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Chi-raq (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,653,031Details
International Box Office $21,153Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,674,184
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $114,496 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $27,701 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $142,197
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 4th, 2015 (Limited) by Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions
International Releases: December 2nd, 2016 (Wide), released as Chi-Raq (United Kingdom)
Video Release: January 26th, 2016 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2399, 11/11/2015)
Running Time: 127 minutes
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Keywords: Chicago, Modern Adaptation, Gangs, African-American
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Amazon Studios, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,004 $4,250 Jan 22, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,195 $7,721 Jan 15, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,550 $10,189 Jan 8, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,317 $30,448 Jan 1, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,675 $36,830 Dec 25, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,207 $120,019 Dec 18, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,536 $575,690 Dec 11, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,477 $1,198,453 Dec 4, 2015 3

Cast

Nick Cannon    Chi-raq
Wesley Snipes    Cyclops
   Lysistrata
Jennifer Hudson    Irene
Angela Bassett    Miss Helen
John Cusack    Father Mike Corridan
Samuel L. Jackson    Dolmedes
Steve Harris    Ole Duke
Harry Lennix    Commissioner Blades
D.B. Sweeney    Mayor McCloud

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Spike Lee
Screenwriter    Spike Lee
Screenwriter    Kevin Willmott
Based on the play by    Aristophanes
Executive Producer    Jon Kilik
Director of Photography    Matthew Libatique
Production Designer    Alex DiGerlando
Editor    Ryan Denmark
Editor    Hye Mee Na
Line Producer    Jason Sokoloff
Composer    Terence Blanchard
Costume Designer    Ruth E. Carter
Choreography    Maija Garcia
Casting Director    Kim Coleman

Per Theater Chart: The Big Short was Nearly the Biggest

December 15th, 2015

The Big Short

We have a new champion on top of the per theater chart this week, as The Big Short earned one of the best limited release openings of the year. Its average of $88,191 was behind only Steve Jobs for the year and Steve Jobs opened in half as many theaters as The Big Short, 8 to 4. Carol remained strong in second place with an average of $21,105 in 16 theaters. Thankfully it is expanding, but I'm worried the studio waited too long and it won't reach its potential. Yellow Day opened with an average of $13,130 in two theaters. The Danish Girl rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $10,964 in 24 theaters. By this time next week, it could be over $1 million in total. More...

Per Theater Chart: Carol Completes the Hat-trick

December 8th, 2015

Carol

For the third weekend in a row, Carol earned first place on the per theater chart, this time with an average of $36,281. It is still playing in only four theaters, which is a huge mistake in my mind. It really should have expanded by now. The Danish Girl remained in second place with an average of $26,089, also in four theaters. It too should expand. The best new release was Youth, which opened with an average of $19,521, again in four theaters. Macbeth was playing in five theaters and earned an average of $13,967. Hitchcock/Truffaut opened with an average of $9,393 in three theaters over the weekend, but it was a Wednesday release. Its five-day average was $11,927. More...

Weekend Estimates: Krampus Wins Battle for Second

December 6th, 2015

Krampus

Krampus is providing the industry with some surprise post-Thanksgiving, pre-Holiday cheer this weekend, with an opening well ahead of expectations amongst a crowd of slightly disappointing results. Mockingjay, Part 2 will top the chart with $18.6 million, which is off a surprisingly steep 64%. With the film expected to hit $20 million or so this weekend, that’s a disappointment, and makes a final total of $300 million look just out of reach. The Good Dinosaur was expected to have the legs of a Pixar movie, and is instead looking more like a run-of-the-mill high-budget animated film, so instead of topping $20 million, it is down 60% to $15.5 million for the weekend. That left an opening for Krampus, which will take second spot overall with a $16-million debut. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: It's All Greek to Me

December 4th, 2015

Chi-raq

It's a very busy weekend with way too many limited releases. Because of this, we had to be a little more selective with what films made the cut to appear in our column. Chi-raq is opening the widest and should earn the most over the weekend. However, there are more than half-a-dozen films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Some of these might pick up some major Awards Season nominations. More...

