The Conspirator

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,538,204Details
International Box Office $4,369,207
Worldwide Box Office $15,907,411
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,190,428 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,354,658 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,545,086
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, 26, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John. As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
55% - Rotten
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 15th, 2011 (Wide) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: August 16th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent content.
(Rating bulletin 2142, 10/13/2010)
Keywords: Costume Drama, Courtroom Drama, Conspiracy Theory, War, Hitmen, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 16th, 2011

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Weekend Estimates: Rio Opens With $40 Million to Break Box Office Slump

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Daydreaming of Limited Releases

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Cast

James McAvoy    Frederick Aiken
Robin Wright    Mary Surratt
Kevin Kline    Secretary Edwin M. Stanton
Evan Rachel Wood    Anna Surratt
Tom Wilkinson    Reverdy Johnson
Alexis Bledel    Sarah
Danny Huston    Joseph Holt
Justin Long    Nicholas Baker
Colm Meaney    General David Hunter

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Robert Redford
Executive Producer    Joe Ricketts
Executive Producer    Jeremiah Samuels
Executive Producer    Webster Stone
Producer    Robert Redford
Producer    Greg Shapiro
Producer    Brian Falk
Producer    Robert Stone
Producer    Bill Holderman
Screenwriter    James Solomon
Cinematographer    Newton Thomas Sigel
Production Designer    Kalina Ivanov
Editor    Craig McKay
Composer    Mark Isham

