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De rouille et d’os (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,061,449Details
International Box Office $27,332,185Details
Worldwide Box Office $29,393,634
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Ali finds himself with a five-year-old child on his hands. Sam is his son, but he hardly knows him. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister Anna in Antibes, in the south of France. There things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage, she takes the child under her wing and the weather is glorious. Ali, a man of formidable size and strength, gets a job as a bouncer in a nightclub. He comes to the aid of Stéphanie during a nightclub brawl. Aloof and beautiful, Stéphanie seems unattainable, but in his frank manner Ali leaves her his phone number anyway. Stéphanie trains orca whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together. When Ali sees her next, Stéphanie is confined to a wheel chair: she has lost her legs and quite a few illusions. Ali’s direct, unpitying physicality becomes Stéphanie’s lifeline, but Ali too is transformed by Stéphanie’s tough resilience. And Stephanie comes alive again. As their stories intersect and diverge, they navigate a world where strength, beauty, youth and blood are commodities—but where trust, truth, loyalty and love cannot be bought and sold, and courage comes in many forms.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$19,500,000
Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as Rust & Bone
Video Release: March 19th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Rust and Bone
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2231, 7/11/2012)
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Paralysis / Loss of a Limb, Confined to a Wheelchair, Martial Arts, Single Parent, Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Page 114, Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinema, Les Films du Fleuve, RTBF, Lumiere, Lunanime, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, France Television
Production Countries: Belgium,

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Top 2012 Theater Average 79 $13,577 Nov 23, 2012 3

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 19th, 2013

March 19th, 2013

It is a very healthy week on the home market, at least at the top, as there are a number of big hits and Awards Season contenders. The biggest of these is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film didn't live up to expectations, but it is still worth picking up, especially if you've made the leap to 3D. There are also a couple of Awards Season contenders coming out this week, but I'm waiting for the screeners for both of them. Les Miserables has generated a lot of praise, but also some harsh criticisms. On the other hand, Zero Dark Thirty was one of the best movies of the year and even sight unseen, the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Getting Stoked

March 5th, 2013

There was only one film able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, as Stoker earned an average of $22,935 in seven theaters. Its reviews were only good and not great, so I'm not sure how well it will do next week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Singing a Love Song

January 15th, 2013

Quartet opened on top of the per theater chart with an average of $23,561 in two theaters. This is very impressive, especially for this time of year. Amour expanded from 3 to 15 theaters, but you couldn't tell from its per theater average, as it held very well down just 14% to $17,138. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hobbit Sets Out with $84.775 Million

December 16th, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is one of the most-keenly anticipated films of 2012, and its opening weekend hasn't disappointed. Warner Bros. is projecting an $84.775 millioon opening weekend, which is comfortably the biggest December weekend of all time. The film also, unsurprisingly, takes the record for biggest day in December. Tempering the celebrations a little is the fact that it will most likely be only the 37th-biggest opening weekend. However, a mid-December opening gives the film a chance to play through the long Holiday weekends to come. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings franchise films have enjoyed multipliers of between 5 and 6 on their opening weekend, which makes The Hobbit a very good bet for a final tally of $350 million, and $400 million can't be ruled out at this stage.

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Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

Per Theater Chart: Hyde Hits it Out of the Park

December 11th, 2012

Hyde Park on the Hudson opened on top of the per theater chart with an average of $20,341 in four theaters. That is good for a limited release, but bad for a potential Awards Season contender, which is how many people saw the film prior to its release. Additionally, with weak reviews, it has little hope at long legs. Burn was much further back at $13,602, also in four theaters. Rust and Bone saw its theater count double to four, but its per theater average actually grew to $13,015. Its word-of-mouth is outstanding. Beware of Mr. Baker remained in the $10,000 club with $10,349 in one theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Skyfall Regains Top Spot

December 9th, 2012

Skyfall returns to the top of the chart this weekend as another new release fails to catch on with audiences and films playing for a 3rd, 4th or 5th weekend battle for top billing. The new release that has missed out this time around is Playing for Keeps, which will land in 6th place with around $6 million. Above it, Rise of the Guardians, Lincoln and Life of Pi are all holding up well on a week-to-week basis (down 21%, 32% and 32% respectively), but Skyfall will win the weekend thanks to its existing momentum. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 continues to tumble -- it will be down 47% this weekend -- but it will still come in third with just over $9 million. More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases are a Little Rusty

December 4th, 2012

It was a rather slow week on the per theater chart with only two films topping the $10,000 mark, and none of them were massive hits. Rust and Bone rose to first place with an average of $12,369 in two theaters. It rose to top spot thanks to a miniscule 9% drop-off. The only other member of the $10,000 club was Beware of Mr. Baker, which was right behind with $12,195 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Killing Has Soft Opening

December 2nd, 2012

The weekend after Thanksgiving is not known for its box office prowess, and this year is proving no different. Most films in the top 10 are down around 50% from last weekend, and the new wide releases are both falling short of their respective distributor's hopes. Killing Them Softly is headed for a $7 million debut, according to Weinstein, which is Brad Pitt's worst wide opening since Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas back in 2003, and worst live action wide release since 1994's The Favor. Meanwhile, LD Distribution is projecting $3.4 million for The Collection in 1,403 theaters, which is less of a surprise, but still a disappointment. With those two misfires, the top of the chart is once more populated by Breaking Dawn, Part 2 and Skyfall, which are essentially neck and neck at this point, with Twilight topping $250 million domestically this weekend and Bond set to reach that landmark in the next few days. More...

