.:Burlesque:.

Director: Steve Antin

Year: 2010
Country: USA

Production Companies: De Line Pictures

Distributors: Screen Gems

Cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher

Writers: Steve Antin, Susannah Grant, Keith Merryman

Produced by: Donald De Line, Bojan Bazelli, Dana Belcastro, Stacy Cramer,

Glenn S. Gainor

Cinematography by: Bojan Bazelli

Genre: Drama

Film Editing by: Virginia Katz

Production Dates: 21 November 2009 - 29 November 2009

Filming Dates: 9 November 2009 - 24 February 2010

Budget: $55,000,000
Opening Weekend: $11,947,744 (USA)
US Gross: $39,440,655
Worldwide Gross: $85,240,
655

Filming locations: Sony Pictures Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA

 

 

 

 

 

Release Date:

24 November 2010 Canada
24 November 2010 USA
16 December 2010 Netherlands
17 December 2010 Ireland
17 December 2010 Spain
17 December 2010 UK
18 December 2010 Japan
22 December 2010 Belgium
22 December 2010 France
22 December 2010 Switzerland (French speaking region)
24 December 2010 Latvia
24 December 2010 Romania
24 December 2010 Vietnam
25 December 2010 Denmark
30 December 2010 Portugal
1 January 2011 Taiwan
5 January 2011 Egypt
5 January 2011 Jordan
6 January 2011 Austria
6 January 2011 Germany
6 January 2011 Kuwait
6 January 2011 Lebanon
6 January 2011 Switzerland (German speaking region)
6 January 2011 United Arab Emirates
13 January 2011 Argentina
13 January 2011 Australia
13 January 2011 New Zealand
13 January 2011 Singapore
13 January 2011 Thailand
14 January 2011 Iceland
20 January 2011 Bolivia
20 January 2011 Indonesia
21 January 2011 Ecuador
21 January 2011 Estonia
21 January 2011 Lithuania
21 January 2011 South Africa
21 January 2011 Turkey
21 January 2011 Uruguay
27 January 2011 Kazakhstan
27 January 2011 Peru
27 January 2011 Russia
27 January 2011 Ukraine
28 January 2011 Bulgaria
28 January 2011 India
28 January 2011 Mexico
28 January 2011 Norway
28 January 2011 Sweden
2 February 2011 Philippines
3 February 2011 Chile
3 February 2011 Croatia
3 February 2011 Czech Republic
3 February 2011 Israel
3 February 2011 Slovenia
4 February 2011 Finland
10 February 2011 Greece
10 February 2011 Slovakia
11 February 2011 Brazil
11 February 2011 Colombia
11 February 2011 Kenya
11 February 2011 Nigeria
11 February 2011 Poland
17 February 2011 Hong Kong
17 February 2011 Malaysia
18 February 2011 Italy
24 February 2011 Serbia and Montenegro
25 February 2011 Venezuela
14 March 2011 Armenia

Official site: www.burlesque-movie.com

Trailer:

 


 

Plot summary:

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue.

 

Photos:

 

 

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Trivia:
- Robert Pattinson, Kellan Lutz, Taylor Lautner were considered to play Jack, before the role went to fellow Twilight star Cam Gigandet.

- Christina Aguilera's first choice for the role of Nikki was Emma Stone.

- Patrick Dempsey, Sam Worthington, Casey Affleck and Jamie Foxx were considered to play Marcus.

- Tess asks Sean what happened to all the good dancers in LA, to which he responds "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I). Their cast mate on this film, Julianne Hough, is one of the professional dancers on the Emmy-Winning show

- Shipped to theaters under the code name "Former Glory".

- The photo of seven-year-old Ali with her mother is actually a photo of a much younger Christina Aguilera with her real-life mother, Shelly Kearns.

- Cher performed "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" completely live.

- Steve Antin got the idea for this film after watching Christina Aguilera perform as a featured vocalist for The Pussycat Dolls in 2002.