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/15 10 $1,099,750   707 $1,556   $1,099,750 1
2011/04/16 11 $1,574,766 +43% 707 $2,227   $2,674,516 2
2011/04/17 11 $832,086 -47% 707 $1,177   $3,506,602 3
2011/04/18 11 $288,941 -65% 707 $409   $3,795,543 4
2011/04/19 12 $330,363 +14% 707 $467   $4,125,906 5
2011/04/20 12 $289,282 -12% 707 $409   $4,415,188 6
2011/04/21 13 $287,495 -1% 707 $407   $4,702,683 7
2011/04/22 13 $718,594 +150% 849 $846   $5,421,277 8
2011/04/23 13 $961,264 +34% 849 $1,132   $6,382,541 9
2011/04/24 13 $507,327 -47% 849 $598   $6,889,868 10
2011/04/25 14 $216,403 -57% 849 $255   $7,106,271 11
2011/04/26 13 $197,419 -9% 849 $233   $7,303,690 12
2011/04/27 13 $183,122 -7% 849 $216   $7,486,812 13
2011/04/28 13 $175,182 -4% 849 $206   $7,661,994 14
2011/04/29 16 $290,602 +66% 695 $418   $7,952,596 15
2011/04/30 14 $512,723 +76% 695 $738   $8,465,319 16
2011/05/01 14 $299,526 -42% 695 $431   $8,764,845 17
2011/05/02 15 $90,272 -70% 695 $130   $8,855,117 18
2011/05/03 15 $109,954 +22% 695 $158   $8,965,071 19
2011/05/04 14 $109,644 n/c 695 $158   $9,074,715 20
2011/05/05 14 $99,938 -9% 695 $144   $9,174,653 21
2011/05/06 - $160,337 +60% 456 $352   $9,334,990 22
2011/05/07 - $262,140 +63% 456 $575   $9,597,130 23
2011/05/08 - $195,824 -25% 456 $429   $9,792,954 24
2011/05/09 - $53,577 -73% 456 $117   $9,846,531 25
2011/05/10 - $61,519 +15% 456 $135   $9,908,050 26
2011/05/11 - $57,739 -6% 456 $127   $9,965,789 27
2011/05/12 - $62,317 +8% 456 $137   $10,028,106 28
2011/05/13 - $112,732 +81% 370 $305   $10,140,838 29
2011/05/14 - $215,634 +91% 370 $583   $10,356,472 30
2011/05/15 - $136,130 -37% 370 $368   $10,492,602 31
2011/05/16 - $39,554 -71% 370 $107   $10,532,156 32
2011/05/17 - $49,806 +26% 370 $135   $10,581,962 33
2011/05/18 - $43,844 -12% 370 $118   $10,625,806 34
2011/05/19 - $40,480 -8% 370 $109   $10,666,286 35
2011/05/20 - $66,468 +64% 269 $247   $10,732,754 36
2011/05/21 - $107,071 +61% 269 $398   $10,839,825 37
2011/05/22 - $69,708 -35% 269 $259   $10,909,533 38
2011/05/23 - $25,863 -63% 269 $96   $10,935,396 39
2011/05/24 - $24,211 -6% 269 $90   $10,959,607 40
2011/05/25 - $24,652 +2% 269 $92   $10,984,259 41
2011/05/26 - $15,528 -37% 269 $58   $10,999,787 42
2011/05/27 - $35,880 +131% 137 $262   $11,035,667 43
2011/05/28 - $63,418 +77% 137 $463   $11,099,085 44
2011/05/29 - $55,832 -12% 137 $408   $11,154,917 45
2011/05/30 28 $45,578 -18% 137 $333   $11,200,495 46
2011/05/31 - $16,171 -65% 137 $118   $11,216,666 47
2011/06/01 - $12,342 -24% 137 $90   $11,229,008 48
2011/06/02 - $12,999 +5% 137 $95   $11,242,007 49
2011/06/03 - $21,644 +67% 108 $200   $11,263,651 50
2011/06/04 - $41,779 +93% 108 $387   $11,305,430 51
2011/06/05 - $23,274 -44% 108 $216   $11,328,704 52
2011/06/06 - $8,638 -63% 108 $80   $11,337,342 53
2011/06/07 - $10,443 +21% 108 $97   $11,347,785 54
2011/06/08 - $10,626 +2% 108 $98   $11,358,411 55
2011/06/09 - $11,931 +12% 109 $109   $11,370,342 56
2011/06/10 - $10,782 -10% 66 $163   $11,381,124 57
2011/06/11 - $20,690 +92% 66 $313   $11,401,814 58
2011/06/12 - $12,904 -38% 66 $196   $11,414,718 59
2011/06/13 - $4,467 -65% 66 $68   $11,419,185 60
2011/06/14 - $5,635 +26% 66 $85   $11,424,820 61
2011/06/15 - $5,568 -1% 66 $84   $11,430,388 62
2011/06/16 - $5,771 +4% 66 $87   $11,436,159 63
2011/06/17 - $5,729 -1% 44 $130   $11,441,888 64
2011/06/18 - $9,886 +73% 44 $225   $11,451,774 65
2011/06/19 - $8,533 -14% 44 $194   $11,460,307 66
2011/06/20 - $2,930 -66% 44 $67   $11,463,237 67
2011/06/21 - $3,241 +11% 44 $74   $11,466,478 68
2011/06/22 - $4,057 +25% 44 $92   $11,470,535 69
2011/06/23 - $3,527 -13% 44 $80   $11,474,062 70
2011/06/24 - $3,330 -6% 25 $133   $11,477,392 71
2011/06/25 - $5,385 +62% 25 $215   $11,482,777 72
2011/06/26 - $4,711 -13% 25 $188   $11,487,488 73
2011/06/27 - $1,546 -67% 25 $62   $11,489,034 74
2011/06/28 - $1,605 +4% 25 $64   $11,490,639 75
2011/06/29 - $1,510 -6% 25 $60   $11,492,149 76
2011/06/30 - $1,878 +24% 25 $75   $11,494,027 77
2011/07/01 - $2,448 +30% 12 $204   $11,496,475 78
2011/07/02 - $3,050 +25% 15 $203   $11,499,525 79
2011/07/03 - $2,008 -34% 12 $167   $11,501,533 80
2011/07/04 61 $2,169 +8% 12 $181   $11,503,702 81
2011/07/05 - $813 -63% 15 $54   $11,504,515 82
2011/07/06 - $803 -1% 15 $54   $11,505,318 83
2011/07/07 - $908 +13% 15 $61   $11,506,226 84
2011/07/08 - $2,182 +140% 15 $145   $11,508,408 85
2011/07/09 - $2,138 -2% 15 $143   $11,510,546 86
2011/07/10 - $1,735 -19% 15 $116   $11,512,281 87
2011/07/11 - $901 -48% 15 $60   $11,513,182 88
2011/07/12 - $1,008 +12% 15 $67   $11,514,190 89
2011/07/13 - $1,586 +57% 15 $106   $11,515,776 90
2011/07/14 - $755 -52% 15 $50   $11,516,531 91
2011/07/15 - $1,432 +90% 10 $143   $11,517,963 92
2011/07/16 - $1,640 +15% 10 $164   $11,519,603 93
2011/07/17 - $1,818 +11% 10 $182   $11,521,421 94
2011/07/18 - $297 -84% 10 $30   $11,521,718 95
2011/07/19 - $454 +53% 10 $45   $11,522,172 96
2011/07/20 - $658 +45% 10 $66   $11,522,830 97
2011/07/21 - $890 +35% 10 $89   $11,523,720 98
2011/07/22 - $1,837 +106% 10 $184   $11,525,557 99
2011/07/23 - $2,265 +23% 10 $227   $11,527,822 100
2011/07/24 - $1,852 -18% 10 $185   $11,529,674 101
2011/07/25 - $314 -83% 7 $45   $11,529,988 102
2011/07/26 - $469 +49% 7 $67   $11,530,457 103
2011/07/27 - $378 -19% 7 $54   $11,530,835 104
2011/07/28 - $418 +11% 7 $60   $11,531,253 105
2011/07/29 - $144 -66% 3 $48   $11,531,397 106
2011/07/30 - $210 +46% 3 $70   $11,531,607 107
2011/07/31 - $156 -26% 3 $52   $11,531,763 108
2011/08/05 - $84   2 $42   $11,531,847 113
2011/08/06 - $54 -36% 2 $27   $11,531,901 114
2011/08/07 - $96 +78% 2 $48   $11,531,997 115
2011/08/08 - $33 -66% 2 $17   $11,532,030 116
2011/08/09 - $279 +745% 4 $70   $11,532,309 117
2011/08/10 - $225 -19% 4 $56   $11,532,534 118
2011/08/11 - $63 -72% 2 $32   $11,532,597 119
2011/08/12 - $304 +383% 2 $152   $11,532,901 120
2011/08/13 - $282 -7% 2 $141   $11,533,183 121
2011/08/14 - $226 -20% 2 $113   $11,533,409 122
2011/08/15 - $150 -34% 2 $75   $11,533,559 123
2011/08/16 - $138 -8% 2 $69   $11,533,697 124
2011/08/17 - $122 -12% 2 $61   $11,533,819 125
2011/08/18 - $169 +39% 2 $85   $11,533,988 126
2011/08/19 - $510 +202% 4 $128   $11,534,498 127
2011/08/20 - $616 +21% 4 $154   $11,535,114 128
2011/08/21 - $360 -42% 4 $90   $11,535,474 129
2011/08/22 - $191 -47% 4 $48   $11,535,665 130
2011/08/23 - $155 -19% 4 $39   $11,535,820 131
2011/08/24 - $179 +15% 4 $45   $11,535,999 132
2011/08/25 - $572 +220% 4 $143   $11,536,571 133
2011/08/26 - $469 -18% 3 $156   $11,537,040 134
2011/08/27 - $441 -6% 3 $147   $11,537,481 135
2011/08/28 - $477 +8% 3 $159   $11,537,958 136
2011/08/29 - $58 -88% 3 $19   $11,538,016 137
2011/08/30 - $42 -28% 3 $14   $11,538,058 138
2011/08/31 - $34 -19% 3 $11   $11,538,092 139
2011/09/01 - $56 +65% 3 $19   $11,538,148 140
2011/09/03 - $24   1 $24   $11,538,172 142
2011/09/09 - $16   1 $16   $11,538,188 148
2011/09/10 - $8 -50% 1 $8   $11,538,196 149
2011/09/11 - $8 n/c 1 $8   $11,538,204 150