Chi-raq Trailer

November 5th, 2015

Chi-raq

Drama starring Teyonah Parris and Nick Cannon, directed by Spike Lee opens December 4... Full Movie Details. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 13 $1,198,453   305 $3,929   $1,198,453 3
2015/12/11 17 $575,690 -52% 285 $2,020   $2,110,079 10
2015/12/18 32 $120,019 -79% 1,576 $76   $2,431,564 17
2015/12/25 41 $36,830 -69% 20 $1,842   $2,543,494 24
2016/01/01 45 $30,448 -17% 17 $1,791   $2,601,330 31
2016/01/08 58 $10,189 -67% 14 $728   $2,622,371 38
2016/01/15 52 $7,721 -24% 17 $454   $2,634,218 45
2016/01/22 56 $4,250 -45% 9 $472   $2,647,377 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 13 $434,313   305 $1,424   $434,313 1
2015/12/05 13 $480,152 +11% 305 $1,574   $914,465 2
2015/12/06 13 $283,988 -41% 305 $931   $1,198,453 3
2015/12/07 14 $92,431 -67% 305 $303   $1,290,884 4
2015/12/08 - $89,148 -4% 305 $292   $1,380,032 5
2015/12/09 - $79,364 -11% 305 $260   $1,459,396 6
2015/12/10 15 $74,993 -6% 305 $246   $1,534,389 7
2015/12/11 - $164,251 +119% 285 $576   $1,698,640 8
2015/12/12 - $255,263 +55% 285 $896   $1,953,903 9
2015/12/13 - $156,176 -39% 285 $548   $2,110,079 10
2015/12/14 - $61,566 -61% 285 $216   $2,171,645 11
2015/12/15 - $58,342 -5% 285 $205   $2,229,987 12
2015/12/16 - $57,770 -1% 285 $203   $2,287,757 13
2015/12/17 - $23,788 -59% 285 $83   $2,311,545 14
2015/12/18 - $35,851 +51% 1,576 $23   $2,347,396 15
2015/12/19 - $48,017 +34% 1,576 $30   $2,395,413 16
2015/12/20 - $36,151 -25% 1,576 $23   $2,431,564 17
2015/12/21 - $20,159 -44% 76 $265   $2,451,723 18
2015/12/22 - $21,925 +9% 76 $288   $2,473,648 19
2015/12/23 - $16,045 -27% 76 $211   $2,489,693 20
2015/12/24 - $16,971 +6% 76 $223   $2,506,664 21
2015/12/25 - $10,954 -35% 20 $548   $2,517,618 22
2015/12/26 - $13,830 +26% 20 $692   $2,531,448 23
2015/12/27 - $12,046 -13% 20 $602   $2,543,494 24
2015/12/28 - $7,137 -41% 20 $357   $2,550,631 25
2015/12/29 - $7,493 +5% 20 $375   $2,558,124 26
2015/12/30 - $8,180 +9% 20 $409   $2,566,304 27
2015/12/31 - $4,578 -44% 20 $229   $2,570,882 28
2016/01/01 - $11,001 +140% 17 $647   $2,581,883 29
2016/01/02 - $13,200 +20% 17 $776   $2,595,083 30
2016/01/03 - $6,247 -53% 17 $367   $2,601,330 31
2016/01/04 - $2,429 -61% 17 $143   $2,603,759 32
2016/01/05 - $3,234 +33% 17 $190   $2,606,993 33
2016/01/06 - $2,788 -14% 17 $164   $2,609,781 34
2016/01/07 - $2,401 -14% 17 $141   $2,612,182 35
2016/01/08 - $3,040 +27% 14 $217   $2,615,222 36
2016/01/09 - $5,023 +65% 14 $359   $2,620,245 37
2016/01/10 - $2,126 -58% 14 $152   $2,622,371 38
2016/01/11 - $797 -63% 14 $57   $2,623,168 39
2016/01/12 - $1,169 +47% 14 $84   $2,624,337 40
2016/01/13 - $1,613 +38% 14 $115   $2,625,950 41
2016/01/14 - $547 -66% 14 $39   $2,626,497 42
2016/01/15 - $2,041 +273% 17 $120   $2,628,538 43
2016/01/16 - $3,716 +82% 17 $219   $2,632,254 44
2016/01/17 - $1,964 -47% 17 $116   $2,634,218 45
2016/01/18 - $6,099 +211% 17 $359   $2,640,317 46
2016/01/19 - $693 -89% 17 $41   $2,641,010 47
2016/01/20 - $1,147 +66% 17 $67   $2,642,157 48
2016/01/21 - $970 -15% 17 $57   $2,643,127 49
2016/01/22 - $1,160 +20% 9 $129   $2,644,287 50
2016/01/23 - $1,444 +24% 9 $160   $2,645,731 51
2016/01/24 - $1,646 +14% 9 $183   $2,647,377 52
2016/01/25 - $1,215 -26% 9 $135   $2,648,592 53
2016/01/26 - $1,765 +45% 9 $196   $2,650,357 54
2016/01/27 - $2,350 +33% 9 $261   $2,652,707 55
2016/01/28 - $324 -86% 9 $36   $2,653,031 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 13 $1,534,389   305 $5,031   $1,534,389 7
2015/12/11 17 $777,156 -49% 285 $2,727   $2,311,545 14
2015/12/18 32 $195,119 -75% 76 $2,567   $2,506,664 21
2015/12/25 42 $64,218 -67% 20 $3,211   $2,570,882 28
2016/01/01 45 $41,300 -36% 17 $2,429   $2,612,182 35
2016/01/08 57 $14,315 -65% 14 $1,023   $2,626,497 42
2016/01/15 50 $16,630 +16% 17 $978   $2,643,127 49
2016/01/22 56 $9,904 -40% 9 $1,100   $2,653,031 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 12/2/2016 $21,153 22 22 22 $21,153 12/7/2016
 
International Total$21,153 12/7/2016

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