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The Messenger (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,816Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $94,816 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $94,816
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For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures – woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment – are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time in this acclaimed and visually thrilling documentary. Find out what’s killing our songbirds, and what can be done about it. As in ancient times, songbirds may once again be carrying a message to humans – one that we ignore at our own peril.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
100% - Fresh
69% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 4th, 2015 (Limited) by Alive Mind
Video Release: May 3rd, 2016 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: SongbirdSOS Productions Inc., Films A Cinq
Production Countries: Canada,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,058 $1,843 Apr 22, 2016 143
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,015 $1,503 Jan 29, 2016 59


Michael Mesure    Himself/FLAP
Peter Marra    Himself/Director Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Dominik Eulberg    Himself/Composer and DJ
Frederic Jiguet    Himself/Professor, Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle
Andrea Rutigliano    Himself/Investigating Officer, CABS-Committee Against Bird Slaughter
Alejandra Martinez Salinas    Herself/Ecologist/Ornithologist, Catie Tropical Agricultural Research Center
Christy Morrissey    Herself/Avian Eco-Toxicologist, University of Saskatchewan
Erin Bayne    Herself/Biologist, University of Alberta
Cagan Hakki Sekercioglu    Himself/Ecologist/Ornithologist, University of Utah
Bridget Stutchbury    Herself/Biologist, York University

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Sally Blake
Screenwriter    Su Rynard
Producer    Joanne Jackson
Producer    Sally Blake
Producer    Martin De La Fouchardiere
Producer    Diane Woods
Producer    Su Rynard
Visual Effects Designer    Mark Alberts
Cinematographer    Daniel Grant
Cinematographer    Amar Ahrab
Editor    Eamonn O'Connor
Composer    Phillip Strong

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 76 $1,503   3 $501   $8,309 59
2016/04/22 82 $1,843   3 $614   $66,637 143

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/22 87 $3,022   3 $1,007   $67,816 147

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