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Captive State is a 2019 American science fiction thriller film directed by Rupert Wyatt and co-written by W...
Captive State is a 2019 American science fiction thriller film directed by Rupert Wyatt and co-written by Wyatt and Erica Beeney. The film stars John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Machine Gun Kelly, and Vera Farmiga, and follows a young man who participates in a conspiracy to rebel against an alien race that has invaded Earth, and enforced strict martial law on all humans. It was released in the United States on March 15, 2019 by Focus Features. It has received mixed reviews, and grossed $3.5 million worldwide, making it a box office disappointment.
An extraterrestrial force occupies the world, enslaving humanity under the guise of peaceful unity. The film explores the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict: the collaborators and the dissidents. It involves themes such as oppressive government, the public being lied to, and the way some rise up against it.
The film follows the life of Chicago Police Officer William Mulligan (John Goodman), who is tasked with uniting the world against the extra-terrestrial enemy. He recruits Gabriel Drummond (Ashton Sanders), the young son of his former partner who joined a rebel group called Phoenix.
In the United States and Canada, Captive State was released alongside Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart, and was projected to gross around $5 million from 2,200 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $1.3 million on its first day, including $300,000 from Thursday night previews. It debuted to $3.1 million, finishing seventh.