- The first instrumental Ali dances to during her audition is the background music from "Nasty Naughty Boy," performed by Christina Aguilera.

- Patron Tequila product placement in several scenes. The brand also featured in classic Dirty Love (2005), starring Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra.

- Stanley Tucci's character smokes in most of his scenes at The Burlesque Lounge, including in the front of the house.

- Cher revealed that, other than herself, the oldest girl in the cast was just 32 (interview with Charlie Stayt on BBC's "Breakfast" / 17 Dec. 2010).

- Most of the flamboyant costumes worn by Cher were her own clothes, some of which were designed by her longtime friend Bob Mackie (interview on "The Graham Norton Show" / 18 Dec. 2010).

 

Memorable quotes:

Tess: [upon seeing a nauseous Georgia emerge from the bathroom stall] Oh, God, Georgia. Tell me you don't have the flu.
[Georgia shakes her head and starts crying]
Tess: Oh no... please have the flu!

 

Awards:

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Nominated Critics Choice Award Best Song
Cher (Performer)
Diane Warren (Writer)
For the song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me".
 
Golden Globes, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture
- "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me"
Nominated Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
 
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
- "Bound to You"
 
Satellite Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Nominated Satellite Award Best Original Song
Diane Warren (writer)
Cher (performer)
For the song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me".
 
NewNowNext Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won NewNowNext Awards Best Future Feature
 

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Nominated

Houston Film Critics Society

Awards 2010

Best Original Song
Diane Warren (writer)
Cher (performer)
For the song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me".
 
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won Phoenix Film Critics Society

Awards

Best Original Song
Diane Warren (writer)
Cher (performer)
For the song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me".
 
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards 2010
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Nominated St. Louis Gateway Film Critics

Association Awards

Best Music
 
Critics' Choice Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Nominated Critics' Choice Awards Best Original Song
Diane Warren (writer)
Cher (performer)
For the song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me".
 
GALECA Dorian Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won GALECA Dorian Awards Campy (Intentional or Not) Film Of The Year
 
Costume Designers Guild Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Nominated Costume Designers Guild

Awards

Excellence In Contemporary Film

"Burlesque"
Michael Kaplan

 
GLAAD Media Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Nominated GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Film - Wide Release
 
Golden Reel Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Nominated Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing: Music in a Musical

Feature

 

 

Weekend Chart Record:

 

Date Rank Gross % Change Theaters Per Theater Total Gross Days
11/26/2010 4 $11,947,744   3,037 $3,934 $17,300,213 5
12/3/2010 3 $6,130,061 -48.69% 3,037 $2,018 $26,986,656 12
12/10/2010 7 $3,166,613 -48.34% 2,876 $1,101 $32,540,780 19
12/17/2010 11 $1,425,855 -54.97% 1,510 $944 $35,537,765 26
12/24/2010 16 $350,000 -75.45% 501 $699 $36,758,000 33
12/31/2010 16 $444,238 +26.93% 330 $1,346 $37,733,561 40
1/7/2011 21 $256,319 -42.30% 228 $1,124 $38,239,917 47
1/14/2011 24 $264,531 +3.20% 295 $897 $38,633,017 54
1/21/2011 28 $217,015 -17.96% 296 $733 $39,031,819 61
1/28/2011 32 $149,164 -31.27% 238 $627 $39,290,143 68
2/4/2011 36 $87,768 -41.16% 178 $493 $39,440,655 75

 

Daily Chart Record:

 

