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Chimpanzee (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,965,459Details
International Box Office $5,752,647Details
Worldwide Box Office $34,718,106
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,339,947 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,339,947
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with "Chimpanzee," a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimpanzee named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar's chimpanzee family - including his mom, Isha, and the group's savvy leader, Freddy - navigates the complex territory of the forest. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimpanzees, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar's family is confronted by a rival band of chimpanzees, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
74% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 20th, 2012 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: June 14th, 2012 (Wide) (Argentina)
June 14th, 2012 (Wide) (Chile)
September 21st, 2012 (Wide) (Colombia)
October 5th, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
October 25th, 2012 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
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Video Release: August 21st, 2012 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2212, 2/29/2012)
Running Time: 78 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Environment, Voiceover/Narration, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Disney Nature
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,810 $7,233 Aug 3, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,812 $14,022 Jul 27, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,604 $41,816 Jul 20, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,639 $58,387 Jul 13, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,658 $79,447 Jul 6, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,821 $21,521 Jun 29, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,623 $50,236 Jun 22, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,109 $43,819 Jun 15, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,151 $65,481 Jun 8, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,748 $159,852 Jun 1, 2012 45
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,626 $667,528 May 18, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,308 $1,755,507 May 11, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,577 $2,484,456 May 4, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,080 $5,227,862 Apr 27, 2012 10
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 228 $10,673,748 Apr 20, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,702 $10,673,748 Apr 20, 2012 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,803 1,563 Apr 20, 2012 3

Cast

Tim Allen    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Alastair Fothergill
Director   
Producer    Mark Linfield
Producer    Alix Tidmarsh
Executive Producer    Don Hahn
Executive Producer    Jean-Francois Camilleri
Editor    Andy Netley
Composer    Nicholas Hooper
Principal Photography    Martyn Colbeck
Principal Photography    Bill Wallauer
Additional Photography    Warwick Sloss
Sound Mixer    Kristin Mosher
Production Manager    Liz Stevens
Field Producer    James Reed
Sound Supervisor    Kate Hopkins
Sound Designer    Tim Owens
Re-recording Mixer    Andrew Wilson
Screenwriter    Don Hahn

Blu-ray Sales: Hungry No More

September 7th, 2012

The Hunger Games dominated the Blu-ray Sales Chart during its first full week on the home market. It saw its sales numbers grow a little bit to 1.75 million units / $34.99 million for the week giving it totals of 3.42 million units / $68.32 million. It is already in the top ten best-selling Blu-rays of all time and the best-selling Blu-ray of the year. It likely won't last in first place for long, as The Avengers is coming out soon and should be record-breaking on Blu-ray. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 21st, 2012

August 22nd, 2012

It is an amazing week on the home market, if you count The Hunger Games. That film made its DVD and Blu-ray debut on Saturday, so it didn't quite come out this week, but it is still selling well. The best-selling Tuesday release was NCIS: Season Nine - Buy from Amazon, while the top five is dominated by Blu-ray catalog releases. I think Bernie comes close to being a Pick of the Week Contender and A Separation is even better, but I'm going with The Hunger Games as top pick. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Chimpanzee

August 19th, 2012

Chimpanzee is the fourth DisneyNature Documentary to get a theatrical release. I've been lucky enough to see previous ones, and even the one that went direct-to-DVD. So how does this one compare to the others? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Box Office Will Be Avenged

April 30th, 2012

If someone were to describe the box office this weekend in just one word, that one word would be, "Yuck". Only one of the four wide releases matched expectations, and that was the film that was expected to do the worst. Think Like a Man easily repeated on top of the chart, despite falling nearly 50%. The overall box office fell 18% from last weekend to $110 million, which was 30% lower than the same weekend last year. Declines like this usually only happen due to a misalignment in holidays. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but the lead has shrunk to 14% at $3.29 billion to $2.88 billion. Fortunately, The Avengers is on track to break records, so 2012 should get back to its winning ways very soon. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers were Very Thoughtful

April 23rd, 2012

Every single film in the top five either matched or exceeded expectations, Think Like a Man more than doubled its predictions, but it still wasn't enough to match last year's total. Granted, there was still reason to celebrate, as the box office soared 18% when compared to last week reaching $135 million over the weekend, while the box office fell short of last year's total by less than 0.5%, so it is hardly a reason to panic. Additionally, 2012 is still ahead of 2011 by a massive 17% margin at $3.14 billion to $2.69 billion. Next weekend will be a disaster, but the weekend after that is the start of summer, and analysts are bullish on the overall box office chances. More...

