Not bad for a movie with no comic book heroes or explosions. Well, I mean, Teddy Kennedy’s presidential hopes explode in the movie.
Box Office Mojo is currently estimating Chappaquiddick’s opening weekend sales at $6.2 million, doublethe $3.1 million box office analysts were projecting. Of nine films opening this weekend, Chappaquiddick ranks #3.
Rotten Tomatoes is showing a 79% rating among critics and 75% for audiences.
Chappaquiddick was lucky to make it to the big screen. It wasn’t backed by the usual Hollywood money, but by comedian Byron Allen, who bought Chappaquiddick for $20 million and became its producer.