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I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015)

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,845Details
International Box Office $7,311Details
Worldwide Box Office $75,156
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $96,802 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $96,802
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch-and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, I AM BIG BIRD features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon. And as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet who will steal your heart.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 6th, 2015 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: July 30th, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
Video Release: August 11th, 2015 by Cinedigm
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, TV Industry, Puppeteers, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Copper Pot Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,225 $10,150 May 8, 2015 5

Cast

Carroll Spinney    Himself
Debra Spinney    Herself
Jerry Nelson    Himself
Emilio Delgado    Himself
Loretta Long    Herself
Sonia Manzano    Herself
Bob McGrath    Himself
Joan Ganz Cooney    Herself
Frank Oz    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Dave LaMattina
Director   
Producer    Dave LaMattina
Producer    Chad Walker
Executive Producer    Clay Frost
Composer    Joshua Johnson
Director of Photography    Chad Walker
Editor    Chad Walker
Additional Camera    Mike Bozzo

Home Market Releases for August 11th, 2015

August 11th, 2015

Felicia Day

Fortunately, summer is coming to an end, so the quality of the home market releases will start to climb very soon. Unfortunately, this week the biggest first-run release is Unfriended. It is worth picking up, if you are a fan of the genre, but it is not exactly a blockbuster title. As for the best releases of the week, I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is close to the top of the list. However, in the end I went with Felicia Day: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), which is a bit of an unorthodox choice, as it is not a DVD or Blu-ray. However, it is the best new release of the week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Ultron is Still Big

May 12th, 2015

I Am Big Bird

The Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $18,182. It wasn't the only film in the $10,000 chart this week. Pather Panchali was close behind with $16,333 in its lone theater. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story earned $10,150 over the weekend for a total of $13,053 from Wednesday through Sunday. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hot Pursuit No Match for Ultron

May 10th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Hot Pursuit is utterly failing to live up to its name this weekend, with an anaemic $13.3 million opening—the worst for Reese Witherspoon since Cruel Intentions in 1999, and her worst ever for a wide-release movie, when adjusted for inflation. The Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn't really expected to be threatened in first place, and is actually doing quite well for a movie that opened with close to $200 million. It will be down about 60% this weekend to $77.2 million, per Disney, the second-best second weekend ever, just ahead of Avatar, and some way behind The Avengers. More...

Limited Releases: Not a Big Week for Limited Releases

May 8th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

This week's list of limited releases isn't exactly short, but it is short on potential hits. Maggie and 5 Flights Up both have strong casts, but are playing in potentially too many theaters and also on Video on Demand. Noble is earning some of the best reviews, but its high theater count and lack of star power could hurt it. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is also earning great reviews, but it is one of the rare documentaries that is taking the Video on Demand route. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/08 61 $10,150   1 $10,150   $13,053 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/08 65 $10,650   1 $10,650   $10,650 9
2015/05/15 49 $24,210 +127% 17 $1,424   $37,763 16
2015/05/22 66 $11,372 -53% 15 $758   $49,135 23
2015/05/29 81 $3,677 -68% 8 $460   $52,812 30
2015/06/05 81 $2,097 -43% 10 $210   $54,909 37
2015/06/12 85 $3,316 +58% 7 $474   $58,225 44
2015/06/19 86 $3,916 +18% 11 $356   $62,141 51
2015/06/26 84 $4,440 +13% 6 $740   $66,581 58
2015/07/03 95 $1,264 -72% 5 $253   $67,845 65

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/30/2015 $2,041 3 3 7 $7,294 8/17/2015
 
Rest of World $17
 
International Total$7,311 8/17/2015

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