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Genres

True Crime

1980-Present
Movies based on real crimes or criminals.



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 American Gangster Uni. $43,565,115 33.5% 3,054 $14,264 $130,164,645 11/2/07
2 Catch Me If You Can DW $30,053,627 18.3% 3,156 $9,522 $164,615,351 12/25/02
3 Public Enemies Uni. $25,271,675 26.0% 3,334 $7,580 $97,104,620 7/1/09
4 Pain and Gain Par. $20,244,505 40.6% 3,277 $6,178 $49,875,291 4/26/13
5 The Wolf of Wall Street Par. $18,361,578 15.7% 2,537 $7,238 $116,900,694 12/25/13
6 Gangster Squad WB $17,070,347 37.1% 3,103 $5,501 $46,000,903 1/11/13
7 Zodiac Par. $13,395,610 40.5% 2,362 $5,671 $33,080,084 3/2/07
8 Blow NL $12,443,461 23.5% 2,249 $5,532 $52,990,775 4/6/01
9 Donnie Brasco Sony $11,660,216 27.8% 1,503 $7,757 $41,909,762 2/28/97
10 From Hell Fox $11,014,818 34.9% 2,305 $4,778 $31,602,566 10/19/01
11 The Black Dahlia Uni. $10,005,895 44.4% 2,226 $4,495 $22,545,080 9/15/06
12 Lawless Wein. $10,001,982 26.7% 2,888 $3,463 $37,400,127 8/29/12
13 Changeling Uni. $9,351,560 26.2% 1,850 $5,055 $35,739,802 10/31/08
14 City by the Sea WB $8,935,426 39.8% 2,575 $3,470 $22,448,879 9/6/02
15 Alpha Dog Uni. $6,412,775 41.9% 1,289 $4,975 $15,309,602 1/12/07
16 Goodfellas WB $6,368,901 13.6% 1,070 $5,952 $46,836,214 9/19/90
17 Summer of Sam BV $5,952,452 30.9% 1,536 $3,875 $19,288,130 7/2/99
18 Hollywoodland Focus $5,926,177 41.1% 1,548 $3,828 $14,426,251 9/8/06
19 Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil WB $5,233,658 20.8% 824 $6,351 $25,105,255 11/21/97
20 Ghosts of Mississippi Sony $5,016,767 37.7% 1,268 $3,956 $13,323,144 1/3/97
21 Thunderheart TriS $4,507,425 19.9% 1,035 $4,355 $22,660,758 4/3/92
22 The Newton Boys Fox $4,010,245 38.4% 1,965 $2,041 $10,452,012 3/27/98
23 Mississippi Burning Orion $3,545,305 10.2% 1,058 $3,350 $34,603,943 1/27/89
24 Monster NM $3,397,404 9.9% 668 $5,085 $34,469,210 1/30/04
25 Capote SPC $2,291,075 8.0% 1,239 $1,849 $28,750,530 2/3/06
26 No One Killed Jessica UTV $227,473 51.6% 48 $4,739 $440,525 1/7/11
27 Shootout at Wadala Eros $212,346 57.5% 89 $2,386 $369,573 5/3/13
28 Kill the Irishman Anch. $145,430 12.2% 5 $29,086 $1,188,194 3/11/11
29 Wonderland (2003) Lions $91,798 8.7% 5 $18,359 $1,060,512 10/3/03
30 Lonely Hearts IDP $80,423 42.7% 23 $3,496 $188,565 4/13/07
31 Bully Lions $47,502 9.9% 6 $7,917 $480,811 7/13/01
32 Secuestro Express Mira. $45,928 15.0% 8 $5,741 $307,208 8/5/05
33 Ned Kelly Focus $43,704 50.3% 22 $1,986 $86,959 3/26/04
34 The Assassination of Richard Nixon Think $37,547 5.3% 5 $7,509 $708,776 12/29/04
35 Heavenly Creatures Mira. $31,592 1.0% 2 $15,796 $3,049,135 11/16/94
36 Down for Life BDF $23,176 55.3% 5 $4,635 $41,914 1/14/11
37 Savage Grace IFC $22,311 5.1% 2 $11,156 $435,746 5/28/08
38 The Zodiac Think $20,578 45.6% 10 $2,057 $45,148 3/17/06
39 Murderous Maids Rialto $19,992 8.9% 2 $9,996 $225,390 4/19/02
40 Stander NM $19,067 60.2% 7 $2,723 $31,651 8/6/04
41 Compliance Magn. $16,427 5.1% 1 $16,427 $319,285 8/17/12
42 Blue Caprice IFC $13,400 14.3% 1 $13,400 $93,995 9/13/13
43 The Manson Family Zion $11,647 60.9% 4 $2,911 $19,140 10/22/04
44 The Alphabet Killer Anch. $11,000 36.9% 1 $11,000 $29,784 11/7/08
45 Texas Killing Fields Anch. $8,772 19.3% 3 $2,924 $45,469 10/14/11
46 Let Him Have It FL $5,088 5.7% 1 $5,088 $88,686 12/6/91
47 Winter of Frozen Dreams Mont. $3,606 43.3% 1 $3,606 $8,321 4/10/09
48 The Robber Kino $2,169 2.6% 1 $2,169 $83,451 2/3/11
49 Ted Bundy Tar. $1,710 28.2% 1 $1,710 $6,073 9/13/02
50 The Snowtown Murders IFC $1,273 15.1% 1 $1,273 $8,452 3/2/12
51 Citizen Gangster IFC $625 100.0% 1 $625 $625 4/27/12
52 The Hillside Strangler Tar. $306 7.4% 1 $306 $4,143 9/24/04
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 25 titles):
$11,761,52025.6%1,997$5,890$45,904,145-

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Escobar: Paradise Lost RTWC TBD