Chasing Papi

Release Date: April 16, 2003
Limited release

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Chasing Papi is a comedy that features a number of popular Spanish artists and filmmakers. The story is based on three women who discover that they are all dating the same man. The girls come from very different backgrounds - one is a preppy Chicago attorney, another is a cocktail waitress in Miami, and the third is a spoiled and sheltered New Yorker - and together they decide to teach the lothario a lesson, but instead find themselves on a wild adventure. Among their exploits are a beauty pageant, a dance festival and some scary encounters with a couple of shady characters.

This film serves a heavily under-appreciated demographic that has had very few feature films specifically targeted for them. Empire recently surprised some box office forecasters with a stronger-than-expected performance; however, that film was actually somewhat limited in its appeal. Chasing Papi is much more similar in tone to the popular Y Tu Mama Tambien, which had a very solid performance for a barely marketed foreign-language entry. With three very popular and attractive leads and a broader appeal to both Spanish and English-speaking audiences, Chasing Papi has all the right ingredients to be another box office stunner. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Chasing Papi
Main Cast Roselyn Sanchez, Jaci Velasquez, Sofia Vergara, Eduardo Verastegui
Supporting Cast Maria Conchita Alonso, D.L. Hughley, Paul Rodriguez, Joy Enriquez, Carlos Ponce, Freddy Rodriguez, Lisa Vidal
Director Linda Mendoza
Screenwriter Steve Antin, Alison Balian, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Laura Angelica Simon
Distributor 20th Centurty Fox
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Rating PG
Running Time 80 minutes
Screen Count 585
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

Comparison films for Chasing Papi
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Empire Strikes Back:SE 2/21/9721.98 28.87 2111 10412.00 13156.8 67.50 88.67 3.07
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 6/15/0120.34 21.70 3011 6756.00 6935.4 84.04 89.69 4.13
Empire 12/6/026.28 6.52 867 7243.00 7243.0 17.50 18.19 2.79
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 8/2/023.00 3.11 657 4569.00 4569.0 241.41 250.99 68.02
Y Tu Mama Tambien 4/5/021.18 1.22 180 6581.00 6581.0 13.62 14.16 10.03



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