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Chappaquiddick (2018)

Chappaquiddick
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,290,622Details
International Box Office $257,324Details
Worldwide Box Office $17,547,946
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Synopsis

A recounting of the tragic events of the 1969 car accident involving U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and a young, female campaign worker who died at the scene. Kennedy left the scene of the accident and didn’t alert authorities for ten hours. What happens over the ensuing days, reveals how one of the most powerful and influential political family dynasties in U.S. history orchestrated the truth behind the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Their efforts to control the story in the press, run damage control and preserve the family’s legacy is a story of the powerful and the untouchable. This tension-filled war room became Kennedy’s savior and nemesis, ultimately revealing his vulnerabilities, his damaged relationship with his father, Joe Kennedy Sr., all while testing his integrity and political future. As his brother John’s presidential promise to land a man on the moon unfolds, Kennedy considers his own legacy. This infamous incident will become a defining moment in his career, as he wrestles with his own moral compass, and ultimately puts his future in the hands of the American People.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,772 $17,290,622
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,031 $257,324
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,882 $17,547,946

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 6th, 2018 (Wide) by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
International Releases: April 6th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
May 11th, 2018 (Wide) (New Zealand)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing images, some strong language, and historical smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2492 (Cert #51224), 9/6/2017)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Comparisons: vs. You Were Never Really Here
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Keywords: Politicians, Car Accident, Cover Up, 1960s, Accidental Death
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Apex Entertianment, DMG Entertainment, Entertainment Motion Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Mary Jo Kopechne
   Ted Kennedy
   Joe Gargan
   Joseph P Kennedy Sr

Supporting Cast

Jim Gaffigan    Paul F Markham
Clancy Brown    Robert McNamara
Olivia Thirlby    Rachel Schiff
Taylor Nichols    Ted Sorensen
Lexie Roth    Nance Lyons
John Fiore    Chief Arena
Andria Blackman    Joan Bennett Kennedy
Tamara Hickey    Marilyn Richards
Alison Wachtler    Liz Trotta
Victor Warren    Stephen Edward Smith
Donald Watson    Dr. Watt
Matthew Lawler    Dun Gifford
Angela Hope Smith    Maryellen Lyons
Thomas Kee    James Steele
David DeBeck    Sargent Shriver
Vince Tycer    David Burke
Damien DiPaola    Ray LaRosa
Katie Henoch    Suzy Tannenbaum
Joe Chase    John Farrar
David Callanan    Charles Tretter
Tim Jackson    Joe Kopechne
Bill Humphreys    James Reston
Beth Petrou    Ann Gargan
John Hawe    Stephen Sorenson
Jeff Savage    John Culver
Patrick Joseph Sheehan    John V. Tunney

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Taylor Allen    Screenwriter
Andrew Logan    Screenwriter
Chris Cowles    Producer
Mark Ciardi    Producer
Campbell G McInnes    Producer
Chris Fenton    Executive Producer
Dan Mintz    Executive Producer
Doug Jones    Executive Producer
Tom Duterme    Executive Producer
Carolyn Folks    Executive Producer
Jennifer Lucas    Executive Producer
Mark Borde    Executive Producer
Chris Charalambous    Executive Producer
Mark Devitre    Executive Producer
Stephen Schuler    Executive Producer
Ben Rose    Executive Producer
Taylor Allen    Executive Producer
Byron Allen    Executive Producer
Andrew Logan    Executive Producer
Maryse Alberti    Cinematographer
John Goldsmith    Production Designer
David Robinson    Costume Designer
Keith Fraase    Editor
Garth Stevenson    Composer
Laura Katz    Music Supervisor
Chris Piccaro    Music Supervisor

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rampage Climbs Ahead of A Quiet Place with $35.75 million

