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Child of God (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,949Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $38,123 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $18,903 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $57,026
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Child of God, tells the provocative story of Lester Ballad, a dispossessed, violent man, attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. Set in a small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee in the 1960s, Child of God is structured in three segments with each segment describing Ballad’s ever-growing isolation of from society and social mores.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
41% - Rotten
26% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 1st, 2014 (Limited) by Well Go USA
Video Release: October 28th, 2014 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing aberrant sexual content, nudity, language and some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2326, 6/11/2014)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: 1960s, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Life in a Small Town, Poverty, Hicksploitation, Voyeurism, Serial Killer, Sex Crimes, Intertitle, Homeless
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Rabbit Bandini Productions, Made in Filmland
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,939 $4,578 Aug 8, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,729 $27,630 Aug 1, 2014 3


   Lester Ballard
Jim Parrack    Deputy Cotton
Nina Ljeti    First Victim
Brian Lally    Greer
Fallon Goodson    Girly
Elena McGhee    Lady in White
Jeremy Ambler    Boy in the Cabin
Ethan Cline    Boy in the Cabin

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    James Franco
Screenwriter    Vince Jolivette
Story Creator    Cormac McCarthy
Producer    Caroline Aragon
Producer    Vince Jolivette
Producer    Miles Levy
Production Designer    Kristen Adams
Editor    Curtiss Clayton
Composer    Aaron Embry
Director of Photography    Christina Voros

Per Theater Chart: Guardians Rides to the Rescue

August 6th, 2014

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The overall box office leader, The Guardians of the Galaxy, also led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,118 in just over 4,000 theaters. Second place went to Calvary, with an average of $18,537 in four theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Magic in the Moonlight, with an average of $11,396 in 65 theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Call in the Calvary

August 1st, 2014

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There are an even dozen films on this week's list, but only Calvary is earning good reviews and strong buzz. Hopefully this will translate into ticket sales, or it will likely be a very bad week for limited releases. There are also a couple of documentaries that could do well in limited release, Finding Fela! and Rich Hill, but neither has the potential for breakout success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/01 51 $27,630   8 $3,454   $27,630 3
2014/08/08 76 $4,578 -83% 5 $916   $37,949 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/01 51 $33,371   8 $4,171   $33,371 7

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