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Fireflies in the Garden (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,884Details
International Box Office $3,468,939
Worldwide Box Office $3,505,823
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To an outsider, the Taylors are the very picture of the successful American family: a tenured professor on track to become university president, son Michael is a prolific and well-known romance novelist, daughter Ryne is poised to enter a prestigious law school, and on the day we are introduced to them, matriarch Lisa will graduate from college—decades after leaving to raise her children. But when a serious accident interrupts the celebration, the far more nuanced reality of this Midwestern family’s history and relationships come to light.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
20% - Rotten
45% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$8,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2011 (Limited)
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Same Role, Multiple Actors, Dysfunctional Family, Writing and Writers, Non-Chronological, Accidental Death, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Depression, Development Hell
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Senator Entertainment, Kulture Machine
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,300 $36,884 Oct 14, 2011 3


   Michael Waechter
   Lisa Waechter
   Charles Waechter
   Jane Lawrence
   Kelly Hanson
   Young Jane Lawrence
Ioan Gruffudd    Addison

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Dennis Lee
Producer    Marco Weber
Producer    Vanessa Coifman
Producer    Sukee Chew
Co-Producer    Philip Rose
Executive Producer    Jere Hausfater
Executive Producer    Milton Liu

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 7th, 2012

February 7th, 2012

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Per Theater Chart Shows Some Skin

October 18th, 2011

There was only one film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this weekend. The Skin I Live In had a big name director, big name star, excellent reviews, and a lot of buzz thanks to a controversial plot. This added up to an opening of $233,000 in six theaters for an average of $37,187. This suggests it will perform very well on the art house circuit, but this is a film that will never play to wide audiences. More...

Will Limited Releases get Under Your Skin?

October 14th, 2011

There are quite a few limited releases coming out this week that have earned advance buzz, or have casts with strong name recognition, or are earning strong reviews. There are a few that have two, but only one film has all three. The Skin I Live In is the lone film to earn the trifecta, but this film has a difficult premise to overcome if it wants to earn any real measure of mainstream success. Perhaps some of the other films will mange to translate buzz into ticket sales, but that rarely lasts long. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/14 55 $36,884   5 $7,377   $36,884 3

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