April 16th, 2018

Rampage

Rampage was widely expected to earn first place over the weekend, and it did. However, A Quiet Place gave it a real run for its money and after Friday’s estimates, it looked like the horror film would repeat on top. Meanwhile, Truth or Dare was also a pleasant surprise at the box office earning close to $19 million on a $3.5 million production budget. Overall, the box office fell 9.8% from last weekend to $147 million. This is also 13% lower than the same weekend last year. That said, The Fate of the Furious opened this weekend last year and earned almost $100 million, so it could have been worse. Year-to-date, 2018 is still behind behind 2017 by $70 million or 2.0% or $3.27 billion to $3.33 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Quiet Place Helps the Box Office Make Some Noise

April 9th, 2018

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place not only topped predictions, it nearly doubled them earning $50.20 million during its opening weekend. The rest of the new releases also beat expectations, albeit by much smaller margins. Blockers nearly matched its production budget, while Chappaquiddick and The Miracle Season didn’t embarrass themselves. Add in some strong holds and the total box office was a surprisingly robust $162 million. This is 19% higher than last weekend and 36% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2018 is still behind 2017 by $60 million or 1.8% at $3.07 billion to $3.12 billion. This is half as much as the gap was this time last week, which is great news going forward. More...

Weekend Estimates: A Quiet Place Opens in the Black with $50 million

April 8th, 2018

A Quiet Place

If it weren’t for Black Panther, A Quiet Place would be the biggest surprise hit of the year so far. The film earned $50 million during its opening weekend, on a budget of just $17 million. Its initial ad buy was probably less than $25 million, meaning this film earned more in its opening weekend that its combined budget. However, I assume Paramount Pictures put in at least another $10 million ad buy on Saturday after Friday’s estimates showed up. As for the film’s future, its reviews are close to Award-worthy and it earned a B plus from CinemaScore, which is impressive for a horror film. Additionally, the film saw its score rise on Saturday when compared to Friday, which is not common for a new release. Previews plus the opening day rush usually result in small declines for films aimed at this target audience. It is still a horror film and next week there is big competition and direct competition, so its legs likely won’t be great, but its nearly guaranteed a profit by this time next week. More...

Friday Estimates: A Quiet Place has Deafening Opening with $19 million

April 7th, 2018

A Quiet Place

There are people at Paramount Pictures walking around with confused looks on their faces. They don’t know what to do, because it has been so long since they have had an unqualified box office hit like this. A Quiet Place earned $19 million on Friday, which is well above expectations and more than it cost to make. Its reviews are 97% positive, while it earned a B plus from CinemaScore, which is amazing for a horror film. Granted, horror films still tend to be front-loaded, but an opening weekend of close to $50 million is possible. Being a little more conservative is probably a good idea, so let’s go with $47 million. We would have to go back to 2016's Arrival to find the last time Paramount had a film that was an unqualified box office hit. That film likely broke even early in its home market run. A Quiet Place will likely break even just on its domestic theatrical numbers. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Quiet Makes Some Noise on Thursday Night earning $4.3 million

April 6th, 2018

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place stunned analysts with $4.3 million during Thursday night previews. This is almost 50% more than many were expecting. Add in its 96% positive reviews and the film has a real shot at opening with over $30 million. By comparison, earlier this year, Insidious: The Last Key earned nearly $2 million during its previews on its way to a nearly $30 million opening. On the other hand, it is a horror film and those tend to be front-loaded, it is wise to be a little conservative. I suspect we will have to raise our expectations when Friday’s numbers arrive tomorrow. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will April Have a Quiet Start?

