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West of Memphis (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $309,864Details
International Box Office $92,877Details
Worldwide Box Office $402,741
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: November 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
December 21st, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
February 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
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
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Wingnut Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,913 $1,951 Apr 19, 2013 118
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,069 $3,271 Apr 12, 2013 111
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,425 $2,518 Apr 5, 2013 104
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,254 $8,665 Mar 29, 2013 97
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,152 $20,620 Mar 22, 2013 90
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,303 $28,089 Mar 15, 2013 83
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,665 $26,358 Mar 8, 2013 76
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,432 $13,301 Mar 1, 2013 69
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,928 $11,024 Feb 22, 2013 62
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,710 $5,764 Feb 15, 2013 55
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,934 $10,045 Feb 8, 2013 48
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,376 $11,079 Feb 1, 2013 41
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,419 $22,176 Jan 25, 2013 34
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,585 $8,340 Jan 18, 2013 27
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,029 $2,828 Jan 11, 2013 20
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,186 $7,683 Jan 4, 2013 13
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,514 $13,856 Dec 28, 2012 6

Cast

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

Director   
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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 6th, 2013

August 7th, 2013

Like it usually is during the summer, this week is rather soft on home market. Granted, there is one wide release that did very well at the box office, Oblivion, plus a couple of limited releases that did well to earn a serious measure of mainstream success, The Place Beyond the Pines and Mud. However, there are also some releases in the top twenty that are definitely filler. Usually, once you reach exercise videos, there's nothing worth talking about. Of course, if I used that rule this week, there would be almost nothing on this week's list. Mud is likely the best release and the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, but I'm still waiting for the screener to review and I hate awarding something Pick of the Week if the screener is late. Because of this, I'm going with another late release, Burn Notice: Season Six, as Pick of the Week. It arrived more than a month late, but it was worth the wait. More...

2013 Awards Season: WGAs Leaves Analysts In the Dark

January 7th, 2013

Surprises seems to be the word of the day, as the WGA nominations included a number of them. Granted, Zero Dark Thirty and a lot of the other films that have earned Awards Season success thus far were here, but there were almost as many surprises as there were obvious choices. More...

Per Theater Chart: Zero to $1 million in Nine Days

January 3rd, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty shot up to the top of the per theater chart with averages of $83,430 during its opening weekend and $63,283 during its sophomore stint. Expanding truly wide is virtually guaranteed. Amour was well back with an average of $20,005 over the past weekend and $22,755 during its opening weekend. The Impossible rose 27% to $12,172 in 15 theaters. This is a great sign and while its reviews are too low to be a major contender during Awards Season, it should still do well enough to expand significantly, but probably not truly wide. The final film in the $10,000 club was Django Unchained, which opened with an average of $10,008. More...

Limited Releases: Keeping Their Promises

December 28th, 2012

The end of the year has a few limited releases trying to get a last chance for Oscar glory with Oscar qualifying runs. Promised Land is clearly the biggest film of the week, but its reviews suggest it won't even thrive in limited release. More...

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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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/28 51 $22,480   5 $4,496   $31,476 10
2013/01/04 63 $12,003 -47% 4 $3,001   $43,479 17
2013/01/11 68 $4,365 -64% 2 $2,183   $47,844 24
2013/01/18 54 $12,058 +176% 9 $1,340   $59,902 31
2013/01/25 56 $30,599 +154% 14 $2,186   $90,501 38
2013/02/01 62 $17,258 -44% 8 $2,157   $107,759 45
2013/02/08 67 $15,320 -11% 10 $1,532   $123,079 52
2013/02/15 73 $5,764 -62% 8 $721   $128,843 59
2013/02/22 65 $18,560 +222% 12 $1,547   $149,464 66
2013/03/01 68 $19,388 +4% 12 $1,616   $168,852 73
2013/03/08 56 $40,158 +107% 24 $1,673   $209,010 80
2013/03/15 55 $41,455 +3% 39 $1,063   $250,465 87
2013/03/22 63 $32,157 -22% 40 $804   $282,622 94
2013/03/29 80 $13,314 -59% 20 $666   $295,936 101
2013/04/05 83 $7,832 -41% 13 $602   $303,768 108
2013/04/12 90 $4,145 -47% 17 $244   $307,913 115
2013/04/19 104 $1,951 -53% 5 $390   $309,864 122

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 2/14/2013 $23,898 3 5 22 $84,714 12/14/2015
Portugal 11/22/2012 $643 2 2 6 $1,287 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 12/21/2012 $1,775 1 1 3 $6,876 12/13/2015
 
International Total$92,877 12/14/2015

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