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Cesar Chavez (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,571,497Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $287,261 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $32,579 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $319,840
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
39% - Rotten
Audience
60% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 28th, 2014 (Limited) by Lionsgate
Video Release: July 22nd, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2297, 11/6/2013)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Unions, Biography, Strike, Bigotry, Immigration, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Canana, El Gobierno del Estado de Sonora, Participant Media, Image Nation, Dream Management and Entertainment, Mr. Mudd
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,531 $42,084 May 2, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,036 $42,920 Apr 25, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,023 $83,240 Apr 18, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,543 $285,502 Apr 11, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,224 $962,077 Apr 4, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,724 $2,861,528 Mar 28, 2014 3

Cast

   Cesar Chavez
America Ferrera    Helen Chavez
Rosario Dawson    Dolores Huerta
John Malkovich    Bogdonovitch
Jacob Vargas    Richard Chavez
Yancey Arias    Gilbert Padilla
Wes Bentley    Jerry Cohen
John Ortiz    Eli
Gabriel Mann    John Giumarra Jr.

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Keir Pearson
Screenwriter    Timothy J. Sexton
Story Creator    Keir Pearson
Producer    Pablo Cruz
Producer    Diego Luna
Producer    Lawrence Meli
Producer    Keir Pearson
Executive Producer    Emilio Azcarraga Jean
Executive Producer    Haim Saban
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Executive Producer    Lianne Halfon
Executive Producer    John Malkovich
Executive Producer    Russell Smith
Executive Producer    Gael Garcia Bernal
Executive Producer    Julian Levin
Executive Producer    Rebecca O'Brien
Associate Producer    Fernando Perez Gavilan M.
Associate Producer    Vanessa Perez
Associate Producer    Heidi Levitt
Associate Producer    Mauricio Katz
Director of Photography    Enrique Chediak
Editor    Miguel Schverdfinger
Editor    Douglas Crise
Visual Effects Supervisor    Raul Prado
Sound Designer    Frank Gaeta
Music Supervisor    Lynn Fainchtein
Make-up and Hair Designer    Jo Allen
Production Designer    Ivonne Fuentes
Costume Designer    Mariestela Fernandez
Composer    Michael Brook
Casting Director    Heidi Levitt

Per Theater Chart: Only Lovers Left on Top

April 15th, 2014

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April 8th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Mistakes Paid Dividends, while Raid Rules

April 1st, 2014

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It was a close race, but The Raid 2 took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $23,613 in seven theaters. Finding Vivian Maier was right behind with an average of $21,200 in three theaters. The overall number one film, Noah, was the only other film in the $10,000 club, earning an average of $12,257. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Noah Sails to the Top, but Box Office Sinks

April 1st, 2014

Noah poster

March is over and it ended on a bit of a down note. Noah topped expectations, but not every film managed to do the same. For instance, Sabotage barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Overall the box office was down less than $1 million, or 0.7%, when compared to last weekend. Compared to last year, the box office was down 5%, which isn't great, but given how strong 2014 has been, it is hardly a reason to panic. In fact, year-to-date, 2014 has a 6% lead over 2013 at $2.35 billion to $2.22 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Noah Wash Away the Competition?

