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Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (2012)

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,618Details
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The story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publicly. Using interviews with Chely, her family, her pastor, and key players in Nashville interwoven with Chely's intimate private video diaries, the film goes deep into her back story as an established country music star and then forward as she steps into the national spotlight to reveal her secret. Chronicling the aftermath in her hometown of Nashville and within the larger LGBT community, WISH ME AWAY reveals both the devastation of her own internalized homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,525 $18,618
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,401-18,500) 18,473 $18,618
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,970 $18,618

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 1st, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Musicians, Country and Western Music, Biography, Religious
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: TVgals Media
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Chely Wright    Herself


Stan Wright    Himself
Jennifer Wright    Herself
Russell Carter    Himself
Rodney Crowell    Himself
Victoria Wilson    Herself
C. Welton Gaddy    Himself
Don Cusic    Himself
Howard Bragman    Himself
Richard Stergan    Himself
Meredith Vieira    Herself
Natalie Morales    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Beverly Kopf    Producer
Bobbie Birleffi    Producer
Rhonda Eiffe    Executive Producer
Richard Bever    Executive Producer
Fletcher Foster    Co-Executive Producer
Laverne Berry    Co-Executive Producer
Wendy L. Wood    Co-Executive Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/06/01 75 $5,026   3 $1,675   $5,026 1
2012/06/08 106 $656 -87% 3 $219   $6,963 2
2012/06/15 81 $2,484 +279% 3 $828   $10,646 3
2012/06/22 83 $1,521 -39% 2 $761   $13,035 4
2012/06/29 87 $795 -48% 2 $398   $14,227 5
2012/07/06 91 $327 -59% 1 $327   $15,461 6
2012/07/27 95 $319   2 $160   $17,346 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/06/01 77 $6,307   4 $1,577   $6,307 1
2012/06/08 97 $1,855 -71% 4 $464   $8,162 2
2012/06/15 79 $3,214 +73% 3 $1,071   $11,376 3
2012/06/22 91 $1,918 -40% 3 $639   $13,432 4
2012/06/29 88 $1,681 -12% 3 $560   $15,134 5
2012/07/06 89 $442 -74% 1 $442   $15,837 6
2012/07/13 90 $406 -8% 1 $406   $16,243 7
2012/07/20 95 $269 -34% 1 $269   $16,953 8
2012/07/27 88 $925 +244% 3 $308   $17,952 9
2012/08/17 99 $316   1 $316   $18,268 12
2012/09/21 109 $350   1 $350   $18,618 17

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