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King Georges (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,663Details
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Philadelphia, circa 2010, is about to lose its culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. The 67-year-old owner, Georges Perrier, nearly as iconic as his landmark eatery, is preparing to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business. Filmmaker Erika Frankel, a native of the Philly suburbs, asks if she could film Perrier as an era-ending tribute. Perrier, however, has other plans. He decides to withdraw the sale and reinvent Le Bec-Fin by hiring a new protégé, Chef Nicholas Elmi, who achieved national fame on the Top Chef TV show. Perrier wants to pass the business to Elmi, but finds he has trouble letting go of the spatula. Over a three-year period, Frankel captures this mercurial, passionate, quixotic force of nature as he struggles to preserve his sumptuous Gallic dishes in an era where casual attitudes and lighter fare are taking hold. Spiced with archival footage and interviews from world-renowned chefs, such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Eric Ripert, King Georges is a feast for the eyes, as well as a touching portrait of a master artist in the twilight of his career who realizes he is still hungry for seconds.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,086 $51,663
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,601-16,700) 16,652 $51,663
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,785 $51,663

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 26th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 78 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Chef, Restaurants
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sundance Selects, 1500 Walnut Films, LLC
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Georges Perrier    Himself


Nicholas Elmi    Himself
Daniel Boulud    Himself
Thomas Keller    Himself
Eric Ripert    Himself
Ed Rendell    Himself/Former Mayor of Philadelphia
Abraham Abiselah    Himself
Pierre Calmels    Himself
Craig Laban    Himself
Michael Klein    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Erika Frankel    Producer
Frederic Tcheng    Director of Photography
Grace Kline    Editor
Amanda Larson    Editor
Karen K.H. Sim    Consulting Editor
Michael Montes    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/02/26 63 $15,031   4 $3,758   $15,031 1
2016/03/04 73 $6,516 -57% 6 $1,086   $26,580 2
2016/03/11 75 $6,019 -8% 6 $1,003   $35,006 3
2016/03/18 100 $1,007 -83% 10 $101   $48,658 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/02/26 63 $20,064   4 $5,016   $20,064 1
2016/03/04 73 $8,923 -56% 6 $1,487   $28,987 2
2016/03/11 79 $9,664 +8% 6 $1,611   $38,651 3
2016/03/18 75 $13,012 +35% 10 $1,301   $51,663 4

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