Free Birds

Free Birds poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,750,480Details
International Box Office $18,429,500
Worldwide Box Office $74,179,980
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,316,093 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,519,954 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,836,047
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Synopsis

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
18% - Rotten
Audience
45% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 1st, 2013 (Wide) by Relativity
Video Release: February 4th, 2014 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some action/peril and rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2289, 9/11/2013)
Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Time Travel, Food, Thanksgiving, 3-D
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 4th, 2014

It's another slow week on the home market. There are five or so first run releases, but the biggest box office was earned by Free Birds, which earned $55 million. Fortunately, while there are no box office hits, there are some high quality releases, led by Dallas Buyers Club. Unfortunately, the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack has so few extras that I'm convinced a special edition is on its way, so it isn't a Pick of the Week contender. So what are the Pick of the Week contenders this week? First there's Cutie and the Boxer on DVD or Blu-ray. Second there's ... Cutie and the Boxer is the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Catching Fire Burns Bright, But Not Quite as Bright as Predicted

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire poster

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire easily won first place at the box office this past weekend and it even broke the record for biggest opening weekend in November. Even so, its opening seems a little disappointing, because some analysts were predicting an opening of more than $180 million. The overall box office was still huge at $226 million. This was nearly $100 million or 80% more than last weekend. This was also higher than the same weekend last year by 9%. Unfortunately, 2013 is still behind 2012 by 1.4% at $9.28 billion to $9.41 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: How Hot will Catching Fire Burn?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire poster

The weekend before Thanksgiving is one of the best weekends of the year to release a monster hit, and this year we get The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. If Catching Fire doesn't break the record for biggest opening weekend in November, it will be seen as a huge shock. It has a chance at topping Iron Man 3's opening weekend and securing top spot for the year. Catching Fire isn't the only film opening wide this weekend, but to call Delivery Man counter-programing is an understatement. It might not crack $10 million, but that will still be enough to earn a spot in the top five. This weekend last year was the Thanksgiving long weekend, so it is a little hard to compare the two and judge which one is stronger. Catching Fire should easily earn more than the top five did over the three-day weekend, perhaps even more than the top six or seven earned, but the real test will come next weekend when we can compare this Thanksgiving to last year's. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Best Man Bests Prediction, Thor Still Powers Through

As expected, Thor: The Dark World led the way on the weekend box office chart. However, The Best Man Holiday was surprisingly strong and helped soften the blow at the overall box office. Even so, the box office was down 26% from the last weekend at $125 million. A 26% drop-off is bad, but the year-over-year comparison was even worse. So much worse. Compared to this weekend last year when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 debut, the box office was down almost exactly 50%. And with that, 2013 is no longer ahead of 2012's pace. It was bound to happen with the weak box office numbers recently. Granted, 2013 is only behind by 0.4% at $9.02 billion to $9.06 and one really good weekend could reverse that situation. In fact, the opening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this coming weekend could reverse that situation, but 2013 will be neck-and-neck with 2012 from here on out, instead of the solid leads it held for much of the year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Holiday Between Blockbusters

The Best Man Holiday

Last weekend, Thor: The Dark World made its debut. Next weekend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens up. With these two monster hits opening so close together, it comes as no surprise that this weekend there are not a lot of new releases. In fact, we only have The Best Man Holiday as a wide release. It won't be able to score top spot, but the lack of direct competition should help it score a solid second place. On the down side, this weekend last year The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 opened with $141.07 million, which is very likely more than the entire box office will make this season. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Thor Sees the Light

Thor: The Dark World matched expectations nearly perfectly and dominated the box office over the weekend. In fact, it earned more than the rest of the box office pulled in combined. This helped the overall box office rise 32% from last weekend reaching $167 million. Unfortunately, Thor couldn't match Skyfall's opening weekend and the total box office was 3% lower than the same weekend last year. 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but by 0.9% at $8.85 million to $8.77 million. Since there is only one new release next weekend, and it isn't a prime release, we will likely see another year-over-year loss. Fortunately, 2013 should still stay ahead of 2012 and Catching Fire should end 2013's losing streak in a big way. More...

Weekend Predictions: Thor Will Rule, But Will It Crack $100 Million?

