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Kids for Cash (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $143,178Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $56,394 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $56,394
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  7. Trailer


KIDS FOR CASH is a look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line... until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice. This real life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
91% - Fresh
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 7th, 2014 (Limited) by SenArt Films
Video Release: December 2nd, 2014 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material and language.
(Rating bulletin 2300, 11/27/2013)
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Corrupt Judge, Agitprop, Corporate Malfeasance, Government Corruption, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Epilogue, Suicide, PTSD, Depression, Addiction
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: SenArt Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,306 $36,639 Feb 7, 2014 3

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Robert May
Producer    Lauren Timmons
Co-Producer    Poppy Das
Executive Producer    John Weekley
Associate Producer    Joseph Craig
Production Manager    Jenny Kranson
Cinematographer    Jay Gillespie
Cinematographer    Eddie Marritz
Production Designer    John Paino
Editor    Poppy Das
Composer    Michael Brook

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 2nd, 2014

December 2nd, 2014

It is a good week / bad week on the home market. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the biggest and possibly the best release of the week and the 3D Combo Pack is a Pick of the Week contender. However, there are several other contenders, including two where I'm still waiting for the screener: Legend of Korra: Book Three - Change on DVD or Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Seven on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on Blu-ray. More...

Featured DVD Review: Kids for Cash

December 2nd, 2014

Kids for Cash is a documentary about the Cash for Kids scandal, which took place for years before it was uncovered in 2008. Will this film be worth checking out for those who never heard of the scandal? Will those who have heard of it learn something new? More...

Per Theater Chart: Cash for LEGO

February 11th, 2014

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The LEGO Movie not only earned the first place on the overall chart, but it was also the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart. It earned an average of $18,291, nearly doubling the average of the second place film, Kids for Cash, which earned an average of $9,160 in 4 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: LEGO Builds Instant Franchise

February 9th, 2014

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2014 is shaping up to be a good year at the box office. After excellent openings for Ride Along and Lone Survivor in January, February is getting off to a spectacular start thanks to a huge opening weekend for The LEGO Movie. Warner Bros. is projecting an opening of $69.1 million for the toy spin-off -- far and away the biggest weekend of the year so far, and the second-best February weekend ever, behind only The Passion of the Christ. Numbers like that guarantee a sequel or three, and boost a franchise that has already built an impressive following in the video market. More...

Limited Releases: Cash for Limited Releases

February 7th, 2014

Kids for Cash poster

It's another busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen of them on this week's list. This does mean I'm not going to be as talkative about each individual film, because there are just so many of them. Fortunately, there are also a few that are worth checking out, like Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Alphaville, etc. If I were to chose just one film, it would be Kids for Cash, but the subject matter will enrage you. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/07 44 $36,639   4 $9,160   $36,639 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/27 - $15,933   18 $885   $91,512 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/07 43 $47,120   4 $11,780   $47,120 7
2014/02/14 51 $28,459 -40% 6 $4,743   $75,579 14
2014/02/21 60 $15,933 -44% 18 $885   $91,512 21
2014/02/28 62 $16,071 +1% 9 $1,786   $107,583 28
2014/03/07 73 $8,348 -48% 4 $2,087   $116,201 35
2014/03/14 73 $3,521 -58% 4 $880   $119,722 42
2014/03/21 90 $1,088 -69% 3 $363   $120,810 49
2014/03/28 92 $1,560 +43% 4 $390   $122,370 56
2014/04/04 90 $1,389 -11% 1 $1,389   $128,350 63
2014/04/11 69 $1,777 +28% 2 $889   $130,127 70
2014/05/09 66 $10,531   9 $1,170   $140,658 98
2014/05/30 85 $1,008   1 $1,008   $141,666 119
2014/07/11 87 $1,512   1 $1,512   $143,178 161

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