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Chavela (2017)

Chavela
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $148,666Details
International Box Office $70,964Details
Worldwide Box Office $219,630
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $13,022 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $13,022
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

A look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. Born in Costa Rica in 1919, Chavela Vargas ran away to Mexico City as a teenager to sing in the streets. By the 1950s, she became a household name in her adopted country, delivering her performances with a raw passion and unique voice. Just as influential were her cultural contributions; Chavela was a bold, rebellious, sexual pioneer who was known for having many female lovers at a time when being out in Mexico was dangerous. Chavela centers around a 1991 interview—the singer’s first public appearance after 15 hard years lost to alcoholism and heartbreak. In the final years of her life, Chavela openly comes out as a lesbian and rises into her momentous third act, becoming a muse to filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, earning a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and selling out performances at prestigious concert halls around the world.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,501-10,600) 10,593 $148,666
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,178 $70,964
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,601-13,700) 13,695 $219,630
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,580 $148,666

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 4th, 2017 (Limited) by Music Box Films
International Releases: June 16th, 2017 (Wide) (Spain)
April 6th, 2018 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: January 2nd, 2018 by Music Box Films Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: 1990s, Biography, Artists, Singers
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Aubin Pictures, National Endowment for the Arts, Centro Costarricense de Produccion, Cinematografica del Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud, IFP, Women in Film Film Finishing Fund, The Arch and Bruce Foundation, Frameline Completion Fund, Mexican Cultural Institute New York
Production Countries: Mexico,
Spain,
United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Chavela Vargas    Herself

Interviewee(s)

Pedro Almodovar    Himself
Elena Benarroch    Herself
Miguel Bose    Himself
Alicia Elena Perez Duarte    Herself
Liliana Felipe    Herself
Patria Jimenez Flores    Herself
Laura Garcia-Lorca    Herself
Martirio Gira    Herself
Mariana Gyalui    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
   Director
Catherine Gund    Producer
Darsha Kyi    Producer
Catherine Gund    Cinematographer
Natalia Cuevas    Cinematographer
Paula Gutierrez    Editor
Hajer Salem    Assistant Editor
Gil Talmi    Composer
Lynda Weinman    Executive Producer
Bruce Heavin    Executive Producer
Pepita Serrano    Co-Producer
Agnes Gund    Co-Producer
Laura Tatham    Associate Producer
Laura Pilloni    Associate Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/06 50 $22,453   4 $5,613   $26,506 1
2017/10/13 52 $22,247 -1% 14 $1,589   $63,450 2
2017/10/20 57 $19,323 -13% 11 $1,757   $99,101 3
2017/10/27 70 $8,238 -57% 9 $915   $120,534 4
2017/11/03 76 $3,424 -58% 4 $856   $127,041 5
2017/11/10 83 $1,791 -48% 3 $597   $130,878 6
2017/11/17 94 $277 -85% 2 $139   $132,599 7
2017/11/24 67 $3,073 +1,009% 2 $1,537   $136,540 8
2017/12/01 85 $1,202 -61% 2 $601   $139,257 9
2017/12/08 75 $1,183 -2% 2 $592   $140,683 10
2017/12/15 77 $92 -92% 1 $92   $142,359 11
2018/01/05 70 $1,310   1 $1,310   $144,764 14
2018/01/26 76 $2,789   3 $930   $148,666 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/29 83 $4,053   1 $4,053   $4,053 1
2017/10/06 50 $37,150 +817% 5 $7,430   $41,203 2
2017/10/13 47 $38,575 +4% 14 $2,755   $79,778 3
2017/10/20 52 $32,518 -16% 13 $2,501   $112,296 4
2017/10/27 72 $11,321 -65% 9 $1,258   $123,617 5
2017/11/03 77 $5,470 -52% 4 $1,368   $129,087 6
2017/11/10 85 $3,235 -41% 3 $1,078   $132,322 7
2017/11/17 88 $1,145 -65% 3 $382   $133,467 8
2017/11/24 69 $4,588 +301% 2 $2,294   $138,055 9
2017/12/01 86 $1,445 -69% 2 $723   $139,500 10
2017/12/08 74 $2,767 +91% 3 $922   $142,267 11
2017/12/15 72 $386 -86% 2 $193   $142,653 12
2017/12/22 69 $801 +108% 1 $801   $143,454 13
2018/01/05 73 $1,310   1 $1,310   $144,764 15
2018/01/12 84 $1,113 -15% 1 $1,113   $145,877 16

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Portugal 4/6/2018 $1,810 1 2 6 $10,965 5/11/2018
Spain 6/16/2017 $8,762 12 12 73 $59,999 10/24/2017
 
International Total$70,964 5/11/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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