Monday, November 7, 2011

More Successful Birding Movie: The Big Year or The Starling Murmuration Video?

A blurry, rain-soaked video about a flock of starlings titled "Murmuration" has been making the rounds on the birding listservs. According to Vimeo it has been viewed 3.6 million times.

According to Box Office Mojo, the start-studded Hollywood blockbuster The Big Year, which was supposed to invigorate a whole new generation of birders, has made $7,013,887 since it was released four weeks ago.

The National Association of Theater Owners says that the average price for a movie ticket in 2010 was $7.89. Doing the math, that would mean that about 889,000 people have seen The Big Year - about 1/4 of the number that have watched a flock of starlings fly in the rain.


lwsexson said...

Well comparing something you can see at the click of a mouse in your pjs to something that involves planning ahead, leaving the house and paying $10 is hardly fair.

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