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L'illusionniste (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,231,474Details
International Box Office $6,378,475Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,609,949
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Synopsis

The Illusionist is a story about two paths that cross. An outdated, aging magician, forced to wander from country to country, city to city and station to station in search of a stage to perform his act, meets a young girl at the start of her life's journey. Alice is a teenage girl with all her capacity for childish wonder still intact. She plays at being a woman without realizing the day to stop pretending is fast approaching. She doesn't know yet that she loves The Illusionist like she would a father; he already knows that he loves her as he would a daughter. Their destinies will collide, but nothing - not even magic or the power of illusion - can stop the voyage of discovery.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,935 $2,231,474
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,979 $6,378,475
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,407 $8,609,949
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,011 $2,231,474

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as The Illusionist
Video Release: May 10th, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as The Illusionist (2010)
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2136, 9/1/2010)
Running Time: 80 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Land Before Time
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Keywords: Stage Magician, Unexpected Families, Foreign Language
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Django Films, Cine B, France 3 Cinema, Canal Plus, Cinecinema
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 54 $15,472 Dec 31, 2010 9

Cast

   The Illusionist/French Cinema Manager
Eilidh Rankin    Alice
Duncan MacNeil    Additional Voice
Raymond Mearns    Additional Voice
James T. Muir    Additional Voice
Tom Urie    Additional Voice
Paul Bandey    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Executive Producer    Philippe Carcassonne
Producer    Jake Eberts
Producer    Bob Last
Producer    Sally Chomet
Screenwriter    Jacques Tati
Screenwriter    Sylvain Chomet
Director   
Assistant Director    Paul Dutton
Art Director    Bjarne Hansen
Visual Effects Designer    Jean-Pierre Bouchet
Digital Effects Supervisor    Campbell McAllister
Sound Designer    Jean Goudier
Co-Executive Producer    Jinko Gotoh
Production Manager    Fiona Hall

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Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Animated Feature

February 6th, 2011

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film, which is one of the least competitive categories that we will be dealing with this year. (This is true most years.) This is actually quite fortunate, as a rule dispute at the Annies have rendered that awards ceremony nearly useless in predictive power. More...

Awards Season: Oscars Offer a Truly Regal Performance

January 25th, 2011

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, thus ending months of speculation. Along with a (very) few surprises, the list of nominees is mostly a case of Deja Vu. Leading the way, as it has so often this year, was The King's Speech, with 12 nominations, including six in seven of the most prestigious categories (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and the four acting categories). But it was far from the only multi-nominated film on the list. More...

Per Theater Chart: Phil Ochs has Fortunate Start

January 11th, 2011

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune opened on top of the per theater chart with $18,211 in one theater over the weekend and $26,846 since Wednesday. This pushed Blue Valentine into second place with an average of $17,608; however, Valentine also saw its theater count balloon from 4 to 40. Another Year added one more theater, but it wasn't enough to keeps its overall box office level, as its average slipped to $12,466. The Illusionist hung on with an average of $10,996, but I think it has taken too long and it might be too late to expand significantly. More...

Per Theater Chart: Blue Pulls in the Green

January 4th, 2011

The final weekend of the year saw no less than six films topping the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Leading the way was Blue Valentine with an average of $48,432 over the weekend and it already has close to $300,000 in just four theaters since Wednesday. Country Strong saw its average grow to $20,753, but it was still pushed to second place due to the competition. Another Year opened in third with $18,645 in six theaters, while Somewhere remained steady with $17,302 in eight. The Illusionist grew by 20% to $15,472, but it did have an extra day, as last weekend it opened on Saturday. The final $10,000 film was The King's Speech, which earned more than $7 million in 700 theaters for an average of $11,108. More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases are Strong

December 28th, 2010

There was a real battle for top spot on the per theater chart with Country Strong just coming out on top with an average of $17,321 in 2 theaters. That's a pretty good start, but I'm not sure it will be enough to get a truly wide release. Somewhere was right behind with an average of $17,012 in 7 theaters. However, one could argue it had a better opening, since it was playing in more theaters and opened on Wednesday, thus diluting its weekend average. The final film to reach the $10,000 mark was The Illusionist with an average of $12,865 in 3 theaters, but that was over just two days. More...

