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Box Office History for Alvin and the Chipmunks Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Dec 14, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $55,000,000 $44,307,417 $217,326,974 $362,605,033  
Dec 23, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $70,000,000 $48,875,415 $219,614,612 $443,483,213 Play
Mar 30, 2010 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin and the Chipettes in Cinderella Cinderella     $0 $0  
Dec 16, 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $80,000,000 $23,244,744 $133,107,389 $349,088,523 Play
Dec 18, 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip $90,000,000 $14,287,159 $85,886,987 $249,520,430 Play
 
 Totals$295,000,000 $655,935,962$1,404,697,199 
 Averages$73,750,000$32,678,684$163,983,991$351,174,300 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Apr 1, 2008 Alvin and the Chipmunks $138,708,106 $1,031,300 $139,739,406
Mar 30, 2010 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $75,817,425 $8,575,831 $84,393,256
Mar 27, 2012 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $44,979,510 $10,466,763 $55,446,273
Mar 4, 2016 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip $10,390,066 $5,971,734 $16,361,800
 
 Totals$269,895,107$26,045,628$295,940,735
 Averages$67,473,777$6,511,407$73,985,184

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

Home Market Releases for March 15th, 2016

March 15th, 2016

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International Box Office: Deadpool and Mermaid Crack $100 Million Milestones

February 18th, 2016

Deadpool

Deadpool opened in first place on the international chart, but it was surprisingly close. The film earned $125.0 million in 61 markets, which is a little lower than its domestic numbers, but its worldwide opening of $257.4 million is fantastic, especially for a film that cost $58 million to make. Its biggest opening came from the U.K., where it earned $20.52 million in 543 theaters. It also earned more than $10 million in Russia ($12.11 million in 1119 theaters) and in Australia ($10.87 million in 393). The film is already playing in most major international markets, but even if it just matches its opening weekend during the rest of its run, it will earn near enough a $100 million profit margin. There will be a sequel, but there may also be several copycat films as well . More...

Weekend Predictions: How Big a Force Will Star Wars be at the Box Office?

December 17th, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

There are three wide releases this week, but only one of them matters: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Better than anticipated reviews could help it break records over the weekend. It has already broken some box office records, becoming the first film to reach $100 million in advance ticket sales. The other wide releases are Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and Sisters, both of which are just trying to not completely disappear. This weekend last year, the total box office was $135 million. The Force Awakens could earn nearly 50% more than that and some would still see it as a disappointment. 2015 should extend its lead over 2014 by more than $100 million. More...

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Jason Lee 4 Dave $1,404,697,199 $3,204,648,409 43.8%
Justin Long 4 Alvin $1,404,697,199 $3,442,091,746 40.8%
Matthew Gray Gubler 4 Simon $1,404,697,199 $1,528,284,055 91.9%
Jesse McCartney 4 Theodore $1,404,697,199 $1,447,108,920 97.1%
David Cross 3 Ian $1,155,176,769 $5,185,021,795 22.3%
Anna Faris 3 Jeanette $1,042,092,166 $3,538,209,600 29.5%
Christina Applegate 3 Brittany $1,042,092,166 $2,239,568,754 46.5%
Amy Poehler 2 Voice of Eleanor $792,571,736 $3,680,745,823 21.5%
Jane Lynch 2 Gayle $806,088,246 $3,341,176,444 24.1%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Janice Karman 4 Producer (4)
Screenwriter (1)
Based on the Chipettes Created by Janice Karman (1)
$1,404,697,199 $1,404,697,199 100.0%
Ross Bagdasarian Jr 4 Producer (4)
Character Creator (3)
Screenwriter (1)
$1,404,697,199 $1,404,697,199 100.0%
Karen Rosenfelt 3 Executive Producer (3) $961,213,986 $5,124,186,512 18.8%
Arnon Milchan 3 Executive Producer (3) $961,213,986 $7,727,344,393 12.4%
Steve Waterman 3 Executive Producer (2)
Producer (1)
$961,213,986 $1,542,329,210 62.3%
Richard Holland 3 Production Designer (3) $961,213,986 $1,301,893,912 73.8%
Ali Dee Theodore 3 Executive Music Producer (3) $1,155,176,769 $1,155,176,769 100.0%
Jonathan Aibel 2 Screenwriter (2) $792,571,736 $3,707,676,923 21.4%
Glenn Berger 2 Screenwriter (2) $792,571,736 $3,707,676,923 21.4%
Jon Vitti 2 Screenwriter (2)
Story Creator (1)
$806,088,246 $1,685,988,796 47.8%
Peter Lyons Collister 2 Cinematographer (2) $612,125,463 $1,366,145,996 44.8%
Mark Mothersbaugh 2 Composer (2) $598,608,953 $4,779,671,560 12.5%
Chris Bailey 2 Animation Supervisor (2) $806,088,246 $1,379,814,567 58.4%
Mildred Iatrou 2 Supervising Sound Editor (2) $806,088,246 $6,513,894,379 12.4%