Follow us on

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

Chernobyl Diaries poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,119,640Details
International Box Office $24,292,081Details
Worldwide Box Office $42,411,721
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,636,116 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,002,717 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,638,833
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Chernobyl Diaries follows a group of six young vacationers who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an "extreme" tour guide. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years ago. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, however, the group soon finds themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone...

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
18% - Rotten
Audience
28% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 25th, 2012 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: May 24th, 2012 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
May 25th, 2012 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
May 25th, 2012 (Wide) (Estonia)
May 25th, 2012 (Wide) (Latvia)
May 25th, 2012 (Wide) (Lithuania)
... Show all releases
Video Release: October 16th, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2218, 4/11/2012)
Running Time: 93 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Warlock: The Armageddon
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Mutants, Tourists In Trouble
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment, PWP
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,243 $14,897 Jul 13, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,608 $18,611 Jul 6, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,265 $54,859 Jun 29, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,016 $137,670 Jun 22, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,363 $177,498 Jun 15, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,793 $832,424 Jun 8, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,927 $3,127,107 Jun 1, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,165 $7,955,307 May 25, 2012 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,669 2,433 May 25, 2012 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,317 2.25 May 25, 2012 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,501 44.4% May 25, 2012 1

Cast

   Zoe
   Uri
   Natalie
   Amanda
   Chris
   Michael
Jonathan Sadowski    Paul
Milos Timotijevic    Russian Check Point Guard
Milutin Milosevic    Ukranian Thug
Ivan Djordjevic    Ukrainian Thug
Ivan Jovic    Ukranian Thug
Zinaida Dedakin    Restaurant Owner
Ivana Milutinovic    Little Girl
Alex Feldman    Medic Goldshimdt
Kristof Konrad    Medic Grotzky
Pasha Lychnikoff    Doctor

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Oren Peli
Story Creator    Oren Peli
Director   
Executive Producer    Andrew Kosove
Executive Producer    Broderick Johnson

Blu-ray Sales: Mad Money for Madagascar

November 5th, 2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted was one of seven new releases to reach the top 20 on this week's Blu-ray sales chart. It took first place with 768,000 units / $15.36 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 45%. This is good for a digitally animated kids movie. In fact, this wouldn't be bad if it were an action film. More...

DVD Sales: Most Wanted is Indeed the Most Wanted

November 5th, 2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted lived up to its name becoming the best selling new release and earning first place on the DVD sales chart. The film sold 944,000 units and generated $16.03 million in revenue, which was easily enough for first place. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Snow White and the Holdovers

June 4th, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman not only earned first place on the weekend box office chart, it did so with ease, topping all but the most bullish predictions. In fact, it even topped last year's opening of X-men: First Class, which means the film nearly helped 2012 back in the winning circle. The overall box office did fall 7% when compared to last weekend, but it was the post-Memorial Day weekend, so that's a very strong finish. The year-over-year decline was 11%, which normally would be really disappointing, but the previous weekend, the decline was over 30%, so this represents a huge recovery and bodes well for the next few weeks. 2012's lead over 2011 has shrunk to just under 10% at $4.47 billion to $4.07 billion, but even if the overall box office is flat for the rest of the year, a $400 million increase over the full year would be worth celebrating. More...

Weekend Predictions: Black and White

May 31st, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman is the only new wide release of the weekend and it is looking to overthrow Men in Black 3 on the top of the chart. It should have a pretty easy time winning, if not, the box office is in serious trouble. It is more important to compare its opening to that of X-men: First Class, which opened this weekend last year. Asking Snow White to make $55 million is probably asking too much, while the holdovers won't be able to match last year's crop, so June will likely start off on a low note when compared to last year. After an amazing start to the year, 2012 is starting to really struggle. Hopefully it is just a minor bump in the road. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Men are Back But Avengers Still Top Story

May 29th, 2012

While the latest installment of the Men in Black franchise topped the box office over the Memorial Day long weekend, it was The Avengers that continued to be the big story of the year. Men in Black 3's opening was merely average given the release date, and well below average given the film's production budget. On the other hand, The Avengers continued to break records. Overall, the box office was up by 7% from last weekend reaching $153 million over the three day portion of the weekend. However, that's 31% lower than Memorial Day last year. Ouch. Over four days, the weekend pulled in $194 million, which was 30% lower than last year. Again, ouch. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but the lead is down to 12.5% at $4.28 billion to $3.85 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Men in Black Finally Topples Avengers

