Chronicle

Chronicle poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $64,575,175Details
International Box Office $62,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $127,075,175
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,825,219 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,054,379 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $14,879,598
Further financial details...

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

In the new century, we record, post and comment on every second of our lives, sharing our every emotion and opinion with the world, no matter how mundane. But for three friends who stumble upon a life-changing discovery, the chronicle of their ordinary lives is about to take an extraordinary turn.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Theatrical Release: February 3rd, 2012 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: May 15th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking.
(Rating bulletin 2205, 1/11/2012)
Keywords: First Love, Romance, Addiction, Bullies, Revenge, Dysfunctional Family, Psychics, Found Footage
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: Grey Brightens Up Blu-ray

Getting caught up on the Blu-ray sales chart after a massive overhaul of the database, which hopefully you didn't notice too much. We're splitting the two weeks into two articles, otherwise they would be just too cumbersome. We start with the week ending May 20th, which featured six new releases on the chart. Top spot went to The Grey with 375,000 units sold, but in terms of revenue, it was in second place with $7.50 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 51%, which even just last year would have been momentous, but now is standard for a first-run release for any action or adventure film. More...

DVD Sales: A Colorful Couple Weeks on DVD

After a major change on the back end of site, we have two weeks of home market numbers to get to, starting with the week ending on May 20th. New releases dominated the chart taking the top three spots and four of the top six. The Grey earned first place with 360,000 units / $6.12 million. This is a fine start given its theatrical run, but not an exceptional one. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 15th, 2012

It's not a bad week, for this time of year, with three films that are selling well, and two of those earned really good reviews. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for those screeners. Also, after those three big releases, there's a sharp drop-off in sales strength and we quickly find releases that would be overlooked most weeks. As for the best of the best, both Chronicle and The Grey are contenders for Pick of the Week, but like I said, I don't have the screeners to judge the extras. Therefore, I'm giving that title to Being John Malkovich Criterion Collection Blu-ray. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Vow Wows

Another weekend, another win. For the sixth weekend in a row, 2012 has topped 2011 in the year-over-year, and like much of the year, it wasn't even close. The overall box office was up 66% from last weekend reaching $192 million. It was also 29% higher than the same weekend last year. All four wide releases beat expectations, sometimes by wide margins. Also, all earned more than $20 million, which is the first time that's happened on a non-holiday weekend. And two of them earned $40 million or more. Year-to-date, 2012 now has a 19% lead on 2011 at $1.19 billion to $1.00 billion. There is reason to be cautious however, as a lot of this growth is due to 2011 getting off to a disastrous start. It is still too soon to declare victory, but it is reason to at least be somewhat optimistic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Keep 2012's Winning Streak Safe?

2012 has beaten 2011 every single weekend so far and we could see that streak survive at least one more weekend thanks to three wide releases: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Safe House, and The Vow, plus a re-release, Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace. That's a crowded slate and normally I would assume one or more of the films would be squeezed out at the box office, but now I'm not so sure, as even the weakest amongst them is tracking for close to $20 million. By comparison, this weekend last year three films earned more than $25 million and only one new release failed to connect with audiences. So it could be a tough race, but I'm cautiously optimistic. More...

International Box Office: More Milestones were not Impossible for Mission

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol has reached two milestones since last week, reaching $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide. It added $24.31 million on 6,259 screens in 51 markets over the weekend and now has $420.83 million internationally and $626.03 million worldwide. Of its weekend haul, $20 million came from China, which was $7 million more than last week's opening. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Many Reasons to Celebrate Weekend Results

It was Super Bowl weekend, which apparently some people care about. (Not me. Go B.C. Lions!) The crossover audience between the Super Bowl and most movies is quite high, so it is no real shock that the box office was down compared to last weekend. However, it was only down 8% to $116 million. This was 33% higher than the same weekend last year. Both Chronicle and The Woman in Black topped expectations by significant degrees, while the weakest movie the top five missed weekend predictions by less than $1 million. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011's pace by 12% at $964 million to $850 million. Before we get too excited, by this weekend in 2010, the box office had already pulled in $1.21 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Chronicle and Woman in Black Vie for SuperBowl Honors

The industry's healthy start to 2012 will continue this weekend thanks to two more good opening weekends. Chronicle is currently favorite to win the weekend, with Fox predicting a $22 million opening. CBS Films is pegging The Woman in Black at $21 million (a record for the fledgling studio). Both figures are predicated on historical models for SuperBowl Sunday, which can be a difficult day to predict, so the final order between the two could yet switch, although Chronicle is heavily favored to win at this point. Overall box office will be up about 35% from last year, although that reflects the very weak start to 2011. This weekend looks as though it will be about average for a SuperBowl weekend overall. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Remain in the Black?

