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Texas Killing Fields (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,470Details
International Box Office $1,641,521
Worldwide Box Office $1,686,991
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Synopsis

Inspired by true events, this thriller follows Detective Souder, a homicide detective in a small Texan town, and his partner, transplanted New York City cop Detective Heigh as they track a sadistic serial killer dumping his victims’ mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh locals call "The Killing Fields." Though the swampland crime scenes are outside their jurisdiction, Detective Heigh is unable to turn his back on solving the gruesome murders. Despite his partner’s warnings, he sets out to investigate the crimes. Before long, the killer changes the game and begins hunting the detectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. When familiar local girl Anne goes missing, the detectives find themselves racing against time to catch the killer and save the young girl’s life.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
34% - Rotten
Audience
27% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2011 (Limited) by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Video Release: January 31st, 2012 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2156, 1/26/2011)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Inspired by a True Story, Life in a Small Town, Police Procedural, Dysfunctional Family, Addiction, Serial Killer, Prostitution, Epilogue, Film Noir
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Blue Light, Hanson Watley Entertainment, Infinity Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,363 $719 Nov 11, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,167 $4,527 Nov 4, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,774 $5,708 Oct 28, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,181 $9,392 Oct 21, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,453 $8,772 Oct 14, 2011 3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Michael Mann
Producer    Michael Jaffe
Executive Producer    Justin K. Thompson
Executive Producer    Paul Hanson
Executive Producer    Bill Block
Executive Producer    Justin Thompson
Executive Producer    Anthony J.A. Bryan, Jr.
Executive Producer    Ethan Smith
Executive Producer    John Friedberg
Executive Producer    Michael Ohoven
Screenwriter    Don F. Farrarone
Costume Designer    Christopher Lawrence
Production Designer    Aran Reo Mann
Director of Photography    Stuart Dryburgh
Casting Director    Bonnie Timmermann
Utility Stunts    Tom Proctor
Composer    Dickon Hinchliffe

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 14th, 2012

February 14th, 2012

It's a really slow week at the box office with only one first run release, The Rum Diary, and it bombed in theaters. Paranormal Activity 3 is coming out on DVD this week, but it came out on Blu-ray a few weeks ago, so it is not much of a factor in terms of sales this week. In fact, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 will likely lead the sales charts, despite coming out on Saturday. As for the best of the new releases, Take Shelter on DVD or Blu-ray is probably the best, but I'm still waiting for the screener to confirm that. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Texas Killing Fields

February 12th, 2012

Texas Killing Fields had quite a bit of buzz going into its release, at least compared to most limited releases. It was only the second film directed by Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of Michael Mann, who acted as the producer for this film. It has a cast that most limited releases couldn't hope to dream of. It stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who is best known for his part in Supernatural, as well as Watchmen and other TV shows and movies; Sam Worthington, who starred in Avatar, the biggest movie of all time; Jessica Chastain, who was earning Oscar buzz from her performances in Tree of Life and The Help and recently earned an Oscar nomination for the latter; and Chloë Grace Moretz, who despite being just 14 years old, has proven she can more than hold her own against actors who have been in the business for much longer than she's been alive. That said, the film struggled during its opening and disappeared just a few weeks later. Does it deserve to find an audience on the home market? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 31st, 2012

January 31st, 2012

It's kind of an unusual week on the home market with five first run releases coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. However, all five films missed expectations in one degree or another. Some were outright bombs by anyone's definition, while others were expected to struggle to find a large audience, just not by as much as they did. That is not to say they were all bad movies. In fact one of them, Drive, has done quite well during Awards Season and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is a contender for Pick of the Week. Its main competition is To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition, which is also coming out on a Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's a coin toss, but I'm going with the latter over the former. More...

Per Theater Chart Shows Some Skin

October 18th, 2011

There was only one film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this weekend. The Skin I Live In had a big name director, big name star, excellent reviews, and a lot of buzz thanks to a controversial plot. This added up to an opening of $233,000 in six theaters for an average of $37,187. This suggests it will perform very well on the art house circuit, but this is a film that will never play to wide audiences. More...

Will Limited Releases get Under Your Skin?

October 14th, 2011

There are quite a few limited releases coming out this week that have earned advance buzz, or have casts with strong name recognition, or are earning strong reviews. There are a few that have two, but only one film has all three. The Skin I Live In is the lone film to earn the trifecta, but this film has a difficult premise to overcome if it wants to earn any real measure of mainstream success. Perhaps some of the other films will mange to translate buzz into ticket sales, but that rarely lasts long. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/14 83 $8,772   3 $2,924   $8,772 3
2011/10/21 80 $9,392 +7% 4 $2,348   $22,766 10
2011/10/28 85 $5,708 -39% 7 $815   $33,721 17
2011/11/04 86 $4,527 -21% 10 $453   $42,238 24
2011/11/11 105 $719 -84% 3 $240   $45,282 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/14 - $2,999   3 $1,000   $2,999 1
2011/10/15 - $3,383 +13% 3 $1,128   $6,382 2
2011/10/16 - $2,390 -29% 3 $797   $8,772 3
2011/10/17 - $1,228 -49% 3 $409   $10,000 4
2011/10/18 - $1,212 -1% 3 $404   $11,212 5
2011/10/19 - $996 -18% 3 $332   $12,208 6
2011/10/20 - $1,166 +17% 3 $389   $13,374 7
2011/10/21 - $3,002 +157% 4 $751   $16,376 8
2011/10/22 - $3,428 +14% 4 $857   $19,804 9
2011/10/23 - $2,962 -14% 4 $741   $22,766 10
2011/10/24 - $1,348 -54% 4 $337   $24,114 11
2011/10/25 - $1,569 +16% 4 $392   $25,683 12
2011/10/26 - $1,388 -12% 4 $347   $27,071 13
2011/10/27 - $942 -32% 4 $236   $28,013 14
2011/10/28 - $1,454 +54% 7 $208   $29,467 15
2011/10/29 - $2,398 +65% 7 $343   $31,865 16
2011/10/30 - $1,856 -23% 7 $265   $33,721 17
2011/10/31 - $1,347 -27% 7 $192   $35,068 18
2011/11/01 - $816 -39% 7 $117   $35,884 19
2011/11/02 - $797 -2% 7 $114   $36,681 20
2011/11/03 - $1,030 +29% 7 $147   $37,711 21
2011/11/04 - $1,276 +24% 10 $128   $38,987 22
2011/11/05 - $1,850 +45% 10 $185   $40,837 23
2011/11/06 - $1,401 -24% 10 $140   $42,238 24
2011/11/07 - $592 -58% 10 $59   $42,830 25
2011/11/08 - $649 +10% 10 $65   $43,479 26
2011/11/09 - $510 -21% 10 $51   $43,989 27
2011/11/10 - $574 +13% 10 $57   $44,563 28
2011/11/11 - $136 -76% 3 $45   $44,699 29
2011/11/12 - $394 +190% 3 $131   $45,093 30
2011/11/13 - $189 -52% 3 $63   $45,282 31
2011/11/14 - $84 -56% 3 $28   $45,366 32
2011/11/15 - $37 -56% 3 $12   $45,403 33
2011/11/16 - $49 +32% 3 $16   $45,452 34
2011/11/17 - $18 -63% 3 $6   $45,470 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/14 77 $13,374   3 $4,458   $13,374 7
2011/10/21 74 $14,639 +9% 4 $3,660   $28,013 14
2011/10/28 79 $9,698 -34% 7 $1,385   $37,711 21
2011/11/04 83 $6,852 -29% 10 $685   $44,563 28
2011/11/11 103 $907 -87% 3 $302   $45,470 35

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