April 5th, 2018

A Quiet Place

There are only two wide releases this week, A Quiet Place and Blockers, both of which are expected to be midlevel hits. There are also two films opening semi-wide, Chappaquiddick and The Miracle Season, neither of which are expected to open in the top five. This weekend last year, The Boss Baby led the way with $26.36 million during its second weekend of release. A Quiet Place could top that, but even if it does, last year’s depth will probably keep 2017 behind 2018 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2018 Preview: April

April 1st, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Well, March has ended and it was a very disappointing month. Black Panther made more than any of the new releases did. The only potential big hit that didn’t miss expectations was Ready Player One. Because of this, 2018 lost its lead over 2017 and is now over $100 million behind last year’s pace. April is usually a terrible month, because it is a dumping ground, especially late in the month. No studio wants to compete with the first monster hit of the Summer. This year, the first monster hit of the summer, Avengers: Infinity War, opens in April. It will make more during its opening weekend than any other April release will make in total. It might make more opening day than any other April release will make in total. The only film that has a real chance to earn more than $100 million is Rampage, a video game adaptation. Last April, The Fate of the Furious earned more than $1.2 billion worldwide, but “only” earned $225.76 million of that domestically. Infinity War should earn more than that opening weekend. The second biggest hit of last April was Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style, both of which earned $45.02 million. If 2018 doesn’t retake the lead by the end of the month, then 2018 is in trouble at the box office. More...

Chappaquiddick Trailer

March 9th, 2018

Historical drama starring Kate Mara, Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, and Bruce Dern opens April 6 ... Full Movie Details.

