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True Story (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,719,695Details
International Box Office $1,174,515Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,894,210
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo—who has taken on Finkel’s identity—his investigation morphs into a game of cat and mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit, and redemption.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 17th, 2015 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
International Releases: July 17th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
August 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
September 16th, 2015 (Wide) (France)
Video Release: July 7th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some bloody violence and disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2336, 8/20/2014)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Investigative Journalist, Stolen Identity, Familicide, Courtroom Drama, Epilogue
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: New Regency, Plan B Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,272 $6,881 May 29, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,261 $15,840 May 22, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,251 $33,004 May 15, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,021 $83,386 May 8, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,881 $180,838 May 1, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,099 $1,142,540 Apr 24, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,136 $1,950,214 Apr 17, 2015 3

Cast

   Michael Finkel
   Christian Longo
Felicity Jones    Jill Barker
Maria Dizzia    MaryJane Longo
Ethan Suplee    Pat Frato
Connor Kikot    Zach Longo
Charlotte Driscoll    Sadie Longo
Stella Rae Payne    Madison Longo
Robert John Burke    Jeffrey
Byron Jennings    Judge Odenkirk
Gretchen Mol    Karen
Betty Gilpin    Cheryl Frank
Seth Barrish    Blaise
Robert Stanton    Jeffrey Gregg
Michael Countryman    Coroner
Steve Routman    Jack Pool
Genevieve Angelson    Tina Alvis
Adam Mucci    Courtroom Sheriff
David Wilson Barnes    Corey Douglas
Sam Rosen    Steve Menash
Mara Hobel    Jail Receptionist
David Pittu    Marcus Lickermann
Auden Thornton    Lena
Ngoli Okafor    Ibrahim
Uchenna Onuaguluchi    Madou
Maryann Plunkett    Maureen Duffy
Joseph C. Harrell    Visiting Room Guard
Mike Houston    Visiting Room Guard
Kohl Sudduth    Police Officer
Rosemary Howard    Jury Forewoman
Joel Marsh Garland    Dan Pegg
Daniel Sauli    Reporter
Johanna Day    Beth Tickler
Peter Francis James    Colin Parker
Edward James Hyland    Mr. Longo
Dana Eskelson    Mrs. Longo
Mike Cannon    Longo's Brother
Georgia Ford    Young Woman
Rob Yang    Young Man
John Sharian    Lincoln County Lobby Sheriff
Rightor Doyle    Greasy Young Man
Loudon Wainwright    Older Man
Julie Sharbutt    Female MSU Worker
Matt Dellapina    Male MSU Worker
David Cale    Middle Aged Man
Eleanor Hutchins    Middle Aged Woman
Rebecca Henderson    Ellen Parks
Jay Ferraro    Geoffrey J. Ploobtark
Paula Raflo    Drunk Heckler

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Rupert Goold
Screenwriter    David Kajganich
Story Creator    Michael Finkel
Producer    Dede Gardner
Producer    Jeremy Kleiner
Producer    Anthony Katagas
Executive Producer    Brad Pitt
Executive Producer    Arnon Milchan
Director of Photography    Masanobu Takayanagi
Production Designer    Jeremy Hindle
Editor    Christopher Tellefsen
Editor    Nicolas de Toth
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Costume Designer    Catherine Marie Thomas
Co-Producer    Sarah Esberg
Casting Director    Douglas Aibel
Unit Production Manager    Anthony Katagas
First Assistant Director    Doug Torres
Second Assistant Director    Amy Lynn
Production Supervisor    Francois Murray
Stunt Coordinator    George Aguilar
Art Director    Deborah Jensen
Set Decorator    David Schlesinger
Sound Mixer    Drew Kunin
Script Supervisor    Mary Bailey
Costume Supervisor    Amy Pickering
Make up    Louise McCarthy
Make up    Sunday Englis
Hairstylist    Frank Barbosa
Hairstylist    Patricia Grande
Special Effects Coordinator    Drew Jiritano
Special Effects    Drew Jiritano, Jr.
Special Effects    Rich Moran
Assistant Editor    Morgan Heller
Supervising Sound Editor    Leslie Shatz
Sound Designer    John Morris
Sound Designer    Ryan Collins
Sound Designer    Mariusz Glabinski
Music Editor    Ted Caplan
Music Editor    David Metzner
Score Producer    Buck Sanders
Score Recordist    John Kurlander
Score Mixer    John Kurlander
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric J Robertson
Visual Effects Producer    Wilson Cameron

