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National Bird (2016)

National Bird
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,656Details
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Follows the harrowing journey of three U.S. military veteran whistleblowers determined to break the silence surrounding America’s secret drone war. Tortured by guilt for their participation in the killing of faceless terror suspects, and despite the threat of being prosecuted, these three veterans offer an unprecedented look inside this secret program to reveal the haunting cost of America’s global drone strikes.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,101-14,200) 14,166 $10,656
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,301-19,400) 19,317 $10,656
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,503 $10,656

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Limited) by FilmRise
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Whistleblowers, Military Life, War, Afghanistan War, Drone Warfare, Agitprop, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Ten Forward Films, Nordeutscher Rundfunk, The Independent Television Service, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Production Countries: United States

Production and Technical Credits

Sonia Kennebeck    Producer
Ines Hofmann Kanna    Producer
Sally Jo Fifer    Executive Producer
Lois Vossen    Executive Producer
Wim Wenders    Executive Producer
Errol Morris    Executive Producer
Insa Rudolph    Composer
Maxine Goedicke    Editor
Torsten Lapp    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/11 76 $3,030   1 $3,030   $3,030 1
2016/11/18 73 $2,981 -2% 8 $373   $7,075 2
2016/11/25 104 $391 -87% 1 $391   $8,800 3
2016/12/02 118 $223 -43% 1 $223   $9,101 4
2016/12/16 91 $343   1 $343   $10,019 6
2017/01/13 63 $186   1 $186   $10,656 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/11 87 $4,094   1 $4,094   $4,094 1
2016/11/18 74 $4,315 +5% 8 $539   $8,409 2
2016/11/25 120 $469 -89% 1 $469   $8,878 3
2016/12/16 91 $794   1 $794   $10,470 6

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