Movie ‘Gosnell’ Cracks Top 10 at Box Office

The Daily Signal | 10/15/2018 | Staff
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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.”

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“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 his 30-plus-year abortion career. Director by Nick Searcy, it stars Dean Cain, Earl Billings, and Michael Beach.

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

The box office success of “Gosnell” is “a remarkable accomplishment, considering the filmmakers’ heroic struggle against bias and censorship to bring this life-changing, true story to audiences across America,” Dannenfelser said.

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“We hope the mainstream media will finally be forced to reckon with the profound power of this film and give it the recognition it deserves,” she said.

Gosnell’s abortion business ultimately was ended by an investigation, originally conducted to review illegal prescription-drug sales but leading to discoveries of illegal abortion practices and his eventual arrest.

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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,...
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