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Blancanieves (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $236,394Details
International Box Office $2,259,577Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,495,971
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A re-telling of the classic Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale “Snow White”, Blancanieves is a homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema. Set in a romanticized 1920s Seville, Berger’s Snow White is Carmen, the daughter of a famous bull fighter, who lives under the tyrannical rule of her monstrous, evil stepmother, Encarna. She escapes and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, where her beauty and natural talent in the ring attract notices from the press. But soon the news reaches Encarna, who at last she knows where to find Carmen, and she prepares for the final showdown.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,901-10,000) 9,963 $236,394
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,774 $2,259,577
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,401-9,500) 9,468 $2,495,971

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 15th, 2013 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group
International Releases: September 28th, 2012 (Wide) (Spain)
January 30th, 2013 (Wide) (Switzerland)
March 7th, 2013 (Wide) (Portugal)
March 15th, 2013 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
March 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Greece)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent content and sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2258, 2/6/2013)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Step-Family, Dysfunctional Family, Dwarfism, Modern Adaptation, Retro Black and White, Confined to a Wheelchair, Silent Film, Romani / Gypsies, Bullfighting, Faulty Memory
Source:Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Arcadia Motion Pictures, Nix Films, Sisifo Films, The Kraken Films, Noodles Production, Arte France Cinema, Mama Films, uFilm, UFund
Production Countries: France,

Leading Cast

   Evil Stepmother

Supporting Cast

Daniel Gimenez Cacho    Antonio Villalta
Pere Ponce    Genaro
Jose Maria Pou    Don Carlos
Inma Cuesta    Carmen de Triana
Angela Molina    Dona Concha
Sofia Oria    Carmencita
Macarena Garcia    Carmen
Ramon Barea    Don Martin
Emilio Gavira    Jesusin

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Production and Technical Credits

Pablo Berger    Screenwriter
Pablo Berger    Producer
Ibon Cormenzana    Producer
Jerome Vidal    Producer
Ignasi Estape    Executive Producer
Angel Durandez    Executive Producer
Julian Garcia Rubi    Executive Producer
Jon Barcena    Executive Producer
Fernando Baldellou    Executive Producer
Adrian Politowski    Executive Producer
Gilles Waterkeyn    Executive Producer
Kiko de la Rica    Director of Photography
Alain Bainee    Production Designer
Ferran Piquer    Visual Effects Supervisor
Fernando Franco    Editor
Inigo Rotaetxe    Second Unit Director
Carlos Gras    Assistant Director
Rosa Estevez    Casting Director
Josep Amoros    Production Manager
Fermin Galan    Hairstylist
Sylvie Imbert    Make up
Paco Delgado    Costume Designer
Sandra Tapia    Associate Producer

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 3rd, 2013

September 3rd, 2013

It's a really slow week on the home market. There's only one first-run release of note, Now You See Me, while the best-selling TV on DVD release is from the CW, The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season. That doesn't mean there are no new releases worth picking up. In fact, there are a couple of contenders for Pick of the Week. Blancanieves is one such contender, but while the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, I think the target audience is a little too limited for Pick of the Week. Instead, that honor goes to From Up on Poppy Hill on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Limited Releases: Going Mental for Limited Releases

March 29th, 2013

It's kind of a mixed week when it comes to limited releases. There are quite a few of them, but not many that have good reviews and strong buzz. The best of these is Blancanieves, which I thought opened previously. There are some with good reviews and some with buzz, but not a lot that scream hit. The Place Beyond the Pines probably has the best chance at hitting major milestones. More...

Limited Releases: Go For Broke

March 15th, 2013

It is a pretty busy week for limited releases with a number of them that could do well. Blancanieves should do well in art house cinemas, but it is too out there for mainstream success. Likewise, From Up on Poppy Hill should draw in fans of Anime, but there are not enough of them to allow the film to expand significantly. Ginger and Rosa has more appeal to mainstream audiences and strong buzz, but its reviews are only good and not great. Spring Breakers is also earning reviews that are good, but not great. However, it has a planned wide opening next week, so unless that falls apart, it will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/29 60 $25,264   4 $6,316   $25,264 3
2013/04/05 55 $34,491 +37% 14 $2,464   $72,240 4
2013/04/12 59 $28,058 -19% 17 $1,650   $116,605 5
2013/04/19 55 $27,871 -1% 27 $1,032   $155,876 6
2013/04/26 56 $20,716 -26% 12 $1,726   $191,875 7
2013/05/03 62 $17,319 -16% 15 $1,155   $219,102 8
2013/05/10 76 $6,643 -62% 11 $604   $236,394 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/29 59 $37,749   4 $9,437   $37,749 3
2013/04/05 55 $50,798 +35% 14 $3,628   $88,547 4
2013/04/12 60 $39,458 -22% 17 $2,321   $128,005 5
2013/04/19 51 $43,154 +9% 27 $1,598   $171,159 6
2013/04/26 56 $30,624 -29% 12 $2,552   $201,783 7
2013/05/03 63 $27,968 -9% 15 $1,865   $229,751 8
2013/05/10 86 $6,643 -76% 11 $604   $236,394 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Belgium 4/10/2013 $12,661 5 5 15 $34,143 12/14/2015
Bolivia 4/4/2013 $8,723 7 7 12 $13,091 12/14/2015
Bulgaria 3/15/2013 $5,243 2 2 4 $5,662 12/14/2015
Germany 11/28/2013 $26,611 40 40 40 $34,676 12/13/2015
Greece 3/28/2013 $21,674 7 7 14 $50,876 12/14/2015
Portugal 3/7/2013 $2,421 5 5 10 $3,970 12/14/2015
Spain 9/28/2012 $0 0 142 903 $1,643,854 12/14/2015
Switzerland 1/30/2013 $0 0 6 6 $31,317 12/14/2015
Rest of World $441,988
International Total$2,259,577 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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