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Bird on a Wire (1990)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,978,012Details
International Box Office $67,719,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $138,697,012
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,081 $70,978,012
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,231 $67,719,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,116 $138,697,012

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 18th, 1990 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: Film Noir
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Interscope Films, Badham/Cohen
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,163 $51,879,775 Jun 8, 1990 28
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 99 $12,795,185 May 25, 1990 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 78 $27,197,348 May 25, 1990 10

Leading Cast

   Rick Jarmin
   Marianne Graves

Supporting Cast

David Carradine    Eugene Sorenson
Bill Duke    Albert Diggs
Stephen Tobolowsky    Joe Weyburn
Joan Severance    Rachel Varney
Harry Caesar    Marvin
Jeff Corey    Lou Baird
Alex Bruhanski    Raun
John Pyper-Ferguson    Jamie
Clyde Kusatsu    Mr. Takawaki
Jackson Davies    Paul Bernard
Florence Paterson    Molly Baird
Tim Healy    Paul
Wes Tritter    Scottie
Lossen Chambers    Lossen
Ken Camroux    Neff
Wendy Van Riesen    Secretary
Ewen Leslie    Night Receptionist
Robert Metcalfe    Dex
Kevin McNulty    Brad
Robert Thurston    Bank Teller
Brian Torpe    Bank Vice President
Oscar Goncalves    Bank Guard
Oscar Ramos    Cop at Fire
Tim Price    Beggar
Dan Zale    Fireman
Blu Mankuma    Plainclothesman
Doug Judge    Cop at Cafe
Jon Garber    Nikita Knatz)
Paul Jarrett    Carl Laemmle
James Kidnie    Underworld Boss
Kim Kondrashoff    Guard at Gate
Michel Barbe    (Maitre d'
Maria Leone    Sales Clerk
Danny Wattley    Cement Worker

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Jeff Jones    Associate Editor
Peter McLennan    Second Unit Camera
Rob Cohen    Producer
David Seltzer    Screenwriter
Louis Venosta    Screenwriter
Eric Lerner    Screenwriter
Louis Venosta    Story Creator
Eric Lerner    Story Creator
Ted Field    Executive Producer
Robert W. Cortm    Executive Producer
Robert Primes    Cinematographer
Philip Harrison    Production Designer
Frank Morriss    Editor
Hans Zimmer    Composer
Louis Venosta    Co-Producer
Eric Lerner    Co-Producer
Fitch Cady    Co-Producer
Dana Satler    Associate Producer
Keith Rubinstein    Associate Producer
Peter Marshall    Assistant Director
Rob Cohen    Second Unit Director
Matthew O'Connor    Production Manager
Richard Hudolin    Art Director
Rose Marie McSherry    Set Decorator
Wayne Finkelman    Costume Designer
Eduardo Castro    Costume Designer
Monique Stranan    Costume Designer (Vancouver)
Debbie Douglass    Costume Supervisor
Dallas Puett    Editor
Rick Patton    Sound Mixer
Rick Alexander    Supervising Re-Recording Mixer
James B. Bolt    Re-recording Mixer
Joel Fein    Re-recording Mixer
Robert L. Hoyt    Re-recording Mixer
Robert L. Harman    Re-recording Mixer
Allen L. Stone    Re-recording Mixer
Craig P. Cathers    Re-recording Mixer
William L. Manger    Supervising Sound Editor
Milton C. Burrow    Supervising Sound Editor
Scott Burrow    Sound Editor
Gordon Davidson    Sound Editor
Larry Mann    Sound Editor
Richard Oswald    Sound Editor
Bill Wiley    Sound Editor
James Flamberg    Music Editor
Sandy Cooper    Makeup
Sherry Linder-Gygli    Hairstylist
Leonard Cohen    "Bird on a Wire" Words and Music by
Mike Fenton    Casting Director
Judy Taylor    Casting Director
Lynda Gordon    Casting Director
Lynne Carrow    Casting Director
Mic Rodgers    Stunt Coordinator (Los Angeles)
Betty Thomas    Stunt Coordinator (Vancouver)

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1990/05/18 1 $15,338,160   1,944 $7,890   $15,338,160 1
1990/05/25 2 $12,795,185 -17% 1,949 $6,565   $33,401,585 2
1990/06/01 3 $6,350,305 -50% 1,963 $3,235   $42,256,355 3
1990/06/08 4 $4,819,200 -24% 2,008 $2,400   $49,701,955 4
1990/06/15 7 $3,150,900 -35% 1,620 $1,945   $55,030,675 5
1990/06/22 9 $2,647,800 -16% 1,471 $1,800   $59,441,860 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1990/05/18 1 $20,606,400   1,944 $10,600   $20,606,400 1
1990/05/25 2 $15,299,650 -26% 1,949 $7,850   $35,906,050 2
1990/06/01 3 $8,976,705 -41% 1,963 $4,573   $44,882,755 3
1990/06/08 4 $6,997,020 -22% 2,008 $3,485   $51,879,775 4
1990/06/15 7 $4,914,285 -30% 1,620 $3,034   $56,794,060 5

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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