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L'illusionniste (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,231,474Details
International Box Office $6,378,475
Worldwide Box Office $8,609,949
Further financial details...

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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

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 An outdated, aging magician, forced to wander from country to country, city to city and station to station in search of a stage to perform his act, meets a young girl at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


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
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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,304 $1,230 May 6, 2011 135
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,274 $3,289 Apr 29, 2011 128
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,433 $4,662 Apr 22, 2011 121
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,602 $6,052 Apr 15, 2011 114
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,569 $14,540 Apr 8, 2011 107
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,644 $21,885 Apr 1, 2011 100
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,669 $36,431 Mar 25, 2011 93
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,732 $49,677 Mar 18, 2011 86
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,728 $72,094 Mar 11, 2011 79
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,941 $80,212 Mar 4, 2011 72
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,680 $148,769 Feb 25, 2011 65
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,750 $188,494 Feb 18, 2011 58
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,666 $303,523 Feb 11, 2011 51
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,581 $186,668 Feb 4, 2011 44
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,517 $133,988 Jan 28, 2011 37
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,499 $80,599 Jan 21, 2011 30
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,272 $60,472 Jan 14, 2011 23
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,341 $32,988 Jan 7, 2011 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,489 $46,416 Dec 31, 2010 9
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,253 $38,594 Dec 24, 2010 2

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

Per Theater Chart: Rapids Crosses Finish Line First

February 15th, 2011

Strong reviews and an impressive cast helped Cedar Rapids top the per theater chart with an average of $20,198 in 15 theaters. Vidal Sassoon: The Movie was the only other film to reach an average of $10,000 with $13,053 in its lone theater. More...

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...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/24 38 $38,594   3 $12,865   $38,594 2
2010/12/31 43 $46,416 +20% 3 $15,472   $123,476 9
2011/01/07 44 $32,988 -29% 3 $10,996   $178,410 16
2011/01/14 41 $60,472 +83% 7 $8,639   $254,265 23
2011/01/21 38 $80,599 +33% 15 $5,373   $370,984 30
2011/01/28 33 $133,988 +66% 25 $5,360   $537,590 37
2011/02/04 30 $186,668 +39% 68 $2,745   $766,312 44
2011/02/11 30 $303,523 +63% 206 $1,473   $1,137,549 51
2011/02/18 35 $188,494 -38% 106 $1,778   $1,467,789 58
2011/02/25 36 $148,769 -21% 125 $1,190   $1,725,536 65
2011/03/04 40 $80,212 -46% 76 $1,055   $1,867,838 72
2011/03/11 41 $72,094 -10% 76 $949   $1,974,831 79
2011/03/18 46 $49,677 -31% 58 $857   $2,063,755 86
2011/03/25 56 $36,431 -27% 49 $743   $2,124,963 93
2011/04/01 62 $21,885 -40% 32 $684   $2,166,980 100
2011/04/08 66 $14,540 -34% 32 $454   $2,189,699 107
2011/04/15 75 $6,052 -58% 16 $378   $2,206,462 114
2011/04/22 88 $4,662 -23% 12 $389   $2,218,443 121
2011/04/29 90 $3,289 -29% 19 $173   $2,227,548 128
2011/05/06 113 $1,230 -63% 4 $308   $2,231,024 135

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 GrossDays
2010/12/24 41 $77,060   3 $25,687   $77,060 6
2010/12/31 40 $68,362 -11% 3 $22,787   $145,422 13
2011/01/07 43 $48,371 -29% 3 $16,124   $193,793 20
2011/01/14 41 $96,592 +100% 7 $13,799   $290,385 27
2011/01/21 39 $113,217 +17% 15 $7,548   $403,602 34
2011/01/28 34 $176,042 +55% 25 $7,042   $579,644 41
2011/02/04 30 $254,382 +45% 68 $3,741   $834,026 48
2011/02/11 27 $445,269 +75% 206 $2,162   $1,279,295 55
2011/02/18 36 $297,472 -33% 106 $2,806   $1,576,767 62
2011/02/25 37 $210,859 -29% 125 $1,687   $1,787,626 69
2011/03/04 39 $115,111 -45% 76 $1,515   $1,902,737 76
2011/03/11 41 $111,341 -3% 76 $1,465   $2,014,078 83
2011/03/18 45 $74,454 -33% 58 $1,284   $2,088,532 90
2011/03/25 56 $56,563 -24% 49 $1,154   $2,145,095 97
2011/04/01 63 $30,064 -47% 32 $940   $2,175,159 104
2011/04/08 61 $25,251 -16% 32 $789   $2,200,410 111
2011/04/15 72 $13,371 -47% 16 $836   $2,213,781 118
2011/04/22 80 $10,478 -22% 12 $873   $2,224,259 125
2011/04/29 91 $5,535 -47% 19 $291   $2,229,794 132
2011/05/06 115 $1,680 -70% 4 $420   $2,231,474 139

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