How to Survive a Plague

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $123,814Details
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Synopsis

The untold story of the intensive efforts that turned AIDS into a manageable condition - and the improbable group of (mostly HIV-positive) young men and women whose amazing resilience broke through a time of rampant death and political indifference.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
99% - Certified Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: September 21st, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
Video Release: February 26th, 2013 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Keywords: AIDS, Terminal Illness, Epidemic, Pharmaceuticals, Agitprop, Political, Medical and Hospitals, Intertitle, Animated Sequences, Voiceover/Narration, Epilogue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

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Cast

Peter Staley    Himself
Garance Franke-Ruta    Herself
Mark Harrington    Himself
Spencer Cox    Himself
Larry Kramer    Himself
Bill Bahlman    Himself
David Barr    Himself
Gregg Bordowitz    Himself
Gregg Gonsalves    Himself
Derek Link    Himself
Iris Long, PhD    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David France
Producer    David France
Producer    Howard Gertler
Executive Producer    Joy Tomchin
Executive Producer    Dan Cogan
Editor    T. Woody Richman
Editor    Tyler H. Walk
Cinematographer    Derek Wiesehahn
Composer    Stuart Bogie
Composer    Luke O'Malley
Sound Editor    Lora Hirschberg
Sound Mixer    Lora Hirschberg

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/21 60 $28,250   4 $7,063   $28,250 3
2012/09/28 69 $16,145 -43% 7 $2,306   $57,125 10
2012/10/05 64 $12,019 -26% 7 $1,717   $77,578 17
2012/10/12 64 $10,779 -10% 9 $1,198   $94,003 24
2012/10/19 74 $9,421 -13% 14 $673   $108,809 31
2012/10/26 91 $2,979 -68% 9 $331   $118,490 38
2012/11/02 95 $677 -77% 2 $339   $121,201 45
2012/11/09 99 $741 +9% 4 $185   $122,665 52

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