There are two important dates in February: Valentine's Day and Presidents Day. This weekend deals with neither of those, so it is probably going to be a little soft at the box office. On the other hand, all three films opening this weekend, Big Miracle, Chronicle, and The Woman in Black, have overall positive reviews and are averaging around 75% positive (That might change by the end of the evening as more reviews come in.) By comparison, this weekend last year saw the release of The Roommate and Sanctum, both of which earned terrible reviews and neither of which earned a lot at the box office. Those two films combined earned just under $25 million over the weekend, while there's a slim, slim chance The Woman in Black will make that much by itself. Even on the low end, the top two new releases should match that, while this year appears to have the advantage with depth as well. I'm almost feeling optimistic. ... I may have just cursed the box office. More...

2012 Preview: February

2012 got off to a great start, with January earning four wins in a row in the year-over-year comparison and finishing the month with a double-digit lead over 2011's pace. This has made me very hopeful going forward. That said, there are fourteen films opening wide or being re-released wide in February, and I don't think there's a $100 million hit in the group. In fact, I don't think any will get all that close to the century mark. There are several that should be solid mid-level hits and with a little luck, half of them could reached $50 million and there are five that could reach $75 million. Last February, Just Go With It topped $100 million while Gnomeo and Juliet came within $33,000 of doing the same. We won't replicate that this year, so we have to hope for a lot more depth. If films like Safe House, Journey 2, Ghost Rider 2, The Phantom Menace: 3D and The Vow all meet expectations, then perhaps 2012 will continue its hot start. More...

Cast

Dane DeHaan    Andrew Detmer
Alex Russell    Matt Garetty
Michael B. Jordan    Steve Montgomery
Richard Detmer    Michael Kelly
Casey Letter    Ashley Hinshaw
Bo Petersen    Karen Detmer
Anna Wood    Monica
Rudi Malcolm    Wayne
Luke Tyler    Sean
Crystal Donna Roberts    Samantha
Adrian Collins    Costly
Grant Powell    Howard
Armand Aucamp    Austin
Nicole Bailey    Cala
Lynita Crofford    Casey's Mom
Royston Stoffels    Pharmacist
Patrick Walton    Park Ranger
Lance Elliott    Police Officer
Nadine Suliaman    School Flyer Girl
Pierre Malherbe    Police Detective
Joe Vaz    Michael Ernesto
Matthew Dylan Roberts    Ernesto's Neighbour
Allen Irwin    Redneck Trucker
Chelsea Nortje    Girl in Window
Francois Coetzee    Girl In Window
Hendrik Kotze    Priest
Matt Adle    Newscaster
Robert Clotworthy    Newcasters
Daisy Torme    Karen Detmer Voice
Chrystee Pharris    Samantha Voice
Daniel Booko    Costly Voice
Byron Thames    Howard Voice
Matt Nolan    Austin Voice
Charles L. Campbell    Pharmacist Voice
Popeye V.    Park Ranger Voice
Steve Kramer    Police Officer Voice
Ashley Peldon    School Flyer Girl Voice
Paul Pape    Priest Voice
Jeff Fischer    Thug #3 Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Josh Trank
Screenwriter    Max Landis
Story Creator    Max Landis
Story Creator    Josh Trank
Producer    John Davis
Producer    Adam Schroeder
Executive Producer    James Dodson
Director of Photography    Matthew Jensen
Production Designer    Stephen Altman
Editor    Elliot Greenberg
Costume Designer    Diana Cilliers
Music Supervisor    Andrea von Foerster
Casting    Ronna Kress
Art Director    Patrick 'Poc' O'Connor
Set Decorator    Fred Du Preez
Sound    Conrad Kuhne
Sound Designer    Karen Triest
Sound Designer    Tim Walston
Supervising Sound Editor    Kelly Oxford
Re-recording Mixer    Joe Barnett
Re-recording Mixer    Tony Lamberti
Special Effects Supervisor    Mickey Kirsten
Visual Effects Supervisor    Simon Hansen
Stunt Coordinator    Kerry Gregg
Line Producer    Creig Buckle
Associate Producer    Katie Shapiro
Assistant Director    Charlie Watson
Second Unit Director    Grant Appleton

