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When the Iron Bird Flies (2012)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,598Details
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Synopsis

In 1959, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, escapes the Chinese invasion of his country and establishes his government in exile in Dharamsala, India, along with 100,000 refugees. This exodus made the mysterious realm of Tibetan Buddhism accessible to the larger world for the first time in history. In the forty years since it landed, Tibetan Buddhism has spread into every corner of the western world: it is the fastest growing religion in Australia, there are 20 Tibetan Buddhist retreat centers in France, HHDL draws a crowd of 20,000 in a football stadium in Buffalo…even Dog, The Bounty Hunter knows about Karma. "Everything has two sides," Tsoknyi Rinpoche says in the film. “Unfortunate side is we lost our country. Fortunate side is dharma went all over the world.” WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES takes a deep look at this phenomena and asks how, exactly, did the Buddhadharma travel from the Land of Snow to the consciousness laboratories of today? And what new spiritual tradition is emerging from this unprecedented collaboration between East & West?

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 19th, 2012 (Limited) by Alive Mind
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Chariot Productions, Pundarika Foundation
Production Countries: India,
Mexico,
Nepal,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 44th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $2,138 Aug 16, 2013 304
Biggest 43rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 104 $1,802 Aug 9, 2013 297
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 430 $61 May 10, 2013 206

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Amber Bemak
Producer    Victress Hitchcock

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/10 111 $61   1 $61   $9,658 206
2013/08/09 88 $1,802   1 $1,802   $11,460 297
2013/08/16 90 $2,138 +19% 1 $2,138   $13,598 304

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/19 90 $4,689   1 $4,689   $4,689 7
2012/10/26 101 $880 -81% 1 $880   $5,569 14
2012/11/16 108 $178   1 $178   $5,747 35
2012/11/23 83 $2,761 +1,451% 1 $2,761   $8,508 42
2012/12/14 113 $101   1 $101   $8,609 63
2012/12/21 71 $566 +460% 1 $566   $9,175 70
2013/05/10 121 $61   1 $61   $9,658 210
2013/08/09 95 $1,802   1 $1,802   $11,460 301
2013/08/16 85 $2,138 +19% 1 $2,138   $13,598 308

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