March 27th, 2014

Noah poster

The final weekend in March is a busy one with two wide releases, possibly two wide expansions, and a semi-wide release that could reach the top ten. Noah is the wider of the two wide releases and should have little trouble earning first place over the weekend. On the other hand, there is a chance Sabotage won't reach the top five. Both Bad Words and The Grand Budapest Hotel are expanding wide, or widish. The Grand Budapest Hotel should pop into the top five, but not everyone thinks Bad Words will reach the top ten. Finally, Cesar Chavez is opening in more than 600 theaters and there is a chance it will reach the top ten. This weekend last year was led by G.I. Joe: Retaliation with just over $40 million. Noah could get there, but even if it does, I don't think the other films will hold their end of the bargain and 2014 will finally lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/28 12 $2,861,528   664 $4,310   $2,861,528 3
2014/04/04 14 $962,077 -66% 664 $1,449   $4,598,172 10
2014/04/11 20 $285,502 -70% 305 $936   $5,186,330 17
2014/04/18 34 $83,240 -71% 117 $711   $5,391,287 24
2014/04/25 42 $42,920 -48% 45 $954   $5,482,546 31
2014/05/02 42 $42,084 -2% 97 $434   $5,550,866 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/28 11 $1,029,545   664 $1,551   $1,029,545 1
2014/03/29 13 $977,688 -5% 664 $1,472   $2,007,233 2
2014/03/30 12 $854,295 -13% 664 $1,287   $2,861,528 3
2014/03/31 11 $301,283 -65% 664 $454   $3,162,811 4
2014/04/01 13 $203,757 -32% 664 $307   $3,366,568 5
2014/04/02 13 $136,285 -33% 664 $205   $3,502,853 6
2014/04/03 13 $133,242 -2% 664 $201   $3,636,095 7
2014/04/04 14 $265,817 +99% 664 $400   $3,901,912 8
2014/04/05 14 $370,726 +39% 664 $558   $4,272,638 9
2014/04/06 14 $325,534 -12% 664 $490   $4,598,172 10
2014/04/07 14 $69,906 -79% 664 $105   $4,668,078 11
2014/04/08 14 $89,482 +28% 664 $135   $4,757,560 12
2014/04/09 14 $68,978 -23% 664 $104   $4,826,538 13
2014/04/10 14 $74,290 +8% 664 $112   $4,900,828 14
2014/04/11 - $82,567 +11% 305 $271   $4,983,395 15
2014/04/12 - $104,517 +27% 305 $343   $5,087,912 16
2014/04/13 - $98,418 -6% 305 $323   $5,186,330 17
2014/04/14 - $28,697 -71% 305 $94   $5,215,027 18
2014/04/15 - $39,098 +36% 305 $128   $5,254,125 19
2014/04/16 - $27,440 -30% 305 $90   $5,281,565 20
2014/04/17 - $26,482 -3% 305 $87   $5,308,047 21
2014/04/18 - $24,951 -6% 117 $213   $5,332,998 22
2014/04/19 - $34,648 +39% 117 $296   $5,367,646 23
2014/04/20 - $23,641 -32% 117 $202   $5,391,287 24
2014/04/21 - $10,827 -54% 117 $93   $5,402,114 25
2014/04/22 - $10,432 -4% 117 $89   $5,412,546 26
2014/04/23 - $13,552 +30% 117 $116   $5,426,098 27
2014/04/24 - $13,528 n/c 117 $116   $5,439,626 28
2014/04/25 - $20,375 +51% 45 $453   $5,460,001 29
2014/04/26 - $11,312 -44% 45 $251   $5,471,313 30
2014/04/27 - $11,233 -1% 45 $250   $5,482,546 31
2014/04/28 - $5,546 -51% 45 $123   $5,488,092 32
2014/04/29 - $5,307 -4% 45 $118   $5,493,399 33
2014/04/30 - $6,394 +20% 45 $142   $5,499,793 34
2014/05/01 - $8,989 +41% 45 $200   $5,508,782 35
2014/05/02 - $10,744 +20% 97 $111   $5,519,526 36
2014/05/03 - $16,615 +55% 97 $171   $5,536,141 37
2014/05/04 - $14,725 -11% 97 $152   $5,550,866 38
2014/05/05 - $4,980 -66% 97 $51   $5,555,846 39
2014/05/06 - $5,096 +2% 97 $53   $5,560,942 40
2014/05/07 - $5,930 +16% 97 $61   $5,566,872 41
2014/05/08 - $4,625 -22% 97 $48   $5,571,497 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/28 12 $3,636,095   664 $5,476   $3,636,095 7
2014/04/04 14 $1,264,733 -65% 664 $1,905   $4,900,828 14
2014/04/11 22 $407,219 -68% 305 $1,335   $5,308,047 21
2014/04/18 32 $131,579 -68% 117 $1,125   $5,439,626 28
2014/04/25 40 $69,156 -47% 45 $1,537   $5,508,782 35
2014/05/02 42 $62,715 -9% 97 $647   $5,571,497 42

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