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/03 1 $8,600,183   2,907 $2,958   $8,600,183 1
2012/02/04 1 $10,145,008 +18% 2,907 $3,490   $18,745,191 2
2012/02/05 1 $3,258,907 -68% 2,907 $1,121   $22,004,098 3
2012/02/06 1 $1,691,695 -48% 2,907 $582   $23,695,793 4
2012/02/07 1 $1,685,163 n/c 2,907 $580   $25,380,956 5
2012/02/08 1 $1,256,102 -25% 2,907 $432   $26,637,058 6
2012/02/09 1 $1,230,209 -2% 2,907 $423   $27,867,267 7
2012/02/10 5 $3,557,123 +189% 2,908 $1,223   $31,424,390 8
2012/02/11 5 $5,480,873 +54% 2,908 $1,885   $36,905,263 9
2012/02/12 5 $3,054,593 -44% 2,908 $1,050   $39,959,856 10
2012/02/13 5 $776,742 -75% 2,908 $267   $40,736,598 11
2012/02/14 5 $1,307,948 +68% 2,908 $450   $42,044,546 12
2012/02/15 4 $690,233 -47% 2,908 $237   $42,734,779 13
2012/02/16 4 $744,647 +8% 2,908 $256   $43,479,426 14
2012/02/17 6 $2,013,095 +170% 2,556 $788   $45,492,521 15
2012/02/18 7 $3,123,797 +55% 2,556 $1,222   $48,616,318 16
2012/02/19 7 $2,482,491 -21% 2,556 $971   $51,098,809 17
2012/02/20 8 $1,544,678 -38% 2,556 $604   $52,643,487 18
2012/02/21 6 $659,549 -57% 2,556 $258   $53,303,036 19
2012/02/22 6 $496,448 -25% 2,556 $194   $53,799,484 20
2012/02/23 6 $500,443 +1% 2,556 $196   $54,299,927 21
2012/02/24 10 $1,073,791 +115% 1,797 $598   $55,373,718 22
2012/02/25 11 $1,672,971 +56% 1,797 $931   $57,046,689 23
2012/02/26 12 $938,274 -44% 1,797 $522   $57,984,963 24
2012/02/27 11 $234,621 -75% 1,797 $131   $58,219,584 25
2012/02/28 11 $250,830 +7% 1,797 $140   $58,470,414 26
2012/02/29 11 $215,615 -14% 1,797 $120   $58,686,029 27
2012/03/01 11 $229,237 +6% 1,797 $128   $58,915,266 28
2012/03/02 - $523,609 +128% 1,054 $497   $59,438,875 29
2012/03/03 - $911,982 +74% 1,054 $865   $60,350,857 30
2012/03/04 - $495,840 -46% 1,054 $470   $60,846,697 31
2012/03/05 - $131,963 -73% 1,054 $125   $60,978,660 32
2012/03/06 - $140,752 +7% 1,054 $134   $61,119,412 33
2012/03/07 - $117,195 -17% 1,054 $111   $61,236,607 34
2012/03/08 - $126,265 +8% 1,054 $120   $61,362,872 35
2012/03/09 - $255,213 +102% 595 $429   $61,618,085 36
2012/03/10 - $412,969 +62% 595 $694   $62,031,054 37
2012/03/11 - $236,387 -43% 595 $397   $62,267,441 38
2012/03/12 - $100,320 -58% 595 $169   $62,367,761 39
2012/03/13 - $104,645 +4% 595 $176   $62,472,406 40
2012/03/14 - $96,017 -8% 595 $161   $62,568,423 41
2012/03/15 - $101,538 +6% 595 $171   $62,669,961 42
2012/03/16 - $153,093 +51% 432 $354   $62,823,054 43
2012/03/17 - $216,426 +41% 432 $501   $63,039,480 44
2012/03/18 - $119,571 -45% 432 $277   $63,159,051 45
2012/03/19 - $42,440 -65% 432 $98   $63,201,491 46
2012/03/20 - $44,812 +6% 432 $104   $63,246,303 47
2012/03/21 - $41,747 -7% 432 $97   $63,288,050 48
2012/03/22 - $38,985 -7% 432 $90   $63,327,035 49
2012/03/23 - $63,793 +64% 292 $218   $63,390,828 50
2012/03/24 - $87,738 +38% 292 $300   $63,478,566 51
2012/03/25 - $51,572 -41% 292 $177   $63,530,138 52
2012/03/26 - $22,667 -56% 292 $78   $63,552,805 53
2012/03/27 - $25,193 +11% 292 $86   $63,577,998 54
2012/03/28 - $22,198 -12% 292 $76   $63,600,196 55
2012/03/29 - $25,004 +13% 292 $86   $63,625,200 56
2012/03/30 - $38,267 +53% 198 $193   $63,663,467 57
2012/03/31 - $56,374 +47% 198 $285   $63,719,841 58
2012/04/01 - $39,327 -30% 198 $199   $63,759,168 59
