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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,821Details
International Box Office $583,598Details
Worldwide Box Office $617,419
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $126,878 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $163,937 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $290,815
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Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears - just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. In fact, it's almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 24th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: December 11th, 2015 (Wide) (Mexico)
Video Release: January 20th, 2015 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2332, 7/23/2014)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Infidelity, Mariticide / Uxoricide, Non-Chronological, Coming of Age, Romance, February / May Romance, Mid-Life Crisis, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Suicide, Surprise Twist, Relationships Gone Wrong, Intertitle, 1980s, Voiceover/Narration, Dream Sequence, Closeted Homosexual, Unbelieving Police, Therapists / Therapy
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Why Not Productions, Desperate Pictures, Wild Bunch, Orange Studio
Production Countries: France,
United States

Leading Cast

   Kat Connors

Supporting Cast

Eva Green    Eve Connors
Christopher Meloni    Brock Connors
Shiloh Fernandez    Phil
Gabourey Sidibe    Beth
Thomas Jane    Detective Scieziesciez
Angela Bassett    Dr. Thaler
Dale Dickey    Mrs. Hillman
Mark Indelicato    Mickey
Sheryl Lee    May

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

Production and Technical Credits

Gregg Araki    Screenwriter
Pascal Caucheteux    Producer
Sebastien K. Lemercier    Producer
Alix Madigan-Yorkin*    Producer
Pavlina Hatoupis    Producer
Gregg Araki    Producer
Laura Kasischke    Based on the Novel By
Sandra Valde-Hansen    Director of Photography
Todd Fjelsted    Production Designer
Mairi Chisholm    Costume Designer
Bruce Gilbert    Music Supervisor
Robin Guthrie    Composer
Harold Budd    Composer
Wendy O'Brien    Casting Director

Contest: A Bird in the Hand: Winning Announcement

January 28th, 2015

The winners of our A Bird in the Hand contest were determined and they are... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 20th, 2015

January 21st, 2015

It is another very shallow week on the home market with only a few releases that are really worth considering. The biggest release is Lucy, which is absolutely worth picking up the Blu-ray Combo Pack, assuming you are willing to ignore the bad science. Likewise, The Boxtrolls the second biggest hit and the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth picking up, if you like stop-motion animation. As for Pick of the Week Contenders, there are a trio of such films: Coherence on DVD, The Drop on DVD or Blu-ray, and The Mule on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end it was a coin toss and Coherence won. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

January 20th, 2015

I heard a lot of pre-release buzz for White Bird in a Blizzard, in part because it starred Shailene Woodley, who is rapidly becoming an A-list star. However, its reviews were mixed and it opened below the Mendoza Line. (Although the weak box office numbers are in part due to the film opening on Video on Demand.) Were the critics overly harsh? Or was the buzz overly generous? More...

Contest: A Bird in the Hand

January 16th, 2015

Next weekend there are three wide releases, The Boy Next Door, Mortdecai, and Strange Magic. Oh boy. This is the most January out of all of the January weeks. I really don't think any of them will even come close to becoming a midlevel hit, but one of them will have to be the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. I'm going with ... rolls a dice ... Mortdecai. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Mortdecai.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of White Bird in a Blizzard on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Life's a Breeze on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Contest: No Need to Take: Winning Announcement

January 14th, 2015

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The winners of our No Need to Take contest were determined and they are... 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...

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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/24 84 $6,302   4 $1,576   $6,302 1
2014/10/31 66 $11,962 +90% 14 $854   $21,199 2
2014/11/07 96 $1,069 -91% 4 $267   $29,119 3
2014/11/14 84 $988 -8% 6 $165   $30,449 4
2014/11/21 80 $806 -18% 5 $161   $31,714 5
2014/11/28 84 $688 -15% 1 $688   $32,917 6
2014/12/05 89 $490 -29% 3 $163   $33,518 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/24 81 $9,237   4 $2,309   $9,237 1
2014/10/31 64 $18,813 +104% 14 $1,344   $28,050 2
2014/11/07 86 $1,411 -92% 4 $353   $29,461 3
2014/11/14 86 $1,447 +3% 6 $241   $30,908 4
2014/11/21 80 $1,321 -9% 5 $264   $32,229 5
2014/11/28 94 $799 -40% 1 $799   $33,028 6
2014/12/05 92 $793 -1% 3 $264   $33,821 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Mexico 12/11/2015 $0 0 2 2 $28,211 12/29/2015
Rest of World $555,387
International Total$583,598 12/29/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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