,979 $80,254 May 13, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,125 $110,140 May 6, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,623 $119,266 Apr 29, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,975 $150,341 Apr 22, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,493 $156,874 Apr 15, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,078 $138,757 Apr 8, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,598 $112,221 Apr 1, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,279 $86,017 Mar 25, 2011 3

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

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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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