Date Rank Gross % Change Theaters Per Theater Total Gross Days
11/24/2010 3 $2,865,612   3,037 $944 $2,865,612 1
11/25/2010 4 $2,486,857 -13.22% 3,037 $819 $5,352,469 2
11/26/2010 5 $4,537,663 +82.47% 3,037 $1,494 $9,890,132 3
11/27/2010 5 $4,658,586 +2.66% 3,037 $1,534 $14,548,718 4
11/28/2010 3 $2,751,495 -40.94% 3,037 $906 $17,300,213 5
11/29/2010 3 $876,247 -68.15% 3,037 $289 $18,176,460 6
11/30/2010 3 $1,031,772 +17.75% 3,037 $340 $19,208,232 7
12/1/2010 3 $822,618 -20.27% 3,037 $271 $20,030,850 8
12/2/2010 3 $825,745 +0.38% 3,037 $272 $20,856,595 9
12/3/2010 3 $1,994,591 +141.55% 3,037 $657 $22,851,186 10
12/4/2010 4 $2,549,038 +27.80% 3,037 $839 $25,400,224 11
12/5/2010 3 $1,586,432 -37.76% 3,037 $522 $26,986,656 12
12/6/2010 3 $522,099 -67.09% 3,037 $172 $27,508,755 13
12/7/2010 3 $712,503 +36.47% 3,037 $235 $28,221,258 14
12/8/2010 3 $582,829 -18.20% 3,037 $192 $28,804,087 15
12/9/2010 3 $570,080 -2.19% 3,037 $188 $29,374,167 16
12/10/2010 6 $1,040,044 +82.44% 2,876 $362 $30,414,211 17
12/11/2010 6 $1,329,763 +27.86% 2,876 $462 $31,743,974 18
12/12/2010 7 $796,806 -40.08% 2,876 $277 $32,540,780 19
12/13/2010 6 $345,523 -56.64% 2,876 $120 $32,886,303 20
12/14/2010 6 $451,027 +30.53% 2,876 $157 $33,337,330 21
12/15/2010 6 $381,443 -15.43% 2,876 $133 $33,718,773 22
12/16/2010 6 $393,137 +3.07% 2,876 $137 $34,111,910 23
12/17/2010 11 $416,126 +5.85% 1,510 $276 $34,528,036 24
12/18/2010 11 $556,276 +33.68% 1,510 $368 $35,084,312 25
12/19/2010 11 $453,453 -18.48% 1,510 $300 $35,537,765 26
12/20/2010 10 $296,234 -34.67% 1,510 $196 $35,833,999 27
12/21/2010 10 $337,799 +14.03% 1,510 $224 $36,171,798 28
12/22/2010 - $115,957 -65.67% 1,510 $77 $36,287,755 29
12/23/2010 14 $112,652 -2.85% 501 $225 $36,400,407 30
12/24/2010 - $78,922 -29.94% 501 $158 $36,479,329 31
12/25/2010 - $121,193 +53.56% 330 $367 $36,600,522 32
12/26/2010 - $137,986 +13.86% 330 $418 $36,738,508 33
12/27/2010 - $132,970 -3.64% 330 $403 $36,871,478 34
12/28/2010 - $136,268 +2.48% 330 $413 $37,007,746 35
12/29/2010 - $137,543 +0.94% 330 $417 $37,145,289 36
12/30/2010 - $144,034 +4.72% 330 $436 $37,289,323 37
12/31/2010 18 $113,724 -21.04% 330 $345 $37,403,047 38
1/1/2011 17 $184,813 +62.51% 330 $560 $37,587,860 39
1/2/2011 15 $145,701 -21.16% 330 $442 $37,733,561 40
1/3/2011 - $71,200 -51.13% 330 $216 $37,804,761 41
1/4/2011 - $65,513 -7.99% 330 $199 $37,870,274 42
1/5/2011 - $56,857 -13.21% 330 $172 $37,927,131 43
1/6/2011 - $56,467 -0.69% 330 $171 $37,983,598 44
1/7/2011 21 $77,449 +37.16% 228 $340 $38,061,047 45
1/8/2011 22 $108,363 +39.92% 228 $475 $38,169,410 46
1/9/2011 21 $70,507 -34.93% 228 $309 $38,239,917 47
1/14/2011 - $70,960   295 $241 $38,439,446 52
1/15/2011 - $104,794 +47.68% 295 $355 $38,544,240 53
1/16/2011 - $88,777 -15.28% 295 $301 $38,633,017 54
1/17/2011 21 $74,045 -16.59% 295 $251 $38,707,062 55
1/21/2011 - $61,948   296 $209 $38,876,752 59
1/22/2011 - $96,723 +56.14% 296 $327 $38,973,475 60
1/23/2011 - $58,344 -39.68% 296 $197 $39,031,819 61
1/28/2011 - $43,418   238 $182 $39,184,397 66
1/29/2011 - $63,286 +45.76% 238 $266 $39,247,683 67
1/30/2011 - $42,460 -32.91% 238 $178 $39,290,143 68
2/4/2011 - $26,759   178 $150 $39,379,646 73
2/5/2011 - $40,643 +51.89% 178 $228 $39,420,289 74
2/6/2011 - $20,366 -49.89% 178 $114 $39,440,655 75