Weekend Estimates: Think Like a Man Delivers Big Opening

April 22nd, 2012

Although it won't be enough to give the industry a year-on-year win, Think Like a Man will deliver a very impressive $30 million opening this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, a performance that is well ahead of projections going into the weekend. The Lucky One also beat expectations and will finish second with around $22.8 million. The Hunger Games will be pushed into 3rd place, picking up around $14.5 million in its fifth weekend and passing $350 million in the process. Nature documentary Chimpanzee will land in fourth place with $10.2 million. More...

Limited Releases Won't Be Left in the Cold

April 20th, 2012

There are only a few limited releases on this week's list, and only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Marley's reviews are fantastic, but it is opening in 45 theaters, which is a lot for a limited release. It could prove to be too many. To the Arctic 3D is also opening in dozens of theaters, but its reviews are barely above the overall positive level. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Finally Get Lucky?

April 19th, 2012

It has been nearly a month since we've had a new release top the box office chart, but it looks like The Hunger Games is finally going to be pushed from top spot. It looks like The Lucky One will be the film that breaks The Hunger Games winning streak, as it is the only saturation level release. On the other hand, Think Like a Man and Chimpanzee are barely opening wide. Fortunately, the three wide releases this year appear about as strong as the three wide releases from last year. Unfortunately, last year was led by Rio during its second weekend of release, so 2012 has about a $25 million hole it will need to plug if it is to avoid the first three-week slump of the year. More...

