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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,501-14,600) 14,575 $7,280
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,901-20,000) 19,917 $7,280
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,839 $7,280

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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

Leading Cast

   John M. Brinnin
   Dylan Thomas

Supporting Cast

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

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/06/12 91 $1,132   1 $1,132   $1,132 1
2015/06/19 92 $949 -16% 2 $475   $2,081 2
2015/06/26 98 $230 -76% 2 $115   $2,311 3
2015/07/03 86 $397 +73% 3 $132   $2,708 4
2015/07/10 104 $40 -90% 1 $40   $2,748 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/06/12 93 $1,674   1 $1,674   $1,674 1
2015/06/19 100 $1,370 -18% 2 $685   $3,044 2
2015/06/26 105 $454 -67% 2 $227   $3,498 3
2015/07/03 81 $3,742 +724% 3 $1,247   $7,240 4
2015/07/10 111 $40 -99% 1 $40   $7,280 5

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