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Chico & Rita (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $197,785Details
International Box Office $79,046Details
Worldwide Box Office $276,831
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Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,215 $197,785
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,401-9,500) 9,402 $79,046
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,514 $276,831
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,266 $197,785

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 10th, 2012 (Limited) by GKIDS, released as Chico and Rita
International Releases: August 30th, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
September 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
Video Release: September 18th, 2012 by Docurama Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, Musicians, Jazz, Bigotry, Music Industry
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Multiple Genres
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Fernando Trueba Productions, Estudio Mariscal, Magic Light Pictures, CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film, Television Espanola, HanWay Films, Televisio de Catalunya
Production Countries: Spain,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2012 Theater Average 39 $21,400 Feb 10, 2012 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Mario Guerra    Ramon

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Production and Technical Credits

Fernando Trueba    Screenwriter
Ignacio Martinez de Pison    Screenwriter
Bebo Valdes    Composer
Cristina Huete    Producer
Santi Errando    Producer
Martin Pope    Producer
Steve Christian    Executive Producer
Marc Samuelson    Executive Producer
Andrew Fingret    Co-Producer
Antonio Resines    Associate Producer
Angelica Huete    Line Producer
Albert Garcia Vila    Production Supervisor
Manolo Galiana    Animation Director
Bojan Pantelic    Character Creative Direction
Pedrin E. Mariscal    Art Supervisor
Carlos Arroyo    Storyboard Supervisor
Arnau Quiles    Editor
Pelayo Gutierrez    Sound Editor
Nacho Royo-Villanova    Sound Mixer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 18th, 2012

September 18th, 2012

It's quite a busy week on the home market front, but most of the new releases are TV on DVD. This includes Modern Family: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The best limited release of the week is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD or Blu-ray, while the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Box Set is also a contender for Pick of the Week. However, in the end I went with The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray, which is practically the only first-run release of the week. More...

Jazzing Up the Per Theater Chart

February 14th, 2012

Chico and Rita started its run on top of the per theater chart with $21,400 in one theater. Given its reviews and its Oscar nomination, it should have no trouble expanding at least somewhat. The overall number one film, The Vow, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,929. Safe House was close behind with $12,880. It's not too common for wide releases to earn more than $10,000 on the per theater chart at this time of year, so to have two of them do so on the same weekend is doubly impressive. The final film in the $10,000 club was Rampart with an average of $12,089. Like Chico and Rita it should expand for similar reasons. (I.E. Strong reviews and major nominations.) More...

Weekend Estimates: The Vow Leads Another Good Weekend

February 12th, 2012

The industry's good start to 2012 gained some more momentum this weekend as all four new releases performed at or beyond expectations. The Vow will lead the way, based on Sony's projection, with $41.7 million, which is a little less than 2010's Valentine's Day, although that film had the advantage of both Valentine's Day itself, and a four-day weekend. Safe House will open with around $39.3 million for Universal, which will be the studio's best opening since Fast Five in April of last year. Journey 2: Mysterious Island is set for $27.55 million, according to Warner Bros., and Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace will pick up $23 million or so for Fox. That foursome will ensure a record is set this weekend: for the first time, four films will open with over $20 million on a non-holiday weekend. More...

Limited Releases run Rampart

February 10th, 2012

First of all, I'm equally proud and ashamed for making that pun in the title. Secondly, it's another Oscar week on the limited releases with three Oscars nominees on the list: Chico and Rita, In Darkness, and 2012 Oscar Shorts coming out. Additionally, while Rampart didn't earn any Oscar nods, it did pick up an Independent Spirit Award nomination, so there are some high quality movies to check out this week. More...

2012 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Animated Feature

February 9th, 2012

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film, which is surprisingly competitive this year, especially compared to most years. There's no Pixar film nominated, one of the best-reviewed cartoons was snubbed, the winner at the Golden Globes and PGAs was also snubbed, and two of the nominees were virtually unknown films before they were announced. It could be hard to pick a winner. More...

2012 Awards Season: Hugo and The Artist Compete for Oscar Glory

January 24th, 2012

Yesterday was one of the biggest days during Awards Season as The Oscar nominations were announced in the morning. It was a two horse race for top spot as far as the big winners are concerned. Hugo earned the most nominations with eleven, while The Artist was right behind with ten. However, one could argue The Artist is the bigger winner, as more of its nominations were in the more prestigious categories. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/10 56 $21,400   1 $21,400   $21,400 1
2012/03/09 69 $20,529   12 $1,711   $197,785 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/09 70 $20,529   12 $1,711   $197,785 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Austria 9/7/2012 $0 0 7 7 $15,970 12/11/2015
Germany 8/30/2012 $26,241 30 32 62 $63,076 12/11/2015
International Total$79,046 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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