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Poulet aux prunes (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $253,705Details
International Box Office $1,173,193Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,426,898
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azraël, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children... As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music...

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,483 $253,705
All Time International Box Office 5,528 $1,173,193
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,528 $1,426,898
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,778 $253,705

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 17th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as Chicken with Plums
Video Release: February 26th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Chicken With Plums
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug content, violent images, sensuality and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2222, 5/9/2012)
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Non-Chronological, Suicide, Depression, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Animated Sequences, Independent/Other Comics, Voiceover/Narration, Classical Music
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Celluloid Dreams, Manipulators, uFilm, Studio 37, Le Pacte, Lorette Productions, ARTE France, ZDF, Arte, Cinemage 5, UFund, MBB, Canal Plus, Cinecinema, Film(s)
Production Countries: Belgium,
France,
Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,248 $586 Dec 7, 2012 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,159 $586 Dec 7, 2012 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,270 $147 Dec 7, 2012 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,527 $765 Nov 30, 2012 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,268 $765 Nov 30, 2012 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,425 $109 Nov 30, 2012 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,373 $3,311 Nov 23, 2012 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 987 $3,311 Nov 23, 2012 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,414 $331 Nov 23, 2012 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,743 $3,014 Nov 16, 2012 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,147 $3,014 Nov 16, 2012 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,612 $274 Nov 16, 2012 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 2,973 $3,972 Nov 9, 2012 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,188 $3,972 Nov 9, 2012 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,746 $284 Nov 9, 2012 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,381 $4,032 Nov 2, 2012 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,355 $4,032 Nov 2, 2012 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,972 $224 Nov 2, 2012 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 3,581 $6,080 Oct 26, 2012 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,324 $6,080 Oct 26, 2012 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,670 $553 Oct 26, 2012 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,210 $4,063 Oct 19, 2012 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,660 $4,063 Oct 19, 2012 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,078 $406 Oct 19, 2012 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,582 $4,452 Oct 12, 2012 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,782 $4,452 Oct 12, 2012 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,287 $405 Oct 12, 2012 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 4,346 $14,065 Oct 5, 2012 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,396 $14,065 Oct 5, 2012 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,160 $586 Oct 5, 2012 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,265 $7,590 Sep 28, 2012 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,918 $7,590 Sep 28, 2012 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,031 $843 Sep 28, 2012 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,290 $16,472 Sep 21, 2012 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,724 $16,472 Sep 21, 2012 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,084 $969 Sep 21, 2012 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,615 $21,855 Sep 14, 2012 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,798 $21,855 Sep 14, 2012 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,942 $1,286 Sep 14, 2012 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,739 $9,611 Sep 7, 2012 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,552 $9,611 Sep 7, 2012 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,685 $1,922 Sep 7, 2012 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,325 $11,216 Aug 31, 2012 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,866 $11,216 Aug 31, 2012 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,096 $3,739 Aug 31, 2012 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,687 $6,527 Aug 24, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,930 $6,527 Aug 24, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,196 $3,264 Aug 24, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,141 $11,301 Aug 17, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,202 $11,301 Aug 17, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,787 $5,651 Aug 17, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 5,450 $5,651 Aug 17, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 210 $5,651 Aug 17, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 3,450 $253,705 Aug 17, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 6,962 $253,705 Aug 17, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,660 22 Aug 17, 2012 0

Cast

   Nasser-Ali
Jamel Debbouze    Houshang & The Beggar
Goshifteh Farahani    Irane
Edouard Baer    Azrael
Chiara Mastroianni    Lili Adult
Isabella Rossellini    Nasser-Ali's Mother
Eric Caravaca    Abdi
Maria de Medeiros    Faranguisse

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Marjane Satrapi
Screenwriter    Vincent Paronnaud
Based on the Graphic Novel Chicken with Plums    Marjane Satrapi
Producer    Hengameh Panahi
Executive Producer    Francois-Xavier Decraene
Co-Producer    Christoph Fisser
Co-Producer    Charlie Woebcken
Co-Producer    Torsten Poeck
Co-Producer    Henning Molfenter
Co-Producer    Adrian Politowski
Co-Producer    Gilles Waterkeyn
Assistant Director    Jerome Zajdermann
Production Designer    Jasmina Torbati
Composer    Olivier Benet
Cinematographer    Christophe Beaucarne
Editor    Stephane Roche
Production Designer    Udo Kramer
Costume Designer    Madeline Fontaine
Make-up and Hair Designer    Nathalie Tissier
Make-up and Hair Designer    Stephane Malheu
Sound Mixer    Gilles Laurent
Sound Mixer    David Vranken
Sound Mixer    Emmanuel de Boissieu

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/17 62 $11,301   2 $5,651   $53,477 3
2012/08/24 72 $6,527 -42% 2 $3,264   $85,495 10
2012/08/31 67 $11,216 +72% 3 $3,739   $100,092 17
2012/09/07 77 $9,611 -14% 5 $1,922   $115,692 24
2012/09/14 60 $21,855 +127% 17 $1,286   $141,826 31
2012/09/21 70 $16,472 -25% 17 $969   $167,531 38
2012/09/28 76 $7,590 -54% 9 $843   $181,973 45
2012/10/05 61 $14,065 +85% 24 $586   $199,981 52
2012/10/12 79 $4,452 -68% 11 $405   $213,002 59
2012/10/19 83 $4,063 -9% 10 $406   $218,973 66
2012/10/26 78 $6,080 +50% 11 $553   $226,770 73
2012/11/02 82 $4,032 -34% 18 $224   $233,225 80
2012/11/09 80 $3,972 -1% 14 $284   $239,992 87
2012/11/16 74 $3,014 -24% 11 $274   $243,233 94
2012/11/23 76 $3,311 +10% 10 $331   $249,196 101
2012/11/30 89 $765 -77% 7 $109   $252,519 108
2012/12/07 104 $586 -23% 4 $147   $253,705 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/17 57 $36,792   2 $18,396   $78,968 7
2012/08/24 72 $9,908 -73% 2 $4,954   $88,876 14
2012/08/31 69 $17,205 +74% 3 $5,735   $106,081 21
2012/09/07 75 $13,890 -19% 5 $2,778   $119,971 28
2012/09/14 61 $31,088 +124% 17 $1,829   $151,059 35
2012/09/21 71 $23,324 -25% 17 $1,372   $174,383 42
2012/09/28 78 $11,533 -51% 9 $1,281   $185,916 49
2012/10/05 62 $22,634 +96% 24 $943   $208,550 56
2012/10/12 83 $6,360 -72% 11 $578   $214,910 63
2012/10/19 87 $5,780 -9% 10 $578   $220,690 70
2012/10/26 79 $8,503 +47% 11 $773   $229,193 77
2012/11/02 84 $6,827 -20% 18 $379   $236,020 84
2012/11/09 87 $4,199 -38% 14 $300   $240,219 91
2012/11/16 76 $5,666 +35% 11 $515   $245,885 98
2012/11/23 77 $5,869 +4% 10 $587   $251,754 105
2012/11/30 93 $1,365 -77% 7 $195   $253,119 112
2012/12/07 113 $586 -57% 4 $147   $253,705 119

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