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Une vie de chat (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $287,709Details
International Box Office $348,371Details
Worldwide Box Office $636,080
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From Folimage, the animation studio behind Mia & the Migoo and Raining Cats and Frogs, comes a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris. Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion - as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat's two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures – and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue. Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame. A Cat in Paris is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir films and the stylized wit of the Pink Panther cartoons – and Dino, the literal cat burglar, manages to steal the show with little more than a subtle swish of the tail and quiet mew.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
82% - Certified Fresh
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 1st, 2012 (Limited) by GKIDS, released as A Cat in Paris
International Releases: October 21st, 2011 (Wide) (Brazil)
February 24th, 2012 (Limited), released as A Cat in Paris (Canada)
April 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Norway)
Video Release: October 9th, 2012 by New Video Group, released as A Cat in Paris
MPAA Rating: PG for mild violence and action, and some thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2223, 5/16/2012)
Running Time: 65 minutes
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Keywords: Police Procedural, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Organized Crime, Animal Lead, Mute
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Folimage, Lunanime, Lumiere, Digit Anima, France 3 Cinema, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, RTBF, Films Distribution, Soficinema 4, Canal Plus, France Television, Cinecinema, Le Centre National du Cinema et de L'Image
Production Countries: Belgium,


Bernadette Lafont    Claudine
Jean Benguigui    Victor Costa

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Alain Gagnol
Producer    Jacques-Remy Girerd
Executive Producer    Emmanuel Bernard
Co-Producer    Annemie Degryse
Co-Producer    Arnaud Demuynck
Co-Producer    Arlette Zylberberg
Screenwriter    Jacques-Remy Girerd

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 9th, 2012

October 8th, 2012

It is a soft week for new releases with only Prometheus looking strong. The film has earned polarizing reviews, so while many will like it, it's probably best to rent the DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack instead of buying outright. There are some TV on DVD releases and limited releases coming out this week, but you have to look to the catalogue Blu-rays coming out this week that are contenders for Pick of the Week. E.T. The Extraterrestrial, hasn't arrived yet, but its Anniversary Edition Blu-ray could be the best film on this week's list. However, Dial M for Murder in 3D is also a contender. 3D is still a niche market, so E.T. is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Full Moon on the Per Theater Chart

June 5th, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom remained on the top of the per theater chart with an outstanding average of $54,805 in 16 theaters. If it had opened with that average in four theaters, it would have been considered a huge hit, so this is a fantastic sophomore stint. Snow White and the Huntsman was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $14,900. More...

Looking for a Pair of Big Limited Releases

June 1st, 2012

There are not one, not two, but three limited releases opening in more than 100 theaters, plus another opening in dozens of theaters. Is it going to be a big week for limited releases as a result? Probably not. Of those four major limited releases, none of them are earning Tomatometer Scores above 25% positive. Ouch. There are a few releases earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, The Loved Ones, Pink Ribbons, Inc., and others, but they are smaller releases and I don't think any of them will truly thrive. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/02 78 $7,346   5 $1,469   $12,624 10
2012/03/09 79 $6,878 -6% 4 $1,720   $33,111 17
2012/03/16 92 $1,628 -76% 4 $407   $38,128 24
2012/03/23 95 $570 -65% 2 $285   $38,982 31
2012/03/30 106 $370 -35% 1 $370   $39,460 38
2012/04/06 93 $269 -27% 1 $269   $39,729 45
2012/06/01 42 $35,000   6 $5,833   $75,424 3
2012/06/22 62 $10,483   10 $1,048   $107,208 24
2012/06/29 44 $29,974 +186% 12 $2,498   $143,268 31
2012/07/06 50 $14,424 -52% 12 $1,202   $183,435 38
2012/07/27 64 $9,180   12 $765   $255,881 59
2012/08/10 71 $5,868   12 $489   $287,709 73

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/02 70 $19,934   5 $3,987   $26,233 14
2012/03/09 86 $8,309 -58% 4 $2,077   $36,500 21
2012/03/16 92 $1,911 -77% 4 $478   $38,412 28
2012/03/23 99 $677 -65% 2 $339   $39,089 35
2012/04/06 108 $964   1 $964   $40,424 7
2012/06/22 64 $16,569   10 $1,657   $113,294 28
2012/06/29 47 $55,717 +236% 12 $4,643   $169,011 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Brazil 10/21/2011 $0 0 3 6 $39,517 12/12/2015
Canada 2/24/2012 $0 0 0 0 $0
Norway 4/27/2012 $30,003 74 99 320 $308,854 12/11/2015
International Total$348,371 12/12/2015

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