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The Queen of Versailles (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,401,999Details
International Box Office $103,101Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,505,100
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
73% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 20th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: September 7th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: November 13th, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and language.
(Rating bulletin 2221, 5/4/2012)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Rags to Riches, Riches to Rags, Upstairs / Downstairs, Land Developer, Money Troubles
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Evergreen Pictures, Impact Partners, Candescent Films, BBC Storyville
Production Countries: Denmark,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,559 $2,878 Nov 16, 2012 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,618 $5,535 Nov 9, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,903 $5,252 Nov 2, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,157 $5,035 Oct 26, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,317 $7,602 Oct 19, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,537 $9,205 Oct 12, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,413 $23,898 Oct 5, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,465 $37,526 Sep 28, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,592 $50,303 Sep 21, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,532 $80,205 Sep 14, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,661 $104,761 Sep 7, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,694 $163,772 Aug 31, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,125 $191,192 Aug 24, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,633 $208,444 Aug 17, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,211 $212,618 Aug 10, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,537 $270,377 Aug 3, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,350 $136,297 Jul 27, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,807 $51,326 Jul 20, 2012 3

Cast

David Siegel    Himself
Jackie Siegel    Herself
Virginia Nebel    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Danielle Renfrew Behrens
Executive Producer    Frank Evers
Director of Photography    Tom Hurwitz
Editor    Victor Livingston
Composer    Jeff Beal

2013 Awards Season: DGA Diverge From Oscars

January 14th, 2013

The Directors Guild of America handed out their nominations for Feature Films last week and Documentaries today. No, I have no idea why they split up their announcements. Usually, there's a lot of overlap between the DGAs and the Oscars, but that's not the case this year, so we again have some surprises. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 13th, 2012

November 13th, 2012

New releases this week are dominated by one title, Brave. The second best selling title according to Amazon.com is Lawrence of Arabia, which is a film that should be in everyone's collection, but as a catalog title, it likely won't sell a huge number of units. The third best selling title according to Amazon.com is Duck Dynasty: Season One. That's not a good sign. Fortunately, Brave is clearly Pick of the Week material with the Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack battling for that honor. More...

Per Theater Chart: Utopia for Detropia

September 12th, 2012

There were three new releases that topped $10,000 on the per theater chart. Detropia led the way with $17,414 in one theater. It should expand, but as a documentary, it will likely not expand wide. Hello I Must Be Going earned an average of $11,952 in two theaters, while Keep the Lights On was right behind with an average of $11,115 in five theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Cosmopolis is Cosmopolitan

August 22nd, 2012

Cosmopolis led the way on the per theater chart with an excellent opening of $70,000 in three theaters for an average of $23,446. Given its reviews, I'm not sure it will do well as it expands. Robot and Frank was also strong with an average of $17,770 in two theaters, while Compliance was right behind with $16,427 in one theater. Ek Tha Tiger didn't quite reach the $10,000 club over the weekend with an average of $9,655, but it was a Wednesday release, so had it opened on Friday, it likely would have easily made the cut.

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Dark Knight Brightens the Per Theater Chart

July 24th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $36,532, which is excellent for an ultra-wide release. The Queen of Versailles was next with an average of $17,109 in three theaters. This does show some potential to expand, but as a documentary, it likely won't get too far. Space Station bounced back into the $10,000 club with an average of $11,540 in two theaters with Deep Sea 3-D right behind with $10,590 in one theater. The final film to crack $10,000 was The Imposter with $10,202 in its lone theater. More...

Dark Knight Sinks Limited Releases

July 20th, 2012

Not only has The Dark Knight Rises scared off the competition in terms of wide releases, there are almost no limited releases coming out this week either. Of the four releases, two are documentaries, one is a 3D samurai film, and the other an ensemble. I don't think any of them will earn a real measure of mainstream success, but The Queen of Versailles will likely perform the best this weekend. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/20 39 $51,326   3 $17,109   $51,326 3
2012/07/27 30 $136,297 +166% 23 $5,926   $221,394 10
2012/08/03 24 $270,377 +98% 67 $4,035   $557,266 17
2012/08/10 28 $212,618 -21% 89 $2,389   $927,162 24
2012/08/17 28 $208,444 -2% 83 $2,511   $1,246,635 31
2012/08/24 32 $191,192 -8% 96 $1,992   $1,538,385 38
2012/08/31 34 $163,772 -14% 87 $1,882   $1,800,820 45
2012/09/07 42 $104,761 -36% 73 $1,435   $2,011,366 52
2012/09/14 45 $80,205 -23% 61 $1,315   $2,135,161 59
2012/09/21 52 $50,303 -37% 40 $1,258   $2,225,658 66
2012/09/28 57 $37,526 -25% 38 $988   $2,284,886 73
2012/10/05 56 $23,898 -36% 31 $771   $2,333,805 80
2012/10/12 68 $9,205 -61% 17 $541   $2,358,102 87
2012/10/19 76 $7,602 -17% 13 $585   $2,371,601 94
2012/10/26 83 $5,035 -34% 8 $629   $2,380,933 101
2012/11/02 76 $5,252 +4% 6 $875   $2,390,059 108
2012/11/09 78 $5,535 +5% 8 $692   $2,397,300 115
2012/11/16 76 $2,878 -48% 5 $576   $2,401,652 122

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/20 38 $85,097   3 $28,366   $85,097 7
2012/07/27 30 $201,792 +137% 23 $8,774   $286,889 14
2012/08/03 26 $427,655 +112% 70 $6,109   $714,544 21
2012/08/10 30 $323,647 -24% 89 $3,636   $1,038,191 28
2012/08/17 31 $309,002 -5% 83 $3,723   $1,347,193 35
2012/08/24 33 $289,855 -6% 96 $3,019   $1,637,048 42
2012/08/31 33 $269,557 -7% 87 $3,098   $1,906,605 49
2012/09/07 41 $148,351 -45% 73 $2,032   $2,054,956 56
2012/09/14 45 $120,399 -19% 61 $1,974   $2,175,355 63
2012/09/21 53 $72,005 -40% 40 $1,800   $2,247,360 70
2012/09/28 54 $62,547 -13% 38 $1,646   $2,309,907 77
2012/10/05 55 $38,990 -38% 31 $1,258   $2,348,897 84
2012/10/12 71 $15,102 -61% 17 $888   $2,363,999 91
2012/10/19 77 $11,899 -21% 13 $915   $2,375,898 98
2012/10/26 77 $8,909 -25% 8 $1,114   $2,384,807 105
2012/11/02 83 $6,958 -22% 6 $1,160   $2,391,765 112
2012/11/09 83 $7,009 +1% 8 $876   $2,398,774 119
2012/11/16 88 $3,225 -54% 5 $645   $2,401,999 126

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 9/7/2012 $11,616 8 8 19 $93,707 12/12/2015
 
Rest of World $9,394
 
International Total$103,101 12/12/2015

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