2012/04/02 - $15,443 -61% 198 $78   $63,774,611 60
2012/04/03 - $18,444 +19% 198 $93   $63,793,055 61
2012/04/04 - $17,359 -6% 198 $88   $63,810,414 62
2012/04/05 - $20,239 +17% 198 $102   $63,830,653 63
2012/04/06 - $43,086 +113% 162 $266   $63,873,739 64
2012/04/07 - $47,431 +10% 162 $293   $63,921,170 65
2012/04/08 - $30,498 -36% 162 $188   $63,951,668 66
2012/04/09 - $16,553 -46% 162 $102   $63,968,221 67
2012/04/10 - $13,969 -16% 162 $86   $63,982,190 68
2012/04/11 - $14,552 +4% 162 $90   $63,996,742 69
2012/04/12 - $14,866 +2% 162 $92   $64,011,608 70
2012/04/13 - $51,208 +244% 165 $310   $64,062,816 71
2012/04/14 - $66,118 +29% 165 $401   $64,128,934 72
2012/04/15 - $37,085 -44% 165 $225   $64,166,019 73
2012/04/16 - $9,471 -74% 165 $57   $64,175,490 74
2012/04/17 - $9,988 +5% 165 $61   $64,185,478 75
2012/04/18 - $9,695 -3% 165 $59   $64,195,173 76
2012/04/19 - $9,905 +2% 165 $60   $64,205,078 77
2012/04/20 - $28,059 +183% 137 $205   $64,233,137 78
2012/04/21 - $45,480 +62% 137 $332   $64,278,617 79
2012/04/22 - $28,212 -38% 137 $206   $64,306,829 80
2012/04/23 - $8,141 -71% 137 $59   $64,314,970 81
2012/04/24 - $8,573 +5% 137 $63   $64,323,543 82
2012/04/25 - $8,484 -1% 137 $62   $64,332,027 83
2012/04/26 - $8,680 +2% 137 $63   $64,340,707 84
2012/04/27 - $20,395 +135% 137 $149   $64,361,102 85
2012/04/28 - $33,735 +65% 137 $246   $64,394,837 86
2012/04/29 - $21,585 -36% 137 $158   $64,416,422 87
2012/04/30 - $5,849 -73% 137 $43   $64,422,271 88
2012/05/01 - $6,553 +12% 137 $48   $64,428,824 89
2012/05/02 - $5,883 -10% 137 $43   $64,434,707 90
2012/05/03 - $6,063 +3% 137 $44   $64,440,770 91
2012/05/04 - $9,088 +50% 137 $66   $64,449,858 92
2012/05/05 - $13,205 +45% 137 $96   $64,463,063 93
2012/05/06 - $9,906 -25% 137 $72   $64,472,969 94
2012/05/07 - $3,069 -69% 137 $22   $64,476,038 95
2012/05/08 - $3,606 +17% 137 $26   $64,479,644 96
2012/05/09 - $3,724 +3% 137 $27   $64,483,368 97
2012/05/10 - $3,659 -2% 78 $47   $64,487,027 98
2012/05/11 - $5,855 +60% 51 $115   $64,492,882 99
2012/05/12 - $10,184 +74% 51 $200   $64,503,066 100
2012/05/13 - $8,697 -15% 51 $171   $64,511,763 101
2012/05/14 - $2,646 -70% 51 $52   $64,514,409 102
2012/05/15 - $2,987 +13% 51 $59   $64,517,396 103
2012/05/16 - $2,845 -5% 51 $56   $64,520,241 104
2012/05/17 - $2,918 +3% 51 $57   $64,523,159 105
2012/05/18 - $4,876 +67% 39 $125   $64,528,035 106
2012/05/19 - $8,270 +70% 39 $212   $64,536,305 107
2012/05/20 - $6,908 -16% 39 $177   $64,543,213 108
2012/05/21 - $2,171 -69% 39 $56   $64,545,384 109
2012/05/22 - $2,299 +6% 39 $59   $64,547,683 110
2012/05/23 - $1,961 -15% 39 $50   $64,549,644 111
2012/05/24 - $2,135 +9% 39 $55   $64,551,779 112
2012/05/25 - $2,358 +10% 20 $118   $64,554,137 113
2012/05/26 - $3,932 +67% 20 $197   $64,558,069 114
2012/05/27 - $3,727 -5% 20 $186   $64,561,796 115
2012/05/28 - $3,395 -9% 20 $170   $64,565,191 116
2012/06/01 - $1,157   10 $116   $64,569,669 120
2012/06/02 - $1,737 +50% 10 $174   $64,571,406 121
2012/06/03 - $1,090 -37% 10 $109   $64,572,496 122
2012/06/04 - $632 -42% 10 $63   $64,573,128 123
2012/06/05 - $534 -16% 10 $53   $64,573,662 124
2012/06/06 - $613 +15% 10 $61   $64,574,275 125
2012/06/07 - $900 +47% 10 $90   $64,575,175 126

