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90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)

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Domestic Box Office $4,816,142Details
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Don Piper died Jan. 18, 1989, when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car. Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don’s body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. Don’s soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy and life like he’d never known before. Don was in Heaven. When another pastor’s prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle! Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened. Heaven’s bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights to regain a semblance of his previous life. The Piper family’s incredible story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life—and death—will bring hope and encouragement to all who see it.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,021 $4,816,142
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,901-8,000) 7,983 $4,816,142
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 501-600) 567 $4,816,142

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 11th, 2015 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
Video Release: November 17th, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense accident and injury images.
(Rating bulletin 2382, 7/17/2015)
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: Faith-Based, Car Accident, Near Death Experience, Heaven and Hell
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Giving Films, Emmett Furla Oasis Films, Dawn Parouse, Make Pictures, Astute Films
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Don Piper
   Eva Piper

Supporting Cast

Dwight Yoakam    Cecil Beaumont, Esq.
Michael W. Smith    Cliff McArdle
Fred Thompson    Jay B. Perkins
Jason Kennedy    David Gentiles
Elizabeth Hunter    Nicole Piper
Bobby Batson    Joe Piper
Hudson Meek    Chris Piper
Nicholas Pryor    J.V. Thomas

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Rick Jackson    Producer
Randall Emmett    Producer
Dawn Olmstead    Producer
Michael Polish    Producer
George Furla    Producer
Michael Polish    Screenwriter
Don Piper    Based on the book by
Cecil Murphey    Based on the book by
Wayne Marc Godfrey    Executive Producer
Ted Fox    Executive Producer
Trevor Drinkwater    Executive Producer
Jason Netter    Executive Producer
Tim Sullivan    Co-Producer
Harrison Powell    Co-Producer
Mark G. Mathis    Line Producer
M. David Mullen    Director of Photography
Michael W. Smith    Composer
Tyler Smith    Composer
Dominika Posseren    Casting Director
Janelle Scuderi    Casting Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/09/11 9 $2,035,273   877 $2,321   $2,035,273 1
2015/09/18 13 $1,005,715 -51% 899 $1,119   $3,748,011 2
2015/09/25 24 $292,111 -71% 485 $602   $4,481,371 3
2015/10/02 39 $74,687 -74% 143 $522   $4,700,361 4
2015/10/09 47 $33,817 -55% 83 $407   $4,772,283 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/11 9 $758,767   877 $865   $758,767 1
2015/09/12 12 $771,390 +2% 877 $880   $1,530,157 2
2015/09/13 9 $505,116 -35% 877 $576   $2,035,273 3
2015/09/14 9 $166,635 -67% 877 $190   $2,201,908 4
2015/09/15 9 $242,760 +46% 877 $277   $2,444,668 5
2015/09/16 10 $142,019 -41% 877 $162   $2,586,687 6
2015/09/17 9 $155,609 +10% 877 $177   $2,742,296 7
2015/09/18 11 $298,375 +92% 899 $332   $3,040,671 8
2015/09/19 15 $419,145 +40% 899 $466   $3,459,816 9
2015/09/20 13 $288,195 -31% 899 $321   $3,748,011 10
2015/09/21 11 $95,720 -67% 899 $106   $3,843,731 11
2015/09/22 11 $145,619 +52% 899 $162   $3,989,350 12
2015/09/23 11 $102,113 -30% 899 $114   $4,091,463 13
2015/09/24 11 $97,797 -4% 899 $109   $4,189,260 14
2015/09/25 - $84,668 -13% 485 $175   $4,273,928 15
2015/09/26 - $122,130 +44% 485 $252   $4,396,058 16
2015/09/27 - $85,313 -30% 485 $176   $4,481,371 17
2015/09/28 - $32,627 -62% 485 $67   $4,513,998 18
2015/09/29 - $47,821 +47% 485 $99   $4,561,819 19
2015/09/30 - $32,934 -31% 485 $68   $4,594,753 20
2015/10/01 - $30,921 -6% 485 $64   $4,625,674 21
2015/10/02 - $20,855 -33% 143 $146   $4,646,529 22
2015/10/03 - $30,640 +47% 143 $214   $4,677,169 23
2015/10/04 - $23,192 -24% 143 $162   $4,700,361 24
2015/10/05 - $8,969 -61% 143 $63   $4,709,330 25
2015/10/06 - $11,230 +25% 143 $79   $4,720,560 26
2015/10/07 - $8,783 -22% 143 $61   $4,729,343 27
2015/10/08 - $9,123 +4% 143 $64   $4,738,466 28
2015/10/09 - $9,004 -1% 83 $108   $4,747,470 29
2015/10/10 - $13,157 +46% 83 $159   $4,760,627 30
2015/10/11 - $11,656 -11% 83 $140   $4,772,283 31
2015/10/12 - $4,800 -59% 83 $58   $4,777,083 32
2015/10/13 - $5,327 +11% 83 $64   $4,782,410 33
2015/10/14 - $4,798 -10% 83 $58   $4,787,208 34
2015/10/15 - $4,340 -10% 83 $52   $4,791,548 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/09/11 9 $2,742,296   877 $3,127   $2,742,296 1
2015/09/18 12 $1,446,964 -47% 899 $1,610   $4,189,260 2
2015/09/25 24 $436,414 -70% 485 $900   $4,625,674 3
2015/10/02 35 $112,792 -74% 143 $789   $4,738,466 4
2015/10/09 42 $53,082 -53% 83 $640   $4,791,548 5
2015/10/16 62 $24,594 -54% 42 $586   $4,816,142 6

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