May 27th, 2012

The Avengers vice-like grip on the top reaches of the box office chart will finally be loosened, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Men in Black 3 is set for a 3-day haul of about $55 million according to Sony Pictures, which will comfortably give it the crown over Avengers' fourth weekend $37 million. The superhero pic will pass $500 million in the process and set a new record as the fastest film to reach that landmark, ahead of Avatar's 32 days. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Men in Black Bring in the Green?

May 24th, 2012

It looks like The Avengers run on top will finally come to an end this weekend with the release of Men in Black 3. It better. If The Avengers earns more during its fourth weekend of release than MiB3 opens with, then the overall box office will be in such serious trouble that I don't even want to talk about it. So the number one film shouldn't be in doubt, but there are still some questions to ask. Will Men in Black 3 live up to the previous two installments in the franchise? I am quite confident it will. However, in order for 2012 to earn the win on the year-over-year comparison, it will need to match The Hangover 2, which opened this weekend last year. I'm not very confident it will do that, to be very generous. Even if it manages the minor miracle needed to reach that level, there's still Kung Fu Panda 2 to deal with and the only other new release, Chernobyl Diaries, won't come anywhere close to that film's debut. It's probably going to be a really bad weekend at the box office. More...

2012 Preview: May

May 1st, 2012

There's good news / bad news going forward into May. First the bad news, April was really weak. It was weak compared to the previous month and weak compared to last year. For the first time all year, we had losses for a month on the year-over-year comparison. As for the good news... it could have been worse? Maybe there wasn't good news with regards to April, but there is certainly good news going forward. Every weekend in May has at least one film with the potential to hit $100 million, while there are a couple that could hit $200 million, and one that, pie in the sky, could reach $400 million. That one film is The Avengers, or as it is officially called, Marvel's The Avengers. I guess they don't want people reminded of the 1998 TV adaptation. While there are four films that should reach $100 million, there are only three other films opening wide, maybe two, maybe four. (More sources have Chernobyl Diaries opening wide than in limited release, but it is not a sure thing either way. Meanwhile, the opposite is true for LOL.) Additionally, there are a couple films opening in limited release this month with a real potential to expand wide: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and God Bless America. By comparison, last year had no film reach $300 million, but it had five films reach $100 million. If we are going to earn the win this year, we need strength from the top. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/25 5 $7,955,307   2,433 $3,270   $7,955,307 3
2012/06/01 9 $3,127,107 -61% 2,433 $1,285   $14,498,221 10
2012/06/08 14 $832,424 -73% 1,180 $705   $16,942,685 17
