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West of Memphis (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $309,864Details
International Box Office $8,421
Worldwide Box Office $318,285
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WEST OF MEMPHIS tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light: a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man. Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film goes on to uncover new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of the other three victims of this shocking crime.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
95% - Certified Fresh
87% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: August 12th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2239, 9/5/2012)
Running Time: 150 minutes
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Keywords: Learning Disabilities, Wrongfully Convicted, Government Corruption, Corrupt Cops
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Wingnut Films
Production Countries: United States


Damien Echols    Himself
Lorri Davis    Herself
Jason Baldwin    Himself
Jesse Misskelley, Jr.    Himself
Pam Hicks    Herself
Eddie Vedder    Himself
David Burnett    Himself
Blake Sisk    Himself
Cody Gott    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Amy Berg
Co-Screenwriter    Billy McMillin
Editor    Billy McMillin
Producer    Fran Walsh
Producer    Peter Jackson
Producer    Damien Echols
Producer    Lorri Davis
Executive Producer    Ken Kamins
Director of Photography    Maryse Alberti
Director of Photography    Ronan Kileen
Composer    Nick Cave
Composer    Warren Ellis

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/28 51 $13,856   5 $2,771   $22,852 6
2013/01/04 63 $7,683 -45% 4 $1,921   $39,159 13
2013/01/11 73 $2,828 -63% 2 $1,414   $46,307 20
2013/01/18 53 $8,340 +195% 9 $927   $56,184 27
2013/01/25 54 $22,176 +166% 14 $1,584   $82,078 34
2013/02/01 65 $11,079 -50% 8 $1,385   $101,580 41
2013/02/08 63 $10,045 -9% 10 $1,005   $117,804 48
2013/02/15 73 $5,764 -43% 8 $721   $128,843 55
2013/02/22 66 $11,024 +91% 12 $919   $141,928 62
2013/03/01 65 $13,301 +21% 12 $1,108   $162,765 69
2013/03/08 56 $26,358 +98% 24 $1,098   $195,210 76
2013/03/15 55 $28,089 +7% 39 $720   $237,099 83
2013/03/22 60 $20,620 -27% 40 $516   $271,085 90
2013/03/29 78 $8,665 -58% 20 $433   $291,287 97
2013/04/05 91 $2,518 -71% 13 $194   $298,454 104
2013/04/12 86 $3,271 +30% 17 $192   $307,039 111
2013/04/19 94 $1,951 -40% 5 $390   $309,864 118

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