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
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
Apr 15-2156$36,882-3-$12,294$36,8821
Apr 22-2852$53,424+44.9%11+8$4,856$90,3062
Apr 29-May 557$54,618+2.2%19+8$2,874$144,9243
May 6-1261$46,189-15.4%21+2$2,199$191,1134
May 13-1966$33,618-27.2%19-2$1,769$224,7315
May 20-2664$30,458-9.4%14-5$2,175$255,1896
May 27-Jun 263$30,498+0.1%17+3$1,794$285,6877
Jun 3-959$29,965-1.7%20+3$1,498$315,6528
Jun 10-1668$14,597-51.3%12-8$1,216$330,2499
Jun 17-2386$5,366-63.2%6-6$894$335,61510
Jun 24-3082$8,630+60.8%10+4$863$344,24511