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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,821Details
International Box Office $583,598Details
Worldwide Box Office $617,419
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $98,984 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $108,239 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $207,223
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Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears - just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. In fact, it's almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
57% - Rotten
43% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 24th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: December 11th, 2015 (Wide) (Mexico)
Video Release: January 20th, 2015 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2332, 7/23/2014)
Running Time: 90 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Maze Runner
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Keywords: LGBT, Infidelity, Mariticide / Uxoricide, Non-Chronological, Coming of Age, Romance, February / May Romance, Mid-Life Crisis, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Suicide, Surprise Twist, Relationships Gone Wrong, Intertitle, 1980s, Voiceover/Narration, Dream Sequence, Closeted Homosexual, Unbelieving Police, Therapists / Therapy
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Why Not Productions, Desperate Pictures, Wild Bunch, Orange Studio
Production Countries: France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,391 $490 Dec 5, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,820 $688 Nov 28, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,295 $806 Nov 21, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,946 $988 Nov 14, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,737 $1,069 Nov 7, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,921 $11,962 Oct 31, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,958 $6,302 Oct 24, 2014 3


   Kat Connors
Eva Green    Eve Connors
Christopher Meloni    Brock Connors
Shiloh Fernandez    Phil
Gabourey Sidibe    Beth
Thomas Jane    Detective Scieziesciez
Angela Bassett    Dr. Thaler
Dale Dickey    Mrs. Hillman
Mark Indelicato    Mickey
Sheryl Lee    May

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Gregg Araki
Producer    Pascal Caucheteux
Producer    Sebastien K. Lemercier
Producer    Alix Madigan
Producer    Pavlina Hatoupis
Producer    Gregg Araki
Based on the Novel By    Laura Kasischke
Director of Photography    Sandra Valde-Hansen
Production Designer    Todd Fjelsted
Costume Designer    Mairi Chisholm
Music Supervisor    Bruce Gilbert
Composer    Robin Guthrie
Composer    Harold Budd
Casting Director    Wendy O'Brien

Contest: A Bird in the Hand: Winning Announcement

January 28th, 2015

The winners of our A Bird in the Hand contest were determined and they are... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 20th, 2015

January 21st, 2015

It is another very shallow week on the home market with only a few releases that are really worth considering. The biggest release is Lucy, which is absolutely worth picking up the Blu-ray Combo Pack, assuming you are willing to ignore the bad science. Likewise, The Boxtrolls the second biggest hit and the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth picking up, if you like stop-motion animation. As for Pick of the Week Contenders, there are a trio of such films: Coherence on DVD, The Drop on DVD or Blu-ray, and The Mule on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end it was a coin toss and Coherence won. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

January 20th, 2015

I heard a lot of pre-release buzz for White Bird in a Blizzard, in part because it starred Shailene Woodley, who is rapidly becoming an A-list star. However, its reviews were mixed and it opened below the Mendoza Line. (Although the weak box office numbers are in part due to the film opening on Video on Demand.) Were the critics overly harsh? Or was the buzz overly generous? More...

Contest: A Bird in the Hand

January 16th, 2015

Next weekend there are three wide releases, The Boy Next Door, Mortdecai, and Strange Magic. Oh boy. This is the most January out of all of the January weeks. I really don't think any of them will even come close to becoming a midlevel hit, but one of them will have to be the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. I'm going with ... rolls a dice ... Mortdecai. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Mortdecai.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of White Bird in a Blizzard on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Life's a Breeze on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Contest: No Need to Take: Winning Announcement

January 14th, 2015

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The winners of our No Need to Take contest were determined and they are... More...

Per Theater Chart: Birdman Still Soars

October 28th, 2014

Birdman poster

Despite growing its theater count to 50, Birdman was able to remain in top spot on the per theater chart with a powerful average of $27,593. Next up was CitizenFour, which was really close behind with an average of $25,264 in five theaters. This is excellent for a documentary, but as a documentary, it's chances of expanding significantly are limited. Laggies will likely expand somewhat after opening with an average of $14,828, also in five theaters. It has a much more mainstream appeal, so it if does expand, it could do well. Then again, this is never an easy strategy and I'm sure the studio will be happy with a strong home market run. Force Majeure was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,655 in two theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Lagging Behind the Competition

October 24th, 2014

Laggies poster

Last weekend, Birdman opened with Oscar-worthy reviews and it wasn't the only film that was expected to be a hit at the box office. This weekend, there are no such films. CitizenFour and Force Majeure are both earning Oscar buzz, but one's a documentary and the other is a foreign-language film, so neither are likely to expand significantly. This leaves Laggies as the film with the loudest buzz, even if its reviews suggest it might not thrive in limited release. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/24 84 $6,302   4 $1,576   $6,302 3
2014/10/31 66 $11,962 +90% 14 $854   $21,199 10
2014/11/07 96 $1,069 -91% 4 $267   $29,119 17
2014/11/14 84 $988 -8% 6 $165   $30,449 24
2014/11/21 80 $806 -18% 5 $161   $31,714 31
2014/11/28 84 $688 -15% 1 $688   $32,917 38
2014/12/05 89 $490 -29% 3 $163   $33,518 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/24 81 $9,237   4 $2,309   $9,237 7
2014/10/31 64 $18,813 +104% 14 $1,344   $28,050 14
2014/11/07 86 $1,411 -92% 4 $353   $29,461 21
2014/11/14 86 $1,447 +3% 6 $241   $30,908 28
2014/11/21 79 $1,321 -9% 5 $264   $32,229 35
2014/11/28 94 $799 -40% 1 $799   $33,028 42
2014/12/05 92 $793 -1% 3 $264   $33,821 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Mexico 12/11/2015 $0 0 2 2 $28,211 12/29/2015
Rest of World $555,387
International Total$583,598 12/29/2015

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