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The Eagle Huntress (2016)

The Eagle Huntress
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,460,976Details
International Box Office $390,729Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,851,705
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Follows Aisholopan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father Nurgaiv believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined. The story begins after Aisholpan has been training with her father’s eagle for many months. As every eagle can only have one master, the time has come for Aisholpan to capture an eagle of her own.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Fresh
100% - Fresh

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 2nd, 2016 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: December 16th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
January 6th, 2017 (Wide), released as Eagle Huntress, The (New Zealand)
Video Release: February 7th, 2017 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 87 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Birth of a Nation
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Father and Daughter, Father's Footsteps, Animal Lead, Mongolia
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Classics, 19340 Productions, Artemis Rising Foundation, Impact Partners, Shine Global, Warrior Poets, Kissiki Film
Production Countries: Mongolia,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,919 $114,718 Jan 6, 2017 68
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,880 $141,633 Dec 16, 2016 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,128 $200,359 Dec 9, 2016 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,701 $204,776 Dec 2, 2016 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,125 $262,963 Nov 25, 2016 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,894 $182,072 Nov 18, 2016 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,189 $192,661 Nov 11, 2016 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,883 $52,574 Nov 4, 2016 5


Daisy Ridley    Narrator
Nurgaiv Aisholpan    Herself
Rys Nurgaiv    Himself
Kuksyegyen Almagul    Herself
Boshai Dalai Khan    Himself
Bosaga Rys    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Stacey Reiss
Producer    Sharon Chang
Producer    Otto Bell
Executive Producer    Morgan Spurlock
Executive Producer    Jeremy Chilnick
Executive Producer    Daisy Ridley
Executive Producer    Marc H. Simon
Executive Producer    Dan Cogan
Executive Producer    Regina K. Scully
Executive Producer    Barbara Dobkin
Executive Producer    Susan MacLaury
Song Writer    Sia Furler
Director of Photography    Simon Niblett
Editor    Pierre Takal
Composer    Jeff Peters
Co-Executive Producer    Jenny Raskin
Co-Producer    Asher Svidensky
Additional Camera    Martina Radwan
Additional Camera    Christopher Raymond
Assistant Camera    Ben Crossley
Sound Recordist    Andrew Yarme
Post-Production Supervisor    Adam Sonnenfeld

2016 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 12th, 2017


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2016 - Awards Season: PGA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017


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2016 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017

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Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

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Theater Averages: Jackie Tackles Lion Earning Average of $55,743

December 6th, 2016


Jackie led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $55,743 in five theaters. Given this start and add in its Oscar buzz and the film has a real shot at expanding wide. Last week’s winner, Lion, fell to second place with an average of $16,651 in seven theaters. Manchester by the Sea continues its impressive run with an average of $14,592 in 156 theaters. It still has room to grow. Miss Sloane earned an average of $11,213 in four theaters. It is reportedly expanding wide this weekend, but that can mean anything from a few hundred theaters to well over 2,000. Finally, Things to Come opened with an average of $11,030 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Healthy Arrivals Help Veterans Day Box Office

November 13th, 2016

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While Doctor Strange and Trolls aren’t really being threatened at the top of the chart this weekend, a few healthy new releases are giving Veterans Day weekend a timely boost at the box office. Arrival is the stand-out performer in wide release, with $24 million from 2,317 theaters and an average over $10,000. The sci-fi drama is a critical darling, but is having a harder time with general audiences who might be expecting something with a few more explosions and laser battles, and its CinemaScore is a B. Its potential long-term performance is a therefore a little hard to gauge at this point, but it would be very surprising for it not to pick up a few more theaters, and it might be decent counter-programming to the explosions and laser battles promised by several other films coming up in the next few weeks. More...

Theater Averages: Loving Loves its Opening Average of $39,904

November 8th, 2016


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Weekend Estimates: Doctor Strange’s $85 Million Gives Industry a Much-Needed Boost

November 6th, 2016

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Limited and VOD Releases: Loving These Limited Releases

November 4th, 2016


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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/04 42 $52,574   4 $13,144   $65,536 5
2016/11/11 28 $192,661 +266% 31 $6,215   $281,105 12
2016/11/18 26 $182,072 -5% 39 $4,669   $542,113 19
2016/11/25 21 $262,963 +44% 64 $4,109   $908,314 26
2016/12/02 23 $204,776 -22% 81 $2,528   $1,190,290 33
2016/12/09 23 $200,359 -2% 122 $1,642   $1,478,318 40
2016/12/16 23 $141,633 -29% 112 $1,265   $1,714,912 47
2017/01/06 28 $114,718   94 $1,220   $2,460,976 68

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/28 66 $12,962   3 $4,321   $12,962 2
2016/11/04 42 $75,482 +482% 41 $1,841   $88,444 9
2016/11/11 27 $271,597 +260% 31 $8,761   $360,041 16
2016/11/18 31 $285,310 +5% 56 $5,095   $645,351 23
2016/11/25 21 $340,163 +19% 64 $5,315   $985,514 30
2016/12/02 24 $292,445 -14% 81 $3,610   $1,277,959 37
2016/12/09 23 $295,320 +1% 122 $2,421   $1,573,279 44
2016/12/16 26 $247,757 -16% 112 $2,212   $1,821,036 51
2016/12/23 28 $268,577 +8% 105 $2,558   $2,089,613 58
2016/12/30 26 $256,645 -4% 113 $2,271   $2,346,258 65

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
New Zealand 1/6/2017 $14,231 9 10 19 $79,812 1/16/2017
United Kingdom 12/16/2016 $20,605 24 50 135 $310,917 1/18/2017
International Total$390,729 1/18/2017

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