|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||$83,354,931||$152,854,931||Play|
Box Office History for Alvin and the Chipmunks Movies
|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||$75,577,731||$8,562,708||$84,140,439|
|Mar 27, 2012||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||$44,222,231||$10,466,978||$54,689,209|
December 17th, 2015
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.
December 1st, 2015
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.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Matthew Gray Gubler||4||Simon||$1,308,031,700||$1,431,346,094||91.4%|
|Amy Poehler||2||Voice of Eleanor||$792,571,736||$3,639,494,009||21.8%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Based on the Chipettes Created by Janice Karman (1)
|Ross Bagdasarian Jr||4||
Based on the characters Alvin and Chipmunks created by Ross Bagdasarian (3)
|Karen Rosenfelt||3||Executive Producer (3)||$864,548,487||$4,821,970,882||17.9%|
|Arnon Milchan||3||Executive Producer (3)||$864,548,487||$7,057,257,368||12.3%|
Executive Producer (2)
|Richard Holland||3||Production Designer (3)||$864,548,487||$1,205,205,018||71.7%|
|Jonathan Aibel||2||Screenwriter (2)||$792,571,736||$2,911,552,183||27.2%|
|Glenn Berger||2||Screenwriter (2)||$792,571,736||$2,911,552,183||27.2%|
Story Creator (1)
|Peter Lyons Collister||2||Cinematographer (2)||$515,459,964||$1,269,014,996||40.6%|
|Mark Mothersbaugh||2||Composer (2)||$501,943,454||$4,672,061,511||10.7%|
|Chris Bailey||2||Animation Supervisor (2)||$806,088,246||$994,745,839||81.0%|
|Mildred Iatrou||2||Supervising Sound Editor (2)||$806,088,246||$5,750,875,558||14.0%|