 

Foreign Total:

 

Country Total Gross As Of Release Date
Argentina $132,781 2/6/11 1/13/11
Aruba $18,821 12/19/10 11/25/10
Australia $7,173,751 2/13/11 1/13/11
Austria $715,965 2/13/11 1/6/11
Belgium and Luxembourg $397,123 2/13/11 12/22/10
Bolivia $43,006 2/13/11 1/20/11
Bulgaria $98,189 2/13/11 1/28/11
Chile $50,140 2/6/11 2/3/11
Colombia $46,041 2/13/11 2/11/11
Croatia $22,205 2/13/11 2/3/11
Curacao $19,928 1/2/11 11/25/10
Denmark $470,185 2/6/11 12/25/10
Dominican Republic $45,854 2/6/11 1/6/11
East Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda) $4,965 2/13/11 2/11/11
Ecuador $114,191 2/13/11 1/21/11
Egypt $23,615 1/30/11 1/5/11
Estonia $19,470 1/30/11 1/21/11
Ethiopia $2,937 1/23/11 1/14/11
Finland $165,620 2/13/11 2/4/11
France and Algeria, Monaco, Morocco and Tunisia $1,244,069 1/30/11 12/22/10
Germany $4,515,455 2/13/11 1/6/11
Ghana $1,433 2/13/11 2/11/11
Greece $116,608 2/13/11 2/10/11
Iceland $38,100 2/13/11 1/14/11
India $47,567 2/6/11 1/28/11
Indonesia $298,283 2/13/11 1/21/11
Israel $68,634 2/13/11 2/3/11
Jamaica $7,884 12/26/10 12/10/10
Japan $9,234,315 2/13/11 12/18/10
Jordan $19,088 1/30/11 1/5/11
Latvia $87,890 2/13/11 12/24/10
Lebanon $93,298 2/6/11 1/6/11
Lithuania $79,222 2/13/11 1/21/11
Mexico $824,776 2/13/11 1/28/11
Netherlands $194,643 12/19/10 12/16/10
New Zealand and Fiji $1,346,362 2/13/11 1/13/11
Nigeria $10,454 2/13/11 2/11/11
Norway $397,919 2/13/11 1/28/11
Peru $69,313 2/6/11 1/27/11
Philippines $174,597 2/13/11 2/2/11
Poland $134,619 2/13/11 2/11/11
Portugal and Angola $262,419 2/13/11 12/30/10
Romania $115,419 2/13/11 1/14/11
Russia - CIS $1,057,777 1/30/11 1/27/11
Singapore $560,005 2/13/11 1/13/11
Slovenia $31,691 2/13/11 2/3/11
South Africa (Entire Region) $470,722 2/13/11 1/21/11
Spain $1,825,841 2/13/11 12/17/10
Sweden $449,611 2/13/11 1/28/11
Syria $17,671 1/23/11 1/6/11
Taiwan $3,359,423 2/13/11 12/31/10
Thailand $413,499 2/13/11 1/13/11
Trinidad & Tobago $12,572 1/2/11 11/24/10
United Arab Emirates $228,719 1/30/11 1/6/11
United Kingdom and Ireland and Malta $2,515,180 1/2/11 12/17/10
Uruguay $39,890 2/13/11 1/21/11

 

 

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