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The Sunshine Makers (2017)

The Sunshine Makers
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,042Details
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The untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counterculture. United in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness-raising power of LSD, these underground chemists manufactured a massive amount of acid, including the gold standard for quality LSD, Orange Sunshine, all while staying one step ahead of the feds.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,201-14,300) 14,232 $10,042
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,401-19,500) 19,421 $10,042
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,557 $10,042

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 20th, 2017 (Limited) by FilmRise
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, 1960s, Counterculture, Narcotics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Passion Pictures, Persephone Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Tim Scully    Himself
Nick Sand    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

George Chignell    Producer
Nicole Stott    Producer
Connie Littlefield    Producer
Cosmo Feilding Mellen    Screenwriter
Connie Littlefield    Screenwriter
John Battsek    Executive Producer
Andrew Ruhemann    Executive Producer
Omar Fayed    Executive Producer
Nick Packer    Editor
Will Pugh    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/01/20 60 $1,874   1 $1,874   $1,874 1
2017/01/27 54 $4,996 +167% 7 $714   $7,674 2
2017/02/03 67 $419 -92% 1 $419   $9,915 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/01/20 62 $2,678   1 $2,678   $2,678 1
2017/01/27 51 $6,613 +147% 7 $945   $9,291 2
2017/02/03 68 $546 -92% 1 $546   $10,042 3

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