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/15 11 $3,506,602   707 $4,960   $3,506,602 3
2011/04/22 13 $2,187,185 -38% 849 $2,576   $6,889,868 10
2011/04/29 14 $1,098,505 -50% 697 $1,576   $8,760,499 17
2011/05/06 17 $618,301 -44% 456 $1,356   $9,792,954 24
2011/05/13 19 $464,496 -25% 370 $1,255   $10,492,602 31
2011/05/20 28 $243,247 -48% 269 $904   $10,909,533 38
2011/05/27 31 $155,130 -36% 137 $1,132   $11,154,917 45
2011/06/03 34 $86,697 -44% 108 $803   $11,328,704 52
2011/06/10 42 $44,376 -49% 66 $672   $11,414,718 59
2011/06/17 55 $24,148 -46% 44 $549   $11,460,307 66
2011/06/24 63 $13,426 -44% 25 $537   $11,487,488 73
2011/07/01 72 $5,212 -61% 15 $347   $11,499,239 80
2011/07/08 72 $6,055 +16% 15 $404   $11,512,281 87
2011/07/15 74 $4,890 -19% 10 $489   $11,521,421 94
2011/07/22 70 $5,954 +22% 10 $595   $11,529,674 101
2011/07/29 110 $510 -91% 3 $170   $11,531,763 108
2011/08/05 123 $234 -54% 2 $117   $11,531,997 115
2011/08/12 114 $812 +247% 2 $406   $11,533,409 122
2011/08/19 105 $1,486 +83% 4 $372   $11,535,474 129
2011/08/26 102 $1,387 -7% 3 $462   $11,537,958 136
2011/09/02 131 $24 -98% 1 $24   $11,538,172 143
2011/09/09 139 $32 +33% 1 $32   $11,538,204 150

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/21/20111148,758 48,758$828,398$828,3981
8/28/20111728,020-43% 76,778$476,060$1,304,4582
9/4/20113011,505-59% 88,283$195,470$1,499,9283

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/21/20111616,561 16,561$331,057$331,0571

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