Awards Season - King of the Globes, or at Least the Nominations

December 14th, 2010

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations early this morning, and there are some interesting surprises included in the mix. Leading the way was The King's Speech, which has long been seen as one of the major players this Awards Season. Meanwhile, The Fighter and The Social Network were right behind with six each. There were many, many other films nomination, including more than a few shocks. ... Mostly in one category. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/12/24 38 $38,594   3 $12,865   $38,594 1
2010/12/31 43 $46,416 +20% 3 $15,472   $123,476 2
2011/01/07 44 $32,988 -29% 3 $10,996   $178,410 3
2011/01/14 41 $60,472 +83% 7 $8,639   $254,265 4
2011/01/21 38 $80,599 +33% 15 $5,373   $370,984 5
2011/01/28 33 $133,988 +66% 25 $5,360   $537,590 6
2011/02/04 30 $186,668 +39% 68 $2,745   $766,312 7
2011/02/11 30 $303,523 +63% 206 $1,473   $1,137,549 8
2011/02/18 35 $188,494 -38% 106 $1,778   $1,467,789 9
2011/02/25 36 $148,769 -21% 125 $1,190   $1,725,536 10
2011/03/04 40 $80,212 -46% 76 $1,055   $1,867,838 11
2011/03/11 41 $72,094 -10% 76 $949   $1,974,831 12
2011/03/18 46 $49,677 -31% 58 $857   $2,063,755 13
2011/03/25 56 $36,431 -27% 49 $743   $2,124,963 14
2011/04/01 62 $21,885 -40% 32 $684   $2,166,980 15
2011/04/08 66 $14,540 -34% 32 $454   $2,189,699 16
2011/04/15 75 $6,052 -58% 16 $378   $2,206,462 17
2011/04/22 88 $4,662 -23% 12 $389   $2,218,443 18
2011/04/29 90 $3,289 -29% 19 $173   $2,227,548 19
2011/05/06 113 $1,230 -63% 4 $308   $2,231,024 20

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/17 38 $20,000   7 $2,857   $274,265 24
2011/02/21 35 $40,070   106 $378   $1,507,859 59

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/12/24 41 $77,060   3 $25,687   $77,060 1
2010/12/31 40 $68,362 -11% 3 $22,787   $145,422 2
2011/01/07 43 $48,371 -29% 3 $16,124   $193,793 3
2011/01/14 41 $96,592 +100% 7 $13,799   $290,385 4
2011/01/21 39 $113,217 +17% 15 $7,548   $403,602 5
2011/01/28 34 $176,042 +55% 25 $7,042   $579,644 6
2011/02/04 30 $254,382 +45% 68 $3,741   $834,026 7
2011/02/11 27 $445,269 +75% 206 $2,162   $1,279,295 8
2011/02/18 36 $297,472 -33% 106 $2,806   $1,576,767 9
2011/02/25 37 $210,859 -29% 125 $1,687   $1,787,626 10
2011/03/04 39 $115,111 -45% 76 $1,515   $1,902,737 11
2011/03/11 41 $111,341 -3% 76 $1,465   $2,014,078 12
2011/03/18 45 $74,454 -33% 58 $1,284   $2,088,532 13
2011/03/25 56 $56,563 -24% 49 $1,154   $2,145,095 14
2011/04/01 63 $30,064 -47% 32 $940   $2,175,159 15
2011/04/08 61 $25,251 -16% 32 $789   $2,200,410 16
2011/04/15 72 $13,371 -47% 16 $836   $2,213,781 17
2011/04/22 80 $10,478 -22% 12 $873   $2,224,259 18
2011/04/29 91 $5,535 -47% 19 $291   $2,229,794 19
2011/05/06 115 $1,680 -70% 4 $420   $2,231,474 20

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