Gosnell movie cracks top 10 at box office

Film's co-producer: “This has been achieved despite the mainstream media virtually refusing to review the film"

Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. (Christian Post)

A movie about Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortionist in Philadelphia who went to prison after being convicted in connection with the deaths of three babies, hit the Top 10 films at the box office over the weekend.

“We were [No. 10] on Friday and Saturday, but slipped back to 12 on Sunday,” Phelim McAleer, who co-produced the film with his wife, Ann McElhinney, said in a statement to The Daily Signal. “We are the No. 1 independent movie of the weekend and [No. 5] per screen average across the U.S.”

“This has been achieved despite the mainstream media virtually refusing to review the film, despite it opening nationally,” McAleer said.

The movie, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” which opened in theaters Friday, tells the true story of Gosnell and how his 30-plus-year abortion career ended in a case alleging multiple murders. Directed by Nick Searcy, it stars Dean Cain, Earl Billings, and Michael Beach.

The film’s reception so far is not at all due to mainstream media coverage, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal.

In May 2013, Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, the Women’s Medical Society.

Gosnell also was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, and 211 counts of violating an informed-consent law.

The movie, according to its website, “was one of the most successfully crowdfunded films in history.” The producers raised $2.3 million in 45 days from nearly 30,000 contributors.

Full story at The Daily Signal

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  1. The Watchman says:

    Let us all hope and pray that this movie starts people thinking about ending the abortion of unborn baby children across America and the entire world. Since Roe versus Wade legalized abortion in 1973 close to 60 MILLION unborn baby children have been killed by abortion in America alone. It is high time that America and the entire world put an end to the barbaric practice of abortion and over turn Roe versus Wade once and for all. If America and the entire world do not end abortion they face the judgement and wrath of Almighty God. The signs of the times are all around us. Humanity act on this senseless slaughter of the unborn and end abortion now! Adoption is the loving option. Repent and convert! Pray America Pray. Pray Pray…

  2. Steve Seitz says:

    The movie’s preliminary success is good news. There have been rumors that Hollywood has been planning a movie that makes Gosnell out to be a hero.

    If the success of this movie continues, it might thwart this Satanic motivation.

  3. helen wheels says:

    the “Academy” in hollywood will
    never muster the honesty to do it
    but Earl Billings deserves Best Actor
    award for his portrayal of Gosnell.

  4. Outstanding! Thank you for your bold and courageous efforts to bring this thorny issue to the light. At the end of the movie we all stayed and chatted. I noticed a nun and behind her was a couple, the woman was very pregnant. I said, “thanks for choosing life”! She said that she didn’t really know what the movie was about and that it seemed inappropriate for her to be there, but it was such a moving story and that never considered abortion. Well done! I hope to see you at the March For Life in DC.

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