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/04/17 11 $1,950,214   831 $2,347   $1,950,214 3
2015/04/24 15 $1,142,540 -41% 856 $1,335   $3,807,508 10
2015/05/01 22 $180,838 -84% 296 $611   $4,388,290 17
2015/05/08 35 $83,386 -54% 127 $657   $4,585,588 24
2015/05/15 45 $33,004 -60% 51 $647   $4,663,949 31
2015/05/22 56 $15,840 -52% 28 $566   $4,697,999 38
2015/05/29 61 $6,881 -57% 13 $529   $4,715,819 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/04/17 11 $677,427   831 $815   $677,427 1
2015/04/18 11 $775,213 +14% 831 $933   $1,452,640 2
2015/04/19 11 $497,574 -36% 831 $599   $1,950,214 3
2015/04/20 11 $179,531 -64% 831 $216   $2,129,745 4
2015/04/21 11 $210,953 +18% 831 $254   $2,340,698 5
2015/04/22 11 $170,212 -19% 831 $205   $2,510,910 6
2015/04/23 11 $154,058 -9% 831 $185   $2,664,968 7
2015/04/24 15 $315,358 +105% 856 $368   $2,980,326 8
2015/04/25 14 $537,031 +70% 856 $627   $3,517,357 9
2015/04/26 15 $290,151 -46% 856 $339   $3,807,508 10
2015/04/27 - $100,529 -65% 856 $117   $3,908,037 11
2015/04/28 - $133,909 +33% 856 $156   $4,041,946 12
2015/04/29 - $96,404 -28% 856 $113   $4,138,350 13
2015/04/30 - $69,102 -28% 856 $81   $4,207,452 14
2015/05/01 - $57,193 -17% 296 $193   $4,264,645 15
2015/05/02 - $72,834 +27% 296 $246   $4,337,479 16
2015/05/03 - $50,811 -30% 296 $172   $4,388,290 17
2015/05/04 - $24,757 -51% 296 $84   $4,413,047 18
2015/05/05 - $33,841 +37% 296 $114   $4,446,888 19
2015/05/06 - $29,362 -13% 296 $99   $4,476,250 20
2015/05/07 - $25,952 -12% 296 $88   $4,502,202 21
2015/05/08 - $22,093 -15% 127 $174   $4,524,295 22
2015/05/09 - $35,386 +60% 127 $279   $4,559,681 23
2015/05/10 - $25,907 -27% 127 $204   $4,585,588 24
2015/05/11 - $10,810 -58% 127 $85   $4,596,398 25
2015/05/12 - $15,006 +39% 127 $118   $4,611,404 26
2015/05/13 - $10,484 -30% 127 $83   $4,621,888 27
2015/05/14 - $9,057 -14% 127 $71   $4,630,945 28
2015/05/15 - $8,968 -1% 51 $176   $4,639,913 29
2015/05/16 - $14,309 +60% 51 $281   $4,654,222 30
2015/05/17 - $9,727 -32% 51 $191   $4,663,949 31
2015/05/18 - $5,324 -45% 51 $104   $4,669,273 32
2015/05/19 - $4,958 -7% 51 $97   $4,674,231 33
2015/05/20 - $3,944 -20% 51 $77   $4,678,175 34
2015/05/21 - $3,984 +1% 51 $78   $4,682,159 35
2015/05/22 - $4,291 +8% 28 $153   $4,686,450 36
2015/05/23 - $6,799 +58% 28 $243   $4,693,249 37
2015/05/24 - $4,750 -30% 28 $170   $4,697,999 38
2015/05/25 - $3,597 -24% 28 $128   $4,701,596 39
2015/05/26 - $3,698 +3% 28 $132   $4,705,294 40
2015/05/27 - $2,006 -46% 28 $72   $4,707,300 41
2015/05/28 - $1,638 -18% 28 $59   $4,708,938 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/04/17 11 $2,664,968   831 $3,207   $2,664,968 7
2015/04/24 15 $1,542,484 -42% 856 $1,802   $4,207,452 14
2015/05/01 21 $294,750 -81% 296 $996   $4,502,202 21
2015/05/08 35 $128,743 -56% 127 $1,014   $4,630,945 28
2015/05/15 42 $51,214 -60% 51 $1,004   $4,682,159 35
2015/05/22 56 $26,779 -48% 28 $956   $4,708,938 42
2015/05/29 65 $10,757 -60% 13 $827   $4,719,695 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
France 9/16/2015 $3,784 11 11 11 $3,784 9/22/2015
Germany 8/6/2015 $0 0 7 22 $91,436 11/3/2015
United Kingdom 7/17/2015 $214,786 147 147 148 $513,201 9/22/2015
 
Rest of World $566,094
 
International Total$1,174,515 11/3/2015

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