A recounting of the tragic events of the 1969 car accident involving U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and a young, female campaign worker who died at the scene. Kennedy left the scene of the accident and didn’t alert authorities for ten hours. What happens over the ensuing days reveals how one of the most powerful and influential political family dynasties in U.S. history orchestrated the truth behind the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Their efforts to control the story in the press, run damage control, and preserve the family’s legacy is a story of the powerful and the untouchable. This tension-filled war room became Kennedy’s savior and nemesis, ultimately revealing his vulnerabilities, his damaged relationship with his father, Joe Kennedy Sr., all while testing his integrity and political future. As his brother John’s presidential promise to land a man on the moon unfolds, Kennedy considers his own legacy. This infamous incident will become a defining moment in his career, as he wrestles with his own moral compass, and ultimately puts his future in the hands of the American People. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/04/06 7 $5,765,854   1,560 $3,696   $5,765,854 1
2018/04/13 10 $3,059,560 -47% 1,645 $1,860   $11,040,943 2
2018/04/20 14 $1,834,181 -40% 1,455 $1,261   $14,289,282 3
2018/04/27 14 $694,989 -62% 704 $987   $15,808,830 4
2018/05/04 21 $355,982 -49% 516 $690   $16,523,371 5
2018/05/11 24 $249,827 -30% 317 $788   $16,968,137 6
2018/05/18 31 $86,561 -65% 150 $577   $17,171,471 7
2018/05/25 - $50,000 -42% 74 $676   $17,265,622 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/04/06 7 $1,892,035   1,560 $1,213   $1,892,035 1
2018/04/07 8 $2,473,549 +31% 1,560 $1,586   $4,365,584 2
2018/04/08 8 $1,400,270 -43% 1,560 $898   $5,765,854 3
2018/04/09 7 $548,686 -61% 1,560 $352   $6,314,540 4
2018/04/10 7 $736,272 +34% 1,560 $472   $7,050,812 5
2018/04/11 8 $493,916 -33% 1,560 $317   $7,544,728 6
2018/04/12 7 $436,655 -12% 1,560 $280   $7,981,383 7
2018/04/13 10 $843,193 +93% 1,645 $513   $8,824,576 8
2018/04/14 10 $1,242,735 +47% 1,645 $755   $10,067,311 9
2018/04/15 9 $973,632 -22% 1,645 $592   $11,040,943 10
2018/04/16 9 $351,600 -64% 1,645 $214   $11,392,543 11
2018/04/17 9 $427,779 +22% 1,645 $260   $11,820,322 12
2018/04/18 9 $319,114 -25% 1,645 $194   $12,139,436 13
2018/04/19 9 $315,665 -1% 1,645 $192   $12,455,101 14
2018/04/20 14 $523,936 +66% 1,455 $360   $12,979,037 15
2018/04/21 13 $824,092 +57% 1,455 $566   $13,803,129 16
2018/04/22 13 $486,153 -41% 1,455 $334   $14,289,282 17
2018/04/23 12 $197,910 -59% 1,455 $136   $14,487,192 18
2018/04/24 12 $256,399 +30% 1,455 $176   $14,743,591 19
2018/04/25 12 $211,617 -17% 1,455 $145   $14,955,208 20
2018/04/26 12 $158,633 -25% 1,455 $109   $15,113,841 21
2018/04/27 14 $190,015 +20% 704 $270   $15,303,856 22
2018/04/28 14 $296,915 +56% 704 $422   $15,600,771 23
2018/04/29 14 $208,059 -30% 704 $296   $15,808,830 24
2018/04/30 13 $87,001 -58% 704 $124   $15,895,831 25
2018/05/01 13 $111,218 +28% 704 $158   $16,007,049 26
2018/05/02 13 $82,567 -26% 704 $117   $16,089,616 27
2018/05/03 13 $77,773 -6% 704 $110   $16,167,389 28
2018/05/04 - $97,812 +26% 516 $190   $16,265,201 29
2018/05/05 - $136,893 +40% 516 $265   $16,402,094 30
2018/05/06 - $121,277 -11% 516 $235   $16,523,371 31
2018/05/07 15 $46,357 -62% 516 $90   $16,569,728 32
2018/05/08 - $56,271 +21% 516 $109   $16,625,999 33
2018/05/09 - $47,728 -15% 516 $92   $16,673,727 34
2018/05/10 - $44,583 -7% 516 $86   $16,718,310 35
2018/05/11 - $56,417 +27% 317 $178   $16,774,727 36
2018/05/12 - $109,459 +94% 317 $345   $16,884,186 37
2018/05/13 - $83,951 -23% 317 $265   $16,968,137 38
2018/05/14 - $32,408 -61% 317 $102   $17,000,545 39
2018/05/15 - $30,452 -6% 317 $96   $17,030,997 40
2018/05/16 - $28,512 -6% 317 $90   $17,059,509 41
2018/05/17 - $25,401 -11% 317 $80   $17,084,910 42
2018/05/18 - $25,250 -1% 150 $168   $17,110,160 43
2018/05/19 - $30,725 +22% 150 $205   $17,140,885 44
2018/05/20 - $30,586 n/c 150 $204   $17,171,471 45
2018/05/21 - $10,996 -64% 150 $73   $17,182,467 46
2018/05/22 - $15,016 +37% 150 $100   $17,197,483 47
2018/05/23 - $8,782 -42% 150 $59   $17,206,265 48
2018/05/24 - $9,357 +7% 150 $62   $17,215,622 49
2018/05/25 - $10,000 +7% 74 $135   $17,225,622 50
2018/05/26 - $18,000 +80% 74 $243   $17,243,622 51
2018/05/27 - $22,000 +22% 74 $297   $17,265,622 52
2018/05/28 - $25,000 +14% 74 $338   $17,290,622 53

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/04/06 7 $7,981,383   1,560 $5,116   $7,981,383 1
2018/04/13 10 $4,473,718 -44% 1,645 $2,720   $12,455,101 2
2018/04/20 12 $2,658,740 -41% 1,455 $1,827   $15,113,841 3
2018/04/27 14 $1,053,548 -60% 704 $1,497   $16,167,389 4
2018/05/04 19 $550,921 -48% 516 $1,068   $16,718,310 5
2018/05/11 23 $366,600 -33% 317 $1,156   $17,084,910 6
2018/05/18 29 $130,712 -64% 150 $871   $17,215,622 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 4/6/2018 $2,762 3 77 158 $235,199 5/21/2018
New Zealand 5/11/2018 $12,453 18 20 38 $22,125 5/21/2018
 
International Total$257,324 5/21/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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