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Emptying The Skies (2015)

Emptying The Skies
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,811Details
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Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, with a number of species facing imminent extinction. This documentary explores the wonder of these tiny globe-spanning marvels, millions of which are unlawfully trapped and killed each year for large sums on the black market, and follows the intrepid squad of pan-European bird-lovers who risk their lives waging a secret war against poachers, to disrupt illegal trapping to free as many as possible.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,001-14,100) 14,050 $11,811
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,101-19,200) 19,145 $11,811
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,410 $11,811

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 22nd, 2015 (Limited) by Music Box Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 77 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Nature Documentary, Environment, Agitprop, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Animal Rights
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: RingTheJing
Production Countries: Cyprus,
United States


Jonathan Franzen    Himself
Andrea Rutigliano    Herself
Sergio Coen Tenugi    Himself
Piero Liberati    Himself
Martin Hellicar    Himself
Peter Berthold    Himself
David Conlin    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Roger Kass    Co-Director
Jonathan Franzen    Based on the Essay By
Roger Kass    Producer
Jonathan Franzen    Executive Producer
Andrea Van Beuren    Executive Producer
John Kleinheinz    Co-Executive Producer
David Tipling    Additional Photography-Avian Photographer
Michael Tucker    Director of Photography
Douglas Kass    Director of Photography
Michael Levine    Editor
Marty Beller    Composer

Per Theater Chart: Calm Before the Storm

April 28th, 2015

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There were no films in the $10,000 club this week and no new releases really came close. The closest was Full Moon in Paris, which rose 58% from last weekend to $7,987, still in one theater. Felix et Meira was next with an average of $6,590 after expanding from one to four theaters. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll was the biggest new release with an average of $6,402 in three theaters over the weekend for an average of $8,465 from Wednesday to Sunday. More...

Limited Releases: Are There any Divine Limited Releases?

April 24th, 2015

The Water Diviner poster

If there is a theme with this week's limited releases, it is actors making their directorial debuts. There are three such films, including The Water Diviner. None of these film are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, but The Water Diviner comes the closest.


Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/04/24 82 $4,818   2 $2,409   $8,127 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/04/17 90 $3,309   2 $1,655   $3,309 1
2015/04/24 80 $8,502 +157% 2 $4,251   $11,811 2

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