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The Big Year (2011)

PG
100 min | Comedy

Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.
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Howard Franklin (screenplay) | Mark Obmascik (book "The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession") (inspiration)
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$ 41,000,000
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$ 3,251,884
Gross (USA)
$ 7,204,138
Gross (World)
$ 7,448,385
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Oct 14, 2011 (United States)
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6.2 / 10 | 38,774 votes