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Les bien-aimés (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $124,405Details
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Starring Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni, this sly and exquisitely romantic musical drama from Christophe Honore spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the '60s, Madeleine leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jar mil in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France. Thirty years later we follow the romance of Madeleine's daughter, Vera, who falls in love with a musician in London who is incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil. Louis Garrel and Paul Schneider also star in this light-hearted but ultimately moving exploration of the changing nature of relationships, with music by Alex Beaupain.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
55% - Rotten
45% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 17th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as Beloved
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 135 minutes
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Keywords: Death of a Son or Daughter, Love Triangle, Relatives Playing Relatives, 9/11, AIDS, Prostitution, Unrequited Love, Relationships Gone Wrong, Infidelity, Same Role, Multiple Actors
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinema, Sixteen Films, Negativ, Canal Plus
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,865 $13,348 Sep 14, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,390 $14,229 Sep 7, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,037 $14,221 Aug 31, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,670 $15,417 Aug 24, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,813 $25,825 Aug 17, 2012 3


   Madeleine 2
   Vera 3
   Madelenine 1
   Jaromil 2
   Gouriot 2

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Christophe Honore
Composer    Alex Beaupain
Director of Photography    Remy Chevrin
Production Designer    Samuel Deshors
Production Designer    Pascaline Chavanne
Sound Designer    Guillaume Le Braz
Editor    Chantal Hymans

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.


Frank Discussion about Limited Releases

August 17th, 2012

Late August is a poor time of year for wide releases, but it is also usually not a good time of year for limited releases. It is too late to take advantage of the summer holidays, but it is also too early for Awards Season. However, there are nine films on this week's list, several of which are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Chicken and Plums, Compliance, Robot and Frank, and Side by Side are all earning amazing reviews. There are also several others that are earning good, but not great reviews. There might be too many good films coming out this week and the competition could cause one or two films that truly deserve to earn some measure of mainstream success from reaching their potential. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/17 54 $25,825   5 $5,165   $25,825 3
2012/08/24 63 $15,417 -40% 7 $2,202   $55,434 10
2012/08/31 66 $14,221 -8% 6 $2,370   $77,299 17
2012/09/07 71 $14,229 n/c 6 $2,372   $100,420 24
2012/09/14 67 $13,348 -6% 6 $2,225   $119,608 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/17 56 $40,017   5 $8,003   $40,017 7
2012/08/24 65 $23,061 -42% 7 $3,294   $63,078 14
2012/08/31 67 $23,113 n/c 6 $3,852   $86,191 21
2012/09/07 70 $20,069 -13% 6 $3,345   $106,260 28
2012/09/14 68 $18,145 -10% 6 $3,024   $124,405 35

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