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The Birdcage 1996

The Birdcage
 117 minutes (1 hrs 57 mins)
Cast and Director

Directed by

Mike Nichols


Robin Williams
Gene Hackman
Nathan Lane
Release dates
UK release date UK release: 26th April 1996
US release date US release: 8th March 1996
Box Office Quickview

UK box office

  • Debut box office: 26th Apr '96
  • Debut position: 1
  • Highest position: 1
  • Debut gross: £3.5 Million
  • Total chart weeks: 12

US box office

  • Box Office debut: 8th Mar '96
  • Debut position: 1
  • Highest position: 1
  • Debut gross: $18.3 Million
  • Total chart weeks: 13

15 age rating

The Birdcage R age rating 
Total grosses
UK total gross
United Kingdom Flag  £5.9 Million
US total gross
United States Flag  $124.1 Million stats
Total views:
First viewed:
29th Apr 2016
Last viewed:
18th Jun 2022
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Historical charts

A year ago
The Avengers Age of Ultron remained at the top while Far From The Madding Crowd was the highest new film at number 2.

Five years ago
Thor was the top new film of the week entering at number 1 knocking Fast Five down to number 2.

Ten years ago
Ice Age: The Meltdown stayed put at the top of the box office leaving highest new film 16 Block to enter at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Bridget Jones's Diary stayed for another week at the top while The Mexican made its debut at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Comedy The Birdcage was the top new film across the country at number 1, finally shifting Top Story from the top, it slid to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Biopic The Doors made its debut at the top of the box office while Highlander II The Quickening fell into the runner up spot.