The Princess of Montpensier

Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, whom she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.


Domestic (5.1%)
Summary Details
DistributorIFC Films
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3 theaters
Running Time2 hr 19 min
GenresAction Drama History Romance War
In Release261 days/37 weeks
Widest Release21 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Apr 15-1755$23,456-3-$7,818$23,4561
Apr 22-2451$36,068+53.8%11+8$3,278$72,9502
Apr 29-May 157$36,139+0.2%19+8$1,902$126,4453
May 6-858$32,204-10.9%21+2$1,533$177,1284
May 13-1567$23,834-26%19-2$1,254$214,9475
May 20-2261$21,115-11.4%14-5$1,508$245,8466
May 27-2960$21,743+3%17+3$1,279$276,9327
May 27-30
Memorial Day wknd
Jun 3-558$18,322-15.7%20+3$916$304,0098
Jun 10-1265$9,546-47.9%11-9$867$325,1989
Jun 17-1978$3,856-59.6%6-5$642$334,10510
Jun 24-2680$5,302+37.5%13+7$407$340,91711