Black Swan nails grand jete, grossing 76M domestically. Print E-mail
Written by Peter Jobst   

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Black Swan reaches $76,628,084 Domestic as of January 19th 2011.


After opening to select theaters in December 2010 Black Swan opened wide and nailed grand jete by becoming one of the years best performances.

 

 

The story line of the movie is Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

 

 

Natalie Portman has already won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama. Additionally the film is expected to be nominated at the Academy Awards, which will help boost the films ticket sales even further.

 

With then exceptional cast members like Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel and the haunting vision of director Darren Aronofsky this film is sure to fill theater seats and entertain audiences for a long time to come.

 

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