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Persecuted (2014)

Persecuted poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,557,494Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $101,983 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $13,110 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $115,093
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Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator orders Luther abducted and framed for the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed with Luther running for his life to uncover the deadly plot. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with or profiting from the girl’s murder; a mission that brings him face-to-face with a coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire Christian community in America.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,490 $1,557,494
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,282 $1,557,494
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,289 $1,557,494

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 18th, 2014 (Limited) by One Media, LLC
Video Release: October 14th, 2014 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2320, 4/30/2014)
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: One Media, LLC, Millennium Entertainment, Number 1 Films, LLC, Indieproduction, LLC
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   John Luther

Supporting Cast

Bruce Davison    Senator Donald Harrison
Dean Stockwell    Dave Wilson
Fred Dalton Thompson    Dr. Charles Luther
Brad Stine    Ryan Wilson
Natalie Grant    Monica Luther
Gretchen Carlson    Diana Lucas
Raoul Trujillo    Mr. Gray
James R. Higgins    The President

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Production and Technical Credits

Daniel Lusko    Screenwriter
Daniel Lusko    Producer
Gray Frederickson    Producer
James R. Higgins    Producer
Jerry D. Simmons    Executive Producer
Glenn Wagner    Associate Producer
Richard Vialet    Cinematographer
Mark Alan Duran    Production Designer
Brian Brinkman    Editor
Chris Ridenhour    Composer
Barcie Waite    Costume Designer
Pam Dixon    Casting Director

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 14th, 2014

October 14th, 2014

In some ways, it is a great week on the home market, as there are several excellent releases worth picking up. In other ways, it is an even better week, because there are so few releases and almost no filler. The only downside is trying to select a release for Pick of the Week, as there are a number of competitors. One of the biggest releases of the week is X-Men: Days of Future Past on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and it is also one of the best. Other contenders include Mr. Peabody & Sherman on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Combo Pack, Fargo: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, and Witching and Bitching on DVD. Strangely, I'm still waiting for the screeners for all four films. In the end, I literally rolled a dice to determine the winner and it was X-Men: Days of Future Past. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Sparkle

July 29th, 2014

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There were two truly wide new releases that came out this weekend, and both of them did very well. In fact, Hercules placed second and earned as much as some people predicted Lucy would earn while placing first. Lucy topped the high end of expectations and unless its legs are really short, will easily become a surprise $100 million hit. This helped the overall box office rise 3.7% from last weekend up to $155 million, which is a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the weekend total was still down 10% from this weekend last year, meaning the 2014 slump continues. It has gotten so bad that 2014 is now behind 2013 by 6.1% at $6.01 billion to $6.40 billion. Next weekend should finally end the slump, but it might be too late to save 2014 overall. More...

Per Theater Chart: Boyhood has Extended Childhood

July 23rd, 2014

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The biggest film on the per theater chart this weekend was Boyhood, for the second weekend in a row. It expanded from 5 to 34 theaters, but its average fell just 56% to $34,418. That's fantastic. It has already earned a measure of mainstream success, while it has its eyes on Chef for best limited release for the summer. Second place went to There's No Place Like Utopia with $30,710 in one theater. This is a great start, but there are still no reviews, so I think it will have short legs. A Five Star Life and Mood Indigo were relatively close with averages of $15,996 and $13,256 respectively. The only wide release to reach the $10,000 club was The Purge: Anarchy, which earned an average of $10,626. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monkeys Still in Business

July 22nd, 2014

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As expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remained on top of the box office chart with a healthy lead over The Purge: Anarchy. Unfortunately, the other two wide releases, Planes: Fire and Rescue and Sex Tape were anything but healthy and that led to a weakening box office. It fell less than 1% from last weekend to $149 million. This was 24% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is now 5.6% or $340 million behind last year's pace at $5.79 billion to $6.13 billion. I think with summer wrapping up, it is close to the time to panic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Anarchy on Top?

July 17th, 2014

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There are a trio of wide releases coming out this week looking to dethrone Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The Purge: Anarchy is the most likely film to come out on top, but the original didn't win over many moviegoers. It opened big, but collapsed very quickly after that. Planes didn't perform much better with moviegoers, but there hasn't been an animated family film released wide since How to Train Your Dragon 2, so Planes: Fire and Rescue could benefit from the lack of competition. Sex Tape is the only non-sequel opening wide this week and that could help it do well. Or the fact that it is not based on a previous movie could hurt it. There is one last film that might reach the top ten, Persecuted, which is opening in 700 theaters. It would only need a per theater average of just over $4,000 to reach the top ten, which is doable. This year, we should have four films that earn more than $20 million. Last year there were only three. However, last year, The Conjuring earned more than $40 million, a milestone no film this year will reach, while seven films earned more than $10 million. This year there will be only four films earning more than $10 million. Again, it looks like 2014 is going to get crushed at the box office. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/18 19 $851,391   736 $1,157   $851,391 1
2014/07/25 36 $169,182 -80% 384 $441   $1,438,293 2
2014/08/01 54 $21,194 -87% 32 $662   $1,546,219 3
2014/08/08 78 $4,453 -79% 10 $445   $1,557,494 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/18 20 $1,269,111   736 $1,724   $1,269,111 1
2014/07/25 36 $255,914 -80% 384 $666   $1,525,025 2
2014/08/01 55 $28,016 -89% 32 $876   $1,553,041 3

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