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Watchers of the Sky (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,339Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $56,881 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $56,881
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Watchers of the Sky examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide. Before Lemkin, the notion of accountability for war crimes was virtually non-existent. After experiencing the barbarity of the Holocaust firsthand, he devoted his life to convincing the international community that there must be legal retribution for mass atrocities targeted at minorities. An impassioned visionary, Lemkin confronted world apathy in a tireless battle for justice, setting the stage for the Nuremberg trails and the creation of the International Criminal Court.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
85% - Fresh
77% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2014 (Limited) by Music Box Films
Video Release: February 24th, 2015 by Music Box Films Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish, Genocide, War Crimes, Lawyers, Human Rights, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Propeller Films, Antelope Foundation, Chicken and Egg Pictures, Dakota Group, LBC Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,197 $3,118 Nov 21, 2014 38
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,935 $1,041 Oct 24, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,691 $7,473 Oct 17, 2014 3


Raphael Lemkin    Himself
Benjamin Ferencz    Himself
Emmanuel Uwurukundo    Himself
Luis Moreno-Ocampo    Himself
Samantha Power    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Edet Belzberg
Producer    Amelia Green-Dove
Producer    Kerry Propper
Executive Producer    Elizabeth Bohart
Executive Producer    Stanley Buchthal
Executive Producer    Samantha Power
Editor    Jenny Golden
Director of Photography    Edet Belzberg
Director of Photography    Sam Cullman

Per Theater Chart: Bird is the Word, and that Word is Awards Season

October 21st, 2014

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Birdman debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an amazing average of $106,099. This is the best per theater average since The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with just over $200,000 for its per theater average. It wasn't the only film in the $10,000 club, as Dear White People opened with an average of $31,633 in eleven theaters. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was surprisingly strong during its opening weekend earning an average of $18,305 in three theaters. God the Father earned $15,037 in one theater. The final film in the $10,000 club was Listen Up Philip, which earned an average of $11,642 in two theaters. Diplomacy might have made it in the $10,000 club if it opened on Friday. However, it opened on Wednesday earning $8,518 in one theater over the weekend for a total opening of $12,750. More...

Limited Releases: Bird is the Word

October 17th, 2014

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It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes a couple that are also earning really loud buzz. Of these, Birdman is probably going to win the weekend race on the Per Theater Chart, while Dear White People should also be a hit. Diplomacy, Housebound, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and others also deserve to find audiences, but not all will do so for various reasons (wrong genre, opening in Video on Demand, etc.). More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 80 $7,473   4 $1,868   $7,473 3
2014/10/24 100 $1,041 -86% 3 $347   $12,382 10
2014/11/07 90 $1,792   3 $597   $14,919 7
2014/11/21 70 $3,118   2 $1,559   $19,081 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 78 $11,341   4 $2,835   $11,341 7
2014/10/24 103 $1,394 -88% 3 $465   $12,735 14
2014/10/31 105 $392 -72% 2 $196   $13,127 7
2014/11/07 78 $2,836 +623% 4 $709   $15,963 14
2014/11/21 73 $3,376   2 $1,688   $19,339 42

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