Thor: The Dark World will easily win the race for the top of the box office this weekend. It really has no competition for top spot, and only token competition as far as new releases are concerned. About Time is the only other new wide release, and quite frankly, I should add quotes around both "new" and "wide", as it opened in limited release last weekend, will expand to 1,400 theaters this weekend and it likely won't reach the top five. It will be interesting to see if Ender's Game will hold up next to the competition from Thor, but that seems unlikely. Thor: The Dark World could do well when compared to last year's number one film, Skyfall, but 2013 just doesn't have the depth to thrive, so 2013 will lose again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ender Has Game, but Box Office Sinks

As anticipated, Ender's Game won the weekend race with ease and no individual film truly bombed. That said, the overall effort was still lacking. Compared to last weekend, the overall box office was up 23% to $127 million, which is nice to see. However, and more importantly, this was 8% lower than the same weekend last year, thus ending 2013's winning streak at one weekend. 2013 is still ahead of 2012's pace, but by a shrinking margin. Currently, this year is ahead of last year by less than 0.5% at $8.66 billion to $8.62 billion. It wouldn't take much to 2013 to lose the lead at this point, and this might happen sometime during this month. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should end any losing streak when it is released, but perhaps not before 2013 falls behind 2012's pace. More...

2013 Preview: November

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Box Office Soar, or are the New Releases Turkeys?

November begins with three wide releases of varying quality. Ender's Game is the only one earning overall positive reviews and it is the only one with a real shot at becoming anything more than a midlevel hit. To call Free Birds a second-tier animated family film is being very generous. Its reviews might dip into the single-digit level. Finally, there's Last Vegas, which is flying under the radar for most moviegoers. It is unlikely any of them will become a breakout hit. It is nearly certain that none will match last year's number one film, Wreck-It Ralph. November is going to start off on a losing note. More...

Cast

Owen Wilson    Reggie
Woody Harrelson    Jake
Amy Poehler    Jenny
George Takei    S.T.E.V.E.
Colm Meaney    Myles Standish
Keith David    Chief Broadbeak
Dan Fogler    Governor Bradford
Jimmy Hayward    Ranger/Leatherbeak/President/Hazmats
Kaitlyn Maher    President's Daughter
Carlos Alazraqui    Amos
Jeff Biancalana    General Sagan/Additional Voice Talent
Danny Carey    Danny
Carlos Ponce    Narrator/Alejandro
Robert Beltran    Chief Massasoit
Lesley Nicol    Pilgrim Woman
Jason Finazzo    Chrononaut One/Additional Voice Talent
Scott Mosier    Pizza Dude/Additional Voice Talent
Lauren Bowles    Jake's Mother
Dwight Howard    Cold Turkey
Vincente DiSanti    Additional Voice Talent
Jeff Fierson    Additional Voice Talent
Josh Lawson    Additional Voice Talent
David Lee    Additional Voice Talent
Rik Michul    Additional Voice Talent
Alina Phelan    Additional Voice Talent
William Sheppard    Additional Voice Talent

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jimmy Hayward
Screenwriter    Scott Mosier
Screenwriter    Jimmy Hayward
Story Creator    David Stern
Story Creator    John Strauss
Producer    Scott Mosier
Executive Producer    Aron Warner
Executive Producer    John Strauss
Executive Producer    David I. Stern
Composer    Dominic Lewis
Casting    Kerry Rock
Production Designer    Kevin R. Adams
Supervising Animator    Rich McKain
Digital Supervisor    David Esneault
Digital Supervisor    Scott G. Peterson
Co-Producer    Alonzo Ruvalcaba
Associate Producer    Geoffrey Stott
Camera and Layout Supervisor    Gerald McAleece III
Supervising Technical Director    Harry Michalakeas
Assistant Director    Chris Digiovanni
Directing Animator    Ray Chase
Directing Animator    Wesley Mandell
Production Manager    Joanna D. Ferguson
Production Manager    Jason P. Brewer
Modeling Supervisor    Tom Jordan
Rigging Supervisor    Joshua Carey
Lighting Supervisor    Jeff Alcantara
Effects Sueprvisor    Walter Behrines
Character Effects Supervisor    Chris Hummelll
Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Leonard
Re-recording Mixer    Randy Thom
Re-recording Mixer    Gary A. Rizzo

