Chicago

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $170,687,518Details
International Box Office $137,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $307,687,518
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 27th, 2002 (Limited) by Miramax
Video Release: February 11th, 2014 by Lionsgate Miramax
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements
Keywords: Performing Arts, Singers, Lawyers, News, Infidelity, Relationships Gone Wrong, Faked Pregnancies, Courtroom Drama, Paparazzi, Cruel Wardens or Prison Guards, Media Circus
Source:Based on Musical or Opera
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Producer Circle Company

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 18th, 2014

It's a horrible week for me. The biggest release of the week is Game of Thrones: Season Three. I was supposed to review the Blu-ray, but it hasn't arrived yet. Usually HBO releases arrive a little early, not late. On the other hand, it was a holiday last week, at least it was where I live, so perhaps the mail was delayed. Or perhaps they ran out of copies before they got to me. It's the uncertainty that sucks the most, because right now the Blu-ray Combo Pack costs just $30 on Amazon.com. Of course you buy it at that price. The only reason not to, is because you want the Limited Edition Box Set instead. On the other hand, after Game of Thrones, there are practically no major releases. According to Amazon.com, the second best new release is the Criterion Collection release for The Fantastic Mr. Fox. It's a great movie, but it failed to make an impact at the box office, so a Blu-ray double-dip shouldn't sell that well. More...

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Chicago came out in 2002 and was a surprise hit earning more than $300 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. It was a surprise hit, in part because movie musicals had not been able to find an audience like that in a long, long time. Musicals have been around for as long as movies have had sound. The first film with spoken dialogue, The Jazz Singer, was also the first movie musical. But the heyday of movie musicals ended about forty years before Chicago hit theaters. Unfortunately for a lot of studios, Chicago wasn't able to reinvigorate the movie musical genre. Has the decline in the genre meant Chicago hasn't aged well? Or have more recent musicals failed to match it at the box office, because they have also failed to match its quality? More...

