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A Bird of the Air (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,152Details
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A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man. Lyman is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer he becomes obsessed with finding its owner, which leads him to Fiona. She has been eyeing Lyman from a distance and decides to help with his parrot search, whether he wants her to or not. Along with her basset hound, they set out on a quest to find the bird's previous owners and Fiona begins to unravel the mysteries of Lyman's past. But when Fiona joins Lyman on his nightly rounds, she witnesses a reality more intense than the romantic version she had envisioned.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
30% - Rotten
59% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Paladin
Video Release: April 10th, 2012 by Freestyle Digital Media
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and accident images.
(Rating bulletin 2208, 2/1/2012)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Romance, Orphan
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tashtego Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,269 $205 Oct 14, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,167 $3,146 Oct 7, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,042 $809 Sep 30, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,759 $3,819 Sep 23, 2011 3


   Fiona James
Linda Emond    Margie
Buck Henry    Duncan Weber
Judith Ivey    Eleanor Reeves
Rocco Sisto    Campus Security Guard
Phyllis Somerville    Ivy Campbell
Louis Zorich    Eli Stowalski
Anjanette Comer    Ella Weber
Eric Jenson    Mustang Man
Kaiulani Lee    Mrs. Blair
Matte Osian    Trucker
Carmela Rappazzo    Professor Paquet

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Roger Towne
Based on the Novel "The Loop"    Joe Coomer
Producer    Steven Tabakin
Producer    Margaret Whitton
Executive Producer    Warren Spector
Line Producer    Alton Walpole
Co-Producer    Greg Schultz
Associate Producer    Raine Hall
Associate Producer    Jane Slater
Director of Photography    Philippe Rousselot
Production Designer    Mark Alan Duran
Costume Designer    Joseph G. Aulisi
Editor    Sabine Hoffman
Composer    David Majzlin
Music Supervisor    Susan Jacobs
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 10th, 2012

April 10th, 2012

It is a really slow week on the home market. The biggest theatrical release coming out is The Iron Lady. The film did extremely well for a limited release, but that's not saying a whole lot. The only other wide release is The Darkest Hour, but that film bombed quite badly, so it likely won't have much of an impact on the home market. As for the best of the best, A Trip to the Moon Blu-ray is at the top of the list and is the Pick of the Week. There are a couple runner-ups, namely Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous on DVD and Into the Abyss on Blu-ray More...

Per Theater Chart: What a Weekend!

September 27th, 2011

Weekend earned nearly perfect reviews, but I'm still surprised by its box office strength as it earned $27,245 in one theater during its opening weekend of release. The Man Nobody Knew was next with $15,411, also in one theater. Machine Gun Preacher also topped expectations with an average of $11,283 in four theaters, but its reviews suggest it won't last long. Pearl Jam Twenty earned an average of $10,245 in ten theaters over the weekend, and including the special showing it had earlier in the week, it already has close to $400,000. More...

Thunder Soul and the other Limited Releases Try to Make Some Noise

September 23rd, 2011

It's another week without a lot of limited releases that seem destined for box office success. There are a few films that earned a bit of advanced buzz, but very few of those are earning good reviews. There are two films that are currently earning 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: Thunder Soul and Weekend. But both might have trouble finding an audience either because they are opening in too many theaters, or because the subject matter makes them a niche film. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 103 $3,819   1 $3,819   $3,819 3
2011/09/30 112 $809 -79% 1 $809   $5,462 10
2011/10/07 95 $3,146 +289% 2 $1,573   $8,899 17
2011/10/14 126 $205 -93% 1 $205   $10,152 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 101 $4,653   1 $4,653   $4,653 7
2011/09/30 116 $1,100 -76% 1 $1,100   $5,753 14
2011/10/07 93 $4,194 +281% 2 $2,097   $9,947 21

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