Since last Friday Marion Cotillard’s latest movie ‘Midnight in Paris‘ is out in the US. At the moment it’s only screening in 6 theaters in New York on Los Angeles but it’ll expand to more theatres this Friday and to even more in the coming weeks. Visit the official movie site for the release schedule to find out when it’ll play in a theater near you.
Here’s a brief recap on how the movie has been doing at the box office. On its opening day in France ‘Midnight in Paris‘ had at least 2 screenings less than other movies opening the same time because cinemas were only allowed to screen it as of 8pm – the time when the movie had its Cannes premiere. Nevertheless it had the best opening day attracting 43 294 people to the cinema (source). On the weekly box office it ended up second after ‘Fast Five‘ grossing $4.2 million from 406 locations in the first week (source) and $2.45 million from 467 locations in the second week (source). In French speaking Switzerland it also ranked #2 attracting 13 572 people at 12 cinemas (source). Great news comes from Spain where it opened the same week as in France and immediately was number 1 at the box office on its first weekend by selling 150 000 tickets (source) and remained in the top spot for the first week, grossing $1.5 million from 242 locations (source). What about the US? Despite its very limited opening it came in at #12 grossing $578,805 from just six theaters. This is a per location average of $96,468 – the best for an indie film in 2011.
The US release also brought more reviews – and very good reviews at that. According to Rotten Tomatoes 92 % critics reviewed ‘Midnight in Paris‘ favourably. Congratulations!
Unfortunately I can’t talk to much about one of the most surprising supporting roles in the film from Marion Cotillard (Inception, Nine) without giving away the film’s premise, except to say that this is a brilliant role for her. She is one of the few remaining actresses these days to transcend simply being hot and having a true classic beauty to her.
• The Flick Cast
Cotillard, as lovely as ever, also gives a fine performance, in a role that grows to parallel Gil’s as that of a sort of out-of-time cosmonaut.
And he falls in love with the smoky-eyed, sad-voiced Adriana (a beguiling Marion Cotillard), a muse for Picasso with her own yearnings for previous eras.
• New York Daily News
Allen has found the ideal actor for each and every role, including … a luminous Marion Cotillard,…
• indie WIRE
P.S. Midnight in Paris is also worth catching because of the divine presence of Marion Cotillard, as well as appearances by Kathy Bates, Tom Hiddleston, Alison Pill, and many more some happily hamming up cameos, with others delightfully and subtly evocative. Darius Khondji, director of photography, captures the golden light of a gorgeous city.
She’s as real as the marvelous Marion Cotillard can make her, which is to say intensely.
• Wall Street Journal
Bolstered by appealing performers like Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams, it is his warmest, mellowest and funniest venture in far too long. … With remarkable naturalness and considerable charisma, Cotillard is just as she should be here
• La Times
On a sidenote there’s a funny little story how bumping into Marion Cotillard in New York and talking about their roles in an upcoming movie helped Michael Sheen put together the plot of ‘Midnight in Paris‘ without having read a full script. Read it over at ComingSoon.net.
Many thanks to Jennifer & Megara for sending in ‘Midnight in Paris‘ related scans. The Spanish Cinemania interview is the same as the English interview previously published in Total Film.