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Poulet aux prunes (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $253,705Details
International Box Office $1,173,193Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,426,898
Further financial details...

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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azraƫl, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children... As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music...

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,701-9,800) 9,791 $253,705
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,272 $1,173,193
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,255 $1,426,898
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,942 $253,705

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 17th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as Chicken with Plums
Video Release: February 26th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Chicken With Plums
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug content, violent images, sensuality and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2222, 5/9/2012)
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Non-Chronological, Suicide, Depression, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Animated Sequences, Independent/Other Comics, Voiceover/Narration, Classical Music
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Celluloid Dreams, Manipulators, uFilm, Studio 37, Le Pacte, Lorette Productions, ARTE France, ZDF, Arte, Cinemage 5, UFund, MBB, Canal Plus, Cinecinema, Film(s)
Production Countries: Belgium,
France,
Germany

Leading Cast

   Nasser-Ali

Supporting Cast

Jamel Debbouze    Houshang & The Beggar
Goshifteh Farahani    Irane
Edouard Baer    Azrael
Chiara Mastroianni    Lili Adult
Isabella Rossellini    Nasser-Ali's Mother
Eric Caravaca    Abdi
Maria de Medeiros    Faranguisse

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
   Director
Marjane Satrapi    Screenwriter
Vincent Paronnaud    Screenwriter
Marjane Satrapi    Based on the Graphic Novel Chicken with Plums
Hengameh Panahi    Producer
Francois-Xavier Decraene    Executive Producer
Christoph Fisser    Co-Producer
Charlie Woebcken    Co-Producer
Torsten Poeck    Co-Producer
Henning Molfenter    Co-Producer
Adrian Politowski    Co-Producer
Gilles Waterkeyn    Co-Producer
Jerome Zajdermann    Assistant Director
Jasmina Torbati    Production Designer
Olivier Benet    Composer
Christophe Beaucarne    Cinematographer
Stephane Roche    Editor
Udo Kramer    Production Designer
Madeline Fontaine    Costume Designer
Nathalie Tissier    Make-up and Hair Designer
Stephane Malheu    Make-up and Hair Designer
Gilles Laurent    Sound Mixer
David Vranken    Sound Mixer
Emmanuel de Boissieu    Sound Mixer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 26th, 2013

February 26th, 2013

It's a good week on the home market with not only one of the biggest films of the last year coming out, but also one of the best. The biggest is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, which should be the best selling DVD and Blu-ray for the week, but it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. For that honor, we go back a few weeks to Frankenweenie. The screener arrived late, but it was worth waiting for and the 3D Combo Pack, while a little pricey, is worth picking up. Also in contender for Pick of the Week is Rocko's Modern Life: The Complete Series. More...

Per Theater Chart: Cosmopolis is Cosmopolitan

August 22nd, 2012

Cosmopolis led the way on the per theater chart with an excellent opening of $70,000 in three theaters for an average of $23,446. Given its reviews, I'm not sure it will do well as it expands. Robot and Frank was also strong with an average of $17,770 in two theaters, while Compliance was right behind with $16,427 in one theater. Ek Tha Tiger didn't quite reach the $10,000 club over the weekend with an average of $9,655, but it was a Wednesday release, so had it opened on Friday, it likely would have easily made the cut.

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Frank Discussion about Limited Releases

August 17th, 2012

Late August is a poor time of year for wide releases, but it is also usually not a good time of year for limited releases. It is too late to take advantage of the summer holidays, but it is also too early for Awards Season. However, there are nine films on this week's list, several of which are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Chicken and Plums, Compliance, Robot and Frank, and Side by Side are all earning amazing reviews. There are also several others that are earning good, but not great reviews. There might be too many good films coming out this week and the competition could cause one or two films that truly deserve to earn some measure of mainstream success from reaching their potential. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/08/17 62 $11,301   2 $5,651   $53,477 1
2012/08/24 72 $6,527 -42% 2 $3,264   $85,495 2
2012/08/31 67 $11,216 +72% 3 $3,739   $100,092 3
2012/09/07 77 $9,611 -14% 5 $1,922   $115,692 4
2012/09/14 60 $21,855 +127% 17 $1,286   $141,826 5
2012/09/21 70 $16,472 -25% 17 $969   $167,531 6
2012/09/28 76 $7,590 -54% 9 $843   $181,973 7
2012/10/05 61 $14,065 +85% 24 $586   $199,981 8
2012/10/12 79 $4,452 -68% 11 $405   $213,002 9
2012/10/19 83 $4,063 -9% 10 $406   $218,973 10
2012/10/26 78 $6,080 +50% 11 $553   $226,770 11
2012/11/02 82 $4,032 -34% 18 $224   $233,225 12
2012/11/09 80 $3,972 -1% 14 $284   $239,992 13
2012/11/16 74 $3,014 -24% 11 $274   $243,233 14
2012/11/23 76 $3,311 +10% 10 $331   $249,196 15
2012/11/30 89 $765 -77% 7 $109   $252,519 16
2012/12/07 104 $586 -23% 4 $147   $253,705 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/08/17 57 $36,792   2 $18,396   $78,968 1
2012/08/24 72 $9,908 -73% 2 $4,954   $88,876 2
2012/08/31 69 $17,205 +74% 3 $5,735   $106,081 3
2012/09/07 75 $13,890 -19% 5 $2,778   $119,971 4
2012/09/14 61 $31,088 +124% 17 $1,829   $151,059 5
2012/09/21 71 $23,324 -25% 17 $1,372   $174,383 6
2012/09/28 78 $11,533 -51% 9 $1,281   $185,916 7
2012/10/05 62 $22,634 +96% 24 $943   $208,550 8
2012/10/12 83 $6,360 -72% 11 $578   $214,910 9
2012/10/19 87 $5,780 -9% 10 $578   $220,690 10
2012/10/26 79 $8,503 +47% 11 $773   $229,193 11
2012/11/02 84 $6,827 -20% 18 $379   $236,020 12
2012/11/09 87 $4,199 -38% 14 $300   $240,219 13
2012/11/16 76 $5,666 +35% 11 $515   $245,885 14
2012/11/23 77 $5,869 +4% 10 $587   $251,754 15
2012/11/30 93 $1,365 -77% 7 $195   $253,119 16
2012/12/07 113 $586 -57% 4 $147   $253,705 17

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