La bûche

Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas, singing at a Russian restaurant, penniless, the mistress for the past 12 years of a man who will never leave his wife; Milla, the youngest, acerbic, lonesome. Christmas was when they learned their parents were divorcing 25 years ago. Over the next few days, yuletide depression, Louba's pregnancy, Sonia's crumbling marriage, Stanislas's overtures to Yvette, and Milla's attraction to the man who's her father's rent-free lodger lead each one to re-examine self, family, and hopes. Is renewal possible?

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$238,754
Summary Details
DistributorEmpire Pictures Inc.
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Release DateSep 29, 2000
Running Time1 hr 46 min
GenresComedy Drama
In Release459 days/65 weeks
Widest Release4 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Dec 1-3
Post-Thanksgiving
48$34,882+27.6%4+2$8,720$137,71910
Dec 8-1052$23,105-33.8%4-$5,776$175,59111
Nov 24-26
Thanksgiving 3-Day
55$27,344+19.4%2+1$13,672$89,1839
Dec 15-1759$15,603-32.5%4-$3,900$201,84512
Jan 5-759$10,862-4-$2,715$238,75415
Nov 17-1961$22,905-1-$22,905$61,8398