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Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,990,075Details
International Box Office $16,764,397Details
Worldwide Box Office $22,754,472
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,803,349 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,803,349
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  4. International
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  7. Cast & Crew
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,748 $5,990,075
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,978 $16,764,397
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,295 $22,754,472
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 401-500) 475 $5,990,075

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 30th, 2007 (Exclusive) by Miramax, released as The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Video Release: April 29th, 2008 by Miramax Video, released as Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for nudity, sexual content and some language
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Foreign Language
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Jon Kilik
Production Countries: France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Theater Average 3rd Weekend 89 $18,855 Dec 14, 2007 17
Top 2007 Theater Average 29 $25,240 Nov 30, 2007 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Marie-Josee Croze    Henriette Roi
Anne Consigny    Claude
Patrick Chesnais    Doctor Lepage
Niels Arestrup    Roussin
Olatz Lopez Garmendia    Marie Lopez
Jean-Pierre Cassel    Father Lucien and Shopkeeper
Marina Hands    Josephine
Max von Sydow    Papinou
Gerard Watkins    Doctor Cocheton
Theo Sampaio    Theophile
Fiorella Campanella    Celeste
Talina Boyaci    Hortense
Isaach de Bankole    Laurent
Emma de Caunes    Empress Eugenie
Jean-Philippe Ecoffey    Doctor Mercier and Noirtier de Villefort
Nicolas Le Riche    Nijinski
Anne Alvaro    Betty
Francoise Lebrun    Madame Bauby
Zinedine Soualem    Joubert
Georges Roche    Fourmeau
Agathe De La Fontaine    Ines
Yves-Marie Coppin    Fisherman
Francois Delaive    The Male Nurse
Franck Victor    Paul
Laure de Clermont    Diane
Virginie Delmotte    The Female Nurse
Daniel Lapostolle    Nursing Auxiliary
Philippe Roux    Nursing Auxiliary
Francis Filloux    Male Night Nurse
Elvis Polanski    Young Jean-Do
Cedric Brelet von Sydow    Young Papinou
Sara Seguela    Paraplegic Lourdes
Vasile Negru    The Violinist
Marie Meyer    Model
Ilze Bajare    Model
Anna Chyzh    Model
Antoine Breant    Assistant to Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Michael Wincott   


Azzedine Alaia    Himself
Jean-Baptiste Mondino    Himself
Lenny Kravitz    Himself
Farida Khelfa    Herself

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

Production and Technical Credits

Ronald Harwood    Screenwriter
Jean-Dominique Bauby    Story Creator
Kathleen Kennedy    Producer
Jon Kilik    Producer
Pierre Grunstien    Executive Producer
Jim Lemley    Executive Producer
Leonard Glowinski    Associate Producer
Janusz Kaminski    Director of Photography
Juliette Welfling    Editor
Michel Eric    Production Designer
Laurent Ott    Production Designer
Olivier Beriot    Costume Designer
Paul Cantelon    Composer
Jean-Paul Mugel    Sound
Francis Wargnier    Sound
Dominique Gaborieau    Sound
Francois-Xavier Decraene    Line Producer
Stephane Gluck    Assistant Director
Stephan Guillemet    Unit Production Manager
Jean-Noel Vincensini    Set Decorator
Julien Durguel    Set Decorator
Stephanie Noel    Set Decorator
Daniella Telle    Costume Supervisor
Camille Joste    Costume Supervisor
Cyrille Richard    Dialogue Editor
Myriam Holtois    Makeup
Christian Gruau    Hairstylist
Benoit Lestang    Special Make-up Effects
Julian Schnabel    Music Supervisor
Gerard Moulevier    Casting

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD Rentals - Zero Releases Top 27

May 12th, 2008

There were five new releases to reach the top 30 on the rental chart this week, including the overall leader, 27 Dresses. That film started its home market run with in $7.35 million in rentals, which was as expected, given its domestic box office. More...

DVD Releases for April 29, 2008

April 28th, 2008

One of the last major Oscar contenders is coming out this week, and it is the only real contender for DVD Pick of the Week. Fortunately, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Buy from Amazon is certainly worth that title. There is also an honorable mention in the form of His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass - Blu-ray, which not only includes additional features from the DVD, but is actually cheaper. Easily the best High Definition release of the week. More...

