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The Messenger (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,816Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $121,783 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $121,783
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For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures – woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment – are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time in this acclaimed and visually thrilling documentary. Find out what’s killing our songbirds, and what can be done about it. As in ancient times, songbirds may once again be carrying a message to humans – one that we ignore at our own peril.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,701-11,800) 11,701 $67,816
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,101-16,200) 16,124 $67,816

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 4th, 2015 (Limited) by Alive Mind
Video Release: May 3rd, 2016 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: New York City, Environment
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: SongbirdSOS Productions Inc., Films A Cinq
Production Countries: Canada,


Michael Mesure    Himself/FLAP
Dr. Peter Marra*    Himself/Director Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Dominik Eulberg    Himself/Composer and DJ
Frederic Jiguet    Himself/Professor, Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle
Andrea Rutigliano    Himself/Investigating Officer, CABS-Committee Against Bird Slaughter
Alejandra Martinez Salinas    Herself/Ecologist/Ornithologist, Catie Tropical Agricultural Research Center
Dr. Christy Morrissey*    Herself/Avian Eco-Toxicologist, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Erin Bayne*    Herself/Biologist, University of Alberta
Dr. Cagan Hakki Sekercioglu*    Himself/Ecologist/Ornithologist, University of Utah
Dr. Bridget Stutchbury*    Herself/Biologist, York University

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Production and Technical Credits

Sally Blake    Screenwriter
Su Rynard    Screenwriter
Joanne P Jackson*    Producer
Sally Blake    Producer
Martin De La Fouchardiere    Producer
Diane Woods    Producer
Su Rynard    Producer
Mark Alberts    Visual Effects Designer
Daniel Grant    Cinematographer
Amar Ahrab    Cinematographer
Eamonn O'Connor    Editor
Phil Strong*    Composer

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/01/29 76 $1,503   3 $501   $8,309 9
2016/04/22 82 $1,843   3 $614   $66,637 21

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/04/22 87 $3,022   3 $1,007   $67,816 21

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