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A Murder in the Park (2015)

A Murder in the Park
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,125Details
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A re-examination of one of the most pivotal conviction reversals in U.S. history. In 1983, Anthony Porter was sentenced to death for the 1982 murders of teenagers Jerry Hillard and Marilyn Green in Chicago’s Washington Park. In 1998, students from a prestigious University’s Innocence Project re-investigated the case, and seemingly found the real killer, Alstory Simon. Simon “confessed” to the crimes, and Porter was released and pardoned. Once just 48 hours from execution, Porter’s harrowing ordeal shook then Governor Ryan’s confidence in the justice system, and he vacated the sentences of all Illinois death row inmates. Soon after his “confession,” Simon accepted a plea bargain, and began serving a 37 year sentence for the killings. He later claimed that the evidence he was presented with to secure his confession and plea was bogus, but left him feeling he had no choice but to confess.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,601-14,700) 14,636 $7,125
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,301-20,400) 20,334 $7,125
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,879 $7,125

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 26th, 2015 (Limited) by Sundance Selects
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing crime scene photos and reenactments, drug material and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2375, 5/27/2015)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Death Penalty, Wrongfully Convicted, Exonerated, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Whole Truth Films, Transition Studios, Sundance Selects
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Alstory Simon-1999

Supporting Cast

Joseph A. Moore    Anthony Porter
Aswan Harris    Jerry Hillard
Jason Patrick    William Taylor
Denny Castiglione    Paul Ciolino
Kevin Adelstein    Professor David Protess
Sabrina McPherson    Marilyn Green
Derrick Mayes    Alstory Simon-1982
Tamicka Scruggs    Inez Jackson


Dan Nachtrab    Narrator

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Production and Technical Credits

William Crawford    Story Inspired by
Shawn Rech*    Producer
Andrew Hale    Producer
Brandon Kimber    Director of Photography
Michael Ciuni    First Assistant Director
Brian Devers    Second Unit Director
Brandon Kimber    Editor
Ralph McGreevy    Co-Producer
Brent Reichert    Associate Producer
Lisette Guillen    Associate Producer
John Fecek    Associate Producer
Samuel A. Ramirez    Original Music Composed and Performed by
Brent Reichert    Casting Director
Kyle Carthens    Casting Director
Andrew Smith    Second Unit Camera
Patrick Devers    Line Producer
Keith Ten Eyck    Art Director
Christopher G. Sarris    Assistand Art Director
Christopher G. Sarris    Animation
Keith Ten Eyck    Animation
Brandon Kimber    Animation

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases Run Away from the Pack

July 2nd, 2015


There were only two films in the $10,000 club and they were the wide releases that earned the top two spots on the overall box office chart. Jurassic World earned an average of $12,990, while Inside Out was very close behind with an average of $12,663. The best limited release was Runoff, which earned $9,515 in one theater. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Big Game and Other Small Releases

June 26th, 2015

Big Game

The vast majority of the films on this week's list are either debuting on Video on Demand simultaneously with their theatrical release, or have been playing on VOD for a while. There are a few exceptions, but none of them look like they will become box office hits. The film I'm most interested in seeing is Big Game. It might not be the typical limited release and its reviews are not award-worthy, but it certainly looks entertaining. At the very least, it is worth a rental on Video on Demand. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/06/26 89 $1,310   1 $1,310   $1,310 1
2015/07/10 75 $2,199   3 $733   $6,332 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/06/26 101 $1,934   1 $1,934   $1,934 1
2015/07/03 94 $1,311 -32% 1 $1,311   $3,245 2
2015/07/10 83 $2,992 +128% 3 $997   $7,125 3

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