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Chicago struts its stuff


Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/01/03 9 $1,503,000   304 $4,944   $5,780,000 8
2003/01/04 9 $2,115,000 +41% 304 $6,957   $7,882,000 9
2003/01/05 9 $1,359,533 -36% 304 $4,472   $9,241,533 10
2003/01/06 7 $514,000 -62% 304 $1,691   $9,755,000 11
2003/01/07 7 $567,000 +10% 304 $1,865   $10,322,000 12
2003/01/08 7 $564,000 -1% 304 $1,855   $10,886,000 13
2003/01/09 6 $580,000 +3% 304 $1,908   $11,480,000 14
2003/01/10 6 $1,645,000 +184% 362 $4,544   $13,125,000 15
2003/01/11 6 $2,495,000 +52% 362 $6,892   $15,620,000 16
2003/01/12 6 $1,550,000 -38% 362 $4,282   $17,171,239 17
2003/01/13 4 $524,000 -66% 362 $1,448   $17,695,000 18
2003/01/14 4 $641,000 +22% 362 $1,771   $18,336,000 19
2003/01/15 4 $608,000 -5% 362 $1,680   $18,944,000 20
2003/01/16 4 $637,000 +5% 362 $1,760   $19,660,000 21
2003/01/17 7 $1,971,000 +209% 557 $3,539   $21,631,000 22
2003/01/18 6 $3,270,000 +66% 557 $5,871   $24,901,000 23
2003/01/19 6 $2,295,000 -30% 557 $4,120   $27,196,000 24
2003/01/20 4 $2,141,927 -7% 557 $3,845   $29,337,927 25
2003/01/21 1 $952,000 -56% 557 $1,709   $30,356,000 26
2003/01/22 1 $862,000 -9% 557 $1,548   $31,218,000 27
2003/01/23 1 $925,000 +7% 557 $1,661   $32,148,000 28
2003/01/24 2 $2,605,000 +182% 629 $4,141   $34,753,000 29
2003/01/25 3 $3,913,000 +50% 629 $6,221   $38,666,000 30
2003/01/26 3 $1,734,000 -56% 629 $2,757   $40,400,000 31
2003/01/27 2 $692,000 -60% 616 $1,123   $41,078,000 32
2003/01/28 1 $834,000 +21% 616 $1,354   $41,912,000 33
2003/01/29 1 $800,000 -4% 616 $1,299   $42,712,000 34
2003/01/30 1 $853,000 +7% 616 $1,385   $43,579,000 35
2003/01/31 5 $1,940,000 +127% 616 $3,149   $45,519,000 36
2003/02/01 5 $3,150,000 +62% 623 $5,056   $48,669,000 37
2003/02/02 5 $1,960,000 -38% 623 $3,146   $50,631,500 38
2003/02/03 4 $482,000 -75% 623 $774   $51,114,000 39
2003/02/04 3 $639,000 +33% 623 $1,026   $51,753,000 40
2003/02/05 3 $635,000 -1% 623 $1,019   $52,388,000 41
2003/02/06 3 $629,000 -1% 623 $1,010   $53,017,000 42
2003/02/07 3 $2,956,000 +370% 1,841 $1,606   $55,973,000 43
2003/02/08 3 $5,005,000 +69% 1,841 $2,719   $60,978,000 44
2003/02/09 3 $2,835,000 -43% 1,841 $1,540   $63,803,153 45
2003/02/10 3 $759,000 -73% 1,841 $412   $64,562,000 46
2003/02/11 2 $1,115,000 +47% 1,841 $606   $65,677,000 47
2003/02/12 1 $1,191,000 +7% 1,841 $647   $66,868,000 48
2003/02/13 2 $1,201,000 +1% 1,841 $652   $68,104,000 49
2003/02/14 3 $3,996,000 +233% 2,268 $1,762   $72,100,000 50
2003/02/15 3 $5,170,000 +29% 2,268 $2,280   $77,270,000 51
2003/02/16 4 $3,510,000 -32% 2,268 $1,548   $80,812,597 52
2003/02/17 4 $1,794,275 -49% 2,268 $791   $82,606,872 53
2003/02/18 3 $1,115,000 -38% 2,268 $492   $83,722,000 54
2003/02/19 3 $984,000 -12% 2,268 $434   $84,706,000 55
2003/02/20 3 $1,078,000 +10% 2,268 $475   $85,853,000 56
2003/02/21 4 $2,476,500 +130% 2,268 $1,092   $88,329,500 57
2003/02/22 5 $3,675,000 +48% 2,355 $1,561   $91,978,000 58
2003/02/23 5 $2,115,000 -42% 2,355 $898   $94,094,784 59
2003/02/24 4 $583,000 -72% 2,355 $248   $94,677,000 60
2003/02/25 3 $781,000 +34% 2,355 $332   $95,458,000 61
2003/02/26 3 $723,000 -7% 2,355 $307   $96,181,000 62
2003/02/27 3 $783,000 +8% 2,355 $332   $97,047,000 63
2003/02/28 5 $2,197,000 +181% 2,447 $898   $99,244,000 64
2003/03/01 5 $3,690,000 +68% 2,447 $1,508   $102,934,000 65
2003/03/02 6 $1,985,000 -46% 2,447 $811   $104,901,344 66
2003/03/03 3 $614,000 -69% 2,355 $261   $105,516,000 67
2003/03/04 3 $746,000 +21% 2,355 $317   $106,262,000 68
2003/03/05 3 $679,000 -9% 2,447 $277   $106,941,000 69
2003/03/06 3 $696,000 +3% 2,447 $284   $107,598,000 70
2003/03/07 6 $1,796,000 +158% 2,600 $691   $109,394,000 71
2003/03/08 4 $3,117,000 +74% 2,600 $1,199   $112,511,000 72
2003/03/09 4 $1,933,000 -38% 2,600 $743   $114,442,185 73
2003/03/10 4 $770,000 -60% 2,600 $296   $115,212,000 74
2003/03/11 3 $900,000 +17% 2,600 $346   $116,112,000 75
2003/03/12 3 $856,000 -5% 2,600 $329   $116,982,000 76
2003/03/13 3 $824,000 -4% 2,600 $317   $117,740,000 77
2003/03/14 6 $1,995,000 +142% 2,600 $767   $119,735,000 78
2003/03/15 5 $3,213,000 +61% 2,600 $1,236   $122,948,000 79
2003/03/16 5 $1,937,000 -40% 2,600 $745   $124,885,000 80
2003/03/17 5 $631,000 -67% 2,600 $243   $125,477,000 81
2003/03/18 3 $850,000 +35% 2,600 $327   $126,326,000 82
2003/03/19 4 $764,000 -10% 2,600 $294   $127,091,000 83
2003/03/20 3 $770,000 +1% 2,600 $296   $127,839,000 84
2003/03/21 6 $1,790,000 +132% 2,565 $698   $129,629,000 85
2003/03/22 5 $2,930,000 +64% 2,565 $1,142   $132,559,000 86
2003/03/23 6 $1,500,000 -49% 2,565 $585   $134,014,534 87
2003/03/24 3 $835,000 -44% 2,565 $326   $134,849,000 88
2003/03/25 3 $932,000 +12% 2,565 $363   $135,781,000 89
2003/03/26 3 $850,000 -9% 2,565 $331   $136,631,000 90
2003/03/27 3 $879,000 +3% 2,565 $343   $137,442,000 91
2003/03/28 5 $2,063,000 +135% 2,701 $764   $139,505,000 92
2003/03/29 5 $3,291,000 +60% 2,701 $1,218   $142,796,000 93
2003/03/30 6 $1,856,000 -44% 2,701 $687   $144,652,474 94
2003/03/31 5 $558,000 -70% 2,701 $207   $145,210,000 95
2003/04/01 5 $604,000 +8% 2,701 $224   $145,815,000 96
2003/04/02 5 $560,000 -7% 2,701 $207   $146,375,000 97
2003/04/03 5 $552,000 -1% 2,701 $204   $146,868,159 98
2003/04/04 8 $1,470,000 +166% 2,395 $614   $148,338,000 99
2003/04/05 7 $2,423,000 +65% 2,395 $1,012   $150,761,000 100
2003/04/06 8 $1,266,000 -48% 2,395 $529   $151,971,565 101
2003/04/07 8 $356,000 -72% 2,395 $149   $152,327,000 102
2003/04/08 8 $452,000 +27% 2,395 $189   $152,779,000 103
2003/04/09 5 $444,000 -2% 2,395 $185   $153,223,000 104
2003/04/10 5 $444,000 n/c 2,395 $185   $153,644,000 105
2003/04/11 8 $970,000 +118% 2,114 $459   $154,614,000 106
2003/04/12 7 $1,527,000 +57% 2,114 $722   $156,111,000 107
2003/04/13 9 $741,000 -51% 2,114 $351   $156,851,720 108
2003/04/14 7 $293,000 -60% 2,114 $139   $157,145,000 109
2003/04/15 7 $334,000 +14% 2,114 $158   $157,478,000 110
2003/04/16 8 $336,000 +1% 2,114 $159   $157,815,000 111
2003/04/17 7 $414,000 +23% 2,114 $196   $158,229,000 112
2003/04/18 10 $872,500 +111% 1,711 $510   $159,101,500 113
2003/04/21 9 $322,000   1,711 $188   $161,064,000 116
2003/04/22 8 $308,000 -4% 1,711 $180   $161,371,000 117
2003/04/23 8 $298,000 -3% 1,711 $174   $161,670,000 118
2003/04/24 8 $287,000 -4% 1,711 $168   $161,916,000 119
2003/04/29 10 $144,000   1,209 $119   $163,770,000 124
2003/04/30 10 $147,000 +2% 1,209 $122   $163,917,000 125
2003/05/01 9 $142,000 -3% 1,209 $117   $164,038,000 126
2003/05/14 10 $89,000   761 $117   $166,795,000 139
2003/05/26 14 $130,010   340 $382   $168,269,003 151