Can't Touch the Duchess on the Per Theater Averages

February 26th, 2008

The Duchess of Langeais was the number one film on the per theater chart this week, earning an average of $11,126 in two theaters while Oscar-winner The Counterfeiters earned an average of $10,939 in 8 theaters. More...

Awards Season - Juno Scores Hat Trick at Independent Spirit Awards

February 24th, 2008

The Independent Spirit Awards are one of the earliest to announce their nominees, but they don't hand out the hardware until almost the very end. This year the big winner was Juno with three awards, which could be followed by a couple of Oscars tonight. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Director and Best Picture

February 23rd, 2008

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Director and Best Picture. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay

February 15th, 2008

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at Best Writing - Original Screenplay and Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay. More...

Per Theater Averages - Two Out of 3D Ain't Bad

February 12th, 2008

Three films earned per theater averages better than $10,000 this weekend. Two of those were the same 3D concert releases that topped the charts last week. However, the number one film this week was In Bruges with a very healthy average of $16,330 in 28 theaters. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour did suffer a sophomore slump, but earned an average of $14,987, which is more than enough to keep theater owners happy. Finally, U2 3D was up more than 3% to $12,094, which bodes very well for the film's upcoming expansion. More...

4 + 3 + 2 = Number One on Per Theater Chart

January 29th, 2008

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days may have been snubbed by Oscar, but moviegoers felt differently as it earned more than $50,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $25,856 over the weekend. U2 3D earned a million dollars during its opening, more or less. Less over the weekend, but more since Wednesday. This helped it into second place on the per theater chart with an average of $15,808 in 61 theaters. The final film to top $10,000 was L'Annee Derniere a Marienbad in its second weekend of re-release earning $13,719 in one theater. More...

Derniere dans Premier au Per Theater Charts

January 23rd, 2008

The re-release of L'Annee Derniere a Marienbad opened in first place on the per theater chart with $15,496 in its lone theater. Still Life was close behind with $12,744, also in one theater. The overall box office leader, Cloverfield, was the only other film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $11,744 over the three-day portion of the weekend. More...

Awards Season - No Shortage of Love for Country or Blood

January 22nd, 2008

The Oscar nominations were announced today and there is no shortage of contenders. In fact, with no real juggernaut to deal with, the competition is more up in the air that most years. More...

Awards Season - Guilds Get into the Act

January 15th, 2008

The final three guilds handed out their nominations over the past week and while most deal with television, there are a handful of theatrical nominations for each of the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and the Writers Guild of America. More...

Awards Season - No Ceremony but Plenty of Winners

January 14th, 2008

The WGA strike meant the Golden Globes ceremony was cancelled last night and the winners were instead announced during a half-hour press conference. For people who think the awards have become bloated, this was welcome news. More...

Juno has Legendary Start on Per Theater Chart

December 19th, 2007

Despite expanding from 7 theaters to 40, Juno remained in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $35,686. The number one overall film, I Am Legend, had to settle for second place with a still very impressive $21,412. Another holdover, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, remained nearly flat, earning an average of $18,855 in three theaters, but it better expand soon before it's too late. Atonement earned nearly $2 million over the weekend in just 117 theaters for an average of $15,443. Despite weaker than expected reviews, The Kite Runner opened with nearly $500,000 in 35 for an average of $13,478. The final film in the $10,000 club was the second wide release to reach that mark this weekend; Alvin and the Chipmunks opened with an average of $12,750 in nearly 3,500 theaters over the weekend. More...

Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

December 13th, 2007

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories. More...

Quartet of Oscar Contenders top the Per Theater Chart

December 12th, 2007

While many obvious Oscar bait films have failed to connect with critics or moviegoers this fall, Juno came practically out of nowhere to become a top contender. Not only has it earned 92% positive reviews, it also earned an average of $59,124 over the weekend in 7 theaters. And, since Wednesday, amassed an impressive $81,887. Atonement also did well enough to give it a serious shot at picking up some hardware with almost $800,000 in 32 theaters for an average of $24,901. Last week's duo of debuts held well with The Diving Bell and the Butterfly earning an average of $19,200 in 3 theaters during its second weekend of release. Meanwhile, The Savages expanded from 4 to 9 theaters while earning an average of $15,828. More...

Cast Updates - December 6, 2007

December 6th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for A Christmas Carol, Milk, Seven Pounds, and more! More...

