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A Murder in the Park (2015)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,125Details
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A re-examination of one of the most pivotal conviction reversals in U.S. history. In 1983, Anthony Porter was sentenced to death for the 1982 murders of teenagers Jerry Hillard and Marilyn Green in Chicago’s Washington Park. In 1998, students from a prestigious University’s Innocence Project re-investigated the case, and seemingly found the real killer, Alstory Simon. Simon “confessed” to the crimes, and Porter was released and pardoned. Once just 48 hours from execution, Porter’s harrowing ordeal shook then Governor Ryan’s confidence in the justice system, and he vacated the sentences of all Illinois death row inmates. Soon after his “confession,” Simon accepted a plea bargain, and began serving a 37 year sentence for the killings. He later claimed that the evidence he was presented with to secure his confession and plea was bogus, but left him feeling he had no choice but to confess.


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Critics FreshAudience Upright
76% - Fresh
70% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 26th, 2015 (Limited) by Sundance Selects
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing crime scene photos and reenactments, drug material and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2375, 5/27/2015)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Death Penalty, Wrongfully Convicted, Exonerated, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Whole Truth Films, Transition Studios, Sundance Selects
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones


   Alstory Simon-1999
Joseph A. Moore    Anthony Porter
Aswan Harris    Jerry Hillard
Jason Patrick    William Taylor
Denny Castiglione    Paul Ciolino
Kevin Adelstein    Professor David Protess
Sabrina McPherson    Marilyn Green
Derrick Mayes    Alstory Simon-1982
Tamicka Scruggs    Inez Jackson
Dan Nachtrab    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Story Inspired by    William Crawford
Producer    Christopher S. Rech
Producer    Andrew Hale
Director of Photography    Brandon Kimber
First Assistant Director    Michael Ciuni
Second Unit Director    Brian Devers
Editor    Brandon Kimber
Co-Producer    Ralph McGreevy
Associate Producer    Brent Reichert
Associate Producer    Lisette Guillen
Associate Producer    John Fecek
Original Music Composed and Performed by    Samuel A. Ramirez
Casting Director    Brent Reichert
Casting Director    Kyle Carthens
Second Unit Camera    Andrew Smith
Line Producer    Patrick Devers
Art Director    Keith Ten Eyck
Assistand Art Director    Christopher G. Sarris
Animation    Christopher G. Sarris
Animation    Keith Ten Eyck
Animation    Brandon Kimber

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases Run Away from the Pack

July 2nd, 2015


There were only two films in the $10,000 club and they were the wide releases that earned the top two spots on the overall box office chart. Jurassic World earned an average of $12,990, while Inside Out was very close behind with an average of $12,663. The best limited release was Runoff, which earned $9,515 in one theater. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Big Game and Other Small Releases

June 26th, 2015

Big Game

The vast majority of the films on this week's list are either debuting on Video on Demand simultaneously with their theatrical release, or have been playing on VOD for a while. There are a few exceptions, but none of them look like they will become box office hits. The film I'm most interested in seeing is Big Game. It might not be the typical limited release and its reviews are not award-worthy, but it certainly looks entertaining. At the very least, it is worth a rental on Video on Demand. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/26 89 $1,310   1 $1,310   $1,310 3
2015/07/10 75 $2,199   3 $733   $6,332 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/26 100 $1,934   1 $1,934   $1,934 7
2015/07/03 94 $1,311 -32% 1 $1,311   $3,245 14
2015/07/10 83 $2,992 +128% 3 $997   $7,125 21

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