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Set Fire to the Stars (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,280Details
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An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
56% - Rotten
33% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 12th, 2015 (Limited) by Strand
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: 1950s, Poet, New York, Inspired by a True Story, Addiction, Retro Black and White
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Mad as Birds Films, YJB Films, Masnomis, FFilm Cymru Wales
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,701 $40 Jul 10, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,267 $397 Jul 3, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,188 $230 Jun 26, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,050 $949 Jun 19, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,823 $1,132 Jun 12, 2015 3


   John M. Brinnin
   Dylan Thomas
Steven Mackintosh    Jack
Kevin Eldon    Stanley
Maimie McCoy    Rosie
Steve Speirs   
Richard Brake    Mr. Unlucky
Shirley Henderson    Shirley
Kelly Reilly    Actress

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Celyn Jones
Screenwriter    Andy Goddard
Producer    A.J. Riach
Producer    Andy Evans
Executive Producer    Steve Clark-Hall
Composer    Gruff Rhys
Cinematographer    Chris Seager
Editor    Mike Jones
Production Designer    Edward Thomas
Set Decorator    Lotty Sanna
Costume Designer    Francisco Rodriguez
Casting Director    Martin Ware

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July 21st, 2015

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June 18th, 2015

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Limited and VOD Releases: Me and Earl and the Limited Releases

June 12th, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

While there are a number of films on this week's list, only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl's Tomatometer Score is 85% positive and it is playing in 15 theaters, so it is the clear choice for fans of limited releases. In fact, it might do well enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/12 91 $1,132   1 $1,132   $1,132 3
2015/06/19 92 $949 -16% 2 $475   $2,081 10
2015/06/26 98 $230 -76% 2 $115   $2,311 17
2015/07/03 86 $397 +73% 3 $132   $2,708 24
2015/07/10 104 $40 -90% 1 $40   $2,748 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/12 93 $1,674   1 $1,674   $1,674 7
2015/06/19 100 $1,370 -18% 2 $685   $3,044 14
2015/06/26 104 $454 -67% 2 $227   $3,498 21
2015/07/03 81 $3,742 +724% 3 $1,247   $7,240 28
2015/07/10 111 $40 -99% 1 $40   $7,280 35

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