Competition Takes a Dive against The Savages

December 5th, 2007

The Savages easily won the race on the per theater chart, scoring $150,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $37,965, and that's with a Wednesday opening. Over five days, the film earned an average of just over $46,000. The only other film to crack $10,000 was The Diving Bell and the Butterfly with $75,000 in three theaters for an average of $25,240. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 30, 2007

December 2nd, 2007

Slow week, both in terms of the number of movies being released, and in terms of the quality of the sites. Aaja Nachle - Official Site stood out as the best site, but not good enough to win the Weekly Website Award. More...

Possible Oscar Battle on the Limited Front

November 30th, 2007

With the official beginning of award season happening earlier in the week, it should come as no surprise that there are a couple potential Oscar winners among this week's films. It's a close battle between The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Savages for the most glory, but there are a few other films worth checking out as well. More...

Award Season - Juno and Dylan Have Plenty of Spirit

November 29th, 2007

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced. Several films received nods, but I'm Not There and Juno were the big hits. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 7, 2007

October 7th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Case 39, Inkheart, Four Christmases and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 23, 2007

June 23rd, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Michael Clayton, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Love Guru and more. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/11/30 33 $75,721   3 $25,240   $75,721 1
2007/12/07 43 $57,600 -24% 3 $19,200   $170,321 2
2007/12/14 35 $56,565 -2% 3 $18,855   $257,891 3
2007/12/21 28 $118,098 +109% 28 $4,218   $410,546 4
2007/12/28 25 $273,246 +131% 44 $6,210   $882,696 5
2008/01/04 22 $345,685 +27% 57 $6,065   $1,458,913 6
2008/01/11 23 $347,440 +1% 75 $4,633   $1,963,252 7
2008/01/18 26 $386,870 +11% 107 $3,616   $2,528,036 8
2008/01/25 30 $397,842 +3% 123 $3,234   $3,130,459 9
2008/02/01 26 $441,548 +11% 205 $2,154   $3,720,930 10
2008/02/08 26 $433,248 -2% 213 $2,034   $4,333,741 11
2008/02/15 27 $350,722 -19% 181 $1,938   $4,839,646 12
2008/02/22 31 $255,979 -27% 161 $1,590   $5,277,103 13
2008/02/29 39 $151,553 -41% 131 $1,157   $5,530,368 14
2008/03/07 40 $84,625 -44% 103 $822   $5,681,995 15
2008/03/14 45 $61,253 -28% 65 $942   $5,791,810 16
2008/03/21 50 $50,998 -17% 55 $927   $5,875,116 17
2008/03/28 60 $35,833 -30% 37 $968   $5,941,276 18
2008/04/04 63 $30,169 -16% 31 $973   $5,990,075 19

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/21 27 $83,919   107 $784   $2,611,955 53
2008/02/18 25 $73,691   181 $407   $4,913,337 81

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/11/30 34 $112,721   3 $37,574   $112,721 1
2007/12/07 43 $88,605 -21% 3 $29,535   $201,326 2
2007/12/14 35 $91,122 +3% 3 $30,374   $292,448 3
2007/12/21 28 $317,002 +248% 28 $11,322   $609,450 4
2007/12/28 24 $503,778 +59% 44 $11,450   $1,113,228 5
2008/01/04 22 $502,584 n/c 57 $8,817   $1,615,812 6
2008/01/11 23 $525,354 +5% 75 $7,005   $2,141,166 7
2008/01/18 26 $591,451 +13% 107 $5,528   $2,732,617 8
2008/01/25 30 $546,765 -8% 123 $4,445   $3,279,382 9
2008/02/01 27 $621,111 +14% 205 $3,030   $3,900,493 10
2008/02/08 29 $588,431 -5% 213 $2,763   $4,488,924 11
2008/02/15 28 $532,200 -10% 181 $2,940   $5,021,124 12
2008/02/22 32 $357,691 -33% 161 $2,222   $5,378,815 13
2008/02/29 38 $218,555 -39% 131 $1,668   $5,597,370 14
2008/03/07 40 $133,187 -39% 103 $1,293   $5,730,557 15
2008/03/14 47 $93,561 -30% 65 $1,439   $5,824,118 16
2008/03/21 49 $81,325 -13% 55 $1,479   $5,905,443 17
2008/03/28 59 $54,463 -33% 37 $1,472   $5,959,906 18
2008/04/04 70 $30,169 -45% 31 $973   $5,990,075 19

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/4/20082235,177 35,177$668,011$668,0111

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