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/12/27 13 $2,074,929   77 $26,947   $2,074,929 3
2003/01/03 9 $4,964,938 +139% 304 $16,332   $9,241,533 10
2003/01/10 6 $5,690,875 +15% 362 $15,721   $17,171,239 17
2003/01/17 6 $7,602,133 +34% 557 $13,648   $29,403,704 24
2003/01/24 3 $8,238,709 +8% 616 $13,375   $40,386,310 31
2003/01/31 5 $7,052,983 -14% 623 $11,321   $50,631,500 38
2003/02/07 3 $10,786,533 +53% 1,841 $5,859   $63,803,153 45
2003/02/14 3 $12,708,956 +18% 2,268 $5,604   $82,606,872 52
2003/02/21 5 $8,241,306 -35% 2,355 $3,499   $94,094,784 59
2003/02/28 5 $7,853,903 -5% 2,447 $3,210   $104,901,344 66
2003/03/07 4 $6,844,634 -13% 2,600 $2,633   $114,442,185 73
2003/03/14 5 $7,105,479 +4% 2,600 $2,733   $124,845,340 80
2003/03/21 6 $6,176,021 -13% 2,565 $2,408   $134,014,534 87
2003/03/28 5 $7,210,721 +17% 2,701 $2,670   $144,652,474 94
2003/04/04 8 $5,103,406 -29% 2,395 $2,131   $151,971,565 101
2003/04/11 9 $3,207,797 -37% 2,114 $1,517   $156,851,720 108
2003/04/18 10 $2,501,139 -22% 1,711 $1,462   $160,741,486 115
2003/04/25 12 $1,584,015 -37% 1,209 $1,310   $163,500,278 122
2003/05/02 15 $978,205 -38% 825 $1,186   $165,016,127 129
2003/05/09 11 $1,110,568 +14% 761 $1,459   $166,514,604 136
2003/05/16 12 $572,963 -48% 520 $1,102   $167,440,667 143
2003/05/23 16 $455,990 -20% 340 $1,341   $168,138,993 150
2003/05/30 19 $265,251 -42% 290 $915   $168,649,886 157
2003/06/06 25 $187,119 -29% 250 $748   $168,962,297 164
2003/06/13 31 $126,485 -32% 181 $699   $169,195,337 171
2003/06/20 34 $83,585 -34% 131 $638   $169,363,608 178
2003/06/27 39 $63,836 -24% 115 $555   $169,478,994 185
2003/07/04 39 $62,180 -3% 91 $683   $169,580,881 192
2003/07/11 26 $189,731 +205% 262 $724   $169,799,940 199
2003/07/18 28 $157,582 -17% 230 $685   $170,095,608 206
2003/07/25 36 $105,211 -33% 172 $612   $170,306,377 213
2003/08/01 42 $73,051 -31% 135 $541   $170,449,649 220
2003/08/08 50 $55,106 -25% 108 $510   $170,547,681 227
2003/08/15 53 $33,582 -39% 76 $442   $170,617,614 234
2003/08/22 64 $21,242 -37% 54 $393   $170,659,352 241
2003/08/29 79 $11,667 -45% 26 $449   $170,681,308 248