2012/06/15 27 $177,498 -79% 255 $696   $17,637,706 24
2012/06/22 32 $137,670 -22% 240 $574   $17,885,432 31
2012/06/29 42 $54,859 -60% 145 $378   $18,026,466 38
2012/07/06 47 $18,611 -66% 38 $490   $18,085,601 45
2012/07/13 54 $14,897 -20% 23 $648   $18,112,929 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/25 3 $3,530,924   2,433 $1,451   $3,530,924 1
2012/05/26 8 $2,385,146 -32% 2,433 $980   $5,916,070 2
2012/05/27 8 $2,039,237 -15% 2,433 $838   $7,955,307 3
2012/05/28 8 $1,399,817 -31% 2,433 $575   $9,355,124 4
2012/05/29 6 $822,402 -41% 2,433 $338   $10,177,526 5
2012/05/30 8 $612,180 -26% 2,433 $252   $10,789,706 6
2012/05/31 8 $581,408 -5% 2,433 $239   $11,371,114 7
2012/06/01 9 $1,036,212 +78% 2,433 $426   $12,407,326 8
2012/06/02 9 $1,247,008 +20% 2,433 $513   $13,654,334 9
2012/06/03 9 $843,887 -32% 2,433 $347   $14,498,221 10
2012/06/04 8 $418,477 -50% 2,433 $172   $14,916,698 11
2012/06/05 8 $464,237 +11% 2,433 $191   $15,380,935 12
2012/06/06 9 $372,007 -20% 2,433 $153   $15,752,942 13
2012/06/07 9 $357,319 -4% 2,433 $147   $16,110,261 14
2012/06/08 - $281,835 -21% 1,180 $239   $16,392,096 15
2012/06/09 - $311,437 +11% 1,180 $264   $16,703,533 16
2012/06/10 - $239,152 -23% 1,180 $203   $16,942,685 17
2012/06/11 13 $137,379 -43% 1,180 $116   $17,080,064 18
2012/06/12 13 $138,430 +1% 1,180 $117   $17,218,494 19
2012/06/13 13 $127,293 -8% 1,180 $108   $17,345,787 20
2012/06/14 13 $114,421 -10% 1,180 $97   $17,460,208 21
2012/06/15 - $56,738 -50% 255 $223   $17,516,946 22
2012/06/16 - $74,660 +32% 255 $293   $17,591,606 23
2012/06/17 - $46,100 -38% 255 $181   $17,637,706 24
2012/06/18 - $29,465 -36% 255 $116   $17,667,171 25
2012/06/19 - $29,171 -1% 255 $114   $17,696,342 26
2012/06/20 - $26,505 -9% 255 $104   $17,722,847 27
2012/06/21 - $24,915 -6% 255 $98   $17,747,762 28
2012/06/22 - $42,802 +72% 240 $178   $17,790,564 29
2012/06/23 - $51,011 +19% 240 $213   $17,841,575 30
2012/06/24 - $43,857 -14% 240 $183   $17,885,432 31
2012/06/25 - $22,248 -49% 240 $93   $17,907,680 32
2012/06/26 - $23,311 +5% 240 $97   $17,930,991 33
2012/06/27 - $20,614 -12% 240 $86   $17,951,605 34
2012/06/28 - $20,002 -3% 240 $83   $17,971,607 35
2012/06/29 - $15,868 -21% 145 $109   $17,987,475 36
2012/06/30 - $21,846 +38% 145 $151   $18,009,321 37
2012/07/01 - $17,145 -22% 145 $118   $18,026,466 38
2012/07/02 - $10,967 -36% 145 $76   $18,037,433 39
2012/07/03 - $10,652 -3% 145 $73   $18,048,085 40
2012/07/04 - $8,571 -20% 145 $59   $18,056,656 41
2012/07/05 - $10,334 +21% 145 $71   $18,066,990 42
2012/07/06 - $5,795 -44% 38 $153   $18,072,785 43
2012/07/07 - $6,659 +15% 38 $175   $18,079,444 44
2012/07/08 - $6,157 -8% 38 $162   $18,085,601 45
2012/07/09 - $2,943 -52% 38 $77   $18,088,544 46
2012/07/10 - $3,183 +8% 38 $84   $18,091,727 47
2012/07/11 - $3,034 -5% 38 $80   $18,094,761 48
2012/07/12 - $3,271 +8% 38 $86   $18,098,032 49
2012/07/13 - $5,420 +66% 23 $236   $18,103,452 50
2012/07/14 - $5,678 +5% 23 $247   $18,109,130 51
2012/07/15 - $3,799 -33% 23 $165   $18,112,929 52
2012/07/16 - $1,742 -54% 23 $76   $18,114,671 53
2012/07/17 - $1,691 -3% 23 $74   $18,116,362 54
2012/07/18 - $1,457 -14% 23 $63   $18,117,819 55