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

Per Theater Chart: Hitching a Ride to the Top

November 27th, 2012

It was a particularly busy week on top of the per theater chart with seven films topping the $10,000 mark. Leading the way was Hitchcock with an average of $16,924 in 17 theaters. This is good for a limited release, but not great, and given the competition at this time of year, it needed to be great to survive. Anna Karenina expanded from 16 theaters to 66 earning an average of $13,580. Again, this is good, but not great. Rust and Bone was next with an average of $13,577 in two theaters. If it had sold just one more ticket, it would have earned second place instead of third on this list. Lincoln actually saw its per theater average grow reaching $12,724. It has already expanded truly wide and it should expand at least a little bit more. Likewise, Silver Linings Playbook should also expand more, as its per theater average this week was $11,945; however, it likely won't expand wide. The overall box office leader, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, was next up with an average of $10,723. The Central Park Five topped $10,000 on the per theater chart, barely, with an average of $10,190 in three theaters. Skyfall was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,069. It is pretty rare for a film to remain above that mark for three weeks in a row. More...

Weekend Estimates: Twilight and Bond Lead Record-Setting Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2012

As expected, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 and Skyfall are dominating the Thanksgiving charts, and, with some help from three new releases and two strong holdovers, will produce the most lucrative Thanksgiving holiday in history. All told, we should see something a little over $200 million in revenue for the three-day portion of the weekend, placing it in the top 20 weekends of all time. Breaking Dawn, Part 2 is tracking about in line with Part 1 at this point in its run. In contrast, Skyfall is well ahead of James Bond's previous outing, and has become the first Bond movie to top $200 million domestically (before adjusting for inflation). More...

Limited Releases are Going Psycho

November 23rd, 2012

It's a pretty light week for limited releases. Hitchcock is by far the biggest release, but its reviews are only mixed, so its box office chances are not strong. On the other hand, The Central Park Five is earning reviews that are strong enough that it should thrive, at least in limited release. It is very rare for a documentary to expand wide, even under the best of circumstances. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/11/23 55 $27,154   2 $13,577   $27,154 1
2012/11/30 53 $24,738 -9% 2 $12,369   $65,059 2
2012/12/07 40 $52,059 +110% 4 $13,015   $128,544 3
2012/12/14 35 $57,407 +10% 6 $9,568   $209,053 4
2012/12/28 32 $121,434   26 $4,671   $594,457 6
2013/01/04 30 $163,899 +35% 39 $4,203   $866,016 7
2013/01/11 30 $187,138 +14% 79 $2,369   $1,144,306 8
2013/01/18 30 $246,835 +32% 168 $1,469   $1,484,377 9
2013/01/25 37 $121,542 -51% 116 $1,048   $1,702,520 10
2013/02/01 42 $71,466 -41% 80 $893   $1,834,089 11
2013/02/08 54 $29,363 -59% 51 $576   $1,873,768 12
2013/02/15 54 $26,140 -11% 33 $792   $1,943,493 13
2013/02/22 57 $20,325 -22% 30 $678   $1,980,994 14
2013/03/01 66 $11,358 -44% 26 $437   $2,002,272 15
2013/03/08 77 $9,338 -18% 21 $445   $2,018,149 16
2013/03/15 68 $11,050 +18% 15 $737   $2,041,206 17
2013/03/22 74 $9,816 -11% 17 $577   $2,057,626 18
2013/03/29 109 $884 -91% 3 $295   $2,061,449 19

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/11/23 54 $40,321   2 $20,161   $40,321 1
2012/11/30 53 $36,164 -10% 2 $18,082   $76,485 2
2012/12/07 39 $75,161 +108% 4 $18,790   $151,646 3
2012/12/28 31 $229,094   26 $8,811   $702,117 6
2013/01/04 30 $255,051 +11% 39 $6,540   $957,168 7
2013/01/11 28 $280,374 +10% 79 $3,549   $1,237,542 8
2013/01/18 30 $343,436 +22% 168 $2,044   $1,580,978 9
2013/01/25 36 $181,645 -47% 116 $1,566   $1,762,623 10
2013/02/01 46 $81,782 -55% 80 $1,022   $1,844,405 11
2013/02/08 50 $72,948 -11% 51 $1,430   $1,917,353 12
2013/02/15 60 $26,140 -64% 33 $792   $1,943,493 13
2013/02/22 58 $30,245 +16% 30 $1,008   $1,990,914 14
2013/03/01 70 $17,897 -41% 26 $688   $2,008,811 15
2013/03/08 69 $21,345 +19% 21 $1,016   $2,030,156 16
2013/03/15 68 $17,654 -17% 15 $1,177   $2,047,810 17
2013/03/22 77 $12,755 -28% 17 $750   $2,060,565 18
2013/03/29 112 $884 -93% 3 $295   $2,061,449 19

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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