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People v. The State of Illusion (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,202Details
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Exalt Films, and Movies From The Heart, are proud to present People v. The State of Illusion. This feature length film, directed by award winning Director Scott Cervine, is set in the notorious "Old Main Prison" of the New Mexico State Penitentiary, and tells the story of Aaron Roberts, a single father who is arrested and tried on charges following an incident that claims the life of a woman. Aaron is convicted at trial and sent to the state penitentiary, and his daughter becomes a ward of the State. While there, an attorney learns of her plight and the story of her father, and decides to represent her in an innovative and emotionally-compelling case against the State. Written and produced by Austin Vickers, this movie explores the science and power of perception and imagination and the prison walls of habitual thought and behavior that we all create, and documents the evidence that answers the central questions of this provocative film, "what is real?" and "can we really change?" It is an inspiring and emotionally compelling movie that will wake you up to the power of your imagination, encourage your hope, and elevate your spirit.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 11,905 $42,202
All Time Worldwide Box Office 14,921 $42,202

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Self Distributed
March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Accidental Death, Prison, Redemption, Academics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Exalt Films, Movies From the Heart
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 6,505 $2,058 Oct 14, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,032 $2,246 Oct 7, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,495 $3,162 Sep 30, 2011 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,085 $4,420 Sep 23, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,770 $6,228 Sep 16, 2011 10
Never Wide Domestic 5,736 $42,202 Sep 9, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,214 $42,202 Sep 9, 2011 0


Dr. Joe Dispenza    Himself
Debbie Ford    Herself
Brenda Dunn    Herself
Dr. Robert Jahn    Himself
Dr. Thomas Moore    Himself
Candiace Pert    Herself
Peter Senge    Himself
Mike Vandermark    Himself
J.B. Tuttle    Aaron Roberts
Melanie Lindahl    Hope
Kevin McDonald    The Guard
Michael McCormick    The Janitor
Tad Jones    Aaron's Attorney
Amy Baklini    Girl in Bar

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Austin Vickers
Producer    Austin Vickers
Line Producer    Brooke March
Camera Operator    Oscar Cifuentes
First A.D.    Conci Althouse
Second A.D.    Marti Mills
Producer    Adam Buchanan

Limited Releases are Mucho Grande

March 16th, 2012

It's not a particularly busy week in terms of total number of limited releases. However, it is a huge week in terms of total theater count, as there are three films opening in hundreds of theaters each. Will any of these films succeed? Jeff, Who Lives at Home has the best shot of the three. Or will any of the much more limited releases find an audience? Of those, The Kid with a Bike has the best shot at finding an audience. Additionally, Intouchables has a sneak peak on Saturday at the Paris Theater in New York City. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 93 $6,228   1 $6,228   $20,234 10
2011/09/23 97 $4,420 -29% 1 $4,420   $28,186 17
2011/09/30 96 $3,162 -28% 1 $3,162   $33,987 24
2011/10/07 104 $2,246 -29% 1 $2,246   $38,333 31
2011/10/14 111 $2,058 -8% 1 $2,058   $42,202 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 93 $9,760   1 $9,760   $23,766 14
2011/09/23 90 $7,059 -28% 1 $7,059   $30,825 21
2011/09/30 93 $5,262 -25% 1 $5,262   $36,087 28
2011/10/07 95 $4,057 -23% 1 $4,057   $40,144 35

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