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/01 4 $3,943,646   3,736 $1,056   $3,943,646 1
2013/11/02 3 $7,249,564 +84% 3,736 $1,940   $11,193,210 2
2013/11/03 3 $4,612,027 -36% 3,736 $1,234   $15,805,237 3
2013/11/04 5 $700,058 -85% 3,736 $187   $16,505,295 4
2013/11/05 4 $1,229,964 +76% 3,736 $329   $17,735,259 5
2013/11/06 6 $560,112 -54% 3,736 $150   $18,295,371 6
2013/11/07 5 $721,080 +29% 3,736 $193   $19,016,451 7
2013/11/08 5 $2,562,684 +255% 3,736 $686   $21,579,135 8
2013/11/09 2 $5,027,322 +96% 3,736 $1,346   $26,606,457 9
2013/11/10 2 $3,522,057 -30% 3,736 $943   $30,128,514 10
2013/11/11 2 $2,586,609 -27% 3,736 $692   $32,715,123 11
2013/11/12 8 $453,075 -82% 3,736 $121   $33,168,198 12
2013/11/13 9 $350,956 -23% 3,736 $94   $33,519,154 13
2013/11/14 8 $399,051 +14% 3,736 $107   $33,918,205 14
2013/11/15 5 $1,776,682 +345% 3,510 $506   $35,694,887 15
2013/11/16 3 $3,925,184 +121% 3,510 $1,118   $39,620,071 16
2013/11/17 3 $2,404,285 -39% 3,510 $685   $42,024,356 17
2013/11/18 9 $292,922 -88% 3,510 $83   $42,317,278 18
2013/11/19 9 $372,437 +27% 3,510 $106   $42,689,715 19
2013/11/20 9 $305,572 -18% 3,510 $87   $42,995,287 20
2013/11/21 7 $298,578 -2% 3,510 $85   $43,293,865 21
2013/11/22 6 $1,097,175 +267% 3,071 $357   $44,391,040 22
2013/11/23 5 $2,572,786 +134% 3,071 $838   $46,963,826 23
2013/11/24 5 $1,693,247 -34% 3,071 $551   $48,657,073 24
2013/11/25 5 $695,896 -59% 3,071 $227   $49,352,969 25
2013/11/26 5 $925,939 +33% 3,071 $302   $50,278,908 26
2013/11/27 7 $778,683 -16% 2,287 $340   $51,057,591 27
2013/11/28 14 $374,140 -52% 2,287 $164   $51,431,731 28
2013/11/29 14 $840,930 +125% 2,287 $368   $52,272,661 29
2013/11/30 15 $640,480 -24% 2,287 $280   $52,913,141 30
2013/12/01 14 $353,768 -45% 2,287 $155   $53,266,909 31
2013/12/02 16 $63,680 -82% 2,287 $28   $53,330,589 32
2013/12/03 - $44,688 -30% 2,287 $20   $53,375,277 33
2013/12/04 - $35,575 -20% 2,287 $16   $53,410,852 34
2013/12/05 - $36,074 +1% 2,287 $16   $53,446,926 35
2013/12/06 - $60,818 +69% 1,202 $51   $53,507,744 36
2013/12/07 - $164,440 +170% 1,202 $137   $53,672,184 37
2013/12/08 - $117,161 -29% 1,202 $97   $53,789,345 38
2013/12/09 - $26,001 -78% 1,202 $22   $53,815,346 39
2013/12/10 - $28,050 +8% 1,202 $23   $53,843,396 40
2013/12/11 - $19,789 -29% 1,202 $16   $53,863,185 41
2013/12/12 - $17,848 -10% 1,202 $15   $53,881,033 42
2013/12/13 - $20,629 +16% 283 $73   $53,901,662 43
2013/12/14 - $49,983 +142% 283 $177   $53,951,645 44
2013/12/15 - $30,947 -38% 283 $109   $53,982,592 45
2013/12/16 - $5,529 -82% 283 $20   $53,988,121 46
2013/12/17 - $16,279 +194% 283 $58   $54,004,400 47
2013/12/18 - $7,399 -55% 283 $26   $54,011,799 48
2013/12/19 - $10,034 +36% 283 $35   $54,021,833 49
2014/01/03 - $75,445   253 $298   $54,759,809 64
2014/01/04 - $84,657 +12% 253 $335   $54,844,466 65
2014/01/05 - $50,059 -41% 253 $198   $54,894,525 66
2014/01/06 - $22,173 -56% 253 $88   $54,916,698 67
2014/01/07 - $19,412 -12% 253 $77   $54,936,110 68
2014/01/08 - $15,067 -22% 253 $60   $54,951,177 69
2014/01/09 - $13,649 -9% 253 $54   $54,964,826 70
2014/01/10 - $30,138 +121% 232 $130   $54,994,964 71
2014/01/11 - $78,546 +161% 232 $339   $55,073,510 72
2014/01/12 - $48,938 -38% 232 $211   $55,122,448 73
2014/01/13 - $8,314 -83% 232 $36   $55,130,762 74
2014/01/14 - $9,075 +9% 232 $39   $55,139,837 75
