Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Celine Dion Biopic “Aline” Has Made Just $628K Since Last November, Had a Zero Dollar Day This Month


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!


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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