2012 Preview: April

April 1st, 2012

There's good news / bad news going forward into April. First the good news, aside from one week where we saw a minor dip, March was fantastic. There were a number of films beating expectations and the overall the month was even stronger than predicted. As of this weekend, the box office is now 20% higher than the same pace last year. The bad news? That winning streak will certainly come to an end in April. Last year, there was one film that reached $200 million, Fast Five, plus two others that reached $100 million, Hop and Rio. Granted, due to the shifting calendar, Hop is actually being compared to the last weekend in March, so this April only needs one $200 million hit and a $150 million hit to keep pace. But even so, there's almost no chance that will happen. In fact, there's a chance that we might not have one film topping $100 million this year. Only three films have a real shot at this milestone: American Reunion, Five-Year Engagement, and Titanic 3D. And quite frankly, only the first one has a 50/50 chance of getting there. We will likely see 2012 shed some of its lead over 2011, but it should still end the month with a solid year-over-year lead. 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.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 4 $10,673,748   1,563 $6,829   $10,673,748 3
2012/04/27 8 $5,227,862 -51% 1,567 $3,336   $18,920,794 10
2012/05/04 9 $2,484,456 -52% 1,531 $1,623   $23,101,889 17
2012/05/11 9 $1,755,507 -29% 1,559 $1,126   $25,717,478 24
2012/05/18 12 $667,528 -62% 895 $746   $27,008,515 31
2012/06/01 27 $159,852   269 $594   $28,116,676 45
2012/06/08 35 $65,481 -59% 155 $422   $28,299,120 52
2012/06/15 41 $43,819 -33% 96 $456   $28,431,595 59
2012/06/22 41 $50,236 +15% 82 $613   $25,523,018 66
2012/06/29 49 $21,521 -57% 57 $378   $28,579,273 73
2012/07/06 36 $79,447 +269% 135 $588   $28,679,390 80
2012/07/13 42 $58,387 -27% 119 $491   $28,801,388 87
2012/07/20 42 $41,816 -28% 80 $523   $28,898,720 94
2012/07/27 57 $14,022 -66% 40 $351   $28,944,123 101
2012/08/03 64 $7,233 -48% 27 $268   $28,965,459 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 4 $3,547,039   1,563 $2,269   $3,547,039 1
2012/04/21 5 $3,743,642 +6% 1,563 $2,395   $7,290,681 2
2012/04/22 4 $3,383,067 -10% 1,563 $2,164   $10,673,748 3
2012/04/23 4 $752,153 -78% 1,563 $481   $11,425,901 4
2012/04/24 5 $821,502 +9% 1,563 $526   $12,247,403 5
2012/04/25 4 $688,922 -16% 1,563 $441   $12,936,325 6
2012/04/26 4 $757,607 +10% 1,563 $485   $13,693,932 7
2012/04/30 9 $397,389   1,567 $254   $19,318,183 11
2012/05/01 9 $477,899 +20% 1,567 $305   $19,796,082 12
2012/05/02 9 $378,067 -21% 1,567 $241   $20,174,149 13
2012/05/03 7 $443,284 +17% 1,567 $283   $20,617,433 14
2012/05/04 9 $703,137 +59% 1,531 $459   $21,320,570 15
2012/05/05 8 $1,004,319 +43% 1,531 $656   $22,324,889 16
2012/05/06 8 $777,000 -23% 1,531 $508   $23,101,889 17
2012/05/07 9 $190,242 -76% 1,531 $124   $23,292,131 18
2012/05/08 9 $248,080 +30% 1,531 $162   $23,540,211 19
2012/05/09 9 $204,173 -18% 1,531 $133   $23,744,384 20
2012/05/10 9 $217,587 +7% 1,531 $142   $23,961,971 21
2012/05/11 12 $386,870 +78% 1,559 $248   $24,348,841 22
2012/05/12 9 $617,104 +60% 1,559 $396   $24,965,945 23
2012/05/13 9 $751,533 +22% 1,559 $482   $25,717,478 24
2012/05/14 11 $143,053 -81% 1,559 $92   $25,860,531 25
2012/05/15 10 $182,442 +28% 1,559 $117   $26,042,973 26
2012/05/16 10 $136,187 -25% 1,559 $87   $26,179,160 27
2012/05/17 10 $161,827 +19% 1,559 $104   $26,340,987 28
2012/05/22 12 $96,190   895 $107   $27,104,705 33
2012/05/23 - $86,251 -10% 895 $96   $27,190,956 34
2012/05/24 12 $99,724 +16% 895 $111   $27,373,646 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 4 $13,693,932   1,563 $8,761   $13,693,932 7
2012/04/27 8 $6,923,501 -49% 1,567 $4,418   $20,617,433 14
2012/05/04 9 $3,344,538 -52% 1,531 $2,185   $23,961,971 21
2012/05/11 10 $2,379,016 -29% 1,559 $1,526   $26,340,987 28
2012/05/18 25 $282,165 -88% 895 $315   $27,373,646 35
2012/06/01 25 $276,815   269 $1,029   $28,233,639 49
2012/06/08 30 $154,137 -44% 155 $994   $28,387,776 56
2012/06/22 12 $3,084,970   82 $37,622   $28,557,752 70
2012/06/29 51 $42,191 -99% 57 $740   $28,599,943 77
2012/07/06 37 $143,058 +239% 135 $1,060   $28,743,001 84
2012/07/13 41 $113,903 -20% 119 $957   $28,856,904 91
2012/07/20 40 $73,197 -36% 80 $915   $28,930,101 98
2012/07/27 52 $28,125 -62% 40 $703   $28,958,226 105
2012/08/03 71 $7,233 -74% 27 $268   $28,965,459 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 6/14/2012 $24,628 21 21 41 $58,493 12/10/2015
Belgium 2/6/2013 $31,915 59 59 187 $166,059 12/14/2015
Chile 6/14/2012 $6,200 8 8 19 $820,621 12/10/2015
Colombia 9/21/2012 $26,885 24 24 66 $60,578 12/12/2015
Ecuador 11/23/2012 $51,957 27 27 124 $130,277 12/13/2015
France 2/20/2013 $1,250,181 355 355 1336 $3,489,943 12/14/2015
Hong Kong 10/25/2012 $0 0 1 5 $6,755 12/12/2015
Mexico 10/5/2012 $0 0 66 182 $149,379 12/12/2015
Netherlands 2/13/2013 $153,170 83 85 415 $869,567 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $975
 
International Total$5,752,647 12/14/2015

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/26/2012838,438 38,438$933,648$933,6481
9/2/20121319,085-50% 57,523$496,591$1,430,2392
9/9/20121711,356-40% 68,879$308,435$1,738,6743
9/16/2012196,779-40% 75,657$175,772$1,914,4464

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