2012/07/19 - $1,821 +25% 23 $79   $18,119,640 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/25 6 $11,371,114   2,433 $4,674   $11,371,114 7
2012/06/01 9 $4,739,147 -58% 2,433 $1,948   $16,110,261 14
2012/06/08 14 $1,349,947 -72% 1,180 $1,144   $17,460,208 21
2012/06/15 27 $287,554 -79% 255 $1,128   $17,747,762 28
2012/06/22 32 $223,845 -22% 240 $933   $17,971,607 35
2012/06/29 43 $95,383 -57% 145 $658   $18,066,990 42
2012/07/06 47 $31,042 -67% 38 $817   $18,098,032 49
2012/07/13 55 $21,608 -30% 23 $939   $18,119,640 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 8/2/2012 $404,398 60 60 252 $1,229,057 12/11/2015
Austria 6/21/2012 $75,483 30 53 291 $614,226 12/11/2015
Belgium 7/11/2012 $79,918 14 14 112 $313,153 12/12/2015
Bolivia 8/2/2012 $22,342 7 7 27 $111,502 12/11/2015
Brazil 7/13/2012 $107,328 70 140 390 $1,294,462 12/11/2015
Bulgaria 5/25/2012 $8,012 6 6 33 $29,172 12/10/2015
Chile 8/9/2012 $99,162 27 31 100 $318,876 12/11/2015
Colombia 8/3/2012 $90,221 32 32 148 $421,040 12/11/2015
Denmark 9/20/2012 $4,824 2 2 4 $12,762 12/11/2015
Ecuador 10/19/2012 $24,436 12 12 12 $24,436 12/12/2015
Egypt 9/12/2012 $14,120 4 4 8 $33,355 12/11/2015
Estonia 5/25/2012 $3,512 2 3 7 $26,135 12/10/2015
France 7/11/2012 $470,682 103 103 203 $850,245 12/11/2015
Germany 6/21/2012 $382,905 155 228 1481 $2,495,145 12/11/2015
Hong Kong 9/20/2012 $78,098 19 19 25 $128,142 12/12/2015
Hungary 6/21/2012 $37,331 12 12 84 $199,151 12/11/2015
Iceland 6/27/2012 $6,372 5 5 10 $20,086 12/11/2015
Italy 6/20/2012 $208,378 187 188 695 $1,099,609 12/14/2015
Latvia 5/25/2012 $6,001 4 4 10 $31,027 12/10/2015
Lebanon 6/28/2012 $0 0 1 3 $14,444 12/11/2015
Lithuania 5/25/2012 $755 1 1 10 $13,167 12/11/2015
Malaysia 9/6/2012 $51,045 28 28 78 $133,229 12/12/2015
Mexico 7/13/2012 $1,176,538 477 477 1728 $4,399,995 12/11/2015
Netherlands 6/14/2012 $129,914 39 40 156 $579,922 12/10/2015
Peru 10/11/2012 $124,373 50 51 118 $285,229 12/12/2015
Philippines 11/7/2012 $47,616 32 32 32 $47,616 12/12/2015
Poland 6/22/2012 $113,937 60 68 382 $742,269 12/11/2015
Portugal 6/14/2012 $17,505 15 15 32 $36,545 12/10/2015
Romania 6/1/2012 $0 0 18 59 $36,160 12/11/2015
Russia (CIS) 5/24/2012 $1,565,421 361 361 591 $3,767,814 12/10/2015
Singapore 7/12/2012 $74,296 11 11 27 $137,103 12/11/2015
Slovakia 7/5/2012 $6,733 14 14 16 $30,198 12/11/2015
Spain 9/21/2012 $287,334 153 159 467 $855,270 12/12/2015
Sweden 6/8/2012 $50,620 20 20 108 $355,619 12/11/2015
Taiwan 11/23/2012 $16,202 12 12 12 $21,317 12/12/2015
Thailand 6/14/2012 $160,025 34 34 97 $320,208 12/10/2015
Turkey 6/29/2012 $0 0 40 157 $224,598 12/11/2015
United Arab Emirates 6/28/2012 $147,062 28 28 38 $276,816 12/11/2015
United Kingdom 6/22/2012 $761,813 289 289 928 $2,551,018 12/11/2015
Uruguay 8/31/2012 $17,873 4 4 11 $44,755 12/11/2015
Venezuela 11/9/2012 $8,103 71960 71960 101266 $167,208 12/12/2015
 
International Total$24,292,081 12/14/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/21/20121196,064 96,064$1,447,684$1,447,6841
10/28/20121522,148-77% 118,212$331,999$1,779,6832
11/4/20122110,871-51% 129,083$162,630$1,942,3133
11/11/20122825,070+131% 154,153$375,047$2,317,3604

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/21/2012926,216 26,216$589,335$589,3351

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.