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
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
Nov 17-2362$22,905-1-$22,905$61,8398
Nov 24-3053$40,998+79%2+1$20,499$102,8379
Dec 1-750$49,649+21.1%4+2$12,412$152,48610
Dec 8-1456$33,756-32%4-$8,439$186,24211
Dec 29-Jan 4, 200162$26,047----$227,89214