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Theatrical Performance (US$)
Turkey Box Office $463,908Details
Worldwide Box Office $103,215,094Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $3,076,179 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $4,711,012 Details
Total North America Video Sales $7,787,191
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Synopsis

An actor—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Turkey Releases: February 27th, 2015 (Wide)
Video Release: February 3rd, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2317, 4/9/2014)
Running Time: 119 minutes
Keywords: Theater Actor, Theater, Mental Illness, Voiceover/Narration, Dysfunctional Family, Broadway, 2015 Oscars Best Picture Nominee, Comeback, Digital Cinematography, Rehab / Former Addict, Black Out Drunk, Oscars Best Picture Winner
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: New Regency, M. Productions, Le Grisbi, Worldview Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Cast

Michael Keaton    Riggan
Zach Galifianakis    Jake
Edward Norton    Mike
Andrea Riseborough    Laura
Amy Ryan    Sylvia
Emma Stone    Sam
Naomi Watts    Lesley
Lindsay Duncan    Tabitha
Merritt Wever    Annie
Jeremy Shamos    Ralph
Bill Camp    Crazy Man
Damian Young    Gabriel
Kenny Chin    Korean Grocer
Jamahl Garrison-Lowe    Daniel (Stagehand)
Katherine O'Sullivan    Costume Assistant
Keenan Shimizu    Han
Akira Ito    Translator
Natalie Gold    Clara
Michael Siberry    Larry
Clark Middleton    Sydney
William Youmans    Bartender (Tommy)
Paula Pell    Lady in Bar
David Fierro    Man in Bar
Hudson Flynn    Kid in Bar (Billy)
Kelly Warren    Dresser
Joel Marsh Garland    Stagehand
Brent Bateman    Broadway Tourist
Donna Lynne Champlin    Broadway Lady
Valentino Musumeci    Broadway Kid
Taylor Schwencke    Broadway Kid
Craig Mums Grant    Broadway Man on Street
Kyle Knauf    Annoying Times Square Guy
Dave Neal    Annoying Times Square Guy
Kelly Southerland    Annoying Times Square Guy
Roberta Colindrez    Broadway Woman on Street
Catherine Peppers    Cashier
Frank Ridley    Mr. Roth
Janice Corsair    Female Usher
Rakesh G. Shaw    Liquor Store Owner
Malachi Weir    Guy in Window
Jackie Hoffman    Lady in Balcony (Mary)
Stephen Adly-Guirgis    Good Neighbor
Glenn Wein    Young Male Usher
Abe Jaffer    Cab Driver
Nicolas Rain Noe    Intermission Man
Susan Blackwell    Intermission Woman
Anna Hardwick    Blonde Reporter
Dusan Dukic    Newscaster
Helena-Alexis Seymour    Newscaster
Ian Finlay    Newscaster

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Screenwriter    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Screenwriter    Nicolas Giacobone
Screenwriter    Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.
Screenwriter    Armando Bo
Producer    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Producer    John Lesher
Producer    Arnon Milchan
Producer    James W. Skotchdopole
Executive Producer    Christopher Woodrow
Executive Producer    Molly Conners
Executive Producer    Sarah E. Johnson
Director of Photography    Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Designer    Kevin Thompson
Editor    Douglas Crise
Editor    Stephen Mirrione
Costume Designer    Albert Wolsky
Score Producer-Drum Score    Antonio Sanchez
Unit Production Manager    James W. Skotchdopole
Unit Production Manager    Robert Graf
First Assistant Director    Peter Kohn
Second Assistant Director    Amy Lauritsen
Associate Producer    Nicolas Giacobone
Associate Producer    Alexander Dinelaris
Associate Producer    Armando Bo
Associate Producer    Christina Won
Additional Editor    Rick Grayson
Art Director    Stephen H. Carter
Assistant Art Director    Chris Shriver
Assistant Art Director    David Meyer
Assistant Set Decorator    Dan DeTitta
Still Photographer    Alison Rosa
Still Photographer    Atsushi Nishijima
Sound Mixer    Thomas Varga
Script Supervisor    Eva Z. Cabrera
Post-Production Supervisor    Eric Bergman
Post-Production Supervisor    Michael Tinger
First Assistant Editor    Corey Bayes
Assistant Editor    Ken Terry
Assistant Editor    Erich Randolph
Supervising Sound Editor    Martin Hernandez
Co-Supervising Sound Editor    Aaron Glascock
Co-Supervising Sound Editor    Peter A. Brown
Assistant Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Aulicino
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor    Thierry Couturier
Dialogue/ADR Editor    Michele Perrone
Dialogue Editor    Glynna Grimala
Dialogue Editor    Albert Gasser
Re-recording Mixer    Skip Lievsay
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Ozanich
Re-recording Mixer    Jon Taylor
Re-recording Mixer    Frank A. Montano
Sound Designer    Martin Hernandez
Sound Designer    Aaron Glascock
Sound Designer    Peter A. Brown
Additional Sound Designer    Jeremy Peirson
Assistant Costume Designer    Sue Gandy
Costume Supervisor    Marcia Patten
Make up    Judy Chin
Make up    Rondi Scott
Hairstylist    Jerry Popolis
Hairstylist    Kat Drazen
Special Effects Coordinator    Johann Kunz
Special Effects Coordinator    Conrad Brink
Casting Associate    Kathy Driscoll-Mohler
Casting Associate    Stephanie Yankwitt
Extras Casting    Debbie Delisi
Sound Effects Editor    Roland Thai
Foley Mixer    John Sanacore
Foley Mixer    Nerses Gezalyan
Stunt Coordinator    Stephen Pope

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Birdman poster

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Birdman poster

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Birdman poster

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Birdman poster

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The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

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The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

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The Theory of Everything poster

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Boyhood poster

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Birdman poster

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Birdman poster

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Birdman poster

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Birdman poster

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Birdman poster

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Boyhood poster

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The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

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American Sniper poster

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Inherent Vice poster

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Birdman poster

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Birdman poster

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

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2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.