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Cast

Catherine Zeta-Jones    Velma Kelly
Renée Zellweger    Roxie Hart
Richard Gere    Billy Flynn
Queen Latifah    Mama Morton
John C. Reilly    Amos Hart
Christine Baranski    Mary Sunshine
Lucy Alexis Liu    Go-to-Hell-Kitty
Taye Diggs    Band Leader
Colm Feore    Martin Harrison
Dominic West    Fred Caseley
Mya    Mona
Sebastian La Cause    Al Lipschitz
Deidre Goodwin    Liz
Denise Faye    Annie
Mark Calamia    Hunyak's Husband / Male Dancer
Chita Rivera    Nickie

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Rob Marshall
Screenwriter    Bill Condon
Based on the musical play by    Bob Fosse
Based on the musical play by    Fred Ebb
Based on the Play by    Dallas Watkins
Producer    Martin Richards
Executive Producer    Craig Zadan
Executive Producer    Neil Meron
Executive Producer    Sam Crothers
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Meryl Poster
Co-Producer    Don Carmody
Co-Executive Producer    Julie Goldstein
Co-Executive Producer    Jennifer Berman
Cinematographer    Dion Beebe
Editor    Martin Walsh
Composer    Danny Elfman
Music    John Kander
Lyrics    Fred Ebb
Production Designer    John Myhre
Art Director    Andrew Stearn
Set Decorator    Gordon Sim
Costume Designer    Colleen Atwood
Sound    David Lee
Choreographer    Rob Marshall
Assistant Director    Myron Hoffert
Casting    Laura Rosenthal
Casting    Ali Farrell