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Let the Fire Burn (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,128Details
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Synopsis

On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated—and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “...let the fire burn.” Using only archival news coverage and interviews, the film brings to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 2nd, 2013 (Limited) by Zeitgeist
Video Release: March 25th, 2014 by Zeitgeist Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Civil Disobedience, Corrupt Cops, Police Standoff
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Zeitgeist Films, School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,460 $180 Nov 29, 2013 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,744 $678 Nov 22, 2013 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,012 $1,733 Nov 15, 2013 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,142 $3,606 Nov 8, 2013 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,130 $9,128 Nov 1, 2013 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,903 $1,171 Oct 25, 2013 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,459 $2,020 Oct 18, 2013 19
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,313 $5,226 Oct 4, 2013 5

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Jason Osder
Editor    Nels Bangerter
Composer    Chris Mangum
Associate Producer    John Aldrich
Executive Producer    Andrew Herwitz

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/04 80 $5,226   1 $5,226   $7,735 5
2013/10/18 99 $2,020   2 $1,010   $18,662 19
2013/10/25 85 $1,171 -42% 2 $586   $21,573 26
2013/11/01 50 $9,128 +680% 9 $1,014   $32,712 33
2013/11/08 72 $3,606 -60% 5 $721   $41,943 40
2013/11/15 70 $1,733 -52% 3 $578   $46,998 47
2013/11/22 82 $678 -61% 3 $226   $48,633 54
2013/11/29 82 $180 -73% 1 $180   $48,851 61

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/27 87 $2,509   1 $2,509   $2,509 2
2013/10/04 74 $8,043 +221% 1 $8,043   $10,552 9
2013/10/11 82 $6,090 -24% 1 $6,090   $16,642 16
2013/10/18 75 $3,760 -38% 2 $1,880   $20,402 23
2013/10/25 65 $3,182 -15% 2 $1,591   $23,584 30
2013/11/01 42 $14,753 +364% 9 $1,639   $38,337 37
2013/11/08 57 $6,928 -53% 5 $1,386   $45,265 44
2013/11/15 68 $2,690 -61% 3 $897   $47,955 51
2013/11/22 80 $716 -73% 3 $239   $48,671 58
2013/11/29 80 $457 -36% 1 $457   $49,128 65

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