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/03 1 $22,004,098   2,907 $7,569   $22,004,098 3
2012/02/10 5 $12,092,589 -45% 2,908 $4,158   $39,959,856 10
2012/02/17 7 $7,619,383 -37% 2,556 $2,981   $51,098,809 17
2012/02/24 11 $3,685,036 -52% 1,797 $2,051   $57,984,963 24
2012/03/02 13 $1,931,431 -48% 1,054 $1,832   $60,846,697 31
2012/03/09 16 $904,569 -53% 595 $1,520   $62,267,441 38
2012/03/16 19 $489,090 -46% 432 $1,132   $63,159,051 45
2012/03/23 26 $203,103 -58% 292 $696   $63,530,138 52
2012/03/30 31 $133,968 -34% 198 $677   $63,759,168 59
2012/04/06 31 $121,015 -10% 162 $747   $63,951,668 66
2012/04/13 28 $154,411 +28% 165 $936   $64,166,019 73
2012/04/20 36 $101,751 -34% 137 $743   $64,306,829 80
2012/04/27 41 $75,715 -26% 137 $553   $64,416,422 87
2012/05/04 50 $32,199 -57% 137 $235   $64,472,969 94
2012/05/11 58 $24,736 -23% 51 $485   $64,511,763 101
2012/05/18 54 $20,054 -19% 39 $514   $64,543,213 108
2012/05/25 52 $10,017 -50% 20 $501   $64,561,796 115
2012/06/01 78 $3,984 -60% 10 $398   $64,572,496 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/20/20124236,313 236,313$3,535,242$3,535,2421
5/27/2012897,604-59% 333,917$1,460,156$4,995,3982
6/3/20121054,495-44% 388,412$835,408$5,830,8073
6/10/20122424,224-56% 412,636$425,616$6,256,4224
6/17/20122623,630-2% 436,266$415,652$6,672,0745

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/20/20122176,306 176,306$4,153,776$4,153,7761
5/27/2012635,072-80% 211,379$875,406$5,029,1822
6/3/20121017,714-49% 229,093$442,503$5,471,6853
6/17/20121026,775 258,842$598,964$6,137,2005

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