2014/01/15 - $7,787 -14% 232 $34   $55,147,624 76
2014/01/16 - $8,196 +5% 232 $35   $55,155,820 77
2014/01/17 - $23,331 +185% 199 $117   $55,179,151 78
2014/01/18 - $56,748 +143% 199 $285   $55,235,899 79
2014/01/19 - $38,896 -31% 199 $195   $55,274,795 80
2014/01/20 - $47,462 +22% 199 $239   $55,322,257 81
2014/01/21 - $7,379 -84% 199 $37   $55,329,636 82
2014/01/22 - $6,103 -17% 199 $31   $55,335,739 83
2014/01/23 - $5,295 -13% 199 $27   $55,341,034 84
2014/01/24 - $18,486 +249% 171 $108   $55,359,520 85
2014/01/25 - $44,781 +142% 171 $262   $55,404,301 86
2014/01/26 - $31,189 -30% 171 $182   $55,435,490 87
2014/01/27 - $5,299 -83% 171 $31   $55,440,789 88
2014/01/28 - $6,937 +31% 171 $41   $55,447,726 89
2014/01/29 - $5,926 -15% 171 $35   $55,453,652 90
2014/01/30 - $6,464 +9% 171 $38   $55,460,116 91
2014/01/31 - $14,044 +117% 135 $104   $55,474,160 92
2014/02/01 - $31,922 +127% 135 $236   $55,506,082 93
2014/02/02 - $14,003 -56% 135 $104   $55,520,085 94
2014/02/03 - $3,010 -79% 135 $22   $55,523,095 95
2014/02/04 - $2,916 -3% 135 $22   $55,526,011 96
2014/02/05 - $3,477 +19% 135 $26   $55,529,488 97
2014/02/06 - $3,579 +3% 135 $27   $55,533,067 98
2014/02/07 - $5,870 +64% 109 $54   $55,538,937 99
2014/02/08 - $17,677 +201% 109 $162   $55,556,614 100
2014/02/09 - $10,891 -38% 109 $100   $55,567,505 101
2014/02/10 - $2,220 -80% 109 $20   $55,569,725 102
2014/02/11 - $1,737 -22% 109 $16   $55,571,462 103
2014/02/12 - $1,764 +2% 109 $16   $55,573,226 104
2014/02/13 - $2,144 +22% 109 $20   $55,575,370 105
2014/02/14 - $7,885 +268% 75 $105   $55,583,255 106
2014/02/15 - $14,296 +81% 75 $191   $55,597,551 107
2014/02/16 - $11,230 -21% 75 $150   $55,608,781 108
2014/02/17 - $9,432 -16% 75 $126   $55,618,213 109
2014/02/18 - $2,431 -74% 75 $32   $55,620,644 110
2014/02/19 - $2,280 -6% 75 $30   $55,622,924 111
2014/02/20 - $2,946 +29% 75 $39   $55,625,870 112
2014/02/21 - $5,442 +85% 56 $97   $55,631,312 113
2014/02/22 - $12,611 +132% 56 $225   $55,643,923 114
2014/02/23 - $7,920 -37% 56 $141   $55,651,843 115
2014/02/24 - $1,306 -84% 56 $23   $55,653,149 116
2014/02/25 - $1,246 -5% 56 $22   $55,654,395 117
2014/02/26 - $1,196 -4% 56 $21   $55,655,591 118
2014/02/27 - $1,351 +13% 56 $24   $55,656,942 119
2014/02/28 - $3,993 +196% 48 $83   $55,660,935 120
2014/03/01 - $13,007 +226% 48 $271   $55,673,942 121
2014/03/02 - $8,576 -34% 48 $179   $55,682,518 122
2014/03/03 - $2,407 -72% 48 $50   $55,684,925 123
2014/03/04 - $2,883 +20% 48 $60   $55,687,808 124
2014/03/05 - $2,273 -21% 48 $47   $55,690,081 125
2014/03/06 - $2,333 +3% 48 $49   $55,692,414 126
2014/03/07 - $4,291 +84% 74 $58   $55,696,705 127
2014/03/08 - $17,144 +300% 74 $232   $55,713,849 128
2014/03/09 - $12,081 -30% 74 $163   $55,725,930 129
2014/03/10 - $2,888 -76% 74 $39   $55,728,818 130
2014/03/11 - $3,832 +33% 74 $52   $55,732,650 131
2014/03/12 - $3,151 -18% 74 $43   $55,735,801 132
2014/03/13 - $3,583 +14% 74 $48   $55,739,384 133
2014/03/14 - $2,347 -34% 32 $73   $55,741,731 134
2014/03/15 - $3,519 +50% 32 $110   $55,745,250 135
2014/03/16 - $2,474 -30% 32 $77   $55,747,724 136
2014/03/17 - $693 -72% 32 $22   $55,748,417 137
2014/03/18 - $839 +21% 32 $26   $55,749,256 138
2014/03/19 - $592 -29% 32 $19   $55,749,848 139
2014/03/20 - $632 +7% 32 $20   $55,750,480 140

