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Le gamin au vélo (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,389,524Details
International Box Office $3,786,899
Worldwide Box Office $5,176,423
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Le gamin au velo delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril. When his father abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle - after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser, a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her - though she refuses to give up without a fight.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
97% - Certified Fresh
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as Kid With A Bike
Video Release: February 12th, 2013 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, brief language and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2210, 2/15/2012)
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Unexpected Families, Beauty Industry, Dysfunctional Family, Abandoned Child, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Les Films du Fleuve, Archipel 35, Lucky Red, France 2 Cinema, RTBF, Belgacom


Jeremie Renier    Guy Catoul
Fabrizio Rongione    Bookseller
Egon Di Mateo    Wes
Olivier Gourmet    Special Guest Appearance

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Screenwriter    Luc Dardenne
1st Assistant Director    Caroline Tambour
DP    Alain Marcoen
Camera Operator    Benoit Dervaux
First Assistant Camera    Amaury Duquenne
Editor    Marie-Helene Dozo
Sound Engineer    Jean-Pierre Duret
Sound Editor    Benoit De Clerck
Sound Mixer    Thomas Gauder
Set Designer    Igor Gabriel
Costume Designer    Maira Ramedhan-Levi
Make-up and Hair Designer    Natali Tabareau-Vieuille
Production Manager    Thomas Alfandari
Producer    Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Producer    Luc Dardenne
Producer    Denis Freyd
Executive Producer    Delphine Tomson
Co-Producer    Andrea Occhipinti
Associate Producer    Arlette Zylberberg
Associate Producer    Bernadette Meunier
Associate Producer    Andre Michotte
Associate Producer    Stefano Massenzi

Bernie Buried the Competition on the Per Theater Chart

May 2nd, 2012

Bernie got off to an unexpectedly strong start with an average of $28,602 in three theaters. With 82% positive reviews, it should have strong enough word-of-mouth to expand significantly. Headhunters was the only other film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,753 in four theaters. As a foreign language film, it will have more trouble expanding. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Weekend Estimates: 21 Jumps to Top of Chart

March 18th, 2012

The industry will enjoy another solid weekend at the box office thanks to a healthy debut by 21 Jump Street, which will ride very positive reviews to about $35 million, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. Unfortunately, that probably won't be quite enough to give 2012 another win over 2011 -- somewhat surprisingly, because Limitless topped the chart last year with only $18.9 million, but the five movies that topped $10 million compared to three this year gives last year the edge. More...

Limited Releases are Mucho Grande

March 16th, 2012

It's not a particularly busy week in terms of total number of limited releases. However, it is a huge week in terms of total theater count, as there are three films opening in hundreds of theaters each. Will any of these films succeed? Jeff, Who Lives at Home has the best shot of the three. Or will any of the much more limited releases find an audience? Of those, The Kid with a Bike has the best shot at finding an audience. Additionally, Intouchables has a sneak peak on Saturday at the Paris Theater in New York City. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/16 52 $45,933   3 $15,311   $45,933 3
2012/03/23 38 $104,567 +128% 24 $4,357   $169,719 10
2012/03/30 30 $135,302 +29% 37 $3,657   $349,113 17
2012/04/06 30 $126,379 -7% 55 $2,298   $523,601 24
2012/04/13 30 $145,961 +15% 70 $2,085   $736,035 31
2012/04/20 29 $151,421 +4% 86 $1,761   $942,734 38
2012/04/27 33 $111,297 -26% 85 $1,309   $1,111,496 45
2012/05/04 39 $62,622 -44% 70 $895   $1,215,604 52
2012/05/11 48 $34,204 -45% 60 $570   $1,277,619 59
2012/05/18 51 $22,158 -35% 34 $652   $1,318,351 66
2012/06/01 61 $15,050   22 $684   $1,371,301 80
2012/06/08 74 $5,319 -65% 8 $665   $1,384,749 87

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