I’ve never understood what this movie is.
But “Aline,” which is supposed to be the Celine Dion biopic, has been in release since last November. Who knew?
Initially it made around $600K in a very limited release, then disappeared. Since then it’s played in stealth release, sitting in one or two theaters and making $12 a day.According to boxofficemojo, “Aline” made $0– no money– playing in one theater on April 3rd.
Then this weekend, for some reason. “Aline” reappeared in 61 theaters.
The take: $21,000.
I shouldn’t be surprised. The American distributor of this French-oriented film is none other than Roadside, er, Roadkill Attractions. They can kill any movie you hand them. Meanwhile, “Aline” has been released in a half dozen other countries — not Canada, of course, that would be too on the nose — and made $402,000.
“Aline” is in French, with subtitles since Celine is from Quebec. In France, where they evidently understand the whole thing, “Aline” reported $10 million at the box office. The star, Valerie Lemercier, won the Cesar (French Oscar) for best actress. Sacre bleu!