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/01 4 $15,805,237   3,736 $4,231   $15,805,237 3
2013/11/08 3 $11,112,063 -30% 3,736 $2,974   $30,128,514 10
2013/11/15 4 $8,106,151 -27% 3,510 $2,309   $42,024,356 17
2013/11/22 5 $5,363,208 -34% 3,071 $1,746   $48,657,073 24
2013/11/29 14 $1,835,178 -66% 2,287 $802   $53,266,909 31
2013/12/06 19 $342,419 -81% 1,202 $285   $53,789,345 38
2013/12/13 27 $101,559 -70% 283 $359   $53,982,592 45
2013/12/27 - $214,000   243 $881   $54,414,000 59
2014/01/03 28 $210,161 -2% 253 $831   $54,894,525 66
2014/01/10 29 $157,622 -25% 232 $679   $55,122,448 73
2014/01/17 34 $118,975 -25% 199 $598   $55,274,795 80
2014/01/24 33 $94,456 -21% 171 $552   $55,435,490 87
2014/01/31 44 $59,969 -37% 135 $444   $55,520,085 94
2014/02/07 45 $34,438 -43% 109 $316   $55,567,505 101
2014/02/14 48 $33,411 -3% 75 $445   $55,608,781 108
2014/02/21 51 $25,973 -22% 56 $464   $55,651,843 115
2014/02/28 56 $25,576 -2% 48 $533   $55,682,518 122
2014/03/07 51 $33,516 +31% 74 $453   $55,725,930 129
2014/03/14 72 $8,340 -75% 32 $261   $55,747,724 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/9/20142176,883 176,883$3,535,891$3,535,8911
2/16/20145143,545-19% 320,428$2,865,158$6,401,0492
2/23/2014673,490-49% 393,918$1,466,860$7,867,9103
3/2/20141041,634-43% 435,552$831,015$8,698,9244
3/9/20141826,200-37% 461,752$522,952$9,221,8765
3/16/20142819,173-27% 480,925$382,693$9,604,5696
3/23/20142913,224-31% 494,149$263,951$9,868,5217
4/20/20141946,331 577,186$702,841$11,271,96511
4/27/20143011,551-75% 588,737$217,043$11,489,00912

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/9/2014475,768 75,768$1,541,876$1,541,8761
2/16/2014945,172-40% 120,939$1,120,708$2,662,5842
2/23/20141018,958-58% 139,898$462,947$3,125,5313
3/2/20141313,375-29% 153,273$267,508$3,393,0394

Free Birds

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