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Dark Places (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $208,588Details
International Box Office $3,753,835Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,962,423
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $985,936 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $324,101 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,310,037
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Libby Day was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. In court, the traumatized child pointed the finger at her brother, Ben, and her testimony put the troubled 16-year-old in prison for life. Twenty-five years later, a broke and desperate Libby has run through donations from a sympathetic public and royalties from her sensational autobiography, without ever moving past the events of that night. When Libby accepts a fee to appear at a gathering of true-crime aficionados led by Lyle Wirth, she is shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still at large. In need of money, she reluctantly agrees to help them reexamine the crime by revisiting the worst moments of her life. But as Libby and Lyle dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding the murders, her recollections start to unravel and she is forced to question exactly what she saw–or didn’t see. As long-buried memories resurface, Libby begins to confront the wrenching truths that led up to that horrific night.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 7th, 2015 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: May 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Belgium)
June 11th, 2015 (Wide) (Uruguay)
June 18th, 2015 (Wide) (Slovakia)
June 18th, 2015 (Wide) (Taiwan)
June 25th, 2015 (Wide) (Argentina)
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Video Release: October 6th, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violence, language, drug use and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2322, 5/14/2014)
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: 1980s, Lone Survivor, Familicide, Non-Chronological, Cold Case, Falsely Accused, Wrongfully Convicted, Taking the Rap, Serial Killer, Surprise Twist, Unexpected Pregnancy, Teenage Mom, Single Parent
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Denver & Delilah Films, Hugo Productions, Mandalay Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Libby Day

Supporting Cast

Nicholas Hoult    Lyle
Chloë Grace Moretz    Diondra
Christina Hendricks    Patty Day
Tye Sheridan    Ben Day
Sterling Jerins    Young Libby Day
Corey Stoll    Older Ben Day
Sean Bridgers    Runner
Drea de Matteo    Krissi Cates
Andrea Roth    Older Diondra

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Production and Technical Credits

Gilles Paquet-Brenner    Screenwriter
Gillian Flynn    Based on the Novel by
Stephane Marsil    Producer
Charlize Theron    Producer
A.J. Dix    Producer
Beth Kono    Producer
Matt Jackson    Producer
Azim Bolkiah    Producer
Matthew Rhodes    Producer
Cathy Schulman    Producer
Peter Safran    Executive Producer
Ginger Sledge    Executive Producer
Jillian Longnecker    Executive Producer
Tobin Armbrust    Executive Producer
Guy East    Executive Producer
Nigel Sinclair    Executive Producer
Alex Brenner    Executive Producer
Matthias Ehrenberg    Executive Producer
Jose Levy    Executive Producer
Nicolas Veinberg    Executive Producer
Jeff Rice    Executive Producer
Toby Moores    Executive Producer
Jennifer Berman    Co-Producer
Jason Babiszewski    Co-Producer
Gabby Canton    Co-Producer
Barry Ackroyd    Director of Photography
Laurence Bennett    Production Designer
Billy Fox    Editor
Douglas Crise    Editor
Gregory Tripi    Composer
April Napier    Costume Designer
Carmen Cuba    Casting Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/08/07 32 $99,601   151 $660   $99,601 1
2015/08/14 53 $29,882 -70% 32 $934   $195,543 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/08/07 33 $165,661   151 $1,097   $165,661 1
2015/08/14 53 $42,927 -74% 32 $1,341   $208,588 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 6/25/2015 $20,806 16 16 18 $24,992 7/15/2015
Belgium 5/6/2015 $0 0 9 9 $223,074 7/8/2015
Colombia 8/13/2015 $0 0 7 7 $80,351 8/25/2015
Germany 12/10/2015 $10,726 16 16 16 $10,726 12/16/2015
Greece 7/9/2015 $833,819 44 44 77 $833,819 7/21/2015
Hong Kong 10/1/2015 $0 0 9 10 $203,572 10/20/2015
Italy 10/22/2015 $139,678 123 123 171 $260,915 11/10/2015
Kenya 9/4/2015 $1,860 8 8 8 $1,860 9/9/2015
Malaysia 6/25/2015 $31,596 32 32 66 $64,574 7/15/2015
Netherlands 8/6/2015 $0 0 34 57 $156,728 8/25/2015
Norway 8/28/2015 $0 0 1 1 $35,203 9/22/2015
Philippines 8/12/2015 $13,653 35 35 35 $13,653 8/18/2015
Portugal 8/13/2015 $22,802 20 20 40 $45,668 8/25/2015
Singapore 7/2/2015 $46,744 16 16 33 $91,239 7/21/2015
Slovakia 6/18/2015 $8,232 33 33 33 $8,232 7/8/2015
South Africa 9/11/2015 $17,943 24 24 24 $17,943 9/18/2015
South Korea 8/13/2017 $197 1 1 1 $464,746 8/18/2017
Sweden 8/14/2015 $11,795 14 14 14 $11,795 8/18/2015
Taiwan 6/18/2015 $0 0 47 86 $1,027,700 7/30/2015
Thailand 8/6/2015 $29,187 21 21 39 $49,341 8/25/2015
Turkey 6/26/2015 $35,549 116 116 134 $102,841 7/21/2015
United Kingdom 1/22/2016 $894 1 1 2 $934 6/9/2016
Uruguay 6/11/2015 $0 0 4 4 $14,802 7/8/2015
Vietnam 9/11/2015 $9,127 6 6 6 $9,127 9/18/2015
International Total$3,753,835 8/18/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/11/20151129,540 29,540$353,594$353,5941

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/11/2015197,929 7,929$118,777$118,7771

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