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Per Theater Chart: Imitation Scores Game-Winning Goal

December 3rd, 2014

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The Imitation Game led the way on the per theater chart with an incredible average of $119,838 in four theaters. This is the second best per theater average of the year, behind only The Grand Budapest Hotel. Second place went to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, with an average of $13,725 during its sophomore stint. The final film in the $10,000 is The Babadook, which earned an average of $10,002 in three theaters.

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Weekend Estimates: Mockingjay Sets 2014 Record with Disappointing Debut

November 23rd, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

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Per Theater Chart: None of the Competition could Catch Foxcatcher

November 19th, 2014

Foxcatcher poster

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Weekend Estimates: Dumb and Dumber Top

November 16th, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To poster

The box office chart is starting to take on a decidedly seasonal look, with a comedy sequel topping the chart, a smattering of Oscar hopefuls doing well in limited release, and not a single top 10 film dropping by more than 50% from last weekend. The comedy sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, will narrowly win the weekend with a shade over $38 million, per Universal’s Sunday estimate. That’s $2 million more than Big Hero 6 will post in its second weekend in release. The animated adventure will be off just 36% from last weekend. Also posting an impressive hold from a big opening weekend is Interstellar, with $29.1 million—39% below its opening frame. More...

Weekend Estimates: Big Hero Tops Interstellar

November 9th, 2014

Big Hero 6 poster

With studios cutting down on tentpole releases, and ever-more careful grooming of release schedules, it’s getting rarer to have a genuine head-to-head battle for top spot at the box office. But that’s exactly what we had this weekend, and, although both studios will rightly claim to be very happy with the outcome, execs at Disney will have the slightly bigger grins this Sunday. They are predicting a $56.2 million opening weekend for Big Hero 6, making it a clear winner over Interstellar, which Paramount says will post a round $50 million. More...

Per Theater Chart: Birdman has the Skies to Himself

November 5th, 2014

Birdman poster

For the third weekend in a row, Birdman led the per theater chart. In fact, this week it was the only one in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,348 in 231 screens. At this point, the film has already earned some measure of mainstream success, while it still has room to grow. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ouija and Nightcrawler Tied at Top

November 2nd, 2014

Ouija poster

Halloween weekend will be fought to the finish at the box office, with newcomer Nightcrawler and horror flick Ouija neck and neck, based on Sunday’s projections. Open Road’s 3-day projected number for Nightcrawler is $10,909,000, which technically gives it the edge over Universal’s $10,900,240 prediction for Ouija, but Ouija as of this morning, so it will all come down to whether Nightcrawler can win Sunday by a large enough margin to steal the race at the end. The tracking we’re seeing suggests that Ouija will just squeak out a win, but it could still go either way. 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...

Weekend Estimates: Ouija Tops Wick

October 26th, 2014

Ouija poster

Teen horror movie Ouija will win this weekend at the box office with a solid $20 million debut and $7,000 theater average. With a budget reported at just $5 million, the movie is a sure-fire money maker for Universal, even with a shelf life of exactly eight days. By comparison, John Wick, which marks a return to form for Keanu Reeves, should have a longer run, based on its current reviews and word of mouth, but will have some ground to make up after opening with around $14 million. 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...

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

October 21st, 2014

Birdman poster

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...

Weekend Estimates: Fury an Unspectacular First

October 19th, 2014

Fury poster

Fury will top the box office chart this weekend with a solid, but unspectacular, $23.5 million, according to Sony’s Sunday morning estimate. Pre-weekend projections had the film closer to $30 million, and with an $80 million price tag, and Brad Pitt starring, the film is really underperforming at this point. By way of comparison, Gone Girl opened with $37.5 million three weeks ago. Fury will need really good legs, or a really strong performance overseas, to post a profit. More...

Limited Releases: Bird is the Word

October 17th, 2014

Birdman poster

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...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/04/03 2 $51   1 $51   $463,715 6
2015/04/10 2 $174 +241% 4 $44   $463,908 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 1/15/2015 $337,851 103 168 1190 $4,601,471 5/21/2015
Belgium 1/28/2015 $0 0 14 26 $587,752 6/26/2015
Germany 1/29/2015 $0 0 1 1 $4,260,394 10/20/2015
Hong Kong 1/22/2015 $291,000 63 63 63 $291,000 4/21/2015
North America 10/17/2014 $424,397 4 1213 12048 $42,340,598 7/7/2016
Russia (CIS) 1/22/2015 $531,000 469 469 469 $531,000 4/21/2015
Singapore 1/15/2015 $0 0 1 1 $987 6/26/2015
Spain 1/9/2015 $0 0 6 6 $3,926 6/26/2015
Turkey 2/27/2015 $0 0 4 5 $463,908 6/26/2015
United Kingdom 1/1/2015 $0 0 230 237 $8,649,123 6/25/2015
 
Rest of World $41,484,935
 
Worldwide Total$103,215,094 7/7/2016

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